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January 30, 2021

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The 2021 CU LEADership Conference is about being resolute. To be resolute means to be determined, purposeful, unshakable, and unwavering. This year we have faced unexpected challenges and change. With that comes the opportunity to stand firm on biblical truths and press on with fortitude. Through a series of sessions, we will be exploring what we are about, who we are becoming and where our influence lies. Please join us as we discover what it means to be resolute.

CU Lead 101 - Reimagined

Students in high school are invited to attend a reimagined CU LEAD 101 either live or through video on demand. The CU LEAD 101 track is designed to be experienced as an individual or in a group setting. Participants will receive access to the CU LEADership Conference site to participate live in the event or to watch the recordings later.

Benefits of CU LEAD 101 Reimagined

  • Individual Participant - $25
    • Cedarville T-Shirt
    • Access to the 2021 CU LEADership Conference Site - 1 Year Access (Session Recordings, Notes, and Resources)
    • CU LEADership Conference Notebook
    • Live Small Group (January 30, 2021) led by a Cedarville University student leader
    • Additional Resources (Videos and Notes of all Breakout Sessions) 
  • Group - $100
    • Access to the 2021 CU LEADership Conference Site - 1 Year Access (Session Recordings, Notes, and Resources)
    • Unlimited number of students can attend
    • Additional Resources (Videos and Notes of all Breakout Sessions) 

Cedarville University Students

The CU LEADership Conference is a prerequisite for Cedarville University students who desire to or currently serve in campus leadership.

  • Main Session & Breakout sessions
  • The conference is free for full time Cedarville University students.


View the Saturday schedule for the main CU LEADership Conference event times and locations. Check the details when you register!


Dr. Matt Bennett

Dr. Matt Bennett

Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology

Brian Burns

Brian Burns

Director of Campus Experience

Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook

Director of Discipleship

Dr. Mindy May

Mindy May

Director for Student Development,
Dean of Women


Additional Resources

As a participant for this year's CU LEADership Conference, you will have access to additional resources that are available to our University students. The CU LEADership Conference is an annual event required by those who are serving or wish to serve in leadership positions on campus. The University has identified six traits that we desire for each of our student leaders. We have developed six breakout sessions that we present annually at the CU LEADership Conference. You will have access to these sessions (Video and notes) by Monday, February 15, 2021.

Breakout Sessions (available February 15, 2021)

Spiritual Habits of a Leader - Dr. Jeremy Kimble, Associate Professor of Theology

What does a leader do to prepare spiritually for the demands of leadership? This session will address the everyday spiritual disciplines of effective leaders and equip you to be a witness for Jesus Christ as a leader.

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” - Romans 12:12

Leadership Skills - Dr. Rick Melson, Vice President for Advancement

This session will address the necessary skills that leaders should develop in order to be effective. This session will focus on the basic but important traits of quality leaders.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” - Colossians 3:23-24

Integrity - Matt Dearden, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Having integrity is especially important for Christians who are leaders. This session will address why integrity is so important, good and bad examples and outcomes, and how Christ-followers can develop and live lives of integrity.

“Buy truth and sell it not; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding” - Proverbs 23:23

Discernment and Decision Making - Dr. Janice Supplee, Vice President for Marketing & Communications

One of the toughest aspects of leadership is decision making. Come to this session to hear an experienced leader’s perspective on how to have discernment and make those tough decisions.

“Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” - Proverbs 3:5-6

Communication and Conflict Resolution - Dr. Kristin DeWitt, Professor of Psychology

This session will address the skills that are necessary to have effective communication with other people and practical strategies to resolve difficult conflicts.

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in harmony” - Colossians 3:14

Building and Maintaining a Team - Mr. Jeff Reep, Director of Career Services

Come to this session to hear an experienced leader share his tips and tricks on what traits to look for in good team members and how to maintain a healthy team environment.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” - Proverbs 27:17