Leadership Institute

The Annual Leadership Institute is a conference-style day centered on leadership development founded on six learning outcomes as set by The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education. This year's institute will take place Friday, April 6th, and is completely free for MSU students. PLEASE CLICK TO REGISTER HERE as space is limited.

Participants who attend the full day will receive a certificate of completion.

A valid MSU ID will be required for check in on the day of the Institute. 


April 6th, 2018 Schedule Overview and Breakout Options:

8:30am - 8:55am - Registration & Breakfast (Provided)
9:00am - 9:10am - Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:10am - 9:55am - Opening Keynote: Jennifer Santiago

10am - 11am - Breakout Sessions 1

  1. Follow-Up Keynote: Qualities of a Great Leader in an Age of Disruption (Jennifer Santiago)
  2. Understanding and Dealing with Conflict: The Make or Break for Leaders (Jim Schneidmuller)
  3. Trust in the Power of YOU! (Simone Sloan and Minna Taylor)
  4. The Ellen Degeneres Method: Using Kindness in Leadership (Hila Feldman Berger)
  5. Having a Say: How to Advocate for Equal Pay (Nadine Verna and Telisa Walter)

11:10am - 12:10pm - Breakout Sessions 2

  1. Authenticity at Work (Karen Delik)
  2. Networking 101: Mastering the Basics (Dann Truitt)
  3. 7 Steps to a Successful You (Montea Williams)
  4. Creating an Extraordinary Organization: Why Strong Leaders Matter (Chijike K Ndukwu)

12:10pm - 12:50pm - Lunch (Provided) & Networking

1pm - 2pm - Breakout Sessions 3

  1. What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur (Eric R. Korb)
  2. Learning to Fish in the Twenty First Century: Navigating the Career Waters to Find and Land a Choice Position (Donna Chlopak)
  3. Bridge Building: Are You Building or Destroying Connections? (Orane Williams)
  4. Poised to Lead: 8 Leadership Essentials for Success (Annette Johnson)

2:10pm - 3:10pm - Breakout Sessions 4

  1. Authentic Leadership: The Power of Your Story (Sonal Chauhan)
  2. Leadership Through Passion (Gregory Nasser)
  3. Public Speaking- Powerful Presentations! (Chantal Mastroianni)
  4. Your Network is Your Networth: How to Use Linkedin to Elevate Your Professional Brand (Anyelis Cordero)

3:10pm - 4:00pm - Wrap up, Raffle (iPad & Apple Watch), Program Evaluation, Certificates (for those who attended the full day)