Bell Student Leadership Symposium

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The 5th Annual Bell Student Leadership Symposium took place on Friday February 4th, 2022, from 2pm-8pm in the Great Hall of the Frank Graham Porter Student Union at UNC Chapel Hill. This year’s symposium featured keynote speaker Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., and discussions around "The Power of Purposeful Leadership." Members of the UNC community (faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students) were invited to attend the symposium and/or prepare a 45-minute presentation/workshop to share with attendees. 

Students who participate in the Bell Leadership Symposium will:

  • Be engaged by several campus and community speakers on ways to develop their leadership skills.
  • Connect and engage with students that share similar interest to begin activating some of their individual ideas as a collective.
  • Have an opportunity to put their leadership into practice though real world examples that are impacting the community around them.
  • Gain strategies that will equip them to best tackle the challenges of tomorrow!

Keynote Speaker

Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.

The 5th Annual Bell Leadership Symposium featured Zach Mercurio, Ph.D., author, keynote speaker, consultant, and researcher specializing in purposeful leadership, meaningful work, and positive organizational psychology. He is the author of The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose, praised by Arianna Huffington as "a compelling book filled with powerful stories, cutting-edge research, and practical tools that show us how to lead with purpose." 

In his work with over 100 global companies and conference audiences around the world, Zach helps forge purposeful leaders and provides practical tools to cultivate positive organizational and team cultures that enable more meaning, motivation, well-being, and performance. Zach earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from Colorado State University where he serves as an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Psychology's Center for Meaning and Purpose and as an Instructor in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change.


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