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Leadership Events and Series

Leadership events are a key cocurricular feature of TLI and aim to promote student leadership development through a range of fun and stimulating experiences and engagements. TLI events offer students the opportunity to learn about key leadership constructs, hear from prominent local, national and international leaders, engage in valuable collaboration and dialogue, and practice new leadership skills. TLI has several signature events offered throughout the year ranging from speaker series to student conferences and more.

Signature Leadership Events

Student Leadership Summit

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The Student Leadership Summit is the Institute's annual flagship event and occurs each Fall semester. The Summit is a conference-style event, which offers attendees valuable leadership perspectives, lessons and interactive experiences, enabling students to view themselves as leaders while developing and mastering advanced concepts and practical applications of leadership. Check out the Student Leadership Summit page for more details.


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Leadership Speaker Series

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The Leadership Speakers Series (LSS) is an ongoing speaker series which first began in 2012. This exciting speaker series offers valuable opportunities for UNF students to engage with successful leaders from the UNF and Jacksonville community as they share their unique leadership insights and perspectives from their respective fields, industries and disciplines. The LSB events offer a face-to-face experience with these influential local leaders through lectures, Q&As and numerous networking opportunities for UNF students.


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Taylor Talks

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Inspire by the popular TEDtalks, the annual Taylor Talks event, hosted by TLI, showcases four exemplary students and alumni as they each share the incredibly powerful and personal stories of their transformational leadership journeys here at UNF. All graduates of the leadership minor program, these students and alumni presenters share with attendees their own diverse perspectives and insight into the practical realities of becoming a leader and the positive impact that intentional leadership development has had in their personal, professional and academic lives.


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