Student Leadership Conference

Mount Royal's Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is an annual conference that brings together student leaders from across MRU to share their experiences and knowledge about leadership through conference sessions. SLC is open to all current MRU student leaders, as well as any students interested in future leadership roles.


The 7th annual SLC will be held in a series format, with 3 sessions taking place online via Google Meet. These 3 unique sessions will build off of each other; it is hoped that SLC registrants will attend all sessions, although we realize scheduling conflicts may not allow for this. Sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, January 25th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, January 26th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 29th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Each session in the SLC Series will include time to network and connect with other students, the choice to attend one of several SLC presentations and additional interactions with inspiring leadership gurus!

The theme of the SLC Series 2021 is Resilience in Leadership

The Student Leadership Conference is such an important part of community building at MRU. I thought the student-led sessions were well thought out and the presenters were well prepared. I learned, connected and laughed all day!"

SLC (2017) Student Participant


Presenters' Corner

Are you thinking of submitting a proposal for the upcoming Student Leadership Conference Series? We can't wait to see it! SLC 2021 will be held online and presentations will be conducted via Google Meet. Given this next context for SLC, we want to help you knock your presentation out of the park!

5 TIps for Presenting Online:
  1. Test out your technology and setup in advance to ensure things run smoothly. This includes practicing sharing your screen/presentation, angling lights to help attendees see you well, and more.
  2. Being an engaged presenter online can be tricky! Be sure your video is on, welcome your attendees and be mindful of your background and surroundings. Most importantly, be you're wonderful, welcoming self :)
  3. Request that your attendees turn on their videos if they are willing and able to do so. 
  4. Ask your attendees questions throughout your presentation. Direct them to use the chatbox to answer questions or provide ideas, or consider using another "surveying" tool like Mentimeter, Padlet or Kahoot! If your presentation allows for it, consider asking attendees to "unmute" for some conversation.
  5. Be clear on your takeaway messages, stay focused, and recap at the end of your presentation.

If you are interested, we would be happy to give you an opportunity to practice your presentation by completing a run-through with one of the SLC planning committee members. We will provide helpful feedback and answer any questions you may have. If you're interested in this, please contact Sarah Rude at srude@mtroyal.ca to set up a time.