Call for Proposals

The Council of Union and Student Programs is pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for the 2017 Student Leadership Conference. This year’s conference kicks off Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017 at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington

Deadline to submit is Friday March 3rd by 5:00pm

Presenters should prepare one-hour long workshop sessions focused on the themes of the Student Leadership Conference:

Session 1: Cohort Sessions (cohort-based leadership positions)
What’s my position all about? What does my position look like at other colleges? How to get the most out of this conference experience given my position on-campus?

Session 2: Foundational Leadership Skills
Teaching students the important skills for developing one’s leadership style, leadership philosophies (i.e. positional leadership, authentic leadership, servant-leadership etc.) problem solving, having a vision, holding yourself accountable and what it means to be a voice for students; Helping students articulate a meaningful definition of Leadership.

Session 3: Cross Cultural Leadership Skills
Cross cultural leadership skills help student leaders understand the needs of diverse campus communities and awareness of one’s identity. Topics can include: Diversity 101, Intro to Social Justice Programming, Becoming an Ally, Multi-cultural Competence, Having Difficult Dialogues, Social Change Mode of Leadership, Advocacy and more.

Session 4: Applying Leadership Skills
Bringing skills back to campus. The How to Skills: Facilitate Meetings, Making hard decisions, SMART goals, time-management, Working as a team, Communication skills, Event planning, Engaging Students, Marketing etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Coy Denman at

Fill out a proposal here: program proposals