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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, Multicultural Center, and Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon University have collaborated to provide participants 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.  Click here to learn about the conference histories.

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

The two-day conference will take place February 21-22, 2014 at Elon University. Join us as we explore diversity and leadership together!


Conference Pillars

Oppression, social change, power & privilege, and organizational development are the four pillars of the Intersect conference. These pillars were choosen 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.


2014 Conference Theme: "Becoming Aware...Inspiring Action."

The theme of this year's Intersect conference is "Becoming Aware...Inspring Action."The Intersect Conference Committee hopes to bring you engaging educational sessions, empowering keynote speakers, and thoughtful dialogue to help you become aware of the issues that are affecting you, your campus, and your community, and so you can be inspired to take action and make change!


Conference Participation

Intersect is FREE for Elon students, faculty, and staff. Attendees outside of the Elon University committee are welcomed and encouraged to attend; registration is $50.00. Click here to register for the conference.

You can find additional information on this website. If you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact Dana Carnes, Associate Director of the Center for Leadership, at dcarnes@elon.edu or (336) 278-5323.