Lead Academy

Lead Academy is a student group-focused leadership development conference. Combining group, personal, and professional development, Lead Academy provides head officers and other officers of registered student groups with the tools to best direct and govern their group.

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LEAD Academy will take place on Friday, August 19th 2022 in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom. 

For a more customized experience, this year’s conference includes tracks that will provide students with a tailored experienced based on their experience.

  • Emerging Leader Track: A track for students who have less than one year of group leadership experience or are Bronze-level in the Leadership Challenge.
  • Thriving Leader Track: A track for more experienced student leaders with at least one year of experience in group leadership or are Silver/Gold-level in the Leadership Challenge.
  • Chapter Leader Track: A track for students who hold leadership within a fraternity or sorority. This includes social and honorary fraternity and sororities.

Keynote Address: Tyshea Lewis, M.Ed.

Tyshea Lewis, M.Ed.

Tyshea Lewis is the Associate Director Guarantee Scholars Program in the Division of Student Success. She has been leading the program that helped shape her for 9 years now supporting and developing low-income high achieving students. She is an NC native and a first-generation graduate and a double alum of UNCG. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Human & Development Studies, and M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. She has a passion for developing students in the areas of leadership, career exploration, social perspective taking, and more. Her hobbies include graphic design, event planning, watching true crime documentaries, and singing karaoke.


Program Schedule

  • 9:00AM: Check in and Breakfast
  • 9:30AM: Welcome Address, Kynnith Francis-Vaughan, M.Ed., PSM I
  • 9:40AM: Keynote Address, Tyshea Lewis, M.Ed.
  • 10:20AM: Event Planning Workshop 
  • 11:30AM: Block One Presentations
  • 12:20PM: Lunch sponsored by UNCG Catering
  • 1:00PM: Block Two Presentations
  • 2:00PM: Block Three Presentations
  • 2:50PM: Closing Remarks

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Missed LEAD Academy? Review this year’s Curriculum below:

Workshops Topics (Click hyperlinks to access presentation materials)



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