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.



10 good reasons...

Curriculum based upon leading workplace research and competency growth

Programs are presented by nationally recognized speakers, practitioners, researchers and educators (many who remain all three days!)

Innovative program design that includes Student Lead365Talks (like this guy above)

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

35 competency-based workshop offerings including 7 career preparedness sessions called, "Lead365 Career Labs" (more practical and experiential)

Separate "professional only" track of 14 offerings

Evening excursion to Universal City Walk

Electronic credentials and frameable certificate to all conference participants

All conference sessions like "Leadership After Dark" and "Marlon Smith Live at Lead365"

Distribution of complimentary leadership resources 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
image001 copy.jpg

a few more reasons...


the faculty

The presenters are either FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS who remain all 3 days (no other conference offers this) or seasoned researchers, leadership educators or practitioners nationally recognized for their original content and effective style of delivery.


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