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Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Center for Arts and Performance | * REGISTER NOW *

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"It Starts with You!"

Wisconsin Lutheran College invites area college students to attend the 2018 Student Leadership Conference Conference. This half-day event will include sessions on developing your leadership skills as well as networking opportunities. 

Have you found yourself thinking about your desire to lead and make an impact on others but wonder where do you start? You start with you! Why? If you can't lead yourself, how can you lead others? The 2018 “It Starts with You” Student Leadership Conference focuses on the premise that leading yourself is the foundation for being a successful leader. Leading yourself requires you to invest in developing your personal leadership practices, and by attending this conference hosted by the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Christian Leadership, you can begin "developing you" through the following conference sessions:

2018 Student Conference-Deprey

Derek Deprey
Author, Speaker, and General Manager, Wisconsin Athletic Club

Who are you as a child of God and what do you stand for? What are your values? What are your goals? Uncovering and discovering key attributes about you is a key to your leadership path and your ability to lead and influence others. This session will help you take a deeper look “at you” and create the foundation for your leadership aspirations.

2018 Student Conference-Kudek

Donald Kudek

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Wisconsin Lutheran College

There are numerous books, articles, and speeches given each year to teach people to be good leaders, yet often overlooked are those who ultimately determine a leader's success: the follower. A key to being a great leader is understanding those you are leading. Since all leaders start as followers and continue in that role long after assuming a leadership position, understanding "followership” is as critical as understanding leadership. Prof. Kudek's session will explore this key to successful leadership.

2018 Student Conference-Dirks

Jennifer Dirks

President and CEO, Tempo Milwaukee

We live in a world where everything is measured. Leadership isn't any different, but how do we measure success when it comes to leadership? This session will explore characteristics of successful leaders as well as strategies you can use to measure your leadership impact on others.  

8:00 a.m. - Registration and Networking
8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements
9:00 a.m. - Session I
10:00 a.m. - Session II
11:00 a.m. - Session III
11:50 a.m. - Closing Remarks
11:55 a.m. - Networking and Hors d'Oeuvres  



Fees:  $15 - Early Bird Registration (ends 2/19/18); $20 - Regular Registration (ends 2/26/18); Free for WLC Students

Registration includes parking in WLC's Parking Center (8701 W. Wisconsin Avenue), continental breakfast, and heavy hors d'oeuvres following the last session.

Questions? Please contact Jeremy Bock,

Center for Arts and Performance
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
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