GWU’s Center for Innovative Leadership Development to Present Annual Event

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Eighth Annual Summer Leadership Conference Set for June 25-27 

CILD conference participantsBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – A free event held at Gardner-Webb University each year will once again bring together educators from around the region and state. The eighth annual Summer Leadership Conference is scheduled for June 25-27 in the Tucker Student Center at Gardner-Webb University, and hundreds of individuals are registered to attend.

Sponsored by Gardner-Webb University’s Center for Innovative Leadership Development and the K-12 Teacher Alliance, the conference will offer three learning tracks including “Developing Capacity in Learning Organizations,” “Becoming a Leader of Teachers,” and “Collaborating, Communicating, and Building Learning Cultures.”

Several sessions will be offered throughout the two-day event, each designed to provide information in the areas of teacher efficacy, organizational leadership, and research presentations.

“We are once again very excited about the conference offerings and believe attendees will benefit from a wide range of subjects, expertise, and topics discussed,” said Dr. Doug Eury, Dean of the GWU School of Education. “We have worked to provide sessions that will give leaders, teachers, and administrators a renewed sense of purpose and a higher motivation to address critical issues within their organizations.”

To learn more about the conference or to register, visit Additional information about the Gardner-Webb University School of Education and its array of programs can be found at

The Center for Innovative Leadership Development (CILD) and the School of Education serve both as a catalyst for cultural transformation within the institution aimed at enhanced organizational performance as well as establishing the framework for centers of excellence within the organization.  They support the needs of the immediate community and region with programs aimed at spiritual, economic, and academic growth.  More information is available at 704-406-2365.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at