Student Leadership Conference

Join us for the inaugural UW Student Leadership Conference! Explore applications of leadership in everyday life and connect with other student leaders. Leadership is not about a specific title or role, but about how we can influence and improve our organizations or communities.

Join us February 5th for an opportunity to develop an understanding of how leadership can enhance your personal lives, academics, and future careers.

Open to all students, this conference will feature a keynote by Vernon Wall, multiple workshop options, lunch and opportunities to network with fellow students.


Location: Wyoming Union

Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Come for any or all of the conference)


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Keynote Speaker - Vernon Wall

Vernon Wall: Author, Lecturer, and Consultant


“One Better World”

Privilege. Identity. Social Justice. The journey begins with you. Through interactive activities and focused discussions, participants will learn how their identities influence all they do and how to use this knowledge to become agents of change on campus and in our world. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!”

Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc. Vernon is also President and Founder of One Better World, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in engaging others in courageous social justice and equity conversations. In spring of 1998, Vernon sailed with Semester at Sea as a member of the Student Life Team accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon is also a past President of ACPA – College Student Educators, International.

With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. Vernon is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today’s college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staff on campuses across the country. Vernon’s passion for social justice and inclusion is grounded in a quote from his late grandmother: “May the work I’ve done speak for me.”