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Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference


This year the Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference celebrates its 12th annual conference on September 30, 2017 with the theme “Mirror on the Wall”. The Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference supported by Subway is held annually to help students improve their leadership skills by investigating leadership from a variety of perspectives. Come engage in leadership development opportunities with hundreds of college students from throughout the southeast to be better prepared to lead and shape the future. In addition to workshops for students, this years conference will also feature breakouts specifically designed for advisors/staff focused on developing student leaders.

Leadership Keynotes

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

A digital leadership educator, Dr. Ahlquist, will explore the intersection of digital communication technologies and leadership development as she equips students with new leadership skills for the digital age.  She is an  international independent speaker, author, and coach on digital leadership.  She also holds a role at Florida State University as a research associate and online leadership instructor. 

Leadership Escape Room Experience

Leadership Escape Chamber

This escape room, designed by leadership educators, will take you on a leadership journey.


Registration & Payment Options

Beginning September 28, The Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference will only be accepting walk-in registrations the day of the event. 

  • Walk-in registration will begin at 8:30 AM outside of the Russell Union Ballroom on September 30.
  • Walk-in registration will be $30 per person, and we will be accepting cash, check or credit card.
  • If you have already completed the registration form, but have not made a payment you can make your payment at the conference.


*No refunds can be extended after 9/25/17.

Conference Schedule – Saturday, September 30th

8:30 – Check-in Opens
9:00 – Conference Welcome
9:10 – Distinguished Leadership Keynote Address
10:15 – Workshop Sessions
11:15 – Workshop Sessions
12:15 – Lunch
1:00 – Leadership Escape Room Experience
2:15 – Workshop Sessions
3:15 – Workshop Sessions
4:15 – Conference Closing Session

Check-in & Attire Information

Check-in for the conference will begin at 8:30 am in the Russell Union Ballroom and the conference will conclude by 4:15 pm.  Casual dress is appropriate for this event.

Event Address

Russell Union
85 Georgia Avenue
Statesboro, GA 30458

Conference Theme: Mirror on the Wall

At the 2017 Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference we will be exploring the intersection of leadership and reflection. Who am I as a leader, and what is my leadership identity? Self-reflection is an important practice that permits us to learn from leadership experiences, and deep contemplation of new information can enhance our leadership capacity. Self-reflection allows a leader to better understand their personality type, leadership style, personal values, strengths and weaknesses in the context of leading others. However, the leader mustn’t become too fixated in the mirror to the neglect of meeting the needs of followers, understanding context or engaging in collaborative leadership. Understanding self and focusing on others must be held in tension, otherwise we may find ourselves asking the same question as Disney’s evil queen: “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the greatest leader of them all?”

For any questions, contact John Egan at or call (912) 478-1435.

Last updated: 9/28/2017