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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 13, 2010

Registration open for second annual Bearcat Leadership Training

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest students are invited to register for the second annual Bearcat Leadership Training (BLT) conference, Jan 28-29, 2011.

The free conference, which features keynote speakers and a variety of leadership workshops, is geared toward students and organizational advisors interested in enhancing their leadership skills. Topics will include time management, goal setting, finance, teamwork and effective meetings.

Elaine Penn is the conference's Friday keynote speaker. Penn is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and performer who has inspired countless people with her dynamic and motivating keynotes. She has held numerous university positions, including director of special projects, chief fundraiser and executive producer of five award-winning television documentaries, director of campus recreation and assistant volleyball coach. Her highly interactive style and use of music enables her to reach people in profound ways.  

Northwest's Cindy Kenkel, assistant professor of marketing and management, and Tim Crowley, director of counseling services, also will be featured speakers.

The conference will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.

The conference is free to attend, but registration is limited. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 14. The first 100 people to register will receive a free gift.

To register click here.

For more information contact the Office of Student Involvement by calling 660.562.1226 or by e-mail at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468