WMU students invited to summer leadership conference

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Photo of grant competition winners.

First-place winners of the grant competition at the 2013 leadership conference (Photo credit: Student Activities and Leadership Programs)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University students who want to become leaders in their registered student organizations are invited to attend the fifth annual Leadership and Involvement Conference Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.

The theme of this year's conference is "Connect Today. Lead Tomorrow." To attend the conference, students must register online at mywmu.com/lic by Friday, July 25.

The cost of the 2014 RSO Leadership Conference is $25. An additional fee is charged depending on lodging choice. Three choices are being offered: $10 for a room shared with four, $25 for a room shared with two, and $100 for a single room. The conference cost and lodging fee can be paid online through registration, or students can be sponsored by University departments or student organizations.

The conference is a professional leadership development opportunity that provides WMU students with the environment and tools necessary for their RSOs to succeed during the 2014-15 academic year and beyond.

Scheduled educational sessions will address such topics as leadership in organizations, career/grad school preparation, personal development and civic engagement.

For more information, visit the conference website or contact Kate Bates, associate director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs, at katherine.bates@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2182.