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Leadership Discovery Summit

The UMSL Leadership Discovery Summit is a annual one day leadership conference, free of charge to all UMSL students, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement. The Leadership Discovery Summit will provide for UMSL students an in-depth conference style experience designed to deliver effective strategies for critical thinking and both personal and organizational development. This conferene was designed for individuals who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills and for individals who may have no leadership experience at all. The Office of Student Involvement strives to introduce our UMSL students to pioneers and prominent thinkers in the area of leadership.

If you have any questions about the Leadership Discovery Summit, please contact Xavier Blackwell at blackwellx@umsl.edu or 314-516-5217.

2020 Virtual Leadership Discovery Summit Schedule – Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Leadership Discovery Summit 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. 

Keynote Speaker: Mike Colombo 



Mike Colombo is a native St. Louisan and award-winning reporter and anchor. He leads the Contact 2 Consumer Investigative Unit at Fox 2 News and Anchors KPLR 11 News at 4.  

  • Breakout Session #1: Individual Values (1:00pm-1:50pm)

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

  • Breakout Session #2: Group Values   (2:00pm-2:50pm)

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

  • Breakout Session #3: Societal Values (3:00pm-3:50pm)

All sessions will be held virtually, utilizing the zoom platform.