NIU’s Department of Student Involvement & Leadership Development will host the LEAD NIU Summit, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Holmes Student Center.
Sponsored by Student Involvement & Leadership Development, the LEAD NIU Summit will provide opportunities for 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 represent.
Last year’s Lead NIU Summit was an overwhelming success. Fifty-five students were selected to participate in the program; these students ranged from freshmen to graduate-standing and represented several different majors across the university.
These are some of their reactions from the program:
- “I believe this was truly a valuable way to spend my time. I really enjoyed myself. I am walking away with so much knowledge and new ways to think and live.”
- “Overall I believe that this summit was the most influential and memorable aspects of my journey into NIU. I look forward to attending more events like this as well as hosting and speaking at leadership conferences at NIU myself. Thanks.”
- “I did not know what to expect from the summit, but it was an amazing and empowering experience. I learned a lot and strongly recommend for others to participate in the future.”
- “This was a very rewarding experience and I am honored to have had so much wisdom and insight bestowed upon me throughout my encounters, conversations and lectures this weekend.”
- “The summit was a great chance for me to meet other leaders at NIU. This seminar pushed my leadership capabilities to new limits. Hill Harper was a phenomenal choice for the keynote speech. His passion and excitement motivated me to accomplish my dreams.”
This year, LEAD NIU Summit participants will be selected through an application process.
Selection criteria include but are not limited to level and scope of involvement in leadership and volunteer positions and desire to grow as leaders. Applications are available online.
First consideration will be given to students who submit their application prior to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. For further information, contact Karla Neal at (815) 753-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.