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Seventh Annual Panther Leadership Summit - CALL FOR PROGRAMS

Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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The University of Pittsburgh Division of Student Affairs invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Seventh Annual Panther Leadership Summit on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

We are seeking professionals from Pittsburgh’s colleges, universities, companies and non-profit and government organizations interested in facilitating leadership workshops during this one-day leadership conference for students from Pitt and state-wide higher education institutions.  The workshops will be held during the afternoon segment of the summit. 


The Summit focuses on the development of personal, organizational and civic leadership skills with emphasis on diversity as it relates to leadership, leadership identity, critical thinking skills, leadership theory and communication and workplace skills. 


For questions about program submissions, please contact Trisha Hyatt at 412-624-7928 or e-mail



Please consider spending February 23rd with our future leaders while you assist in their development and engage in discussions around leadership topics. A list of possible program topics has been provided for your reference.   


We kindly request that you submit your proposal by January 31, 2013.  Programs should be 45 minutes in length.



Please note that these topics are not exhaustive and your program may address additional aspects of personal, organizational, and civic/global leadership.  These program topics should assist college and university students to address these issues as they arise in students’ relationships with fellow students, professionals, organizations, and broader society as well as in their understanding of self. 


Please consult the following list for possible program topics:


Personal Leadership

Organizational Leadership

Civic/Global Leadership

•Marketing Leadership Skills

•Finding a Mentor

•Thinking Outside of the Box (Creative Thinking)

•How do I share leadership? – Leaving your legacy

•Career Development (Resumes, Interviewing, etc…)

•Professionalism and Etiquette

•Productive Time Management

•Self-Motivation and Initiative

•Valuing Diversity

•Negotiating Effectively

•How to Say No

•Personal Goal Planning and Implementation

•Identifying and Capitalizing on Others Strengths

•Personal Values and Ethics

•Personal Leadership Styles

•Managing Expectations

•Effective Problem Solving or So­lution Building

•Learning How to Listen

•Public Speaking

•Networking/Building Relation­ships

•Managing Conflict

•Recruitment and Continuity

•Risk Management and Liability

•Advertising Online

•Assessing Your Organization

•How to Manage A Meeting 

•Delegating Tasks

•Motivating Others


•Organizational Goal Planning/ Strategic Planning

•Change Management and Plan­ning

•Breaking Down Resistance

•Brokering Power in an Organization


•Decision-Making Models

•Providing Excellent Customer Service

•Volunteer Management (managing non-paid students)


•Creating Community Partnerships

•Social Justice

•Power, Privilege, and Responsibility

•Service Learning in Student Organizations

•Organizing for Social Problems

•Politics and Advocacy

•Building Inclusive Communities


Have questions about Seventh Annual Panther Leadership Summit - CALL FOR PROGRAMS? Contact Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team

When & Where

William Pitt Union

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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