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SOLD Breakout Session Proposal (2013)

Fontbonne University, Maryville University and McKendree University are excited to announce the 9th annual Summit on Leadership Development (SOLD). Over the years, our students have grown to look forward to this event and your presence only adds value to the day.

The Summit is on Saturday, February 9th from 9am-2pm at Fontbonne University. The focus of this conference is to assist student delegates on being/becoming an empowering student leader. One of the key components of SOLD each year is the offering of breakout sessions.

This year, we have three themes for the breakout sessions, focused on: self awareness, organizational development, and transitional leadership. The breakout sessions are 45 minutes long, with the first session at 11:10am and the second session beginning at 12:45pm. While this list is not all inclusive, here are some ideas of topic ideas we are hoping to present to our delegates:

  • Bringing Leadership into your resume
  • Adapting Leadership lessons into graduate and professional schools
  • Realities of leadership in the workplace
  • Making an impact around you
  • Living Leadership
  • Self perceptions of power
  • Increasing self confidence
  • Using the resources around you
  • Power vs. Empowerment
  • Building self-esteem, self confidence and self motivation
  • Introverted and Extroverted Leaders
  • Understanding your leadership style
  • Organizational empowerment
  • Communicating with people with disabilities
  • Strategic planning for a student organization
  • Building an effective team
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Reviving your organization
  • How to utilize your advisors
  • Bringing leadership into your resume
  • Adapting leadership lessons for graduate and professional school experiences
  • Realities of leadership in the workplace
  • Making an impact around you
  • Living leadership
  • Transition from leader to advisor
  • Adjusting to life after college

Thank you for considering your participation in this Summit. The deadline for presentation submission is January 18, 2013.  Notification of session acceptance or denial will be sent, via email, on January 25, 2013.

If you have any questions about presenting or the Summit as a whole, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Gardner at or 314.529.9387.

This form closed on January 31, 2013 9:00 AM CST