Student Activities Center

Iowa State Leadership Experience

Ready For... School, Work, and Life!

Register HERE! 

What is the Iowa State Leadership Experience?

The Iowa State Leadership Experience is an annual leadership conference sponsored by the Leadership and Service Center, Department of Residence, Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA), Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, LAS Career Services, Student Wellness, and the Leadership Studies Program. This event is intended to help new and existing leaders on campus improve their leadership skills, learn about leadership opportunities at Iowa State, and network with other leaders from across campus. The Iowa State Leadership Experience was started in 2007, and has grown and evolved since then.


Shiza Shahid

Founder, NowVentures

Co-Founder & Founding CEO, Malala Fund


The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create

A personal talk about Shiza's journey and struggle to create social change, her work with Malala founding the Malala Fund and her mission to create scalable social change today, how ordinary people can make extraordinary waves, and how each of us can become change makers today.

Previous Years' Session Topics:

  • Social Justice
  • Team Building
  • Event Planning
  • Time & Stress Management
  • Recognition & Motivation
  • Running Organizations
  • Networking

Tentative Event Schedule

12:00pm   Check-In
1:00pm     Welcome & Opening Keynote
1:35pm     Session 1 Breakout (Ready for School/Work)
2:40pm     Session 2 Breakout (Ready for Life)
3:30pm     Break
4:00pm     Keynote & Q&A
5:00pm     Keynote Meet and Greet (Optional)

What else can I expect?

Sessions on leadership topics will be offered by respected student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members. Participants will get to interact with and learn about current topics in leadership and find new ways to collaborate across campus. There will be an opening and closing keynote, as well as several breakout sessions. You will get to choose which topics you want to learn about during each session.  A list of sessions will be posted soon. Dress is casual.

Who is invited?

Any ISU student who wants to enhance their leadership skills and meet other campus leaders. If you are just getting started in leadership at Iowa State, this is a great resource to help you on your way! If you are currently an organization president, adviser or instructor we encourage you to send your student leaders to the Iowa State Leadership Experience.

What's in it for me? 

  • Gain new leadership skills

  • Hear new ideas to implement

  • Network with campus leaders

  • Learn from knowledgeable presenters

  • Add something to your resume

  • Get FREE food!

What is the cost?

The Iowa State Leadership Experience is a FREE event that includes snacks and great information for leaders!

How do I register?

Register HERE!

What if I register but later cannot attend?

Please email to cancel your registration. But you don't want to miss this!



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