Leadership Conclave Turns 50

Posted On October 30, 2015
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In 1965, the first group of students gathered together for a weekend of leadership training and development that would come to be known as Leadership Conclave. Over the years, it transformed into a one day leadership conference for students. This September, the Leadership Development office hosted the 50th Annual Leadership Conclave. The conference included two keynote speakers and five workshops for students. The opening speaker, James Robilotta, encouraged students to live authentic lives through his quirky acronym, PEORM, which reminds students to be purposeful, empower others, own your mistakes, be real and have morals. After the keynote, students had the opportunity to select from a variety of workshops on personal branding, communication, leadership styles and using improvisational comedy as a leadership technique.

In celebration of 50 years, there was an evening banquet with keynote speaker, Andrea Young, Professor of Practice in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Ms. Young shared leadership insights from her recent documentary, “The Making of Modern Atlanta.” She encouraged students to embrace opportunities for diversity and speak up for those who do not have a voice. Students were inspired to make a difference in their communities.