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Leadership. Education. Advocacy. Development.

Students studying at the libraryLEAD Speaker Series

The LEAD (Leadership. Education. Advocacy. Development) Series is designed to help students reach their full leadership potential, learn how to use leadership skills in their own lives, and to better assist their student organizations. With presentations by a variety of national speakers and campus professionals, there's bound to be something you or your organizations are interested in! While some sessions may be designed for student organizations, all students are welcome to attend the LEAD Series regardless of involvement level.     

LEAD Events for Spring 2019

Thank a Mentor

Tuesday, January 29

2-4 pm

Union 219 Hall Table

Do you have someone who has been a role model or made a positive impact on your life? Take a minute out of your day to thank them. Thank you notes and pens will be available to all.

NSLS Speaker: Dr. Drew

Tuesday, February 19

6 pm

WDE 2000

Dr. Drew Pinsky, known to television and radio audiences for over 30 years as Dr. Drew, is a medical doctor, addiction expert and best-selling author. He hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Loveline where he took calls from listeners and answered questions about adolescent and young adults health and relationship topics for over 32 years. Loveline was a nightly television show on MTV from 1996 – 2000. He also starred in the hit reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1 which chronicled the struggle for sobriety and the cycle of addictive disorders of a group of celebrities. 

ADP Unity Week Speaker

Thursday, February 21

7 pm

WCM 200

American Democracy Project (ADP) and LEAD present Darryl Howard, a wrongly convicted man who spent 24 years in prison. Come listen as he shares his story as part of the Innocence Project.

NSLS Speaker: Dr. Shefali

Tuesday, February 26

6 pm

WDE 2000

Born in India, Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a world-renowned clinical psychologist and best selling-author. Oprah has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing. Her ground-breaking approach to mindful living and parenting has taken her books to the top of the NY Times best-sellers list. Her blend of clinical psychology and eastern mindfulness sets her apart as a leader in the field of mindfulness psychology.

Inclusive Leadership

Wednesday, March 6

4 pm

Union 213

Inclusive leaders not only embrace, value, and provide a sense of belonging to individuals, but they leverage individual differences as a competitive advantage. Join in on a discussion on how you can make changes in order to become a more inclusive leader.

NSLS Speaker: Diamond Dallas Page

Tuesday, March 12

6 pm

WDE 2000

Dallas Page, better known as Diamond Dallas Page, is an entrepreneur, highly sought after speaker, actor and former professional wrestler. He speaks around the world on topics such as adaptability, work ethic, creating change, long-term vision and how to turn negatives into positives. He teaches people how to live life at 90% because he believes life is about 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. After an injury threatened his career, he developed DDP Yoga and in the process has changed millions of lives physically and mentally. He regularly visits the troops overseas, as well as Boys and Girls clubs and youth sports camps throughout the U.S., giving inspirational speeches and DDP YOGA demonstrations

Get LinkedIn

Wednesday, April 3

4 pm

Union 213

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 562 million users in more than 200 countries worldwide. Your future career possibilities are endless if you set yourself up for them - come get LinkedIn.


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