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Annual Leadership Conference

Student Leadership Conference

Each year the Office of Student Development coordinates a day-long on-campus leadership conference for Iona College students. It is a great opportunity for students to explore their personal leadership and take away ideas for making positive social change in their everyday lives. While the specific theme and format change each year it generally consists of Keynote presentations and break-out sessions offered by Iona College Students, Faculty, Administrators, Alumni, and professionals in the field of Higher Education and Leadership. The conference provides students an opportunity to continue to develop and enhance their leadership skills as responsible citizens of our society and focuses on aspects of the Iona College Mission and the Social Change Model for Leadership Development.

Based on the CAS Standards for Leadership and coupled with the Social Change Model, the learning outcomes we hope to achieve are: Effective Communication, Leadership Development, Collaboration, Appreciating Diversity, and Civic Engagement.

To achieve these outcomes, the Social Change Model focuses on seven values (7 C's):


  • Consciousness of Self
  • Congruence
  • Commitment

Group Values:

  • Collaboration
  • Common Purpose
  • Controversy with Civility

Society/Community Values:

  • Citizenship
  • The Leadership Conference is open to all Iona College full-time undergraduate day students at no charge on a first come, first serve registration basis.