Multicultural Leadership Summit

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The Multicultural Leadership Summit, held on the Florida State University campus, focuses on building a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice.

The summit provides opportunities for participants to learn about their identities and how they impact the ways in which they choose to show up in the world each day. MLS educates participants to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

By attending the Multicultural Leadership Summit Students will:

  • Have a working personal definition of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of a healthy ethnic identity in effective leadership and service.
  • Discover ways to build meaningful coalitions with students, faculty and staff similar to and different from themselves in order to achieve mutual goals for social change.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation of the importance of understanding the experiences of people from different multicultural backgrounds in effective leadership and service.


This year's Multicultural Leadership Summit will take place on Jan. 26-27. Registration is free for Florida State students, who may register below.


The summit is also open to students from Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College for a $15 registration fee. Students from these institutions should register below.



Present at the summit

Are you interested in presenting at the 2018 Multicultural Leadership Summit? We are accepting program proposal submissions that relate to the conference theme, "CTRL+ALT+DEL: Rethinking Diversity Here and Now" (with focuses on interrupting complacency, constructing socially just action plans, and elevating communities); to broader topics about diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and various intersecting identities (such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, access, class and ability); and/or about leadership and service. All presentations are 50 minutes. A suggested breakdown of a proposed session is as follows:

  • 30 Minutes - Presentation of Content
  • 15 Minutes - Discussion and/or Application Activity
  • 5 Minutes - Closing Debrief

Proposals will be accepted through Dec. 8 at 11:59 p.m.


Become a facilitator

As a facilitators for our small groups, you will have the opportunity to work with a group of 5-15 attendees over two days to dialogue about the conference theme, facilitate group activities, and offer space for reflection during the conference. Graduate students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to apply.



For more information, please email or contact Program Coordinator Nancy Wong at

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