Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

2017 Seahawk Leadership Conference: October 21st, 2017

What is SLC?The Seahawk Leadership Conference (SLC) is an annual conference sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. This conference provides UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend keynote and educational sessions, and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. The content of the conference focuses on four topical areas of leadership:Leadership, Exploration, Adventure, Driving Change

Session ProposalsProposals for educational sessions at the 2017 conference are now being accepted! The deadline to submit a proposal is May 26th, 2017. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and scheduled between 10am and 4pm on the day of the conference. All proposals are reviewed by the SLC Committee, and will be notified during the summer. If selected, all presenters are invited to join the conference participants for lunch.

This year, we seek proposal that encourage students to explore leadership in new and existing contexts. Consider the following for inspiration:

  • Lead: fundamentals of leadership, teamwork, personal development, resilience
  • Explore: diversity and inclusion, involvement on campus, community engagement
  • Adventure: study abroad, travel and leisure as development, breaking out of comfort zones
  • Drive Change: social justice, community leadership, overcoming stereotypes, bystander intervention

Submit your proposal here!

Meet your Co-Chairs!

Beginning in 2016, the Annual Seahawk Leadership Conference became a student-led program at UNCW. Two UNCW student leaders design, plan, and facilitate the entire conference. The Co-Chairs are advised by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.

SLC 2017 Co-Chairs

Justin Sanchez
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Environmental Studies

Libby Fields
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Exercise Science