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'Canes Summit for Leadership, Diversity and Social Change

Friday, Nov 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Shalala Student Center-Third FloorMap Location

'Canes Summit for Leadership, Diversity and Social Change is a two-day leadership and diversity conference for University of Miami students which seeks to increase awareness of self through the lens of identity, leadership and social change.  'Canes Summit provides an opportunity for personal growth, knowledge acquisition, and skill development through, group activities, interactive workshops and a panel discussion with local community leaders. The conference focuses on relevant issues students face as leaders at the University of Miami, in their communities, and in society.  

Rooted in the mantra that the only way to live is through growth, Canes Summit 2016 provides students two-days of leadership, identity, diversity, and social justice activities and speakers that provoke self-reflection and motivation to grow as an agent for positive change in one’s community and life. Participants are encouraged to focus on four target outcomes throughout the summit that they will then hopefully carry with them to their daily lives. 
•    to enhance understanding of one’s identity and its relationship to individual leadership
•    to identify and develop solutions to address social issues in the local community
•    to foster connections with local professional change agents in diverse career paths
•    to empower students to use their voice to speak out against social injustice. 

'Canes Summit will be held on Friday, November 11th from 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, November 12th 2016 from 9:00 am to 4 pm at the University of Miami in the Shalala Student Center. 

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for participants.

Participants must submit an application for 'Canes Summit as slots are limited. Applications will be reviewed and participants will be notified on their acceptance.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, October 31st.

Applicant's will be notified via email of their acceptance into the program by Friday, November 4th. 

Questions? Please contact the Butler Center for Service and Leadership at or Multicultural Student Affairs at