Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

2016 Seahawk Leadership Conference

Save the Date for the 2016 ConferenceUNCW will host the fourth annual Seahawk Leadership Conference on October 22, 2016. This conference provides up to 200 UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend a campus-based leadership conference and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. It is designed to provide leadership development opportunities for UNCW students of all levels, abilities, and interests.

The content of the conference will focus on "adding depth" to four topical areas of personal leadership, organizational leadership, social justice, and navigating a career path.

Participate in SLC 2016!

Join the Facebook event page for updates on the conference as they develop. Looking for more? We have two new opportunities to "add depth" to your engagement in the conference:

2016 Planning Committee

Want to get a jump start on adding depth to your leadership? Join our team! We're looking for dedicated members to serve on the 2016 Planning Committee for the conference. This group of students will plan every aspeect of the conference, including speakers, presentations, event logistics, marketing, and more. Interested? Let us know here.

Small Group Facilitators

Returning to the conference? Enjoy networking? Enjoy mentoring younger peers? Consider becoming a Small Group Facilitator during the conference! You will help facilitate introductions, guide discussion on speakers and sessions, and add to the fun. The Facilitator experience will include a short training before the conference. You'll also receive the StrengthsFinder(R) workshop experience FREE of charge. The deadline to register as a Small Group Facilitator is October 5th, 2016. You can register here.

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2016 Seahawk Leadership Conference will open in Fall 2016. In the meantime, join the Facebook event page for updates and to network with other conference participants. 

Interested in presenting at the conference?

Consider adding to the depth of the conference with your expertise and experience. Conference sessions will be 45 minutes in length and will take place between 8am and 5pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Proposals are open to faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and community members. Proposals will be reviewed by the Planning Committee and presenters will be notified of acceptance status. All accepted presenters will be invited to join fellow student participants and presenters for lunch. All session proposals are due August 29th, 2016. Submit your proposals here.

Please contact Erin Williamson at with any questions!