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About Intersect

In accordance with Elon University’s commitment to diversity and global engagement and the fostering of respect for human differences, the Center for Leadership and the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education have collaborated to provide attendees with an unprecedented look at the disciplines of diversity, leadership, and the cross-sections of the two. Intersect educates students, faculty, and professional staff on topics of diversity and leadership. In previous years, these topics were explored through two independent conferences: the Diversity Leadership Conference and the Leadership Development Institute.

During this two-day conference, participants will engage in dialogue, reflection, and training through keynote speakers, workshops, and lunch and learns. The conference pillars work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community.

Conference Pillars

Oppression, social change, power & privilege, and organizational development are the four pillars of the Intersect Conference. These pillars were chosen because they represent the intersectionality of leadership and diversity. Our understanding of these concepts will not only inform our understanding, but also our ability to engage in meaningful conversations and behaviors.

Fall 2017 Conference - Registration is Open!

The Intersect Conference Committee is excited to announce that the 2017 Intersect Conference will be held on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th. The Intersect Conference Committee is looking forward to another successful conference following this past fall's engaging and inspiring conference! Click here to register for Intersect 2017.


Conference Participation

Intersect is FREE for Elon students, faculty, and staff. Attendees outside of the Elon University committee are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

If you have specific questions, please contact Dana Pursley, Associate Director of the Center for Leadership (336-278-5323) or Sylvia Munoz, Associate Director of the CREDE (336-278-6516)