ODK to host leadership conference at WWU

odk-logo2Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, will host a leadership conference Saturday, Feb. 21, at William Woods University. The conference will begin with breakfast at 9 a.m., and the first speaker will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Cutlip Auditorium.

Conference topics will focus on this year’s theme, “Be the IMPACT.” Areas to be covered include Stepping Outside of Social Norms, You Doing You, Psychological Mind Set, Cultural Impact, the Impact of Our Generation.

“Our leadership conference is a great opportunity for all students to hone their leadership skills and have a new learning experience out of the classroom,” Lacey Sweeten Randall, director of student involvement, said.  “This will be our fourth year for the conference and attendance continues to grow each year.”

She said students would be able to enhance their resumes and leadership skills that could impact their futures and help them become more well-rounded students and future employees.

Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated more than 300,000 members since its founding 100 years ago. The society not only recognizes academic achievement but also scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, social or religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech and the mass media, and creative and performing arts.

The organization is committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders. Members display exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in campus and community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and consecration of democratic ideals.

The society is unique in that, in addition to undergraduate students, membership is open to faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students.