Student Life offers multiple opportunities for students to attend student leadership conferences both on and off-campus. Attending leadership conferences allow students the opportunity to develop leadership capacity and connect with like-minded people to expand their professional network. Conferences also provide a structured opportunity for students to step back, sort through, think creatively and critically and reflect on new perspectives. 

These opportunities typically require a time commitment of one or more days. For more information on the opportunities outlined below, please contact Student Life at 706-272-4428 or sign-up here to schedule an in-person meeting to learn more.

Dalton State: Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute is open to any currently enrolled Dalton State student with a 2.5 GPA or Higher! First-year students who have not, yet, received a GPA are still eligible to apply. Students will focus on self-discovery and developing their leadership capacity. Students must commit to attending all cohort meetings scheduled to happen on the following dates from 10 am to Noon:

September: 13th, 20th, 27th
October: 11th, 18th, 25th
November: 1st

Fall 2024 Registration will be open May 2024.

Application deadline is August 25, 2024.

Dalton State: Facilitators in Training (FIT)

The Facilitators in Training (FIT) program is open to any currently enrolled student who has successfully completed the ELI Cohort or who has 1+ years of positional leadership experience at Dalton State. All participants must have a 2.75 GPA. Student Leaders in this cohort will explore leadership development theories, learn to facilitate leadership workshops, and develop skills that will help them better manage groups of people.

2024 Meetings Requirements:

January 19: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January 26: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

February 9 & 16: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

March 1 & 22: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

April 5: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each cohort begins in January and ends in April. Following this training, “FIT” graduates will be certified to facilitate on campus leadership workshops. Apply to the “FIT” cohort by completing this application.

Apply to join the Facilitator in Training Program.

The application deadline to join the spring 2024 cohort is January 17, 2024.

Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference GCLC

The Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) is a one-day leadership conference hosted by the Center for Student Activities & Involvement at the University of Georgia. The 24th annual Collegiate Leadership Conference is held in early spring each year. Collegiate Leadership Conference is designed to provide leadership development opportunities for emerging, as well as seasoned leaders, at institutions across the Southeast. CLC sessions are presented in the form of tracks including the following:

  • Foundations
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Seasoned Leaders
  • Self Discovery
  • Team Dynamics
  • Toolkit
  • Advisors

Each spring, Student Life sends a group of up to 24 students to attend. If you have questions or would like to express interest, please contact Student Life staff.

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