Leadership Summits

Leadership Summits are designed to build on a foundation of experiential learning concepts. Students connect with leaders from different schools to discover, build and strengthen the skills necessary for effective leadership. This year, the program will focus on lessons about collaboration, innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.

  • Expense: ALL events are provided free of charge to Appalachian & Columbus City schools.
  • Arrival: Each event has a check-in window between 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Departure: Each event will conclude by 1:30 p.m
  • Meals: Lunch is provided for all participants.
  • Capacity: Each school is permitted to send a maximum of 15 students. Those who have previously attended an iBELIEVE program are welcome to join. Students participating for the FIRST TIME must be current freshman or sophomores.
  • Chaperone Expectations: We politely request all school chaperones remain on-site and present during the program. Please plan for your group to arrive on time and participate for the full duration.
  • Student Expectations: Casual, school appropriate attire. Phones and electronic devices will not be permitted during program activities.

Registration opens September 14, 2018, and must be completed by a school affiliate. To register participants from your school please complete the online event registration form provided. If you have any questions or concerns about events please contact the appropriate program representative: Registration for each event will close one week prior to scheduled programs.

Ohio & Kentucky Events: Connie Miley, Director of Programming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Virginia Events (& Marietta, OH): Stefani Murray, Assistant Director of Programming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register for the 2018 Leadership Summits, today!

  • Tuesday, November 6th: Marietta College - Marietta, OH
  • Wednesday, November 7th:  Muskingum University - New Concord, OH
  • Thursday, November 8th: West Virginia State University - Institute, WV
  • Tuesday, November 13th: Fairmont State University - Fairmont, WV
  • Thursday, November 15th: Shawnee State University - Portsmouth, OH
  • Friday, November 16th: The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Ohio University - Athens, OH
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH
  • Thursday, November 29th: Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY & Wheeling Jesuit University - Wheeling, WV
  • Friday, November 30th: Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY

Leadership Summits Contact:

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Learn More & Get Involved

Feel free to explore the website to learn more about iBELIEVE’s mission, student and administrator testimonials, and specific program opportunities. iBELIEVE also offers year-round programming, including summer workshops, conferences, overnight retreats, and service projects. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

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