Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

2017 Seahawk Leadership Conference: October 21st, 2017

Seahawk Leadership ConferenceThe Seahawk Leadership Conference (SLC) is an annual conference sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. The Fourth Annual Seahawk Leadership Conference will be held October 21st, 2017 from 10-4pm in the Fisher/Burney Center complex. This conference provides UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend keynote and educational sessions, and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. The content of the conference focuses on four topical areas of leadership:Leadership, Exploration, Adventure, Driving Change

Meet your Student Co-Chairs!Beginning in 2016, the Annual Seahawk Leadership Conference became a student-led program at UNCW. Two UNCW student leaders design, plan, and facilitate the entire conference. The Co-Chairs are members of the Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council.

SLC 2017 Co-Chairs

Justin Sanchez
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Environmental Studies

Libby Fields
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Exercise Science

Conference RegistrationRegistration for the conference is FREE and first come, first serve. This conference usually fills up by the first week of October, so register now to reserve your spot for the 2017 conference! Dress code for the conference is all things Seahawk pride! Please come to the conference representing the areas of campus in which you are involved, or your favorite Seahawk gear.


Small Group FacilitatorsAre you an experienced student leader on campus? We need you! Consider applying to be a Small Group Facilitator at the conference. You will aid in discussion and networking with other conference attendees during the small group times during the day. This role includes a required training for all facilitators on Wednesday, October 18th from 6-8pm.


Conference SpeakersEach year, SLC features speakers from campus and the community in our own version of the popular Ted Talks, called Seahawk Talks! Check out this year's Seahawk Talk speakers:

Clifton Williams joined the Seahawk Family as an undergrad in 2000. He returned to UNCW in 2006 where he has worked for the last 11 years. He currently serves as an investigator in the Office of Title IX & Clery Compliance. His office’s primary functions include educating the campus community on harassment prevention and reporting, investigating reports of harassment, and providing campus safety information. Clifton is the current chair of the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, and serves as a Strengths Coach on campus.

Julie R. Beck is our second Seahawk Talks speaker. Julie is a world traveler, freelance writer, speaker, and leadership facilitator. She currently serves as the President of the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson of the NC Pickle Festival, and Honorary Commander for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Julie is a diehard Wolfpack fan, having received her Masters degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University. Julie is most famous for is her raucous laugh and extensive world travels.