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Taylor Leadership Institute

Leadership Events


Dark blue box with text of 98% of student attendees agreed that TLI events enhanced their leadership skillsLeadership events are a key co-curricular 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 event series offered throughout the year ranging from speaker series to student conferences and more. 

Signature Event Series

Male student looking ahead and smiling while sitting at a table at the annual Leadership Summit

Student Leadership Summit

The Summit is an annual conference-style event, which offers attendees valuable leadership perspectives, lessons and interactive experiences, developing practical applications of leadership.
Speaker Jonathan Catherman speaking into a microphone in front of a projector screen at a TLI event

Leadership Speakers Series

The LSS events offer a face-to-face experience with these influential local leaders through lectures, Q&As and numerous networking opportunities for UNF students.
Student looking at the camera while standing at a microphone in the crowd during a Leadership Speakers Series event

Taylor Talks

Inspired by the popular TEDtalks, the annual Taylor Talks event showcases students and alumni as they share the incredibly powerful and personal stories of their transformational leadership journeys here at UNF.

Upcoming Events

DATE: Friday, April 7, 2023

Time: 11AM - 1PM

Location: John A. Delaney Student Union Ballrooms (Building 58, Room 3703)

Leadership Awards & Taylor Talks

Join TLI for our annual Leadership Awards & Taylor Talks, celebrating and showcasing campus and community leaders who make a difference at UNF and beyond!
This event will include:
  • Award Ceremony recognizing and celebrating campus and community leaders
  • Keynote presentation by sociologist and author Jonathan Catherman and UNF alumnus and poet Tajudin Spencer
  • Taylor Talks Student Leadership Panel and Q&A
  • And free lunch!
To attend, please register at:
For questions, concerns or special accommodations regarding TLI events, please email