Mason Leadership Summit

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE 2020 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: POSTPONED

On behalf of Leadership Summit Planning Team, I wanted to reach out to you all to let know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time of transition and uncertainty.  I’m sure you all are aware by now that the “University has extended spring break through March 20. After that time, we will transition to temporary virtual learning from Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3”.  We are committed to the safety, health, and overall wellbeing of our campus community and after much thought and consideration, we have decided that it would be in the best interest of our students and staff to postpone the Leadership Summit to a later date. If you have already submitted payment for the summit, please stop by the LEAD Office for a refund once the University returns to normal operations (i.e. once all students are allowed to return to campus).

We will do our best to determine another date in the future to host the Leadership Summit.  Once we secure another date, we will reach out to you all and let you know.  If you all have any questions regarding the Leadership Summit or if there is any way that the LEAD Office can be supportive of you during this time, please do not hesitate to email (lsnyder2@gmu.edu).

Thinking of you all and sending lots of good vibes to you all.
Take care,
Lisa Snyder
Associate Director for Leadership, Education, and Development


The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office and Contemporary Student Services are pleased to host this year's Mason Leadership Summit at George Mason University, specifically designed for Mason students who identify as adult learners (25 years old and up) and students who identify as parents (any age). Participants will learn practical ways to further develop as leaders in multiple contexts (career, family, community, etc.), whether they have a formal leadership position or not. The summit will focus on personal and professional leadership skill development through both large and small group experiences. Students will broaden their perspectives on leadership and engage with other adult learners and student parents through practical and applied leadership skill development.


As a result of participating in the 2020 Mason Leadership Summit: Innovative Leadership for Adult Learners and Student Parents, attendees will:  

  • Engage with other adult learners and/or student parents in discussions around emotional intelligence and leadership that does not require a title or formal position
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence and how it connects to one’s own leadership style as an adult learner and/or student parent
  • Broaden their perspectives on leadership and the importance of non-positional leadership
  • Recommend positive changes at Mason for adult learners and student parents
  • Establish at least one new supportive relationship while participating in the summit

The 2020 Mason Leadership Summit: Innovative Leadership for Adult Learners has been postponed. We will be share more information as it becomes available for when it is rescheduled.