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Cougar Leadership Conference 2020

Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, November 12, 2020

Columbus State University's Cougar Leadership Conference is an open and free and educational opportunity for our student body, allowing every attendee to gain leadership skills and develop the leader within.

This year's theme of the conference is "Leading through Crisis: Equipping Leaders with Tools to Lead through Adversity."

Keynote Speaker Recap

Wednesday, November 11

1:00 PM - Welcome

2:00 PM - "Windshields and Rearview Mirrors: The Power of Letting Go to Build a Better Future"
Cortney Laughlin

3:00 PM - "Implicit Bias/Race & Ethnicity & Leading In Today's Times
Johnnae Roberts

4:00 PM - "How to Fundraise Through Adversity"
Maiya Bradshaw

6:00 PM - "Lead, Serve, and Chat"
CSU Alumni - Maria Moss, Quent Deloach, Ray Herras, Nico Moyer

Thursday, November 12

1:00 PM - Welcome

2:00 PM - "Sorry, My Apology Needs Work!"
Cedricia Thomas

3:00 PM - "Leading Change: You Go First!"
Chelsea Powell

4:00 PM - "Navigating Change: Minimize Panic To Maximize Results"
Shana Young

7:00 PM - "Fearful to Fearless"
Darryl Bellamy - Keynote Speaker

Download the Agenda (PDF)

Learn more about the conference with our event program.

Download Program (PDF)

Registration is now open for the 2020 Cougar Leadership Conference.

Once you have registered, more information will be sent to your email address.

**First 75 students to sign up and attend will receive a CLC Conference Prize Pack!**

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Cougar Leadership Conference is sponsored by: Student Leadership & Service and Center for Servant Leadership

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Alexis Knox or Cortney Laughlin at