Why Attend?


It takes time, money and energy to attend a national conference of this caliber. 

Whether an undergraduate, graduate student, new professional or professional staff member, we want you to experience how this conference is different.


The Lead365 National Conference is the one conference to attend.

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Meet our partners. It is true you are known by the company you keep! Here are a few more reasons to attend… 

10 good reasons...

Curriculum based upon leading workplace research and the leadership competency research of Dr. Corey Seemiller

Programs are presented by nationally recognized speakers, practitioners, researchers and educators ALL who remain all three days in 2019!

Innovative program design that includes Student Lead365Talks (like this guy above) and varied methods of learning from panel presentations, extended workshops, laboratories and interactive group work

No boring keynoters over meals, instead enjoy the outdoor sunshine, network and make new friends

Competency-based workshop offerings including career preparedness sessions called, "Lead365CareerLabs" (more practical and experiential)

Separate "professional only" track of offerings by literally the top leadership educators and researchers - 2019 includes Dr. Corey Seemiller, Dr. Kathy Guthrie, Dr. John Dugan and Dr. David Rosch!

Evening excursion to Universal City Walk or Calming Conversations Pool Side

Electronic credentials (including opportunity to earn national badge through the SLC Badging Program) and framable Certificate of Completion to all conference participants

Engaging general sessions like "Leadership After Dark" with Melissa Ruiz

Distribution of complimentary leadership resources (including Competency Reflections Journal) thanks to a grant by the C. Charles Jackson Foundation


“I would pay thousands of dollars to bring just one of these amazing people to my campus, but at LEAD 365, the students and professionals had the opportunity to meet, interact and learn from all of them. My students came back energized and eager to share what they learned!”
— Christine Storck Director, Student Engagement Anne Arundel Community College
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a few more reasons...


the faculty

The presenters are either FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS or seasoned researchers, leadership educators or practitioners who ALL remain for 3 days in 2019. They are nationally recognized for their original content and effective style of delivery. BTW, no other leadership conference has a “faculty in residence” approach.


a thematic program design (i.e. engaging)

Program offerings for students are presented in a solid “thematic flow” representing the most current research on the developmental process of learning leadership and developing professionals.

Explore covers the “knowing” component, Engage covers the “effective practice” component, and Evolve covers the “application to society” component.  Weaved throughout the schedule, you pick and choose the topics most relevant to your needs. 

Click here for a complete description of our curriculum


professionals have options

Program offerings for professionals and graduate students are true “professional development” opportunities that include an Application and Innovation track. 

Click here to view our complete description of professional offerings