Lindenwood University's Student Involvement Office and Maryville University have entered into a new partnership to co-host the Summit on Leadership Development (SOLD). This full-day conference, entering its 16th year, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Maryville Campus; Lindenwood students may attend, free of charge.
This conference offers students of St. Louis and regional institutions an opportunity to learn about various leadership development skills and topics pertaining to leadership roles. The conference rotates among partner institutions each year. This year, the summit’s theme is “Write Your Story, Leave Your Legacy.”
“Students will leave empowered to develop strategies for extracurricular involvement that are intrinsic to who they are as leaders while mobilizing their organizations and themselves through critical reflection, innovation, and intra-university collaboration,” said Rachael Heuermann, of Lindenwood University.
SOLD follows a traditional leadership conference model featuring an opening and closing keynote speaker as well as two educational breakout sessions that are facilitated by university professionals from across the region.
Since Lindenwood University is a partner for SOLD, registration for Lindenwood students to attend is completely free and covered by the Student Involvement Office. Lunch is provided at the conference, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the conference. Students interested in attending the conference must register through Involve U by noon on Feb. 3.
To register, log into the student portal, access Involve U, and find the information for the Summit on Leadership Development on the homepage of the website. After registering, Student Involvement will follow up with pertinent information leading up to the conference.
“Lindenwood University is excited to partner with Maryville University and continue to give legendary experiences to our students while allowing them to discover their roar,” Heuermann said.