The SUMMIT Experience

Students Understanding, Maximizing, and Mentoring Individual Talent

SUMMIT empowers students to take the first steps toward this transformational understanding of how their unique talents can positively impact their world.

Starting with orientation, engaging with pre-conference content in large and small groups, and culminating in a weekend-long shared conference experience, the SUMMIT program includes influential speakers, small group discussions and team challenges, and time for personal reflection. Students who participate as delegates will develop their ability to intentionally reflect, deepen their understanding of personal assessment tools, and enhance their capacity to think critically as they respond to and influence strategic change – in their own lives, in their relationships, and in their organizations.

Delegates experience a high-impact weekend of learning and gain lasting tools to support their pursuit of dreams and goals. SUMMIT delegates return to Mays Business School with a renewed focus and clearer purpose. They continue engaging in intentional learning and reflection in their classes, organizations, and jobs, and many go on to earn the Martha Loudder Medal of Excellence through an integrated online portfolio.

While the SUMMIT conference provides a foundational experience for strategic self-development, the goal reaches far beyond one weekend or one person. Delegates learn, “Reflection doesn’t stop with you,” and those lessons learned at the SUMMIT impact interactions and decisions for years to come.

2021 Program Overview

November 29, 2020: Program Orientation (virtual synchronous event; includes all delegates and all program staff)

January 24, 2021: Conference Primer I (virtual synchronous event; includes all delegates and all program staff)

January 31, 2021: Conference Primer II (one synchronous event per small group; in-person or virtual; time confirmed during orientation)

February 6-7, 2021: CONFERENCE (virtual synchronous events; includes all delegates and all program staff plus speakers)

February 21, 2021: Conference Debrief I (one synchronous event per small group; in-person or virtual; time confirmed during conference)

March 28, 2021: Conference Debrief II (virtual synchronous event; includes all delegates and all program staff)