On Sept. 24, NSU will host a fall Leadership Conference that will be open to any student who wants to enhance his or her leadership skills.
Nhee Vang, graduate assistant of student development in the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement and coordinator of the conference, said the conference features activities and sessions that prepare students to become active leaders in their school and community.
“Great leaders are not born, but are made,” said Vang. “We want to help students become better leaders at NSU and the community. I would like for students to embody the lesson left behind by Mohandas Gandhi, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ and apply themselves in being active members of their community. That’s what leaders do; they make a difference in the world.”
There will be several sessions including creating a personal mission statement, service leadership and identifying how to exemplify leadership.
Michael Fields Ph.D., dean of the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, urged students to take advantage of these sessions.
“It is vital that students get involved in leadership organizations,” he said. “By doing so, students are preparing themselves in entering a competitive job market and it gives them an advantage that will forever be beneficial for them and their company.”
Two keynote speakers will be featured at the event: Kenneth M. Baylor, DBA., a guest lecturer in leadership, organizational behavior, management, change, business strategy, and human capital curriculums; and Cori Wallace, a director of marketing, who provides organization-wide consultation and technical direction in areas such as marketing, communications, customer service, public affairs, and community affairs and outreach.
Vang, said, “I wouldn’t be where I am if I never got involved and became a leader. With leadership qualities you can get anywhere — in any area. I hope students recognize this and seize the valuable opportunity that they have been offered.”
Students who want to participate must register online at http://www.nova.edu/studentleadership/registration.html and may contact Nhee Vang at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.