2015 FLI Program Booklet

 The Fall Leadership Institute (FLI), sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, is a three-day leadership conference opportunity for all undergraduate students, including those who are involved in clubs and organizations or are student affairs student staff members, interested in furthering their leadership development.  This year’s theme is “Leadership on Purpose”, which highlights being intentional about the leadership journey.  Student participants will make connections, develop skills that will aid in a leadership role, and explore topics that will help leaders grow personally and professionally.

In addition to 60 one-hour breakout sessions and 10 two-hour workshop sessions facilitated by faculty and staff across campus, there will be three exciting keynote speakers to share their message about leadership and how to make a positive change in the world.

‌The focus of FLI is to further personal leadership development and the building of leadership skills related to the students position(s).

Keynote Speakers


Andrea Mosby is a nationally recognized speaker who inspires student leaders to approach their leadership roles with integrity. She has spoken to students, businesses and organizations for over 18 years about how her life experiences relate to her personal development and success. Andrea believes all people should laugh as often as possible, share a smile with  someone they don’t know and live each day forgiving their past, looking forward to their future and enjoying the moment.

Joshua Fredenburg is a nationally acclaimed speaker, media commentator, leadership/diversity consultant, relationship expert, and author of five books. He is a dynamic keynote who is known for delivering an inspirational message with expert advice that leads to immediate, life-changing and transformational results. All of Joshua’s work is done with a heart of humility, love, integrity, excellence, exceptional character, and strong desire to provide leaders with a life changing experience.

Sona Mehring is the founder and CEO of CaringBridge, a nonprofit website for rallying people around a health journey. Sona is frequently recognized and honored for her passion and visionary leadership, both locally and nationally. Sona is the author of “Hope Conquers All: Inspiring Stories of Love and Healing from CaringBridge,” and shares a message of being intentional in the impact you as a leader can make on the world.

The focus of FLI is to further personal leadership development and the building of leadership skills related to the students position(s).

At FLI students will:

  • Explore and develop skills in intercultural communication, networking and group dynamics
  • Think critically about their personal leadership styles and find opportunities to develop them
  • Work skillfully with student leaders, faculty and staff to engage in dialogue and collaborate to create intentionally inclusive environments and quality programming on campus
  • Learn resources in fiscal management, marketing, time management, event planning and other University policies and procedures to make informed decisions and create successful programs
  • Learn to articulate their leadership experience, how their roles fit within the context of the larger UST community and how they contribute to advancing the common good

For more information, please contact Ed Kim at edkim@stthomas.edu, David Lemon at lemo1693@stthomas.edu or Erin Whipkey at whip6029@stthomas.edu