Participants at the Leadership Studies Student Research Symposium

Student Leadership Symposium


The 6th Annual Gonzaga University Leadership Student Research Symposium will take place on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA on Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2018. 

The aim of this conference is to explore emerging questions, completed research, service learning projects and interactive workshops within undergraduate, masters, and doctoral leadership studies students and alumni at Gonzaga. The conference is intended to stimulate dialogue and critical reflection of the multiple perspectives of our students, our programs and the complexity of the field of leadership studies. The conference goal is to highlight students' leadership studies projects and research currently alive in our programs.

Our conference organizers are committed to encouraging leadership student scholars and practitioners from various programs and levels to participate in an inclusive dialogue about leadership studies at Gonzaga University. View 2018 Steering Committee Welcome Letter



To view the detailed agenda with breakout sessions and presenter information, please visit our 2018 Student Research Symposium Website


Friday, April 20th 

2:30 pm  |  Registration

3:00 pm  |  Welcome

3:30 pm  |  Presentation Session 1

4:40 pm  |  Presentation Session 2

5:45 pm  |  Dinner and Networking

7:00 pm  |  The Power of Social Discourse and the Complexity of the #MeToo Movement

Saturday, April 21st

8:00 am  |  Light Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am  |  Welcome and Housekeeping

9:00 am  |  Presentation Session 3

10:00 am  |  Poster Presentations

11:00 am  |  Lunch and Keynote Speaker Kali Ladd

12:45 pm  |  Presentation Session 4

1:55 pm  |  Presentation Session 5

3:00 - 4:00 pm  |  Closing Reception and Networking


Call for Proposals

This year’s conference is open to current students from the following Gonzaga areas:

  • Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP) 
  • M.A. Communication & Leadership
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership
  • Undergraduate Payne Center for Leadership Development

  • Doctoral students and candidates
  • Alumni and other students exploring the topic of leadership at Gonzaga University

Students and candidates may submit a paper abstract, workshop proposal, panel discussion proposal, and/or a poster proposal by March 4, 2018 deadline for consideration.


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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3485