FAU Hosts 10th Annual iLead Student Leadership Conference

By kelsie weekes | 9/29/2017

More than 900 students from Florida Atlantic University and other local colleges and high schools recently attended FAU’s 10th annual iLead Student Leadership Conference, organized by FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning. The conference is a way for students to build self-awareness as a leader in areas that interest them.

The conference kicked off with a networking dinner and an iDiscover session, where participants chose a specialized track of interest. Leadership tracks included pre-collegiate leadership, career development, fraternity and sorority leadership, service-learning leadership, sports leadership, graduate student leadership and spiritual leadership. The conference continued the next day with breakout sessions, mentoring opportunities, TED talk-style speakers and a keynote from FAU President John Kelly.

“The entire weekend served as a catalyst for these students to become change agents,” said Katie Burke, assistant dean of FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning. “We hope that they take what they learned and apply these skills to their classes, organizations, careers and communities.”

FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD and Service Learning is committed to fostering learning, personal growth, leadership and service skills among the FAU community. To find out more, visit www.fau.edu/leadandserve/.