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Student Leadership Symposium

About the 2019 Student Leadership Symposium

Daring Leadership: The Courage to Lead from Within

Friday, April 26th - Saturday, April 27th, 2019  | Spokane, WA

The 7th Annual Student Leadership Symposium aims to explore emerging questions and completed research, service, or projects occupying 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. 

 2019 Welcome Letter



Friday, April 26th 

4:00 pm  | Check-in

4:45 pm  |  Welcome

5:15 pm  |  Presentation Session

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

7:30 pm  |  Dr. Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper on Leadership in a Global Society: Knowledge of People, Places, Things, and Events.

Saturday, April 27th

8:15 am  | Check-in

8:45 am  |  Community of Leaders 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

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Proposal Submission 

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2019 Student Leadership Symposium has passed. If you have questions about your proposal, please contact Carolyn Cunningham at 

2019 Call for Proposals


Leadership Symposium Planning Committee

JoAnn Danelo Barbour | Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies:

Carolyn Cunningham | Communication and Leadership Studies:

Josh Armstrong | Organizational Leadership & Comprehensive Leadership Program:

Kristin Telin | Admissions and Advising Specialist:

Teresa Crane | Assistant to the Dean:

Kelsey Solberg | Program & Faculty Support Coordinator:

Julie Krallman | Marketing Manager:



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