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Join us on the journey of self-discovery and enhancing your leadership through True Colors. Take advantage of the opportunity to:
• Meet new people
• Participate in interactive training
• Discover more about yourself
• Hear from guest presenters about how YOU can be a better leader


This conference is geared towards collegiate students that are:
• Motivated to try something new
• Interested in meeting new people
• Ready for an intentional day of self-discovery

Event Outline

As the capstone program to Leadership Week on campus (February 11-15, 2019), the 6th Annual E.D.G.E Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
• Registration will begin at 8:30am
• True Colors training and activities will take place from 9am-10:30am
• Leadership Sessions will take place from 1pm-3pm
• Event wrap-up will begin around 3pm and will conclude by 3:30pm

Additional Details

Through personal reflection and group activities, attendees will learn from trained facilitators about the personality and leadership indicator, True Colors.
Guests will explore the topic of leadership and its correlation to diversity and inclusion from a keynote presenter. The leadership acronym of "E.D.G.E." will be broken down in a way you will not want to miss! During the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a leadership session facilitated by selected presenters.

FREE Stuff

• Continental breakfast
• Boxed lunch
• T-Shirt
• True Colors indicator tools and facilitation from trained presenters

Conference Theme

E.D.G.E. is an acronym representing: Engage, Distinguish, Grow, Emerge. These descriptors were selected as the goal of this conference is to:
ENGAGE students in self-reflection, hands-on training, and group activities.Allow attendees to DISTINGUISH themselves as a leader who has taken the intentional opportunity to further develop skills.Provide students the opportunity to GROW as a leader through True Colors, motivational speakers, and a variety of interactive sessions.Allow students the opportunity to EMERGE as a better, stronger, and more international leader.

New To Our Campus?

The Student Union is located at 303 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44325. See MapParking can be found by using the Schrank Parking Decks, Exchange Street Deck, or the Carroll St. Deck. *Parking is free, however a pass will be sent for you to print and put on your dashboard.Please use https://maps.uakron.edu/ for an aerial view of the building, driving directions, and information on parking.Upon entering the Student Union, head to the 3rd floor. Starbucks and Freshens will be open.

Our Sessions & Presenters

We are excited to offer eight conference sessions presented by colleagues from institutions across Ohio. A call for program submissions will take place in November - December. If you are interested in presenting with us, email lead@uakron.edu and we will ensure you receive information!

Join Us!

Please use the button found above to submit your conference registration beginning on November 1, 2019. Be sure to register by Friday, February 1! The conference registration fee is $5 for enrolled UA students. Non-UA students from neighboring institutions can attend for just $15 (presenter fees are waived).

Present A Session!

A call for program submissions will take place in November - December. If you are interested in presenting with us, email lead@uakron.edu and we will ensure you receive information!

For more information about this conference, please contact Billy Bernard, Assistant Director, Student Life at wbernard@uakron.edu or lead@uakron.edu