November 9-13, 2020 (registration required)
Emerging and well established student leaders are encouraged to register for the Summit. The event features presentations on a range of leadership topics and challenges relevant to students and student leaders. Registration for this year's Summit is now closed.
This one-week virtual, hybrid conference features workshops, presentations, and discussions among faculty, staff, and students with varied levels of leadership experience and knowledge. Emerging and current student leaders are highly encouraged to register to improve their leadership and the communities around them.
Leadership Position Panels (open to any current student)
As a part of the Leadership Summit, there will be a session highlighting the student leadership and development opportunities available from campus departments and student organizations.
Note: All students who register for the Summit will receive the program schedule and will have access the Guidebook app, where you will be able to access all presentation links.
Monday, November 9
Welcome Session - 7pm - 8pm
Asynchronous Educational Sessions - Available All Day from Tuesday, November 10 - Thursday, November 12
Tips and Tricks for Applying to a Leadership Role - Sara Scalzo, Student Engagement
You've figured out what role you want to apply for, but have you thought about the application process? From writing essays to interviews to references, we'll talk about each step and how to make yourself stand out. This session is geared toward students applying for leadership roles on campus.
*To make the most of this session, please have a journal or other tool to take notes in.
The Quieter Side of Leadership - Elli Kluegel, '21 and Aidan Olmstead, '21
"The Quieter Side of Leadership" will address the different forms and styles of leadership that surround us today, with a special focus on leadership through action and example. The presenters will draw from their experiences as leaders in athletic, academic, and community settings to demonstrate how strong and effective leaders don't always have to be the most vocal person in the room.
Tuesday, November 10
Synchronous Educational Sessions - 12:15pm-1:05pm
Student Leadership Position Panel - ALANA Services and Student Activities Staff
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you if you have interest in holding a position within ALANA Services (AMP, Peer Mentor, MAP Navigator) or Student Activities (SGA, CAB, Superfans, OPTIONS). Come and learn about the positions these offices offer and learn about the application process and engage in a Q&A. Your first step in attaining leadership positions is making connections and that can be done by attending this session!
An Introduction to Race and Identity in Professionalism - Allie Pearlman Sax and Catherine Liu, Career Services
An introduction to Race and Identity in Professionalism explores the history of race in professionalism, challenges participants to understand their own views of professionalism, where they come from, and how this plays out our current world. Informed by social justice work that is complex and difficult, the session attempts to introduce and explain a different perspective is a foundation for empathy, understanding, and incremental change meant to honor people and where they come from not an immediate call to action.
Building Effective Communication Skills as a Leader - Dominique Abunassar, Brooke Leonard, and Tony Muentes, Student Engagement Graduate Assistants
Being a leader sometimes means navigating difficult relationships and dynamics. Join us to find out ways to effectively communicate with others, resolve conflict, and strengthen interpersonal skills.
Ladder to Success - Scaling Your Goals - Joey Dwyer and Kacey Conlon, Office of Annual Giving
One common attribute of a good leader is someone who can set goals, surpass them, and continue their path to success. In this presentation, we want to teach you how to set SMART Goals, surpass them, and more importantly, lead others in your group or organization to success!
Election 2020: So, Now What? - Ben Cowman, Student Engagement
While the process of electing national leaders has become quite polarizing, understanding and making sense of an election outcome doesn't have to be. This space is designed to understand and reflect on how the national context of an election outcome influences our campus community and the people around us. The impact of any election outcome is felt differently for each of us, depending on who we are and what we value. With that in mind, this session will explore questions to understand those mixed reactions to what happened, why, and what's next.
Roundtable Discussion: Te Lo Mereces: You are not an Imposter - Brandon Brito and Patricia Bryan, Admissions
"I don't belong here" "I'm not qualified for this" You know this voice... it's loud. However, you know you have the experience, background, intelligence, and skills to get the job done. And yet, you still feel like a fraud. It wasn't until the 1970s that the phenomenon known as "impostor syndrome" made headlines. Imposter syndrome is well known for attributing success to luck and identifies a fear that your peers will soon call you out for being a fraud. Imposter syndrome can be stress-inducing and trigger bad habits like perfectionism, self-sabotaging, downplay of accomplishments, and burnout. So how can we reach our fullest potential when we fear we don't belong? How do we turn off that voice in our heads when we get the position we want, grades we worked so hard for, or life-changing opportunity? In this conversation, we invite you to reflect on the struggle of imposter syndrome and brainstorm ways of overcoming it.
Wednesday, November 11
Synchronous Educational Sessions - 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Student Leadership Position Panel - Admissions, Career Center, Center Staff
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you if you have interest in holding a position within Admissions (Greyhound Ambassador), or the Career Center (Career Ambassador). Come and learn about the positions these offices offer and learn about the application process, and engage in a Q&A portion. Your first step in attaining leadership positions is making connections and that can be done by attending this session!
Student Leadership Position Panel - CCSJ and Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Staff
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you if you have interest holding a position within CCSJ (Various Opportunities) or CI&E (Steering Committee or University Innovation Fellows). Come and learn about the positions these offices offer and learn about the application process and engage in a Q&A portion. Your first step in attaining leadership positions is making connections and that can be done by attending this session!
Listening for Leaders: How to Improve Your Presence and Relationships - Michael Fleg, MarComm
Leaders must be great listeners, but most advice on listening simply tells us we need to "listen better." But do you have specific strategies to do that? And do you know how to make others feel "heard?" This presentation will give you 2 tangible strategies from the counseling world to improve listening, be more present, and ensure that others feel heard. Then, we will spend time practicing these strategies in breakout groups, so that you leave this session with a new skill that will improve your leadership and your relationships.
Connecting with Others Using Cultural Competence - Luke Haus, Student Engagement
In order to be an effective leader, you must better understand those around you. Every individual has a story, background, heritage, and experiences that shape their own culture. We will look at Geert Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions model to better understand how different cultures function and how this knowledge can help you lead others.
The New Generation of Sellinger Scholars - Madison Ripp, '22
For students majoring in Accounting or Business Administration, this presentation will discuss what the Sellinger School of Business' Honors Program, Sellinger Scholars, entails and how you may be invited to apply, as a first-year student. Learn more about the application process, unique aspects of being involved in the program, and how you can prepare now to be a leader in the future.
Roundtable Discussion: Loyola and Our Neighbors in the York Road Community - Kyra McDonnell, '22
This roundtable discussion will discuss Loyola and it's relationship with our neighbors on York Road all the neighborhoods in the area. Lead by a CCSJ/YRI Intern we will discuss the neighborhood that Loyola is a part of and how students can participate in our local community and support neighbors.
Roundtable Discussion: Man Up? - Brandon Brito and Patricia Bryan, Admissions
You’ve heard the phrases, “Man Up,” “Be a Man,” “Men don’t cry,” and “Boys will be boys.” During this conversation, you are invited to reflect on and unpack what "masculinity" means in the context of leadership. This workshop will consist of activities and videos to discuss the concepts of healthy and toxic masculinity. Furthermore, we will have a dialogue examining the questions: What is Toxic/Healthy masculinity? Why is it important to examine it under the current sociopolitical climate with movements like #MeToo and #Timesup? Where does it all start and how does it manifest itself? How does it affect all of us? How can we ultimately change this bro culture?
Evergreen Interest Session - 3:00pm-4:00pm
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you have interest in becoming an Evergreen! Come learn about the position and the application process.
Thursday, November 12
Synchronous Educational Sessions - 12:15pm-1:05pm
Student Leadership Position Panel - Student Life and Student Conduct Staff
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you if you have interest in holding a position within Student Life (RA, RHA) or Student Conduct (Peer Conduct Board). Come and learn about the positions these offices offer and learn about the application process and engage in a Q&A portion. Your first step in attaining leadership positions is making connections and that can be done by attending this session!
Finding Your Leadership Fit - Ashley Schantz, Student Engagement
Finding your leadership fit comes with its challenges. The options can be overwhelming, especially when you are still discovering what Loyola has to offer. This session is designed to help you find opportunities to learn, lead, and serve in ways that match your passions and goals.
RISE to the Occasion: How College Students Can Step Up as Leaders - Hannah Mannering, '23 and John Mirarchi, '23
Have you ever found yourself wondering “what qualities do effective leaders possess?” As students, we may feel limited in our capacity as leaders to affect change in the world. This presentation will help guide students towards methods of effective leadership through the lens of Relational leadership. Students will also gain insight into how to foster leadership skills that will be useful for future opportunities beyond college life.
Program Planning 101 - Mike Puma, Messina
You have a great idea for a program for your club, organization or campus job? Now what? Mike Puma, Director of Messina, will share useful skills and tips for brainstorming, publicizing and implementing events at Loyola that reach a broad audience and positively contribute to the campus community.
Roundtable Discussion: Creating Teams with a Service Centered Mindset - Bill Romani, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Travis Tazelaar, Chief of Staff, People for the American Way, Holly Lloyd, '20, and Stephon Smith, '19
One of the top priorities of a new generation of leaders is to join an organization, company, or new venture that prioritizes serving the needs of others before their own. In order to build a creative, high performing, service centered team there needs to be an organizational culture that attracts and nurtures people with divergent identities, experiences and thoughts and who understand that their diversity is a valued strategic asset that is essential for elite levels of team success. This roundtable discussion will include lived examples and insights from students, young alumni and experts who have created service centered teams to address successful start-up ventures, social movements, and team competitions.
Roundtable Discussion: Dear PWI... - Brandon Brito and Patricia Bryan, Admissions
Dear PWIs, increasing the enrollments of BIPOC/Queer/Underrepresented students is not enough! It’s called Diversity, Equity, and INCLUSION… not just Diversity. Predominantly white institutions continue to defend their commitment to racial diversity and inclusion by citing the number of BIPOC enrollment. Is it enough? This DEAR PWI table talk will offer a space to reflect on the experiences of BIPOC and other underrepresented groups. Furthermore, we will reflect on how these difficult experiences contribute to greater psychological distress: being victims of micro-aggressions and racism, homophobia, Islamophobia; encountering culture-related extreme expectations; and experiencing isolation and loneliness from culture shock.
Friday, November 13
Evergreen Interest Session - 3:00pm-4:00pm
Do you want to get more involved on campus? This session is for you if you have interest in becoming an Evergreen! Come and learn about the position and the application process.
Keynote Address and Closing Remarks - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Come listen to our Summit Keynote speaker, Michelle Cheatem, Associate Vice President for Student Development here at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Cheatem will share knowledge and perspectives that will help round out our Summit week and inspire you to go forth and used what you learned here at Loyola and beyond.