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How Will You Lead?

You are invited to attend the CU LEADership Conference on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20. This conference is designed for high school juniors and seniors and current Cedarville University students who serve or desire to serve in a leadership position on campus. The CU LEADership Conference exists to equip and inspire leaders to be exceptional in all areas of life. Through the exploration of a Biblical definition of leadership, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service. Will you follow God’s purpose and calling for your life? Will you lead?

CU LEAD has three distinct tracks that build upon each other. These tracks will be led by a variety of Cedarville administrators, faculty, and staff.

CU LEADership 101 — High school Juniors and Seniors.

CU LEADership 201 — Cedarville University students who desire to serve in leadership on campus.

CU LEADership 301 — Cedarville University students who currently serve in leadership on campus.


Cedarville University
Cedarville, Ohio


January 19–20, 2018
The conference begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Check-in for high school students will be from 4–6 p.m. on Friday in the Dixon Ministry Center. Early check-in is available on Friday morning for high school students who will be attending the campus visit and the pre-conference leadership session. Optional campus housing is available.


High school students must register online by January 5th, 2018.

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$65 per high school student includes meals, snacks, all sessions and seminars, and small-group activities.

No charge for current Cedarville University students.

Travel Information

As a courtesy to our prospective students who are visiting campus for events, the Admissions department subsidizes airport transportation costs. We offer round trip service to and from the Dayton and Columbus airports at a discounted rate of $45 for Dayton and $80 for Columbus. If you plan to travel by air and need transportation to and from the airport for CU LEAD, please click on the link below and fill out the Admissions Airport Transportation form.

Medical Release Forms

To enable us to care for medical needs that arise during CU LEAD, each high school student must bring a medical release form signed by a parent or guardian when they come to campus. This form must be completed separately from the online registration form and turned in when you check in on Friday.

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends
  • Bible
  • Pencil/pen
  • Signed medical release form

and if you are staying on campus...

  • Towels
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal items
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including nice jeans or khakis and nice shirts or sweaters are acceptable for CU LEAD activities.

Live Stream



Dr. Thomas White

President of Cedarville University

Thomas White, President of Cedarville University

Special Performer:

Shai Linne

Recording artist and church planter

Photo of Shai Linne



This track is designed to introduce and discuss the question of why Biblical leadership is important and needed. CU LEAD 101 is designed for junior and seniors in high school.


This track will review the question of why Biblical leadership is needed and then introduce and discuss the question of what Biblical leadership requires and demands. CU LEAD 201 is designed for Cedarville University students who are interested in serving in a student leadership position through Cedarville University.


This track will review the questions of why Biblical leadership is needed and what Biblical leadership requires and demands. CU LEAD 301 will introduce and discuss how Biblical leadership can be personally applied to the individual’s leadership journey.

Breakout Session Topics:

(Each of these Breakout Sessions will be presented in all of the above listed tracks)

Time Management

In this session you will learn how to prioritize and use your time wisely. You will learn how to discern which opportunities to invest in and how to manage your time so that you can be fully present, engaged and give 100% to the opportunities that you are involved in.

Leading Without Position

In this session, you will learn how to think about leadership as a way of life and what it means to seek opportunities to serve when you don’t have leadership status. You will learn that your current circumstances are opportunities to serve, even if you do not currently hold a formal leadership position.


In this session, you will learn the importance of clear and effective communication in the areas of communication through action, good conflict, and the use of selfless communication.

Knowing Yourself as a Leader

In this session, you will come to know and understand yourself, so that you are equipped to be a more effective leader. You will determine your strengths and weaknesses, what your values are, and whether you have an outgoing or more reserved leadership style.



    Pre-Conference Sessions

    Stevens Student Center (SSC)


    Dinner with Small Group

    Stevens Student Center (SSC) Dining Hall


    Main Session with Dr. Thomas White

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC) Jeremiah Chapel


    Shai Linne Concert (Free)

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC) Jeremiah Chapel


    Small Group Relax and Discuss

    Stevens Student Center (SSC)


    You and CU (High School Students Only)

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC) Jeremiah Chapel


    Breakout Sessions

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC), Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS), Health Sciences Center (HSC), Milner


    Closing Session

    Dixon Ministry Center (DMC)


    Lunch and Small Group Time

    Stevens Student Center (SSC)


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