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McDonough Leadership Conference

Conference Theme: "Leadership Through Time"
March 31-April 1, 2017
Conference Chair: Kaitlin Sarago (McDonough Cohort 28)
You can now register for this year's McDonough Leadership Conference. To register, click HERE. This national event brings together undergraduate and graduate leadership students from many different institutions. All are welcome!
Click HERE to check out the Preliminary Conference Program!
Leadership does not take place in a contextual vacuum. It is the product of many processes that come together in a specific time, contributing to a complex human phenomenon. Please join us as we explore two aspects of this conference theme, “Leadership Through Time” – (1) The historical dynamic of leadership; and (2) Leadership across generations. In the first aspect, we draw leadership lessons by exploring the experiences of the past. Historical leaders are often studied to help us understand how leadership works in different contexts. In the second aspect, we are particularly interested in the way different generations have influenced leadership through the decades. In particular, we would like to explore the way multiple generations affect leadership – e.g., the presence of the Millennials in the workplace.

It is in this spirit of intellectual exploration, scholarship, self-reflection and personal leadership development that the McDonough Leadership Center annually hosts the McDonough Leadership Conference, a national conference focused on undergraduate research on leadership studies. Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, the conference is offered free of charge. Participants are responsible for their transportation and lodging.
Types of Sessions:
Undergraduate/graduate student sessions (panels with paper presentations) – original re­search, senior capstone project, literature review, report from field experience (e.g., intern­ships, study abroad)
Faculty/staff sessions (roundtable discussions) – interactive sessions, informa­tion exchange
Poster session - for undergraduate students
Keynote Speakers - lunch and dinner provided
Leadership Development Workshops - interactive sessions with experienced leadership development facilitators
Leader Dialogue - informal exchange with accomplished leaders
Networking - social events for faculty, staff, students

2017 Corporate Sponsors:
Lead Sponsors: The Scott Theodore Leadership Conference Endowment, McDonough Corporation, Peoples Bank, World Pac Paper
Sponsors: Alliance Industries, J. Luce Foundation, George McAfee

Conference Accommodations:

All conference events take place on the Marietta College campus in Marietta, Ohio. For hotel reservations, we suggest the following possibilities:
Walking Distance from Campus:
The Hackett Hotel
203 1/2 Second Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-374-8278
Short Drive from Campus:
Hampton Inn
508 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-5353
Comfort Suites Marietta
202 Cherry Tree Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-376-1600
Fairfield Inn & Suites
200 Cherry Tree Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-374-3000
Additional Information (driving directions, arrival by air, local attractions, etc.)
PARKING: Wondering where to park during the conference? Click HERE.

Please contact Dr. Gama Perruci (, Christy Hockenberry ( or call 740-376-4760.

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