Information and Session Format and Presentation Requirements:

All accepted papers will be presented as part of paper sessions. Sessions that include three papers will run 1 hour and 15 minutes in duration. Sessions that include four papers will run 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration.

Please plan your presentation to be no longer than 15 minutes duration. Paper presentations should use PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. that can be presented using share screen on Zoom.

We will organize session chairs and discussants for each session. All presentations in a given session should conclude with about 30 minutes remaining in the session. This will allow session discussants to speak and for the audience to ask presenters questions about their papers.


Example session format:

0:00-0:03 – Chair introduction to session.

0:03-0:18 – Paper #1 presentation (sharing presentation visual via Zoom share screen)

0:19-0:34 – Paper #2 presentation (sharing presentation visual via Zoom share screen)

0:35-0:50 – Paper #3 presentation (sharing presentation visual via Zoom share screen)

0:51-1:15 – Discussant remarks and audience Q&A


Reminder: Final papers are due via upload to the JMU Scholarly Commons by next Friday February 5th.

Link to upload to site:

View instructions for creating a JMU Scholarly Commons account


Registration Information

Paper presenters must register for the conference ($15 for students, $30 for faculty/professional). You may register at this site. Please register by February 5 if you have not already.

Please note that the registration form was amended on January 22 to include the following statement:

The Leading Change Conference will be hosted and recorded online. By registering for the 2021 Leading Change Virtual Conference all presenters, speakers, and attendees understand that their likeness might be captured and used during the recording of these sessions. Additionally, it is to be understood by the registrant that the recordings of these sessions may be used in the future for educational and promotional purposes. Contact  if you have any questions.


Promotional Tools and Other Resources for Presenters

  • #LEADCC21 PowerPoint template for presentation use (optional)
  • Social graphic for #LEADCC21. Please use hashtag #LEADCC21 in your posts, and feel free to tag our department in your communications
    • Facebook: @ssls.jmu
    • Twitter and Instagram: @jmuleadership
    • LinkedIn: @JMU School of Strategic Leadership Studies


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


For presentation formatting questions- contact LEADCC21 Conference Chair Dr. Adam Vanhove (

For registration, promotional, and other logistical questions- contact LEADCC21 Conference Organizer Brooke Rhodes (

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