The Leadership Development Institute (North) will convene at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University.  
The Brooklyn campus is the urban center of Long Island University, the eighth largest, private, multi-campus
University in the nation. Founded in 1926, this urban oasis occupies 11 acres of shaded courtyards, state-of-
the-art facilities and historic buildings in the heart of a rejuvenated downtown Brooklyn. One of the fastest-
growing institutions of higher learning in the New York metropolitan area, the Brooklyn Campus offers nearly
11,000 students more than 110 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Its cultural diversity,
innovative academic programs, sports teams, and landscaped campus make the Brooklyn Campus a model of
urban education.

Many of Brooklyn’s richest cultural and historic attractions are easily accessible from the campus, including the
Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Public Library and the
Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The Fulton Shopping Mall, many restaurants and fast food establishments are
located in close proximity to the campus.  The entertainment and cultural attraction of Manhattan is only a short
subway ride away.  

Conolly Residence Hall provides a variety of air-conditioned accommodations for guests.  All accommodations
are furnished with twin-sized beds, dressers, desks, chairs, and closets.  Additionally, classroom and meeting
spaces are equipped with the latest instructional technology.
“My son was a reluctant participant.  He
returned home with positive feedback,
and enthusiasm!!  The program was a
success!”
   2013 Parent Survey Response
LDI (North)
July
19 - 21, 2018
Long Island University
Brooklyn, New York
                                          Pre-Institute Workshops

The Leadership Development Institute and the ETL Education Foundation Virtual University Initiative (VUI) have
partnered to provide a series of synchronous and asynchronous internet-based leadership workshops.  For
three to four weeks prior to convening at Long Island University, Ambassadors participate in these pre-institute
workshops that include the completion of selected readings, review of custom YouTube presentations, and
participation in synchronous workshop via interactive e-conferencing.
The pre-institute workshops include:  (1) Leadership 101:  Impetus and Styles; this workshop presents
general and specific circumstances that promote leadership behavior, reviews popular leadership styles,
and explores leadership opportunities. (2)
Leadership in the 21st Century:  Understanding the Issues;
this workshop surveys three African American/Ethnic issues critical to societal success. The reviewed issues
include education attainment, economic/entrepreneur development, and cultural/historical awareness. and
(3)  
Effective Presentation Tips; this workshop presents the skills required for the making of effective
presentations.  Effective outlining, summarizing, and research skills are reviewed.  Ambassadors also
complete a leadership development action plan electronic poster that is displayed during the Institute.  Each
ambassador provides an oral presentation of their work during the Leadership Development Institute..
Leadership Development Institute Agenda
                                                                  Thursday
                                                             I Choose to Lead
*Business Casual
(Polo-type or buttoned shirt, dress slacks or khakis, and casual dress shoes with socks, belt, etc.  Jeans, collar-less shirts, headwear and
athletic shoes are not acceptable.)
8:00 AM
Check-In
Conolly Hall
9:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Steven B. Skinner
William Mills
Nathanael Louis
9:30 AM
Dean of Students Remarks & Rules Review
Malcolm Skinner
10:00 AM
Long Island University Admissions Presentation
DaJuan Walker
10:30 AM
Opening Session
"I Choose to Lead"
Assistant Vice President
Eastern Region
11:00 AM
BREAK
 
11:10 AM
Workshop #1:  Leadership Dynamics: Organizational
Behavior
Steven Skinner
12:30 PM
LUNCH
 
1:45 PM
Workshop #2:  Preparing to Lead in Business (H303)
 
2:45 PM
Workshop #3:  Leadership Support:  
Mentoring and Effective Networking
 
3:30 PM
BREAK
 
3:45 PM
Ambassador Presentations
 
5:00 PM
DINNER
 
7:00 PM
                           Opening Reception
                           I Choose to Lead
*Business Attire
Marquis Harrison
10:00 PM
Residence Hall
 
                                                                      Friday
                                                           Preparing to Lead
*Business Casual
(Polo-type or buttoned shirt, dress slacks or khakis, and casual dress shoes with socks, belt, etc.  Jeans, collar-less shirts, headwear
and athletic shoes are not acceptable.)
8:00 AM
BREAKFAST
 
9:15 AM
Workshop #4:  Dress for Success
Workshop #5:  Goal Setting
 
10:00 AM
Workshop #4B:  Dress for Success
Workshop #5B:  Goal Setting
 
10:45 AM
BREAK
 
11:00 AM
Workshop #6: Money Matter:  Banking Customs and
Safety Practices
 
12:15 PM
LUNCH
 
1:30 PM
Workshop #7:  
Leadership Survival:  Police Interactions
 
2:30 PM
Ambassador Presentations (H305)
 
3:15 PM
Workshop #8:  
Financing College:  Money Matters
 
4:15 PM
Travel for Dinner Excursion
 
8:00 PM
Cultural Presentation
 
11:00 PM
Residence Hall
 
                                                                        Saturday
                                             Leadership: A Personal Commitment
*Business Attire
(Buttoned shirt, tie, dress slacks and blazer or suit, and dress shoes with socks, belt, etc.)    
8:00 AM
BREAKFAST
 
9:15 AM
Workshop #9
Leadership Maintenance:  Health Matters
Workshop #10
Leadership Maintenance:  Male Sexuality

Steven Skinner
10:00 AM
Workshop #9B
Leadership Maintenance: Health Matters
Workshop #10B
Leadership Maintenance: Male Sexuality

Steven Skinner
10:45 AM
BREAK
 
11:00 AM
Workshop #11  
Money Matters:  Financial Literacy
David Rogers
12:15 PM
Workshop #12:  Etiquette and Social Competencies
 
2:00 PM
Ambassador Presentations
 
3:15 PM
Workshop #13:  Leadership Tools:  Social Media
 
4:15 PM
Ambassador Presentations
 
5:15 PM
Recreation/Dinner
Brooklyn Cyclones -- Coney Island
All Staff
     
     
11:00 PM
Residence Hall
 
                                                                         Sunday
                                                          Leadership Celebration
*Business Attire
(Buttoned shirt, tie, dress slacks and blazer or suit, and dress shoes with socks, belt, etc.)  
8:00 AM
BREAKFAST
 
9:00 AM
Recognition Ceremony
Marquis Harrison
12:30 AM
Check-Out
 
***Casual attire for young men is jeans, khakis or shorts (cargo or dress type), casual shirt, athletic or casual shoes with
socks, belt, etc.  Headwear, other than hats, will not be allowed.

Please note that casual attire is acceptable during times in the residence hall when there are no scheduled activities.