Society & Culture

Student leadership conference at UGA draws participants from across the state

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Leadership Resource Team will present the 17th Annual Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference on Feb. 9 at the Tate Student Center. The day-long event draws college and university students from across the state for presentations and activities designed to foster personal, academic and career success.

This year’s conference theme is “Activation Energy: The Chemistry of Leadership.”

The keynote address will be given by Al Duncan, an award-winning youth advocate, publisher and internationally recognized authority on interpersonal skills. He is the founder of Young Scribe, a free marketing and fundraising program that allows schools and youth organizations to raise money by publishing books written by their young people.

Duncan is the author of four books including “My Success Journal for Young People.”

A case study competition will challenge teams of students to test their critical thinking skills, resourcefulness and teamwork by responding creatively to an assigned issue.

“Most of the students who attend GCLC are heavily involved in student clubs and organizations on their campuses,” said Joshua Podvin, senior coordinator for the Center for Student Organizations and an advisor for the Leadership Resource Team at UGA.

“We tailor the conference sessions to build upon the leadership skills that these students are already cultivating. We want to give them practical and useful information that they can put into practice immediately,” he said.

Registration is $75 for the general public, $25 for UGA students and is due by Jan. 25.

The Leadership Resource Team is a registered student organization within the Division of Student Affairs. The team is comprised of students who provide leadership training to their peers.

For more information or to register, call 706/542-8584 or see