2021 Summit Leadership Symposium

The 2021 Summit Leadership Symposium will be posted in Summer 2021. For more information on past Summit events please see below!

The Summit Leadership Symposium aims to provide participants with a variety of educational sessions to customize their learning experience and an opportunity to network with their peers. Students will have the ability to select sessions that best fit their current leadership development needs (see below for more info on session options). All student participants will also be able to take the CliftonStrengths for Students to identify their top five talent themes.

Participation in the Summit Leadership Symposium is free and open to all current undergraduate and graduate students on campus on a first come, first served basis. Program content will also be recorded and shared with all students that submit an RSVP following the event.

Application Deadline: TBD

Summit Program & Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the Summit Leader Symposium, students will….

  • Be able to identify and articulate their strengths, and how to maximize them for the betterment of their organization(s)
  • Make new connections with undergraduate and graduate student leaders
  • Be able to apply new ways of practicing equity and inclusion within their organization(s)
  • Be able to employ effective communication techniques and strategies when working with a team
  • Be able to articulate how they will incorporate information learned into their day-to-day leadership practices

Summit Leadership Symposium Schedule

More sessions to be added below. Full schedule to be announced by September 23rd, 2020.

Friday, October 2nd

  • 4:00pm CDT - Welcome & Introduction to Hopin Platform
  • 4:10pm - 5:30pm CDT -
    • Themed Networking Rooms: Topics will be determined from students’ RSVP submissions, so sign up in OwlNest today!
    • Speed Networking: Participants will randomly be paired with another student attendee for five minute intervals. This is a great way to meet new students and make connections across campus!

Saturday, October 3rd

  • 3:00pm CDT - Welcome & Introduction to Hopin Platform
  • 3:10pm CDT - Keynote Speaker
  • 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT - Educational Session Block 1
    • Effective Communication & Feedback
    • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • 4:25pm - 5:15pm CDT - Educational Session Block 2
    • Women in Leadership Panel
    • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • 5:20pm - 6:10pm CDT - Educational Session Block 3
    • Strengths 2.0
  • 6:10pm CDT - Closing Session: So What? Now What?

Questions? Please email sactclubs@rice.edu for more information!



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