Leading Change 2023
From Global Knowledge to Local Action

February 24th-25th, 2023
College of Business Learning Complex
Keynote Speaker

The School of Strategic Leaderhsip studies is excited to announce Dr. Felecia Commodore as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Leading Change conference! 

Dr. Commodore currently serves as an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Educational Foundations and Leadership program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Felecia's research focus area is leadership, governance, and administrative practices with a focus on HBCUs and MSIs as well as Black women and leadership in higher education.

Conference Schedule

#LEADCC23 will offer interactive workships, paper sessions, and panels on leadership in higher education, organizational science, and the nonprofit sector. Complimentary meals and refreshments will be offered throughout the conference.


Friday, February 24th

  • 11:30 am - Registration opens. - Hartman 2021
  • 12:30 pm - Welcome Lunch, Panel: Researching & Publishing in Leadership Studies & Related Fields - Hartman 2021
  • 2:00 pm - Session Blocks 1A & 1B - Hartman Hall Classrooms
  • 3:30 pm - Session Blocks 2A & 2B, Community Leadership Forum, Hartman & Showker Classrooms
  • 5:00 pm - Reception - Hartman Hall Oculus


Saturday, February 25th

  • 8:00 am - Networking Breakfast - Hartman 2021
  • 9:00 am  - Session Blocks 3A & 3B - Hartman Classrooms
  • 10:30 am - Featured Papers Session Panels - Hartman & Showker Classrooms
  • 12:00 pm - Awards Luncheon, Keynote Address - Hartman 2021

To view the full conference agenda complete with session titles, descriptions, and presenter information, download the PDF included below.

Download the #LEADCC23 Agenda

Meals & Refreshments

Meals and refreshments will be offered at multiple points throughout the conference including the welcome address, reception, networking breakfast, and awards luncheon. 

Catering options have been selected to accommodate common dietary restrictions. Items will be clearly labeled to designate them as made-without-gluten, vegetarian or vegan. JMU Special Events Catering is managed by Aramark. Aramark relies on vendors' allergy warnings and listings. Because they operate a commercial kitchen where ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions and cross-contact with allergens is possible, Aramark cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of allergens. If medically necessary, meals made without gluten or made without dairy can be prepared and packaged separately. To request a packaged meal please email Kira Lambert at lambe2ks@jmu.edu.

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