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McDonough Leadership Conference

The 2014 McDonough Leadership Conference (April 11-12)

Conference Chair: Hayley Montgomery '15


Check out the 2014 Conference Program!


Please register today!

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All conference events will take place on Marietta College campus.


Leadership has emerged in recent decades as a major field of study in higher education. Today, many colleges and universities offer exciting curricular and co-curricular programs in Leadership Studies – challenging their students to develop their leadership skills in preparation for a life of purpose and engagement. It is in this spirit of intellectual exploration, scholarship, self-reflection and personal leadership development that the McDonough Leadership Center is hosting the 2014 McDonough Leadership Conference.


Conference Themes

Every year, the Conference Planning Committee selects different themes for the conference. The 2014 conference explored insights and best practices in four themes: (1) Business Leadership; (2) Women in Leadership; (3) Leadership in the Energy Industry; and (4) Leadership and Ethics.


Types of Sessions

The main emphasis of this conference is the promotion of undergraduate/graduate research related to Leadership Studies. Students present original research, literature review, and reports from field experience. Aside from panel presentations, students also have an opportunity to present their research through poster sessions. 

The conference also includes roundtable discussions and workshops that are of particular interest to leadership program directors and leadership studies faculty. These sessions are designed to help faculty strengthen their own programs.

Conference Accommodations:

Blocks of rooms will be held at each location listed below. For Conference pricing, please ask for the “McDonough Conference” block when making your reservation.

Microtel Inn & Suites ($85 plus tax per night - rooms will be held until March 11)
506 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Fairfield Inn & Suites ($105 plus tax per night – rooms will be held until April 1)
200 Cherry Tree Lane
Marietta, OH 45750


Additional Information (driving directions, arrival by air, local attractions, etc.)



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

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