Leadership Summit 2015

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Date(s) - 08/03/2015 - 08/05/2015
All Day

University at Albany



Leadership Summit 2

The annual NAGPS Leadership Summit will be hosted by University at Albany starting on Monday, August 3rd until Wednesday August 5th. The topic of this year’s summit will be:

Sustainable Leadership: Using principles of sustainability as a model for graduate student governance

Why Sustainable Leadership?

In today’s society, a common misconception is that the sole definition of sustainability is the ability to preserve natural resources for future generations, which accurately describes environmental sustainability. But sustainability as a whole also includes equity and social components, such as financial and employment security, fair compensation, labor rights, social justice, cultural diversity, community enhancement, human rights, education, quality of life, environmental justice, interaction with the natural world and preservation of the environment and aesthetic resources. As a leader, we are chosen by a diverse community to represent its members and serve as their voice. Whether you are a leader on the student, local, state or even federal level, you must effectively balance and integrate economic, equity, and environmental matters. Sustainable leaders utilize these principles as a tool to sustain these valuable facets of life at the short and long term extent.

The 2015 Leadership Summit will give you the toolbox to develop and implement sustainable leadership practices within your campus organization and local community. We have invited local leaders from the University at Albany and broader community that address these issues on a daily basis. They will recount their own experiences and provide the necessary tools and strategies used to approach various dilemmas pertinent to graduate student leaders such as transition and change, institutional memory, high turnover, social justice, employment concerns, international student concerns, and legislation. Our final workshop will discuss various ways to implement positive change in your campus organization by effectively organizing a group of individuals, building rapport with your administration, networking with other groups on and off campus, and advocacy.

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The Summit venue for accommodations will be the focal point of U Albany’s on campus living experience called Liberty Terrace Apartments. Liberty Terrace shows off U Albany’s  commitment to sustainable living and student comfort and convenience.


– On-site gym with free-weights and cardio machinery
– Running trails
– A UAlbany shuttle will be reserved for all necessary transportation between campuses
– Community areas for fun and recreation
– Free wifi

 The apartments are suite style containing 4 (single accommodation) bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each summit attendee will have their own room.

 The cost of the accommodations at Liberty Terrace is $65 per night, per person.

 To make reservations send an email to me at cjaniszewski@albany.edu with your:

– Names
– Institution
– Phone number
– Number of people that need to be housed

For a list of alternate accommodations see the attached file


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