University of Toledo 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.

March 30th, 2019 | Toledo, OH

The 2nd annual University of Toledo Regional Student Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at the University of Toledo.

Global Brigades is partnering with student leaders at the University of Toledo to host the second annual Toledo SLC 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.

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Conference Details


The conference will be held at the University of Toledo in room SU 2519


On Saturday, March 30th, Global Brigades will provide breakfast and lunch 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.

A group dinner will take place at Phoencia, located on campus, following the conference. This dinner is optional and attendees will be required to pay for their own meal.

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.

8:30am Check-In
Check-in and breakfast (included) 
9:00am Global Brigades Overview
Gain a more in depth understanding of the programs that make up our holistic model of sustainable development and how they relate to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
10:00am Ice Breaker
10:30am Keynote Speaker: UN Sustainable Development Goals  – Dr. Andrew Jorgensen
Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
12:00pm  Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by University of Toledo students and Global Brigades.
1:00pm Breakout Session 1
Best practices for chapters and local engagement. 
1:30pm GB365: Volunteering Locally
2:45pm Volunteering Abroad – Dr. Richard Paat
Dive deeper into topics related to the importance of cultural competence and how to address common critiques.
3:30pm Breakout Session 2 
Chapter best practices and Public Health program spotlight
4:30pm Closing Remarks
The conference will close with some final thoughts and thank yous! 
6:00pm Dinner
Group will meet for dinner at Phoenica on the University of Toledo Campus. Dinner is optional and paid for by attendees


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