Dear CILD Summer Seminar Participants,


On behalf of the Center for Innovative Leadership Development, we welcome you to the 2016 CILD Summer Seminar. The Seminar serves a dual purpose of providing support for the research and dissertation process for doctoral candidates as well as a professional development component for both faculty and adjunct faculty within the School of Education. At the conclusion of the seminar on Tuesday, July 26, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback so that we can continue to make the summer experience most beneficial to both our candidates and our faculty members.


The School of Education’s Center for Innovative Leadership Development Annual Seminar will be held on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Tucker Student Center on the Boiling Springs, North Carolina campus.


The Seminar theme this year is "Leadership and Followership: Building Capacity for the Future." Providing the keynote address is Association of Talent Development professional, MJ Hall. Dr. Hall is an author, educator, and internationally acclaimed performance coach and work-learn designer for strategy and program management.


Please hold July 25 and 26 for yourself as a member of the School of Education faculty, full-time and adjunct. As always, training and development for faculty is an integral part of the Seminar. Thank you for sharing Seminar dates and location with all EDS, EDLS, and EDCI candidates. An online registration platform will be shared with you soon. 

Register Now!

Lodging Information

Doctoral Candidates: A limited number of rooms are being held on a first-come, first-serve basis with the businesses listed below. In order to qualify for a special rate, you must contact the business directly by phone and indicate that you are attending the Gardner-Webb CILD Summer Seminar.

Baymont Inn & Suites
101 Stuard Street
Gaffney, SC 29341

Comfort Inn-Shelby
2012 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152

Holiday Inn Express-Shelby
2001-a East Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152