Friday, September 22, 2017 

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8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration, Networking, Hot Breakfast

 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Seminar


University of Missouri - St. Louis (Millennium Student Center, Century Rooms, 3rd floor)

1 University Blvd.

St. Louis, MO, 63121

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Parking Passes will be sent to your registered email address ahead of the program.


Amy Brooks


September Seminar

 Leadership from the Inside Out 

About the Seminar

You are a leader – yes, YOU! Regardless of your position on the org chart, you are a leader. Leadership is not a job but a way of thinking and communicating your values to those around you. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to shift your mindset to that of a leader and gain strategies to enable and empower you to lead others and impact organizational outcomes.

 This session specifically focuses on harnessing the leadership skills and values you possess and expressing them – leadership from the inside out. In order to grow, you must establish guiding principles for yourself. As we work though situational leadership discussions, you will learn how to self-evaluate your abilities and to communicate more effectively your areas of strength and areas that need improvement. The lessons of this workshop can be applied to leaders at all levels of their organization.

 About the Speaker


Martin Leifeld

Martin Leifeld has served as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Missouri–St. Louis since August 2008. Since his arrival he has led a dramatic increase of 375% in fundraising, averaging $26.6 mill ion per year. University Advancement at UMSL has more than 130 employees and an operating budget in excess of $13 million. Its primary units include alumni engagement and community relations, fundraising, marketing and communication, university events and St. Louis Public Radio. UMSL is the third largest university in Missouri and the only public research university in the St. Louis region.

Recently, Martin established the website MartinLeifeld.com as a resource for the fundraising community.  Therein is a series of video presentations about various fundraising matters, primarily focusing upon the work of major gift fundraising. This project is entitled the "Five Minutes for Fundraising" series. 

Prior to joining UMSL, Leifeld was associate vice president for university development at Saint Louis University. He also served as director of development for the Diocese of Belleville in Belleville, Ill., as well as a consultant and outreach executive in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Leifeld holds a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in theology and a master's degree in business administration, both from Franciscan University.

2.5 CFRE credits