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Join us on the journey of self-discovery and enhancing your leadership through True Colors. Take advantage of the opportunity to:

• Meet new people
• Participate in interactive training
• Discover more about yourself
• Hear from guest presenters about how YOU can be a better leader


This conference is geared towards collegiate students that are:

• Motivated to try something new
• Interested in meeting new people
• Ready for an intentional day of self-discovery

Event Outline

As the capstone program to Leadership Week on campus (February 21-27, 2016), the E.D.G.E Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

• Registration will begin at 8:30am
• True Colors training and activities will take place from 9am-11am
• Keynote will begin at 11:30am
• Leadership Sessions will take place from 1pm-3pm
• Event wrap-up will begin around 3pm

Additional Details

Through personal reflection and group activities, attendees will learn from trained facilitators about the personality and leadership indicator, True Colors.

Over lunch, guests will hear from a keynote presenter, Dr. Kevin Snyder, about how applying the E.D.G.E. Factor separates extraordinary from just ordinary. Dr. Snyder’s interactive presentation, “The E.D.G.E. Factor,” will empower attendees to not only be inspired, but also inspiring. The leadership acronym of E.D.G.E. will be broken down in a way you will not want to miss!

During the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a leadership session facilitated by selected presenters.

FREE Stuff

• Continental breakfast
• Boxed lunch
• Commemorative E.D.G.E. t-shirt
• True Colors indicator tools and facilitation from trained presenters
• A complimentary copy of Dr. Kevin Snyder's book on leadership

Conference Theme

E.D.G.E. is an acronym representing: Engage, Distinguish, Grow, Emerge. These descriptors were selected as the goal of this conference is to:

ENGAGE students in self-reflection, hands-on training, and group activities.

Allow attendees to DISTINGUISH themselves as a leader who has taken the intentional opportunity to further develop skills.

Provide students the opportunity to GROW as a leader through True Colors, motivational speakers, and a variety of interactive sessions.

Allow students the opportunity to EMERGE as a better, stronger, and more international leader.

New To Our Campus?

The Student Union is located at 303 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44325.
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Parking can be found by using the Schrank Parking Decks, Exchange Street Deck, or the Carroll St. Deck.
*Parking is free, however a pass will be sent for you to print and put on your dashboard.

Please use https://maps.uakron.edu/ for an aerial view of the building, driving directions, and information on parking.

Upon entering the Student Union, head to the 3rd floor. Starbucks and Freshens will be open.

Our Sessions & Presenters

We are excited to offer eight conference sessions presented by colleagues from institutions across Ohio.

A highlight os session topics includes:
• Leading With Your Why
• Servant Leadership
• Communication
• Leadership Lessons
• Symptoms of a Problem

Join Us!

Please use the button found above to submit your conference registration by February 19.

The conference is FREE to all enrolled UA students.

Non-UA students from neighboring institutions can attend for just $10
(if associated with a chosen presenter, this fee can be waived for two attendees).

Present A Session!

Proposal submissions for this year's event have closed

Please direct any questions to lead@uakron.edu

For more information about this conference, please contact Alison Doehring, Assistant Director, Student Life, at aer15@uakron.edu