July 21, 2016 to July 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
There is no fee to attend a Leadership Summit, and we encourage chapters to bring multiple members from their executive board. While SVA will not be offering travel stipends to attend the summits, we will be covering lodging expenses as well as food for attendees.
SVA’s Local Leadership Summits bring student veterans together to exchange chapter best practices and to explore campus-level concepts that can ease a veteran’s transition from the military to higher education and then to the workforce. These events are hosted in multiple locations throughout the country every summer. Each Summit is hosted with an SVA corporate partner, which gives veterans the opportunity to network and learn from business leaders.
Summits focus on strategic planning and business plan development for chapter leaders. Chapters who attend the Summits will get a 3-day crash course on how to put together a winning business plan, as well as the opportunity to pair with mentors to help craft it. On the last day, chapters will present their plan to a panel of distinguished judges from the local business community who will provide them with expert feedback and advice.
Chapters will leave the Summits prepared and eligible to compete in the National Business Plan Competition, which continues at the highly-selective Leadership Institute and the National Conference.