About

The 2021 Leadership Mason Conference is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through large group and small workshop formats. Students enhance the leadership skills they already have while gaining new skills that will be beneficial both now and in the future.  The conference theme for this year is: Leadership for Positive Change.

This year’s Leadership Mason Experience will take place on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am-4:00pm on the Fairfax Campus in the Hub, Ballroom. The conference will provide students with the opportunity to enhance and build upon their personal leadership skills and presence.  Students will have an opportunity to engage with one another in a thought-provoking, interactive virtual learning environment that will challenge students to think critically around the following leadership focus areas: (1) student activism and civic engagement, (2) well-being, self-care, and community care, (3) ethical leadership, (4) diversity, inclusion, and identity development, and (5) career exploration and mentoring.

As a result of participating in the 2021 Leadership Mason Experience, participants will be able to:

  • Engage with participants in discussions around the following leadership focus areas
    • student activism and civic engagement
    • well-being, community care, and self-care
    • ethical leadership
    • diversity, inclusion, and identity development
    • career exploration and mentoring
  • Describe at least one way that can promote positive social change within an organization or in society in general
  • Articulate at least one new university policy, resource, or procedure that exists at Mason that enhances your leadership experience and campus involvement
  • Identify at least one new relationship that they established while participating

Call for Programs

If you are interested in facilitating a breakout session for students at this year's Leadership Mason Conference, please submit a proposal online at: https://bit.ly/lmcallforprograms21. The deadline to submit conference proposals is September 10th.

This year’s Leadership Mason Conference will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10am-4pm.  The conference is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through large group and small workshop formats.  Students enhance the leadership skills they already have while gaining new skills that will benefit both now and in the future.  This year’s theme is Leadership for Positive Change.  

We are looking for students, faculty, staff, and Mason alum who would be interested in facilitating a breakout session for students focusing on leadership and how it connects to 1 or more of the following components:

  • student activism and civic engagement
  • well-being, self-care, and community care
  • ethical leadership
  • diversity, inclusion, and identity development
  • career exploration and mentoring

As a result of participating in the 2021 Leadership Mason Experience, participants will be able to:

  • Engage with participants in discussions around the following leadership focus areas
    • student activism and civic engagement
    • well-being, community care, and self-care
    • ethical leadership
    • diversity, inclusion, and identity development
    • career exploration and mentoring
  • Describe at least one way that can promote positive social change within an organization or in society in general
  • Articulate at least one new university policy, resource, or procedure that exists at Mason that enhances your leadership experience and campus involvement
  • Identify at least one new relationship that they established while participating

If you are interested in facilitating a breakout session for students at this year's Leadership Mason Conference, please submit a proposal online at: https://bit.ly/lmcallforprograms21

The deadline to submit conference proposals is September 10th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member from our Call for Programs Team:

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we hope you will join us for an exciting day of leadership development.

Registration for the Leadership Mason Experience will be conducted via Mason 360 and will open on September 15, 2021.

Registration

Registration for the Leadership Mason Experience will be conducted via Mason 360 and will open on September 15, 2021.

Schedule

The 2021 Leadership Mason Conference will take place on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am-4:00pm. See tentative schedule below:

Time Program Piece Location
9:30am Check-In The Hub, 3rd Floor lobby
10:00am Conference Welcome The Hub, Ballroom
10:30am-12:00pm Shared Session The Hub, Ballroom
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch The Hub, Ballroom
12:45pm-1:35pm Educational Session #1 Various Rooms
- Meeting Room 1 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 3 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 4 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 5 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 1012 (ground floor)
- Ballroom (3rd floor)
1:45pm-2:35pm Educational Session #2 Various Rooms
- Meeting Room 1 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 3 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 4 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 5 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 1012 (ground floor)
- Ballroom (3rd floor)
2:45pm-3:35pm Educational Session #3 Various Rooms
- Meeting Room 1 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 3 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 4 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 5 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 1012 (ground floor)
- Ballroom (3rd floor)
3:45pm-4:30pm Small Groups and Conference Closing Various Rooms
- Meeting Room 1 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 3 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 4 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 5 (3rd floor)
- Meeting Room 1012 (ground floor)
- Ballroom (3rd floor)
- The LEAD Office (Hub, 2400)
- Student Involvement Open Space
- Student Involvement PAC Space

Partners

2021 Leadership Mason Planning Team 

  • David Corwin, Women and Gender Studies
  • Taylor Dilley, Student Success Coaching
  • Nick Lennon, The LEAD Office
  • Patty Mathison, Social Action and Integrative Learning
  • Jayson Padilla, Social Action and Integrative Learning
  • Phil Rippa, The LEAD Office
  • Kaitlyn Schmitt, Student Involvement
  • Lisa Snyder, The LEAD Office
  • Philip Wilkerson III, University Career Services
  • Glenda Cosby, Student Success Coaching
  • Allison, Wallen, Student Success Coaching