Student Leadership Conference 2015


Transformational Leadership


Friday, March 20, 2015

8:00am-2:00pm (Registration will begin promptly at 7:30am)

University of Michigan-Flint Harding Mott University Center (UCEN) 

Being a transformational leader is more than impacting your immediate circle of influence; it’s about affecting change within the entire organization.

For 14 years, the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) has invited college students, faculty and a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its annual, high-level, interactive Student Leadership Conference (SLC). The theme of this year’s conference is “Transformational Leadership,” and will focus on inspiring and equipping attendees to become agents of change in their communities toward creating more dynamic and empowering student leaders across the country.

We have successfully served over 3,600 high school and college students within the great state of Michigan. The conference attracts a diverse group of leaders from the UM-Flint campus and surrounding community. Sponsored by the ACCESS Program, a grant funded program that provides student success services to UM-Flint students.  SLC provides students with the opportunity to experience engaging conversations; develop essential leadership skills; and explore a future career through exciting simulations, interactive workshops and meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field.

SLC is intended to provide leadership training for students who are interested in developing skills that can be utilized to help create change classwork, career and in their community.

Some of the conference topics that will be covered include:

  • Discover new leadership skills that transforms you and others
  • Learn conflict resolution techniques
  • Improve communication skills
  • Foster team-building and better group dynamics
  • Network with other students
  • Develop strategies to create positive social change in our community
  • Fundraising for your organization
  • Self-Identity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leading through Technology
  • Academic and Career Success


Student Leadership Conference Schedule

Harding Mott University Center


7:30 - 9:00 a.m. 


1st Floor of Harding Mott University Center


9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Address

Kiva Room 

1st Floor of Harding Mott University Center



9:15-10:15 a.m.

Workshops - Session I

French Hall Building

Murchie Science Building


10:25-11:25 a.m.

Workshops - Session II

French Hall Building

Murchie Science Building


 11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m.  

 Workshops - Session III

French Hall Building

Murchie Science Building


 12:45-1:45 p.m.  

Lunch/Key Note Speaker

Michigan Rooms A-D

1st Floor of Harding Mott University Center



Conference Wrap-Up

Michigan Rooms A-D

1st Floor of Harding Mott University Center