National Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts a national leadership conference for student leaders to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and gather with other passionate leaders.

July 28, 2018 | Chicago

The 11th annual GB National SLC will take place on July 28, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The conference will bring together volunteers, leaders, Campus Chairpersons and Global Brigades staff. Throughout the conference, attendees will participate in a variety of training and workshops on leadership development and volunteer mobilization. Together, we will celebrate our achievements from the past year and explore the role we have in growing the GB movement at home and within our partner communities.

The conference is open to all Global Brigades Chapter Leaders and Campus Chairpersons. Guarantee your spot by registering now. Registration will close Friday, June 29th.


Conference Details

Venue & Lodging

More information regarding the 2018 National SLC venue will be coming soon.

Global Brigades will be able to subsidize lodging expenses for the first 100 conference registrants. Register to day to secure your lodging subsidy!


8:00am Check-In & Breakfast
Continental breakfast provided by Global Brigades.
9:00am Conference Welcome
9:30am Global Brigades Past, Present, Future
Celebrate our accomplishments and learn about our goals for Empowering 100 Communities!
10:15am Measuring Impact
Each country’s Executive Director will share program achievements and upcoming changes.
11:00am Breakout Session: Programs
Rotate between three program sessions of your choice; Medical, Dental, Business, Public Health, Water, Engineering and Human Rights to learn about the program, provide feedback and ask questions.
12:30pm Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
1:30pm Breaking the Poverty Cycle
Learn about how sustainable development is a continued effort and how GB is breaking the cycle from GB Nicaragua Executive Director, Pablo Garron.
2:15pm Breakout Session: Vote In Topics
During online registration vote for the topics that most interest you. Based on voting, 10-15 of those topics will be offered during this session and attendees will choose and rotate between their 3 sessions of choice.
3:45pm Break
4:00pm How Global Brigades Shaped my Career
Discussion panel with alumni Dr. Duffy Casey, Catherine Berman, Dr. Jon Lee and Claire Marsh.
4:45pm Breakout Session: Campus Action Plans
Campuses will meet together to develop out their action plans for 2018-2019.
5:30pm Closing Remarks & Awards
The conference will close with the recognition of Chapters and Leaders with Awards!
6:00pm Dinner Break
Attendees will break out on the their own for dinner.
8:00pm Scavenger Hunt
Chapters will have the opportunity to compete for a Brigade Scholarship by participating in a scavenger hunt.

Join the discussion! Register Today.