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Student Leadership Symposium

About the 2020 Student Leadership Symposium

Leading Change: Climate, Culture & Community

Friday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 4th, 2020  | Spokane, WA

The 8th Annual Student Leadership Symposium aims to explore emerging questions and completed research, service, or projects engaging students and alumni of Gonzaga University. The goal is to not only stimulate dialogue and critical reflection from multiple perspectives, but also to highlight the projects and research currently alive within our programs and the greater field of leadership studies.

The Leadership Symposium is open to all students at Gonzaga University, including Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as alumni and leadership scholars or practitioners from various programs and levels. 



Friday, April 3rd

4:00 pm  | Check-in

4:45 pm  |  Welcome

5:15 pm  |  Presentation Session

6:15 pm  |  Poster Presentations, Dinner, & Networking

7:30 pm  | Keynote Speaker (TBA)

Saturday, April 4th

8:15 am  | Check-in

8:45 am  |  Community Breakfast

10:30 - 11:30 am  |  Presentation Session

11:30 am - 12:15 pm  |  Lunch

12:30 - 2:45 pm  |  Presentation Sessions

3:00 - 4:30 pm  |  Closing Social


Proposal Submission 

Proposal submission will open December 20th, 2019 and close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020. If you have questions about your proposal, please contact Chris Francovich at 

2020 Call for Proposals


Leadership Symposium Planning Committee

Josh Armstrong | Organizational Leadership & Comprehensive Leadership Program:

Dennis Conners | Organizational Leadership:

Teresa Crane | Assistant to the Dean:

Chris Francovich | Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies:

Tracey Hayes | Communication and Leadership Studies:

Julie Krallman | Marketing Manager:

Kelsey Solberg | Program & Faculty Support Coordinator:

Kristin Telin | Admissions and Advising Specialist:


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MSC 2616
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-3485