Critical Issues Seminar

Posted: May 23, 2014

                                          Dr. Susan Komives

 Critical Issues Seminar Speaker

  July 19, 2014

 The Critical Issues Seminar is an annual event hosted by Doctoral Higher Education and is a required component of the doctoral program.  

Dr. Susan Komives will lead two sessions on the morning of July 19, 2014, from 8:30-12:30 p.m. in North Upper Turner Campus Center.  The morning includes a brunch.  

Session 1: College Student Leadership: Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?

In this session, Dr. Komives will overview the evolution of student leadership education in higher education with a focus in the professionalization of leadership education.  As a member of the team that developed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and as a co-author of the Relational Leadership Model, she will discuss how those and other models developed and how they are used in practice. 

Session 2: Fostering Student Leadership Development

This session will focus on how leadership develops, including findings from recent research on college experiences that develop leadership as well as the role of leadership engagement as a high-impact practice. This session will also overview leader identity and the Leadership Identity Development (LID) grounded theory.  Participants will be asked to reflect on their own leader identity process. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Donna Strange at by July 15, 2014.
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.