UAA Leadership Conference

UAA Leadership Conference is a daylong event with educational sessions focused on developing participants' self-awareness, community building, and citizenship. Presenters include student leaders, staff, and faculty. The conference provides student leadership development in different ways from students attending the conference to presenting or facilitating sessions. This event not only increases student success and community engagement, but strengthens UAA's commitment to student centeredness, success, and achievement. 

This conference is open to all UAA students and Anchorage community, as well as other UA campuses across the state.


2014 UAA Leadership Conference: Everyday Leadership

Friday, March 28

Registration is now open for this year's conference

Learn what it takes to be an everyday leader in this free day-long conference!

Keynote Speaker:

Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley will provide the keynote speech during the conference luncheon (Cuddy Hall).  

Tickets to luncheon only available to the first 175 conference registrants. 

Conference Session Schedule

9-9:45 am:  Registration and check-in

9:45-10 am:  Opening ceremony

10-10:50 am:  SESSION BLOCK 1:
  1. Leading Positive Social Chance Through the Lens of Social Justice
  2. Coalition of Student Leaders
  3. Individual Considerations: Is There a "Me" in Team?
  4. Emotional Intelligence: Changing Our Behavior for Life Success
  5. Tech Smarts: It's More Than Just Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

11-11:50 am:  SESSION BLOCK 2
    1. Let's Work Together: Managing Conflicts
    2. Organizational Leadership
    3. Group Decision-Making: Earthquake Exercise
    4. Don't Just Stand There!!
    5. Passion & Empowerment

12-1:30 pm:  LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Drew Dudley 
(must register for luncheon in advance)
Plan to Matter: Creating Cultures of Leadership

1:45-2:35 pm:  SESSION BLOCK 3
Start Planning to Matter: Define the Things You Want to Define You 
(presented by Drew Dudley)

2:45-3:35 pm:  SESSION BLOCK 4
    1. The Importance of Self-Leadership - The Slight Edge
    2. SafeZone
    3. Swamp Island Maze
    4. Dr. King & Bob Moses: Leadership Styles
    5. Polish Your Online Presence

3:45-4:35 pm:  SESSION BLOCK 5
    1. Emotional Intelligence: The Other Kind of Smart
    2. Snapshot Leadership
    3. NCBI: Everyone Counts!
    4. Vision Planning
    5. Resounding Resumes & Invigorating Interview Skills

4:45-5:30 pm:  ICE CREAM SOCIAL



2013 UAA Leadership Conference Highlights

2013 Keynote Speaker:  Ryan Avery