Saint Louis University Student Leadership Conference

Throughout the year Global Brigades hosts regional student leadership conference across the United States to connect all Global Brigades volunteers and share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and impact, and network.

April 27, 2019 | St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis University Regional Student Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Louis University.

Global Brigades is partnering with student leaders at Saint Louis University to host a regional Student leadership conference with the purpose of bringing together volunteers, staff, and professionals within the field of International Development to engage in a day filled with leadership training, presentations, breakout sessions and discussions. Throughout the day we will focus on developing your role as a leader within Global Brigades, thinking critically about the United Nation’s Sustainable development goals, sharing best practices, engaging volunteers year-round, an in depth discussion of volunteering abroad, and providing the latest updates from GB.

The deadline to register for this SLC is April 13, 2019.

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Conference Details


The conference will be held at Saint Louis University in the Cook Hall Atrium.


On Saturday, April 27, Global Brigades will provide lunch and dinner for conference attendees. For attendees with allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will try our best to accommodate.

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual.


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Tentative Agenda

Please note that this agenda is tentative and is subject to change.

9:00am Check-In
Check-in to receive your name tag and conference materials. 
9:30am Conference Welcome
Meet Global Brigades Staff, introduce SLU student leaders, and review conference objectives.
9:45am Breakout Session 1
Gain a more in depth understanding of the programs that make up our holistic model of sustainable development.
11:30am Presentation: UN Sustainable Development Goals & The Empowered 100 (Subject to Change)
Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they align with our strategy as an organization.
12:00pm  Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by SLU leaders and Global Brigades.
12:45pm Presentation: Chapter Best Practices (Subject to Change)
Network and share best practices with fellow leaders. 
 1:30pm Presentation: Leadership Development (Subject to Change)
Reflect on your leadership style and develop your skills to strengthen GB on your campus.
2:15pm Breakout: Critical Thinking
Dive deeper into topics related to the importance of cultural competence, how to address common critiques, and ethically sharing your story.
3:15pm History of Global Brigades
Gain a more in depth understanding of the history of our holistic model of sustainable development and how it relates to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
3:45pm Closing Remarks
The conference will close with some final thoughts and thank yous! 

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