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LEAD NIU Summit will give students strategies for implementing positive change, development

November 2, 2010

LEAD NIU Summit logoStudent Involvement and Leadership Development will host the LEAD NIU Summit, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Holmes Student Center.

The LEAD NIU Summit will provide opportunities for Northern Illinois University students to garner valuable knowledge from regional and national leadership experts. 

Small networking teams will provide for targeted discussions and focused team exercises on leadership topics. By the end of the summit, participants will gain new understandings and approaches to their own personal leadership development along with strategies for implementing positive change in organizations they are involved with now and in the future. 

Leadership experts  include Hill Harper, the author of three New York Times bestsellers: “Letters to a Young Brother,” “Letters to a Young Sister” and “The Conversation.” Harper is also a star on the hit television drama “CSI:NY,” playing Dr. Shelton Hawkes. He is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering, encouraging and inspiring underserved youth to succeed through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.

Harper graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Brown University (and was valedictorian of his department) and cum laude with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Scott J. Allen is an assistant professor of management at John Carroll University, where he teaches courses in leadership and management skills.

Allen is a graduate of The Art and Practice of Leadership Development, an executive education program of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the co-author of “Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students” (Jossey-Bass) and the corresponding suite of resources (Facilitation & Activity Guide, Workbook, Facilitation and Activity Guide).

LEAD NIU Summit participants will be selected through an application process. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to, level and scope of involvement in leadership and volunteer positions, desire to grow as leaders, and academic achievement. Applications are available online.

For further information, contact Karla Neal at (815) 753-6511 or [email protected].