Igniting Leadership

Hundreds of Educators and Administrators Converge at Gardner-Webb for Annual Leadership Conference


An event held at Gardner-Webb University each year has once again brought together educators from around the region and state. The ninth annual Summer Leadership Conference was held July 13-14 in the Tucker Student Center at Gardner-Webb University, and hundreds of individuals participated.

Sponsored by Gardner-Webb University’s Center for Innovative Leadership Development (CILD) and the K-12 Teacher Alliance, the conference was titled “Igniting Leadership” and offered several learning tracks for both classroom educators and school administrators. Several sessions were offered throughout the two-day event, each designed to provide information in the areas of teacher efficacy, organizational leadership, and research presentations.

“The CILD serves both as a catalyst for cultural transformation within the institution aimed at enhanced organizational performance as well as establishing the framework for centers of excellence with the organization,” shared GWU School of Education dean Dr. Prince Bull. “Dr. Janet Mason, the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, offered the keynote presentation for this year’s conference.”

Officials say they are grateful to be able to provide a conference to educators around the state and region that is free of charge, and believe attendees benefited from a wide range of subjects, expertise, and topics discussed. The goal each year is to provide sessions that give leaders, teachers, and administrators a renewed sense of purpose and a higher motivation to address critical issues within their organizations.

Learn more about the Gardner-Webb University Center for Innovative Leadership Development