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Reinhardt University
RU Leads Series

The Reinhardt University Leadership RU Leads series seeks to empower students to develop lifelong leadership skills that can be utilized within diverse educational, social and business settings. Reinhardt University offers a number of leadership development opportunities, which include a conference, and leadership series.  Through participating in various leadership events, students have the opportunity to apply leadership skills on and off campus. Reinhardt Student Leaders are encouraged to participate.  Students who complete a majority of the series will be invited to an end of the year etiquette dinner.

Leadership Conference

RU Leads - Leadership Conference with Odell Bizzell
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bannister Glasshouse

Summary: Join us for the annual Reinhardt University Student Leadership Conference hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. The keynote speaker, Odell Bizzell is a podcast host, trained facilitator, entrepreneur, and author of 5 books. Odell has been a professional presenter for over 8 years and he's been featured in the USA Today, Yahoo! Finance,, and over 200 media outlets. His message centers on taking people to the next level in life. Odell caters to youth and college leaders as well as business leaders. His engaging and interactive presentations help students learn about the intersection of leadership and diversity and how to become more effective leaders in a diverse world. 

Topic: Refuse to Lose - 4 Ways to Become a Guaranteed Student Success Story Every student faces challenges and obstacles both at home and in school. In this presentation Odell tells his story and even how he was able to use 1 simple exercise to create his future as a young adult.

RU Leads Workshop Series

“Grit – Finding Passion, Purpose and Perseverance
Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Gordy Dining Simms 1 or 2

Summary: Lead with GRIT – Understanding the special blend of passion and persistence is more important than IQ and talent.

“Managing People, Projects and Priorities”
Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Gordy Dining Simms 1 or 2 

Summary: As we encourage and guide our student leaders, the fine art of managing people, time and tasks will be explored.  Through role play, guided activities and engaging discussions RU student leaders will further develop their managing skills to have an impact in all areas of their academic, social, and work lives.

“Burnout and Rekindle – Finding a Healthy Balance”
Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Gordy Dining Simms 1 or 2 

Summary: As we start a new semester we might find ourselves in our groove or still burnout from the semester before.  In this session you will fall in love again with your various leadership roles and will find a way to balance your life both in and out of the classroom.

“The Art of Networking”
Date/Time Monday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Gordy Dining Simms 1 or 2 

Summary: In this one-hour session you will learn to ask the right questions to the right person to avoid the “NO” response.

“Transition: What’s Up”
Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 6:30-7:00 PM
Location: Gordy Dining Simms 1 or 2