The Mizzou Leadership Academy is a one day, campus wide leadership conference held each fall. The Academy provides students who are in, or aspire to be in, leadership roles at Mizzou with an opportunity to learn and engage with others on effective, authentic leadership.
Date of the Academy:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The day consists of an opening speaker, breakout sessions on various topics for students to choose from, a keynote speaker, and a post-conference networking reception. Topics that have been covered in past include Strengths-Based Leadership, Mission Development, Event Programming, Motivating Your Members, Conflict Management, and Creating Your Brand with Social Media.
The idea behind the Mizzou Leadership Academy is to provide an opportunity to train and educate students who are in leadership positions on campus about effective authentic leadership. The conference focuses on students who are serving as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary or similar position in one of Mizzou’s 700+ student organizations. However, it also seeks to provide a stepping stone for students who are aspiring to be leaders in either a student organization or in the community. The content will be shared through a keynote speaker, a large group session, and small group conference style component. If you’d like to present at this year’s Academy, click here.
Past speakers include Bill Rosemann, Chancellor Brady Deaton, Ellie Miller, Hill Harper Herman Boone and Chad Pregracke.
The Mizzou Leadership Academy was a great opportunity for networking with campus leaders and learning the skills needed to become a successful campus leader. From MLA, I gained valuable connections and friendships, and a broader knowledge about how to lead an organization on campus, from event planning, to member selection processes.Payton Head