Baylor University and The Peer Leader Center invite you to join us for the 1st Annual:

Texas College Leadership Conference 2017

October 13-14, 2017 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas

For All Peer Leaders at Colleges and Universities

with FEATURED SPEAKERS Former U.S. House Representative Chet Edwards and NAACP Award-Winning Filmmaker Erin Gaddis, plus Workshops, Poster Presentations, a Pre-Conference Workshop

Peer Mentors

About The Event

We invite college students, staff and faculty involved in peer leadership programs from campuses in Texas and across the country to a day of learning, teaching and sharing.

Peer leadership programs include peer mentors, advisors, educators, tutors, cultural ambassadors, residential advisers, and other similar programs. Let's get together to share what we know, learn from each other, and celebrate the great work we all do!  

This 1-day event on October 14th will include presentations from community and college leaders, team-building, poster sessions, and interactive leadership workshops that will help give you tips you can use as soon as you get back to campus.

Pre-Conference Workshop

"Making Your Campus Inclusive for All by Managing Microaggressions: Self Awareness and Change" on October 13th from 1-4


Registration Information

Groups of 4 or more will receive a discount as an incentive to bring peer leadership teams who can support each other in applying skills and implementing ideas gained from attending the conference.

Group Registration Costs

Early Bird Group Registration (Register by September 15th with a group of 4 or more) $75/person

Regular Group Registration (Register by October 1st with a group of 4 or more) $85/person

Individual Registration Costs

Early Bird Individual Registration (Register by September 15th) $85/person

Regular Individual Registration (Register by October 1st with a group of 4 or more) $95/person

Pre-Conference Workshop Costs

Register by October 1st $50/person


Peer Leaders


Mentors, faculty, and staff are invited to propose a workshop session for this year's conference. The early consideration deadline is extended to September 1st, 2017 and the final deadline for proposals is September 15, 2017. We are looking for workshops to help college student leaders and mentors:

  • Build an inclusive environment
  • Develop effective leadership skills
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Manage challenging situations
  • Create effective programming
  • Provide engaging training sessions
  • Apply leadership experience to career searches

The workshops are 45-minutes long. We also will hold a Poster Presentation Session and encourage every attendee to work with the other students in their program to submit a poster presentation proposal and present on their program's successes.

Meet Your Conference Hosts


The Academy for Leadership Development was established in 2004 by the Division of Student Life at Baylor University to create a common place where diverse individuals studying, researching or practicing leadership in the context of a Christian worldview will benefit from collaboration. The purpose of fostering greater synergy among "leadership thinkers" is guided by an aspiration to provide a meaningful forum for talented Baylor students to develop their strengths in preparation for answering a call to sustained leadership in whatever their chosen vocations, whether they be service in public life, private enterprise, social issues, or the Church.

Contact: Lizzy Davis (

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The Peer Leader Center is an educational organization dedicated to helping students grow as leaders in the areas of peer, school and community leadership. The Peer Leader Center provides support to peer leadership programs in the form of webinars, training materials, and student conferences. It is a project of Eduology, which provides professional development in the areas of higher education student affairs and advising. Learn more at

Contact: Lisa Wexler, Director (

The 2017 Texas Conference Learning Outcomes for Attendees: 

1. Conference attendees will network to form new connections with a variety of mentors, leaders, and practitioners from other schools and leadership programs as a result of participating.

2. Conference attendees will create or modify current goals for their leadership programs as a result of participating.. 

3. Conference attendees will continue to develop personally and professionally as campus leaders after participating.