The Big 12 Conference will hold its fourth annual student-athlete leadership summit this weekend. The event will be hosted by TCU in Fort Worth starting Friday and ending Sunday.
Four student-athletes from each university representing nearly every league-sponsored sport at all 10 conference institutions will gather for three days of learning and discussion. No other conference in the country sponsors a leadership summit of this nature.
The schedule begins on Friday afternoon and continues with a variety of panels, meetings and discussions and continues until Sunday afternoon. One highlight of the weekend will occur on Saturday morning, as Big 12 student-athletes will make a visit to Cook Children’s Hospital from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
In 2007, the Big 12 Conference Leadership Summit was originated by the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Dr. Prentice Gautt Student-Athlete Welfare Committee. This program is funded by the Big 12 Conference Board of Directors.
The purpose of the Summit is to provide leadership opportunities for student-athletes through targeted programming including diversity, leadership skill building exercises and analysis, self-awareness, communication, decision making, problem solving and collaborative skills.