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Leadership Diversity & New Member Institute

The UMSL Leadership Diversity & New Member Institute is a student-led, student-run conference that is supported by the Office of Student Involvement annually during the fall semester. This conference teaches leadership through the lens of social justice and diversity designed for UMSL Student Leaders and Fraternity & Sorority Life members. The Planning Committee is currently seeking program proposals for this year's conference. This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking to presentation and public speaking experience as well as meeting and networking with new people.

The Leadership Diversity & New Member Institute is structured on the Social Change Model. Change means improving the status quo, creating a better world, and demonstrating a comfort with transition and ambiguity in the change process. Breakout sessions are 50 minutes long at the following times:

Session ideas focus on self-awareness, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, decision making, leadership congruence, identifying leaders passions, etc.

Session ideas focus on collaboration, developing a common purpose, controversy with civility, etc.

Session ideas should focus on citizenship and responsibly becoming connected to the community and society.

 If you are interested in presenting at this year’s LDNMI, please complete and submit the online Call for Breakout Form by 5pm on  Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about presenting or the Leadership Diversity Institute-New Member Institute, in general, please contact Aaron Pelloquin at or 314-516-5294. 

2017 Leadership Institute Schedule – Saturday, October 21, 2017

All sessions will be held on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Student Center



MSC 3rd Floor


Welcome & Keynote

Century Rooms


Breakout Session #1

Various Locations



MSC 3rd Floor


Breakout Session #2

Various Locations


Breakout Session #3

Various Locations



Century Rooms

Registration for the Leadership Diversity & New Member Institute will open on Monday, August 21 and run through Wednesday, October 18th. Be on the look out for more information when the semester starts!
Come back soon for more information!

Come back soon for more information!