What is the Leadership Symposium?

To be held on October 20th, the Leadership Symposium is a campus-wide celebration of Central Michigan University's major accomplishments around leadership education. At the symposium, academic colleges, service units, and students will share how CMU is advancing student leadership experiences, inside and outside of the classroom, for the student of today and tomorrow. There will be presentations, key speakers, and interactive breakout sessions.

Who should attend?

Faculty, students, staff, and alumni - all are welcomed to attend.

What will the day look like?

The day will feature several keynote speakers and several highly-interactive breakout sessions (called Labs). Each Lab will each focus on a different topic, including the academic Leadership Minor, Leadership Camp, high-impact practices for leadership education, etc. Participants are encouraged to provide feedback to the presenter during each session. The tentative schedule includes:

Friday, October 20th, 2017

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon - Powers Hall Ballroom
  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. - Lab Choice Session #1 - Various Bovee UC Locations
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Lab Choice Session #2 - Various Bovee UC Locations
  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Labs Brainstorming - Bovee UC Auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks - Bovee UC Auditorium

I have other commitments during part of the time. Can I come for part of the day?

Yes, we would love to have you come and experience how CMU is advancing leadership initiatives.

How do I register?

To reserve your spot for lunch, contact the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute at (989) 774-LEAD or cmulead@cmich.edu. The Labs and Wrap-Up session do not require a RSVP. For additional information about the Leadership Symposium and other developments around leadership at CMU, visit the Cross-Campus Leadership Initiative website.