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SDSU will host the eighth annual SDSU Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. SDSU will host the eighth annual SDSU Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
 


SDSU Leadership Summit Returns

The summit aims to promote values-based leadership and address topics of current interest.
By Sharon Penny
 

San Diego State University will host the eighth annual SDSU Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. The summit is quickly becoming a premier leadership conference on the West Coast, with over 550 participants from 14 different institutions of higher education attending last year. It also serves as a cornerstone event for leadership programs on the SDSU campus.

With the theme “Evolving Leadership: Leading in a Time of Change,” the SDSU Leadership Summit aims to foster relational leadership, promote values-based leadership and address topics of current interest. Leadership skills are the number one attribute sought in college graduates according to a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) report.

The summit will offer workshops for all student leaders at all levels. These workshops are designed to stimulate students’ thinking and give them practical tools to apply to their lives.

SDSU President Elliot Hirshman attended last year’s leadership summit and discussed his impressions of SDSU student leaders.

“Every day, I see evidence of SDSU students taking leadership roles on campus and in the community,” Hirshman said. “They face challenges. They raise questions and issues. They overcome adversity. They envision and embrace a brighter future. They have become leaders. They have served our nation, launched environmental initiatives, raised fundamental questions about our societal practices and values, supported our community and demonstrated the entrepreneurial energy that is the key to rebuilding our economy.”

Northrop Grumman and Pepsi are sponsoring this year’s conference. A vice president from Northrop Grumman will be a featured speaker.

Registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Included in the fee is access to the leadership workshops, lunch, an SDSU Leadership Programs padfolio and networking opportunities.

The SDSU Leadership Summit is hosted by the Division of Student Affairs through the Office of Student Life and Leadership. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.