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Fall Leadership Institute 2018
August 27-28

Are you excited to start a new leadership position this fall? Are you interested in learning more about leadership and opportunities for the future? If so, then you will not want to miss the 2018 Fall Leadership Institute! The Fall Leadership Institute (FLI), sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, is a one and a half day leadership conference opportunity for all undergraduate students, including those who are involved in clubs and organizations or are student staff members interested in furthering their leadership development.
This year we are excited to launch a new format that includes a one-day conference that focuses on developing your leadership style and a second half-day focused on event planning and club management logistics.

Join us for keynote speakers, workshops, breakout sessions and opportunities to map your leadership path. You will have opportunities to connect and collaborate with other student leaders on campus. Throughout FLI, there will be opportunities for you to hear and learn from professional keynotes speakers, as well as leaders in our St. Thomas community. The day will include large group sessions, smaller breakout sessions and a fantastic evening activity (to be announced).

Topics on day two include training on developing successful events, training on 25Live, Net Catering, how to effectively market your club or events, Tommie Link, Club Budgets, finance requests and more. We will also be introducing a new service model for student clubs and organizations in collaboration with the Tommies Together Volunteer Center.

FLI Day 1
8:30am – Breakfast and Welcome
9:00am – Morning keynote and activities
11:30am – Lunch and networking activities
1:00pm – Afternoon breakout sessions
About 5:30pm – Closing
Exciting evening activity (TBA)
*Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on Day 1
FLI Day 2 – Club Training
8:30am – 12:00pm
*Breakfast will be provided on Day 2
  • "Met someone who worked as an interviewer and learned some great interview and resumé tips. I had heard all the standard one-liners about resumés and interviews but the alumni I spoke with really had original and helpful information."
  • "The most valuable thing that I picked up was that our different experiences that have shaped our lives will also shape our communication styles. Sometimes the communication styles will not mesh but rather than getting frustrated we should work harder so understanding is achieved"
  • "Learning to think critically about service and the more long term justice impacts service can have as we look to advance the common good. Service and our tagline can be something easily written off as not controversial, but it really requires that critical thinking aspect in order to truly advance the common good."
  • "I loved being able to discuss different topics with other leaders on campus. It was refreshing to have an open dialogue about lots of different topics."
  • "Gained insight into what it is like to transition from College to the working world"
  • "I really enjoyed being able to connect with alumni and hear about their experiences at St. Thomas and how that has helped them in their lives."
  • "Most valuable thing I learned from this experience was how aware we need to be as to our choice of words and how we say things."
We look forward to seeing you at FLI in August! If you have any questions, please email campuslife@stthomas.edu

If you are living on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year and you sign up to attend FLI by 12:00pm on July 30, you will be eligible to move into your room early.


FLI 2018 Registration


We look forward to seeing you at FLI in August! If you have any questions, please email campuslife@stthomas.edu