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Nexus for Leadership Symposium

Event Date:  Sunday, June 08, 2014-Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Innovations in Leadership: Moving Forward from where you are

UC Campus 

Host School: University of Charleston, School of Business and Leadership

Partner Schools: Hollins University, Batten Leadership Institute (Roanoke, VA), St Vincent College, McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government (Latrobe, PA),  West Virginia Wesleyan College, School of Business (Buckhannon, WV) Wheeling Jesuit University, Professional and Graduate Studies in Leadership (Wheeling, WV)

Program Highlights

  • Monday June 9th :  Keynote National Speaker:  Captain David Marquet,  best selling  author of "Turn the Ship Around
  • Tuesday June 10th : Major General James Hoyer, Adjutant General , WV Army National Guard 

Invited Speakers 

  • Thomas Heywood, Managing Partner, Bowles & Rice Law Firm, Former Chief of Staff for Governor of West Virginia 
  • Major General Francis G. Vavala, Adjutant General, Delaware Army National Guard
  • Major General Allen Tackett, Adjutant General, WV Army National Guard

Concurrent Sessions for Paper Presentations

Leadership Journey 

  • Emerging Leadership
  • Action Leadership
  • Steward Leadership

Leadership Contexts 

  • Healthcare Leadership Contexts
  • Military and First Responder Leadership Contexts
  • Women in Leadership Contexts

Submission of Papers 

Online submission of Abstracts will be available March 31st through May 6th.* Receipts of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail to all authors. Final decisions will be sent no later than May 14th, 2014. 

For the abstract submission guidelines click here.

To submit an abstract click here.

Conference Host and Registration 

Students at the University of Charleston have the benefit of being in the capital city of West Virginia, with all the cultural and entertainment advantages that brings. At the same time, Charleston is a tranquil, small-city environment with easy access to the beautiful, rolling Appalachian Mountains. Currently there are graduate programs in pharmacy, business, leadership and a physician assistant program. According to US News, University of Charleston is ranked among the top regional colleges in the South.


Accommodations are being negotiated in local Hotels for special rates for attendees at this Symposium.
Hotel Name  Hotel Address  City  Phone Number  Rate  Number of Rooms  Code/Group Booking  Cut Off Date 
Charleston Capitol Hotel 1000 Washington Street East Charleston 304-343-4661 $84 + tax per night 15 University of Charleston School of Business 20-May
Country Inn and Suites 105 Alex Lane Charleston 304-925-4300 $99 + tax per night 12 University of Charleston 20-May
Days Inn Charleston East 6400 MacCorkle Avenue SE Charleston 304-925-1010 $69.99 + tax per night 25 Block Conf # 218116651 1-Jun
Four Points by Sheraton Charleston 600 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston 304-344-4092 $159 + tax per night 25 Leadership Conference 9-May
Hampton Inn #1 Prefered Place Charleston 304-746-4646 $119 + tax per night 15 Group Code: NEX 25-May
Holiday Inn and Suites 400 Second Avenue Charleston 304-744-4641 $109 + tax per night 30 Group Code: NEX 25-May
Holiday Inn Express Civic Center 100 Civic Center Drive Charleston 304-345-0600 $159 + tax per night 25 Group Code: NLS 9-May
Charleston Mariott Towncenter 200 Lee Street East Charleston 304-345-6500 $149 + tax per night 20 University of Charleston 18-May
Wingate Inn 402 Second Avenue Charleston 304-744-4444 $104 + tax per night 20 Group Code: CGNEX 25-May
Microtel Inn and Suites 600 Second Avenue Charleston 304-744-4900 $73 + tax per night 27 Leaership Conference 25-May