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Our 3rd Annual Leadership Symposium will take place in February 2017!  More information will be provided Fall 2016!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.)
North Hall, Rider University, Lawrenceville Campus 

Rider University’s Center for the Development of Leadership Skills is proud to host our second annual Leadership Symposium!  Last year, we focused our discussions on ethics and civic engagement.  This year, our symposium will challenge participants to look into the future and consider how their leadership must evolve and adapt in a rapidly changing world.

The vision of the symposium is to foster an opportunity for student leaders from various higher education institutions to interact with each other through the shared experience of learning from and dialoging with knowledgeable professionals. In our inaugural year, we were honored to have students from TCNJ, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey join us for the symposium.  The students thoroughly enjoyed meeting each other and coming together in the shared interest of learning about leadership. This year, our hope is that more institutions will join us and further enrich the conversation!

Once again, the symposium will be small in size (approximately 50 students) so that participants will be able to engage in meaningful dialogue and share ideas and best practices with each other.  

NEW to the symposium will be our Leadership Case Study Competition!  Participants will be placed in interdisciplinary teams and given the opportunity to address how they might handle the leadership challenges of the future!  Based upon the main leadership presentation, the case study will: 

  • allow students to reflect upon the content of the symposium
  • challenge students to apply and put into practice their new knowledge
  • introduce students to various points of view through the interdisciplinary composition of the teams
  • spark creative thinking and problem solving
  • provide students with an opportunity to develop and practice their critical thinking and presentation skills

We are excited about this new addition to the symposium! 

Please take the time to peruse our site to learn more about our main presentation, featured speakers, and out schedule for the day.  Most importantly, you can register for the symposium!