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leadership summit logo - arch shape with mountain peaks, clouds and skyLeadership Summit CONFERENCE

Check back in late 2020 for details on our 2021 conference

On behalf of the SDSU Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Life & Leadership invites college students from the Southern California region to attend a one day, on-campus, leadership conference.

Registration for the SDSU Leadership Summit is currently closed. If you are an SDSU student interested in volunteering at the event, email [email protected] (limited spots available).

We look forward to seeing you at the SDSU Leadership Summit.

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Dr. Randy Timm
Assistant Vice President for Campus Life & Dean of Students

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Chelsea Winer
Student Life Advisor, Student Life & Leadership

 

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] 

Snapshot of the SDSU Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit Participant Testimonials

“The Leadership Summit, held at San Diego State University, was an amazing way for both emerging and experienced leaders to re-evaluate their standpoints on leadership ethics and the importance of diversity. The summit was presented by some of the most influential leaders of our campus and their real world experience proved to be an extreme asset to everyone that attended. Leading a student based organization on a college campus can be an extremely difficult task, but the summit provided it's attendees with tools and necessities to guide leaders into success. This annual event will be sure to cultivate young leaders into building a stronger and more organized community on our college campus."

   -Christine, Business Management Major

"After attending this event my knowledge of myself and my leadership skills have grown.  The workshops and presentations were beneficial in identifying ways to improve leadership abilities as well as bring awareness to diversity issues on and off campus.”

   -Joshua, Mechanical Engineering Major

“The workshops I was able to attend were both enlightening and intriguing. Not only did I learn about leadership, but I was pleasantly surprised by the openness to diversity and what it means to embrace diversity. The keynote address really brought us all together and made us reflect on our own lives. I highly recommend this summit to anyone wanting to enrich their leadership and diversity experience!”

   -Jasmin, Theatre Arts Major with a focus in Management

"As a student presenter, I was able to illustrate the collective struggle people of color, and more specifically cultural organizations, face on majority campuses. As an observer, I was able to develop myself as a leader within the diverse spaces I am involved in and critically reflect on my role as a student. Overall, this summit provided a space for everyone in attendance to further understand how diversity and leadership are interconnected and is an essential aspect within our society.”

   -Washington, Criminal Justice Major with a minor in Chicana/o Studies

Sample Workshop Topics

  • Adapting to Change
  • Alumni/Employer Panels
  • Appreciation for Difference in Perspectives
  • Being Inclusive
  • Building Trust
  • Communication Respectfully & Professionally
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creating a Vision
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Development Strategies
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entitlement
  • Etiquette
  • Event Planning
  • Fostering Creativity
  • Grit and Resilence
  • Leading with Creativity
  • Learning from Failure
  • Making Transitions between Roles
  • Networking
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Personal Branding
  • Personality Assessments
  • Planning for the Future
  • Public Speaking
  • Searching for Balance
  • Social Media Responsibility & Consequences
  • Team Work
  • Time Management 
  • Values Clarification

Thank you to our 2020 corporate sponsors

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Thank you to our 2020 Leadership Summit Regional Advisory Board

Our Regional Advisory Board consists of partners from the following institutions/organizations

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Glendale Community College
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego State University 
  • San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus
  • University of California, San Diego 
  • University of San Diego