LEAD UB Conference

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Get a deeper understanding of topics related to leadership, service and student development by attending the LEAD UB Conference.

Spring 2023

LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development; this conference is designed to bring students from across UB and the surrounding communities together to learn about and engage in topics related to leadership, service, and overall student development. You can expect engaging and relevant speakers, roundtable discussions, and the discovery of new skills and programs for you to be involved with.

Thank you to all of our presenters for a great spring 2022 conference! Check back in fall 2022 for more information on how to register for next years conference.

Thank you, Brian Miller!

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A huge thank you to our closing note speaker, Brian Miller, for two amazing sessions! “The Magic of Human Connection” teaches people how to make meaningful connections and build trust with anyone that they meet. In 2022 when competition is fierce, the pressure to succeed is crippling, and mental health issues are staggering, students are asking themselves:

How do I build a meaningful life and worthwhile career… without burning out?

Brian was able to demonstrate a simple answer to this question. The most successful students – tomorrow’s professionals – are those who know how to make the people in their lives feel heard, understood, and valued.

Conference Sessions

Each day brings a new theme - leadership, engagement, advocacy, and development - to provide students with a meaningful experience.

Recordings from the 2022 LEAD UB Conference will be posted here throughout the summer. Check back then to catch up on the awesome presentations you might have missed!

Bonus Content

Feeling inspired? We thought you might be! Check out these opportunities to take what you've seen in these sessions and keep the learning going!

Recorded Sessions

The following sessions have been pre-recorded and are available for you to watch on-demand!

Challenge Yourself

Intentionally designed to engage students in conversations about leadership skills, strategies, and theories, Virtual Leadership Academy will help students discover who they are as a leader and develop their full leadership potential. We'll host modules on UBLearns coupled with small group meetings that allow students to take a deep dive into what it means to be a leader and understand how they can leverage these skills to stand out from the crowd. 

Challenge yourself to keep the learning going - register today!

Ongoing Opportunities

Was there a presenter that totally stood out to you? An attendee that was courageous in sharing their experiences? A staff member who inspired you? Recognize them with a LEAD Award!

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