Student Leadership Conference| October 22, 2016 

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The Student Leadership Conference (previously known as Learning to Lead) is intended to help emerging and experienced student leaders to better understand leadership and build practical and applicable leadership skills. It is a traditional conference with breakout sessions that will focus on the four themes of ULEAD: "Leadership Theory", "Hard Skills", “Ethical Leadership” and "Social Justice and Diversity" and other current topics, as well as keynote speaker. 

Back to Basics

This year's conference theme is based on Joseph R. Horton's 13 leadership principles that lay the perfect foundation for any student leader during their college experience and beyond. No matter your leadership strengths or weaknesses focusing on the basics of leadership will make you much more capable to lead yourself and others to success. 

About Our Keynote Speaker : Joseph R. Horton, MHA FACHE

Mr. Horton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Utah and holds a Masters degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota. He spent 21 years at Primary Children’s Hospital, first as Chief Operating Officer, and 15 years as CEO. In 2001, he fulfilled a two-year term as Chairman of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Intermountain Healthcare and assumed responsibility for all 23 of Intermountain’s hospitals until his retirement in 2012.

Since Fall of 2010, Mr. Horton has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan where he teaches leadership to graduate students. In 2012, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, where he teaches primarily in the Master of Health Administration program at the David Eccles School of Business.

Contact Information

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Program Proposals

Please consider submitting a program proposal and contributing to student leadership development at the University of Utah! We will accept program proposals on a rolling basis until the conference is filled, however the final deadline for program proposals is Friday, October 14th at 5:00 pm. 

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Registration Info

The cost of registration is $10 per person. Contact us directly to make arrangements for group registrations. Groups of 10, or more, will receive a discounted registration of $5 per individual. 

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Stay tuned for more information.

Last Updated: 10/13/16