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Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4007


The LEAD (Leadership. Education. Advocacy. Development) Series are 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 Speaker Series Upcoming Events





Thursday, Jan. 25 National Thank a Mentor Day
Participate in a national day of celebration that recognizes your mentor.Take a moment from your day to write a card to thank a mentor that has impacted your life. You can also learn more about what it means to be a role model, a mentor, a guide or a friend. 
Union Atrium 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 25 ADP Speaker: Josh Rivedal, How to Live Well and Crush it in College
Joshua Rivedal moved from New Jersey to New York City at the age of 20 to tackle the world of fame, fortune, and the Broadway what he thought would be a stepping stone to Hollywood and a star on the walk of fame. For more information, visit:
Hendricks Hall 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12 LEAD: Your personality and career
Take some time to learn more about being the best you possible in your future career. Join Dan Jensen in learning about how to find the right career "fit" for you.
Union 236 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13 Speaker Broadcast Series: Thaddeus Bullard
Thaddeus Bullard, aka Titus O'Neil, is an American wrestler and retired football player. He is heavily involved in charity work with various nonprofit groups, helped hundreds of student athletes get into college, led corporate volunteers in reading books to children in after-school programs, and uses his story to inspire people to volunteer.
WDE 2000 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb.27 Speaker Broadcast Series: Kathryn Minshew
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of "The New Rules of Work," a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at XFactor Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in the next generation of female founders.
WDE 2010 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13 Speaker Broadcast Series: Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton is the most recognized male figure skater in the world and living example that “good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, television broadcaster, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, husband, father, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist.
WDE 2000 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March. 14 LEAD: Champions of Transition
Become a winner of organizational transitions. Learn how you and your student organization can become conquer transitional periods.
Union 238 4 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Student Leadership Reception
Student Leaders are recognized for their contribution to the campus community as well as other special awards.  Award nominations are made at
Union 240 4 p.m.