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Mizzou Leadership Academy

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:

The 2017 Mizzou Leadership Academy will be held on Saturday, October 14th!

Applications to attend are now open!

The conference consists of an opening speaker, breakout session on various topics for attendees to choose from, lunch, and a keynote speaker. Examples of past breakout session topics include: effective teamwork, strong women in leadership, intersections between curiosity and empathy, using humor in leadership, and strengths-based leadership.

The idea behind the 2017 Mizzou Leadership Academy is to provide an opportunity to train and educate students in leadership positions on campus about the necessity of incorporating inclusion and equity as values in leadership. The conference focuses on students who hold leadership positions on Mizzou’s campus and how they can bring these values back to their respective programs and organizations on campus. The Academy also seeks to provide a stepping stone for students who are aspiring to be leaders in either a student organization or in the community.

Past keynote speakers include Ben Nemtin from MTV’s The Buried Life, Girls on the Run founder Molly Barker, and Marvel’s Bill Rosemann.

2017 Academy Keynote
Schedule of Events
Examples of previous break out sessions.
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