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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Honor in Service: Leaders Responding to the Needs of Our Time

Virginia Miliary Institute's 5th Annual Leadership Conference will kindle passion in leaders who are engaged in humanitarian public service through keynote speakers, panels and presentations.  The conference will explore how leaders from various walks of life are addressing complex humanitarian issues including poverty, human trafficking and civil rights.  Discover how service learning and servant-leadership help solve these issues.  Join our panel participants and practitioners as they '... respond to the needs of our time.'  

DISTINGUISHED LEADER PANELS:

•  Actively Caring for People  •  Combating Human Trafficking  
•  Developing Servant Leaders  •  Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

SPECIAL TOPICS:

•  School Honor Codes  •  Service Learning  •  Leadership in Unexpected Places  
•  Ethics in Business  •  Ethics in Military

Special Award Presentation

On the 50th anniversary of key civil rights legislation, VMI commemorates Jonathan Daniels '61, a civil rights activist, who was killed defending a fellow African-American female voter registration worker from bodily harm.  In honor of his ultimate act of selfless service, VMI established the Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Service Award.  This award honors distinguished men and women whose lives, sacrifices and commitment to humanitarian causes epitomize the kind of honor and leadership demonstrated by Mr. Daniels, which truly represent VMI's values.  In keeping with this year's Leadership Conference theme, VMI will confer this award upon Representative John Lewis of Georgia's 5th Congressional District, 'dubbed one of the Big Six leaders of the Civil Rights Movement,' and for his work as a fierce human rights activist and public servant.

If you would like to receive regular notifications on this conference, please email Derek Pinkham, Assistant Conference Coordinator.