Workshops 2018-01-17T07:01:23+00:00


For the past 30 years, SBSLC has created a unique opportunity for African American college students from across the nation to assemble and collaboratively develop leadership skills for the future. Workshop presenters play an integral role in helping SBSLC continue its legacy of educating and motivating leaders who will continuously transcend limits on their campuses and in their communities. The SBSLC Executive Staff has a vision of using the conference workshops and town halls as a platform for engaging dialogues and dynamic activities that will enhance participants’ perspectives of student leadership. We welcome you to submit a proposal for a workshop presentation for the 2018 annual conference.

This year’s conference theme is SBSLC 30: A Legacy In Living Color. It is our hope that through dynamic and innovative workshops, participants are challenged to desire and achieve excellence in every area of their individual lives. The 2018 workshop tracks include:

  • Creating your Legacy: These workshops explore various topics that place an emphasis on forging and sustaining your legacy. Such topics may expand on the two-fold process of actively shaping and paying homage to our collective legacy.
  • Innovative Leadership: These workshops explore the different approaches towards transcending limitations in setting personal goals, improving leadership skills, reflecting on current events, and being actively engaged on campus.
  • Educational and Professional Programs: These workshops explore the various tools students need to overcome limitations in today’s increasingly competitive business and educational environments. Such topics may cover (but are not limited to) financial planning, graduate school preparation, networking, social and business etiquette, job prep/resume building, and career decisions
  • Networking: These workshops aim to equip students to excel through discussions on appropriate self-representation, high-quality relationships, and a good understanding of current events. Moreover, this track challenges student’s current views on networking and helps maximize their current resources.
  • Achieving Black Excellence: This track will only be conducted through town hall meetings. Town hall meetings encourage larger peer group discussions and focus on student participation. These town halls explore the success of student leaders and the acheivements thorughout the Black community. These sessions will also look at relationships and current events within the Black community and how as African Americans we can continue to strive and expose our excellence. Note: Town hall meetings are larger breakout sessions for our delegation, so there will only be 3-4 proposals selected for this portion of the conference.
  • Advisors Track: This track is specifically designed for the engagement and development of our faculty and staff conference participants. Presentations in this track cover issues and strategies related to advising, counseling, coaching, motivating, challenging, and supporting underrepresented students as a professional in student affairs and higher education.

Interested in facilitating a workshop?

Click here to submit a workshop proposal for the 2018 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference.
You will not be able to save information and return to the proposal form, so it is important to have all workshop and presenter information prepared to submit at once. You will need the following information to complete your proposal:
  • Coordinating presenters’ name, e-mail address, phone number, biography, T-shirt size, and list of any previous SBSLC presentations
  • Name, e-mail address, biography, and T-shirt size for up to two (2) additional presenters (Optional)
  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop Track (You may select up to 2 of the workshop tracks described above.)
  • Workshop Description (85 words or less – This will serve as the abstract shared in the conference booklet.)
  • Workshop Overview (This should include a summary of the presentation content and activities; program format (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive); relevant literature and research;
  • Learning Outcomes ( what the participants will be able to take away from your workshop)
  • Relationship to Conference Theme ( How is your proposal relevant to this year’s theme)
  • A/V Requests

Workshops Timeline

Workshop proposal deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017 
Notification of workshop acceptance: Monday, December 4, 2017
Deadline for presenters to accept invitation to present: Monday, December 11th , 2017
If you have any questions, please contact Alayna Giddiens and Jason Gerard Bopda Kontchou at, or (979) 845-4565.