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Leadership Symposium

What is the Leadership Symposium?

This event is an opportunity for SF State leaders to connect with each other, build partnerships and develop leadership skills. This event is a free, campus-wide conference style program open to all SF State students regardless of any prior leadership experience.

When is the Leadership Symposium?

The 9th Annual Leadership Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The day will begin with registration at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Student Organizations

Every student organization seeking University recognition for the 2016-2017 academic year must be represented at the Symposium. It is recommended that the president and financial officer attend, but any officer or member from an organization can attend to meet the requirement.


The registration form for the 9th Annual Leadership Symposium (2016) will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016, and will close at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 09, 2015.

Click here to register for the Leadership Symposium.

Leadership Symposium 2015 Schedule

Time Event Location
08:45 a.m. Registration and Networking Student Life Events Center (Annex I)
09:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Day Student Life Events Center (Annex I)
09:45 a.m. Keynote Address Student Life Events Center (Annex I)
11:00 a.m. Workshop I See Online/printed program
12:00 noon Lunch and Networking Cesar Chavez Student Center Main Lobby
01:00 p.m. Workshop II See Online/printed program
02:15 p.m. Workshop III See Online/printed program
03:15 p.m. Closing Cesar Chavez Student Center

Leadership Symposium Objectives

  1. Develop individual students’ basic leadership skills
  2. Assist students in defining what leadership is and what the role of a student leader is at SF State
  3. Engage students in meaningful discussions grounded in the various components of leadership
  4. Provide networking opportunities for student leaders to engage with each other to foster collaboration and coalition-building
  5. Provide hands on leadership development experience to seasoned student leaders by establishing mentor roles and incorporating them in the planning and execution of the event
  6. Strengthen a sense of community on campus
  7. Connect faculty, administrators, and staff with student leaders
  8. Connect non-University entities with student leaders to promote leadership beyond the SF State community
  9. Educate students early on regarding University expectations, policies, procedures, and resources for student organizations
  10. Develop a new SF State tradition while complimenting existing traditions

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