MMC 2020 Student Leadership Summit

A 2020 Vision: The Future of Leadership

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11 AM - 4 PM


A Call for Proposals:

This year we are looking to the future of leadership to discuss where we go from here. Who will be the leaders of tomorrow and what skills will they need to face mounting global concerns?

MMC students, NYC graduate students, and current professionals within higher education may submit programs to the 2020 Leadership Summit. There are a number of program types that are welcome for inclusion in the summit this year. You may submit more than one program/program type, but it is likely that the day’s schedule will only allow for a single block of breakout sessions. Please prioritize the submission you most want to present.

 All submissions should include the following:

  1. New or fresh perspective on the Leadership Summit theme
  2. A format that encourages conversation and interaction with the audience
  3. Clearly articulated learning objectives/outcomes
  4. If assertions are presented as fact, documented research that supports those assertions


We have highlighted the following topics as they relate to the future of leadership in an effort to guide proposal submissions as well as to aid participants in how to engage with different sessions of the summit.


Sustainability/ Civic Responsibility

  • What is the responsibility of average leaders to apply sustainable practices to their operations? How?
  • What typifies a citizen-leader? How does one advance the needs of their community or broader communities?
  • How will emerging global affairs inform the style and philosophies of tomorrow’s leaders?


Generation Z Leadership Traits

  • What are the key leadership traits for Gen Z and generations after them?
  • How does/will socio-political climate impact leadership of the future?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of a broad generational categorization? Can Gen Z be categorized and addressed as a collective?


Undefinable: Influencer Culture and Activist Leadership?

  • Who are the faces of the generation? Have they been identified and if not, will we know them when they assert themselves?
  • How will the emerging generation hold their leaders, high esteem on a pedestal, as servant leaders among peers, or somewhere beyond?
  • How will progressive leadership shape the world of business and politics?


You may choose to submit a program proposal as an instructional, informative, roundtable discussion or panel.

Proposal submissions are due by November 28, 2019 at 5pm.


Selection Criteria

The Office of Student Development and Activities at Marymount Manhattan College will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  1. Adds to the conversation surrounding the theme of the Future of Leadership
  2. Proposal has a clearly stated purpose and objectives
  3. Offers an interactive format that engages student participants
  4. Submissions that seek to inform or instruct, provide substantive research or supporting documentation
  5. Sessions should be between 30-45 minutes
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