Conference Presentations 

Each year, the LEAD  Annual Student Conference is filled with student educational sessions designed to educate and inform you on the topics and issues you face in your work and Residences.

For 2019, we are welcoming a wide variety of topics and our conference theme is LEAD with ‘x’. Do you lead with compassion? With integrity? With gratitude? Identify how YOU lead and what your X-factor is, and let it show in your presentation!

The deadline for this year is October 1st.

Final Program approvals will be emailed to presenters on October 8th


21st Century Campus Example Topics

LEADership - Presentations about rising out of the crowd

o   Self-Awareness (introspective focus)

o   Self-Management (behavioral focus)

o   Interacting with others (interpersonal focus)

o   Influencing others (team & organizational focus)

o   Reflective Practices

o   Service Learning

o   Co-Curricular Record

o   Leadership Styles

Community: Presentations about building community capacity in student Residences or about building resilience in students

o   Student Engagement

o   Community Building

o   Intentional Conversations

o   Managing Roommate Conflicts

o   Bulletin Boards, Door Tags

o   Sexualized Violence/Consent Campaigns

o   Suicide Alertness

o   Bullying

o   Mental Health; Campaigns/Programming, Awareness

o   Boundary Setting

o   Event Advertising

Curiosity: Workshops about going beyond the boundaries of ourselves and immediate communities

o   Intercultural Competency

o   LGBTQ+ and Gender

o   Positive Space

o   Peer/Lay Counselling

o   Self-Assessment

o   Self-Promotion (branding)


Steps to Create a Conference Program

1.       Pick a stream to focus your presentation on. Develop your idea around that.

2.       Ask some questions to yourself: What do you do well? What are you good at? What is something unique that your institution is known for? What is something that didn’t go so well, that you think would be useful for other residence student leaders to know? It can be difficult to come up with a topic, so be sure to talk with other student and professional team members at your institution and run ideas by them!

3.   Familiarize yourself with the judging criteria

4.       Put it on paper: After coming up with your program idea, it is time to write the proposal. Be sure to pay attention to the details written in the proposal form above!

5.       Develop the Program: Turn the proposal you have submitted into an actual program. Focus on the details, make sure you have everything you need planned out so there aren’t any hiccups the day of.

6.       Polish: Continue to revise and edit your program, making it clean and professional as possible. Make sure you are comfortable with the content to reduce nerves and last minute additions. Practice your presentation in front of others, ask for feedback; trust us- if you have given your presentation before LEAD, you will be much less nervous!

Presentation Evaluation Criteria
  • Content adhered to abstract provided
  • Presentation was applicable to the student-leader role
  • How likely presentation would be recommended to other delegates
  • Pace was reasonable
  • Content delivered in an organized manner
  • Presenters knowledge on the topic was appropriate
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