The Crain All-University Leadership Conference is SMU's premier leadership conference. Whether you feel the urge to advance and gain more confidence in your leadership skills, gain a deeper understanding of your already mature leadership skills, or serve as a better advisor to amazing leaders on SMU's campus, then you need to mark the Crain All-University Leadership Conference in your calendar.
This spring 2013, LEAD [Leadership Education, Activities & Development], in collaboration with Student Senate and The Division of Student Affairs, will bring you the Crain All-University Leadership Conference. Student leaders with all levels of experience, advisors, and SMU staff and faculty will complete a ropes course at Group Dynamix in Carrolton, TX and then gather at Tanglewood Hotel Resort & Conference Center in Pottsboro, Texas to enhance their leadership skills.
The Crain All-University Leadership Conference is a cornerstone event for the whole SMU community, and SMU students, faculty, and alumni work together to make the conference a success. In addition, the Crain All-University Leadership Conference is the only SMU leadership conferences that is open to every SMU student and every SMU student organization at absolutely no cost to students.
The spring 2013 conference theme is, "Superpowers of Leadership". During the conference, students will acquire important skills (or powers) necessary to being a great leader. By the end of the conference, students will be able to harness their superpowers and influence the SMU community and beyond.[Back to Top]
The Crain All-University Leadership Conference is open to all current SMU students who are interested in enhancing their leadership.
As part of this overnight conference, participants will:
This year's conference will feature two keynote speakers.
Saturday, February 9th
We are excited to host Rick Hart, SMU's new Director of Athletics as our Saturday evening keynote speaker. Click here for full bio.
Sunday, February 10th
SMU Alumni, David Huntley, will serve as our Sunday lunch keynote speaker. Mr. Huntley led a distinguished SMU career, including serving as the University's first African American Student Body President. He is currently Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at AT&T Services. Click here for a full bio.
Register for the conference by completing and submitting the Registration Form. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit the online form.
Registration for the 2013 Crain All-University Leadership Conference is open. Register for the 2013 conference by clicking the Registration Form link above and submitting the completed form. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit the online form.
The Conference Registration Fee:
This year's conference is offered at no cost to SMU students. All students must register for the conference by completing the registration form (link above.) There is, however, a no-show fee of $50 for students who register for the conference but fail to attend.
Cancellation must be emailed to email@example.com no later than 5 PM Friday, January 25, 2013. If you fail to cancel by the deadline, you will be charged $50.
How should I dress for the Conference?
The conference will start with a ropes course activity at Group Dynamix, so active wear is preferable. Once at Tanglewood, the attire will be snappy casual. We recommend bringing one active wear outfit and two snappy causal outfits. There will also be nightly activities, which will be casual dress.
Who Should Attend?
First years through seniors! Beginning through advanced leaders! Everyone will find something to take back! If you want to gain actual reality based leadership skills, this conference is for you!
If you know that you need to improve your leadership skills because you just can’t seem to motivate others, influence others to accomplish a task, have a difficult time working with certain individuals, or even have problems articulating like a confident person, you need to come to this conference!
For Information or Questions
Call or visit the Community Engagement & Leadership Center located in Hughes-Trigg Suite 200 or 214-768-4403.