IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to current public health challenges related to the coronavirus outbreak, we unfortunately had to cancel the 11th Annual McDonough Leadership Conference (April 3-4, 2020)!

You are cordially invited to join us for the 12th Annual McDonough Leadership Conference (April 9-10, 2021) on the beautiful campus of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. This national event brings together undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, staff, and practitioners who share a passion for leadership education and development. Through panel presentations, workshops, roundtables, and keynote speeches, conference participants will expand their knowledge of how leadership works in the 21st century. Because of generous corporate sponsorships, there is no registration fee to attend and participate in this conference. Plus, most meals are provided during the conference at no cost. Conference participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements (see information below).

2021 Conference Theme: “The Self-Aware Leader”

Leading well requires a strong sense of self – knowing who you are, your strengths, your weaknesses. In recent years, the leadership literature has paid increasing attention to the importance of self-awareness in leadership development. In the process of expanding their leadership capacity, leaders gain critical insights about themselves. Leading from the heart requires leaders to know themselves at a deeper level. This topic allows us to explore related issues, including (but not limited to) mindfulness, emotional intelligence, values-based leadership, authentic leadership, and leader burnout. A Call for Proposals will be announced on May 1, 2020.

Registration Information:

All presenters and attendees must register online to participate in this conference. To register, please send an email to lead@marietta.edu requesting the online registration link. In the subject line of your email message, please type "Conference Registration Request." Once your registration request is received, the online registration link will be sent to you. Deadline to register for the 2021 Conference: Friday, March 26, 2021.

Conference Accommodations:

All conference events take place on the Marietta College campus in Marietta, Ohio. For hotel reservations, we suggest the following possibilities:

Walking Distance from Campus:

The Hackett Hotel
203 1/2 Second Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-374-8278
Email: info@thehacketthotel.com
Website: thehacketthotel.com

Short Drive from Campus:

Hampton Inn
508 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.373.5353

Comfort Suites Marietta
202 Cherry Tree Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.376.1600

Fairfield Inn & Suites
200 Cherry Tree Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.374.3000

Directions:

Marietta is located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Southeast Ohio.

Driving (GPS Locator: 215 5th Street, Marietta, Ohio  45750)

From the North: Take I-77 South To Exit 1
From the South: Take I-77 North To Exit 1
From the East: Take I-70 West to I-77 South to Exit 1

From Exit 1, keep right off exit onto Rt-7 South . . .

Continue through 5 traffic lights.
At the sixth light (Kentucky Fried Chicken on right), turn right onto Fourth Street.
Continue down Fourth Street through blinking light turn right at next traffic light onto Putnam Street.
Approximately one block on the right is the entrance to the McDonough Center parking lot.
Conference parking is provided on the side of the McDonough Center.

 From the West . . .

Take U.S. 50 East to Belpre, Ohio, to Ohio 7.
Follow Ohio 7 into Marietta (will become Third Street).
Turn left at the intersection of Third and Putnam streets.
Continue through two traffic lights.
Entrance to the McDonough Center is approximately one block on the right.
Conference parking is provided on the side of the McDonough Center.

Arriving by Air

Airports with easy access to the Marietta area include:

  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport (Ohio)
    2-hour drive
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (Pennsylvania)
    2-hour and 30-minute drive
  • Akron/Canton Airport (Ohio)
    1-hour and 45-minute drive
  • Charleston Yeager Field (West Virginia)
    1-hour and 30-minute drive

PARKING: Wondering where to park during the conference? Click here.

Questions? Please send an email to lead@marietta.edu.