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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
MSU Graduate School
Academic Work Skills and Responsibilities, Negotiation and conflict management, Personnel and project management skills, Leadership in the discipline

Graduate Student Leadership Summit

Leadership is an essential competency expected of all employers and held in high acclaim.  Institutions of higher education, corporations, agencies, professional organizations, and other employers are actively seeking advanced degree holders with strong, demonstrable leadership and management skills.  However, the development of leadership is often neglected by most graduate students as they face the many challenges of graduate school.  There is an emphasis on why leadership is vital for future jobs, rather than on how a graduate student can develop their own leadership potential.  The goal of the Leadership summit is to rectify this problem and empower graduate a professional students to take a proactive approach to their leadership development so that they may make a difference in the classroom, community, university, and in the world.  

The Graduate Leadership Summit is an intensive leadership conference where students will have the chance to learn about leadership from proven leaders in the areas of higher education, faculty, and government and business sectors.  Graduate students will learn how to develop and apply their leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities to all areas of their life.

Learning objectives and leadership skills developed:

*The ability to inspire action in others

*Skills such as conflict resolution, supervision, and project management

*The ability to create and follow you own personal leadership action plan

*Information about how to get involved in campus and community organizations immediately!