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& Conference Assistant

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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Leadership Conference 2015: Program


Honor in Service: Leaders Responding to the Needs of Our Time

March 10-11, 2015

Please check back regularly for updates on the program.

Tuesday, March 10

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Registration

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast

9:25 - 9:35 a.m.  Welcoming Ceremony

9:35 - 10:25 a.m.  Opening Speaker

  • E. Scott Geller, Ph. D.; Alumni Distinguished Professor; Center for Applied Behavior Systems:  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Session One Tracks:

  • Theory of Service
  • Service Learning
  • Literacy Education

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Buffet Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.  Plenary Panel Discussion

  • Ms. Elizabeth Scaife, Director of Training (Shared Hope International)
  • Dr. Kimberly McCabe, Ph.,D., Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (Lynchburg College)

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.  Session Two Tracks:

  • Putting an Institutional Pillar into Action
  • Integrating Service Learning and Civic Engagement to Develop Principled Leaders
  • Honor Codes as Service Learning
  • Theory of Service

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.  Session Three Tracks:  

  • Leadership Theories and Assessment
  • Military Leadership
  • EthicsLeadership

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m.  Poster Session / Reception / Book Signing

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.   Keynote Speaker / Dinner (included in paid full conference registration / Additional registration  may be required.  See Leadership 2015 Conference Registration Page.) 

    • Cathy Tisdale, CEO Camp Fire, Inc.

     Wednesday, March 11

    7:00 - 8:00  Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:50  Plenary Speaker

    • Barry Asmus, economist and author The Poverty of Nations:  A Sustainable Solution

    9:00 - 10:15  Session Four Tracks:

    • Human Rights
    • Perspectives on Leaders Responding to the Need
    • Poverty
    • Student Service

    10:30 - 10:50  Concluding Remarks

    10:50 - 11:00  Transition to Cameron Hall for Presentation of Jonathan Daniels '61 Humanitarian Award

    11:00 - 12:15  Jonathan Daniels '61 Humanitarian Award Presentation (Cameron Hall)
                            Recipient:  Representative John Lewis, 5th Congressional District, Georgia