UCA to host International Leadership Conference

Educational leaders from five continents and ten countries will converge at the University of Central Arkansas for the “Leaders of the World” International Leadership Program March 3—7, 2014.

“‘Leaders of the World’ will bring extraordinary leaders from various countries to our campus to share their experiences and learn more about our university and community. We are honored to be offering this program at UCA,” Jane Ann Williams, assistant provost and director of international engagement at UCA commented.

Featured speakers at the conference include UNWomen Senior Advisor Ana Maria Salazar, and Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez, Minister of Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, grand-niece of Eva Perón, and honorary director of the Evita Museum. These and other experts will address leadership and ethics of modern leaders, effective communication, teamwork, and effective management and training.

Top leaders will meet to discuss common challenges within their municipalities and communities. Confirmed leaders and international executives confirmed to attend the program are Secretary General of the University of Buenos Aires; representatives from East China Normal University of People’s Republic of China; transport expert from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; President of the Water Company of Buenos Aires; Dean of the University of Encarnación Paraguay; Director of the Liberal Party of Colombia; Director of the Ethics Committee of Nicaragua; and Director of the Economic Development Chief of Junín.

The “Leaders of the World” program will provide hands-on learning and networking opportunities with roundtable discussions, local site visits and field work in the following topics: education; public utilities; transportation and environment; local law, entrepreneurship, tourism and economic development; public safety and municipal police.

UCA Latin American Specialist, Lara Bersano noted, “People are looking at Arkansas as a beacon of excellence, entrepreneurship and quality of life; and UCA as a centennial University and the prosperous Conway community have what it takes to be a bridge of knowledge and collaboration among regions and cultures.” She said through panel discussions, lectures, workshops and on-site training, leaders across the globe will develop long-term relationships as well as new skill sets, and UCA provides the perfect location to host these conversations.

The opening ceremony will be held on Monday March 3 with UCA President Tom Courtway providing opening remarks.

Please visit, http://uca.edu/international/leadersoftheworld/ for more information.