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Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference

Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference on October 20, 2018. $20 per person. Conference theme is Leading Through Controversy.

This year the Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference celebrates its 13th annual conference on October 20, 2018 with the theme “Leading Through Controversy”.  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.


Leadership Keynotes


Dr. Julian Hayter

Dr. Hayter is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies with the Jepson School of Leadership at the University of Richmond.  He is a historian by training whose research focuses on modern U.S. history, American political development, African American history, and the American civil rights movement.  He is the author of The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia.  He is a contributor to national and local media outlets and has recently been featured on CBS’ 60 minutes.  His keynote address, Reimagining Leadership: Civility, Civil Discourse, and College Campuses, will allow you to explore how you might lead amidst controversy.      

Additional Color Media Hight

Richard Hight

An award winning, international presenter, entrepreneur, a fine artist
and the author of Chasing Light – Seeing The Invisible So You Can Do
The Impossible.  Richard’s paintings hang in over 50 universities, as well as corporate and influential collections.  He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox Networks.  He has presented to Fortune 500 companies, military bases, educational conferences, and national sporting events.

Leadership Escape Room Experience

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The Southern Express

The Southern Express is speeding toward an imminent collision.  Only you and your fellow conference goers can save the day by collectively solving puzzles in this action packed escape game.  This experience, designed by leadership educators, will allow you to explore leadership competencies that are valuable for student leaders.

Registration & Payment Options

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 12
Registration Cost: $20 per person
Late Registration Cost: $30 starting October 13
Group Registration Cost: $16 per person for groups of 20 or more
Individual Registration: Click here to register and pay as an individual.
Group Registration: Click here for any registration that includes a single group payment.

Call for Proposals

The Southern Collegiate Leadership Conference is no longer accepting workshop proposals.  Those that submitted will be notified if their workshop has been selected on Friday, September 21.

Conference Schedule – Saturday, October 20

8:30 – 9:00: Check-in
9:00 – 9:10: Conference Welcome
9:10 – 10:05: Distinguished Leadership Keynote Address
10:15 – 11:05: Workshop Sessions
11:15 – 12:05: Workshop Sessions
12:15 – 2:05: Lunch and Master Class Leadership Keynote Address
2:15 – 3:05: Workshop Sessions
3:15 – 4:05: Workshop Sessions
4:15 – 4:25: Conference Closing Session

Conference Theme

Viewpoint differences are inevitable, and seen clearly in our partnerships, teams, organizations and communities. These differing points of view have the potential to sow deep divisiveness which can be disastrous for leaders and followers alike. Or perhaps conflict could potentially lead to collaborative breakthroughs resulting in positive change. As a leader you have the opportunity to help move communities, organizations and your own family through conflict. Are you prepared to do the work?

Join us as we explore important questions on Leading Through Controversy. What is the role of civility, respect, restraint, emotions, listening and humility as we navigate controversy? What is the interplay of leader, follower and context amidst conflict? Who are you as a leader, and what do you bring to the conversation?

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 4:30 pm.  Appropriate attire for this event is business casual.

Event Address

Russell Union
85 Georgia Avenue
Statesboro, GA 30458

Transportation for Armstrong Students

Limited transportation will be provided to students traveling from the Armstrong campus on a first come, first served basis.  The conference registration form allows students to designate whether or not they are interested in transportation.  Communication will be sent to these specific students regarding transportation.

Office of Student Activities Wings Incentive Program

Georgia Southern University student organizations can earn up to 10 points for the Wings Incentive Program.

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


Last updated: 9/20/2018