Leadership Conference

Connect before you collaborate.
Listen before you lead.
Partner before you persuade.
-Jo Miller

MCLA's 27th Annual Leadership Conference

Save the Date

For the past 26 years, MCLA has provided students with the opportunity to examine the topic of leadership and build personal leadership skills through its annual conference.

During previous conferences students have had the opportunity to learn from one another about leadership as well as gain some practical skills that can be put to use immediately. Its the hope that those attending this conference will challenge each other to expand their thinking, investigate the diversity in leadership among them, and set high standards for leadership on their campus.

Past attendees have raved about this opportunity and look forward to the conference. We are excited to offer this opportunity for the 27th year in a row!

Conference Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
(snow date: Sunday, February 13, 2022)


Conference Format: In person with some virtual pieces.
*Virtual portions of the conference may be held through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.


The health and safety of all conference attendees is very important. MCLA will continue to comply with an indoor mask policy. All attendees will be required to follow this policy.

Call for Programs

Interested in presenting at MCLA's 27th Annual Student Leadership Conference?

We are looking for students as well a faulty and staff to present! Student presenters should plan to present for 25 mins, while professional staff presenters should plan to present for 55 mins.

Conference Theme: Falling in Love with Leadership

Suggested Topics for Presentations:

  • Assessment
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Careers in Student Affairs
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Service
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Creative Programming
  • Diversity and Empowerment
  • Dress for Success
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Etiquette
  • Fundraising
  • Goal Setting
  • Other topics you may be interested in presenting!

Submit Program Here

The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 24, 2022.

The Coordinating Presenter will be notified of the status of the program submission by Monday, January 31, 2022.

All MCLA-affiliated presenters can attend the conference for free. For conference presenters for different institutions, the conference fee of $40 will be waived, only up to 2 presenters per institution qualify for this waiver.

Conference Registration

We would love for you to join us for the 27th Annual Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 12, 2022!

MCLA community members, please use the On Campus Registration link below to register yourself for the conference. All others interested in attending can register for the conference through the Off Campus Registration link.

On Campus Registration

OFF CAMPUS REGISTRATION

*Please note there is a conference fee of $40 for those wishing to attend for those not a part of the MCLA community.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Labbance at Jenn.Labbance@MCLA.edu or (413) 662-5129.