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  • Monmouth LEADS
    Leadership Exploration and Diversity Symposium

    Saturday, March 4, 2017


    Registration is free and includes conference materials and lunch. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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    What is Monmouth LEADS?

    The purpose of Monmouth LEADS is to enable students to explore their personal leadership style, develop skills they can apply at Monmouth and beyond, and expand their awareness of diversity and its role in their experiences. Through the choice of two workshops and a keynote, students will be able to shape the experience to fit their interests and needs making this the perfect opportunity for both emerging and seasoned leaders.

    Learning Outcomes: As a result of their participation in the conference, students will be confident in their ability to …

    • Describe and employ their personal leadership style and potential.
    • Define heightened self-awareness as it relates to personal strengths, privileges, preferences, and challenges in their leadership experiences.
    • Explore the connections between their roles as leaders and the impact they can have on the Monmouth community.
    • Articulate the importance of becoming engaged with a heightened sense of civility, justice, and respect so they can advocate for themselves and others.
    • Demonstrate respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of self and others.


    Time Activity Location
    10:30-11 a.m. Participant Check-in Anacon Hall, RSSC
    11 - 11:15 a.m. Symposium Welcome Anacon Hall, RSSC
    11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Workshop #1 Various locations
    12:15 -1 p.m. Workshop #2 Various locations
    1:15 - 3 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker Anacon Hall, RSSC


    Please see full descriptions of the workshops that will be offered during the 2017 Symposium.

    Keynote Speaker: Justin Jones-Fosu

    Keynote Speaker: Justin Jones-Fosu

    Justin Jones-Fosu is a full-time husband and daddy who also happens to be an international speaker, young-award winning entrepreneur, and author. He is the President/Chief Inspirational Officer of Justin Inspires International, LLC ( where he speaks 50-60 times a year for professionals, colleges, and youth internationally. He has spoken in 4 countries for over 250+ organizations, and given over 450+ presentations. Justin is also is the founder of Respectivity (, a company helping workplaces to develop better cultures of respect. He is a CAMPUSPEAK speaker.

    He is the author of two books, the most recent being Finding Your Glasses: Revealing and Achieving Authentic Success, which challenges the reader to live a life of success based on their core values. Justin obtained his MBA specializing in Leadership and Organizational Change. He has also gained valuable leadership experience with three Fortune 500 companies as well as by consulting with individuals and small business on strategy, leadership, diversity and organizational development. In 2008, Justin was named as one of EBONY Magazine's “30 Young Leaders on the Rise” and was voted as a “HOT ACT” by Campus Activities Magazine in 2015. He has been featured in SMART CEO Magazine, the Baltimore Business Journal and other publications. Justin was a fraternity leader, president of 3 campus organizations, and on the SGA Executive Board (not all at the same time)!

    If you only remember a few things about Justin, it’s that he is madly in love with his wife and loves being a daddy. He believes that these are more important than any accomplishments, recognition, or accolades!

    If you have questions, please contact Katherine Browna, Coordinator of Transition & Leadership Programs at or Crystalyn Espinal, Assistant Director of Student Activities at for more information.