About

The 2019 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. This year’s conference theme is Empowering Positive Change: Connect. Collaborate. Engage.

This year’s conference will allow for students 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 learning environment that will challenge students to think critically around various aspects of the social change model as it connects directly to ethical leadership, values development, diversity, identity development, inclusion and equity, and civic engagement. This conference is for all Mason students, whether you have a leadership position or not.

We are very pleased to announce a NEW component to this year's conference.  This year, the Leadership Education and Development Office (LEAD) and the Office of Student Involvement will be collaborating to provide opportunities for students in leadership positions to also learn policies, resources, and procedures that exist at Mason. This can enhance their leadership experience and campus involvement. In addition to workshops focused on leadership, ethics, values, and identity development, we will also include practical, hands on, skill development workshops that will provide students and student organizations with a better understanding of the Registered Student Organization (RSO) process, student funding board, fiscal management, contract management, and collaborating and networking with others.

As a result of participating in the 2019 Leadership Mason Conference, participants will be able to:

  • Engage with conference participants in discussions around leadership, ethics, diversity, identity development, inclusion and equity, and civic engagement
  • 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 in the conference
  • Describe at least one way that can promote positive social change within an organization or in society in general
  • Identify two or more components of the social change model and how it connects directly to leadership, ethics, diversity, identity development, inclusion and equity, and civic engagement

Registration Fee Information

Save the date: September 27, 2019

Registration fee for Mason students: $10 (Includes: morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, conference program, printed materials, and certificate). To pay the non-refundable conference registration fee, please bring $10 in cash or check to the LEAD Office (The Hub, Room 2400). Your t-shirt will not be ordered until payment is received. Registration will open in early September. 

The 2019 Leadership Mason Conference is scheduled for Friday, September 27th at George Mason University in The Hub, Ballroom.  Check-in will open at 9:30am and the conference will begin promptly at 10:00am.

Important Notice: In order to receive a conference t-shirt and certificate of completion, you must participate fully in at least 3 or more of the following programmatic pieces:

  • LEGO Leadership
  • Breakout Session #1
  • Breakout Session #2
  • Breakout Session #3
  • Collaborating and Partnering for Positive Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

10:30am Check-in
Location: The Hub, 3rd Floor Lobby
11:00am Conference Welcome
Location: The Hub, Ballroom
11:00am-12:45pm Shared Session: LEGO Leadership

  • This workshop provides a fun, interactive, and engaging way to look deeply at the way we communicate, work together in teams, manage conflict, and problem solve…all while using a creative mind approach. Participants will have a chance to work with LEGO building blocks to reflect on their personal leadership stories, styles, and approaches, as well as working on team building and engagement.  Participants will have an opportunity to play, imagine, create, build, communicate, collaborate, and have fun while engaging in this workshop.
12:45pm-1:30pm Lunch 
1:30pm-2:20pm   Breakout Session #1

  • Workshop #1: Contract Negotiation and Management
  • Workshop #2: Fiscal Management and Student Funding
  • Workshop #3: Leadership 101
  • Workshop #4: What Would You Do? Making Tough Ethical Choices?
  • Workshop #5: Mental Health/Self-Care
2:20pm-3:10pm  Breakout Session #2

  • Workshop #1: Active Citizen Continuum and Tree of Power
  • Workshop #2: Values Development
  • Workshop #3: Goal Setting and Vision Development
  • Workshop #4: The How of Good Leadership
  • Workshop #5: The "Un-Session" - Open Mentoring Space
3:20pm-4:10pm    Breakout Session #3

  • Workshop #1: Active Citizen Continuum and Tree of Power
  • Workshop #2: Values Development
  • Workshop #3: Goal Setting and Vision Development
  • Workshop #4: The How of Good Leadership
  • Workshop #5: The "Un-Session" - Open Mentoring Space
4:15pm-5:00pm    Shared Session: Collaborating and Partnering for Positive Change

Partners

A huge thank you to our campus partners and incredible conference planning team.  We are so grateful for your continued support and commitment to leadership education and development at George Mason University.

2019 Leadership Mason Conference Planning Team

  • Lisa Snyder, LEAD Office
  • Aya Leohardt, Student Involvement
  • Ben Endres, Student Involvement
  • Patty Mathison, Social Action and Integrative Learning
  • Jayson Padilla, Social Action and Integrative Learning
  • David Corwin, Women and Gender Studies
  • Wesley Ward, Alumni Association and current Mason student
  • Casey Smith, Contemporary Student Services
  • Kaitlyn Schmitt, Student Involvement
  • Nick Lennon, LEAD Office
  • Phil Rippa, LEAD Office
  • Sasha Toophanie, Housing and Residence Life
  • Chalon Johnson, RSO LEAD Team

 


 

Note: This program meets one of the requirements for the Patriot Experience Program.  For more information about the Patriot Experience program, visit patriotexperience.gmu.edu.