The Student Leadership
Conference is a university tradition whereby students attend this
day-long event to enhance their leadership skills and practice, network
with peers and alumni, and expand on their personal development to
reflect the University’s vision, mission, and values. The theme for this
year challenges students to discover their passions and use their
strengths to activate positive change within their community. Although
attendees are often involved in clubs and organizations on campus, the
SLC is open to the entire USF student body.
For the full 2012 program, please click here
Sessions occurred in 50-minute timeblocks and were centered around the conference theme, Transforming Your Community: Ignite the Fire Within.
The 10th annual conference reflected two of the University's core values:
- a common good that transcends the interests of particular individuals or groups; and reasoned discourse rather than coercion as the norm for decision making
- social responsibility in fulfilling the University’s mission to create, communicate and apply knowledge to a world shared by all people and held in trust for future generations
1. Create partnerships with students, faculty, staff and/or organizations/departments
2. Participate in idea-sharing as it relates to improving their organizations, programming, and leadership experience
3. Increase understanding of self and group in a leadership context
4. Increase awareness of how student leaders can promote an inclusive environment with a global perspective at USF
2012 Conference Session Themes:
Finding Your Purpose: Presentations during this session timeblock will focus on topics such as understanding/clarifying personal core values, exploration/enhancement of one’s personal leadership style, identifying individual strengths, challenging the self to work towards the highest standard, and understanding how one’s individual’s experiences have an impact on the larger global community.
Inspiring Others: Presentations during this session timeblock will focus on topics such as building trust within teams, how one can consider alternative and diverse viewpoints, creating a vision for the future, exploring creativity and innovation, enhancing communication styles, and engaging in critical dialogue.
Transforming Your Community: Presentations during this session timeblock will focus on topics such as considering ways in which one can actively engage in community efforts. Sessions will revolves around taking personal responsibility for the community, turning values into action, and how one can create new initiatives to create positive change.
For previous presentations please check out the link below: