BLI Speaker Series

The Barger Leadership Institute (BLI) is a student-powered, faculty-guided community dedicated to developing student leadership learning and practice. The BLI Speaker Series offers an opportunity to explore the rich body of research about engaged leadership and to hear from faculty, organizational leaders and alumni who have worked to develop their own leadership capacity.



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Weiser Hall, 10th floor
Rebecca Irby

During the event, Rebecca will explore what Heart-Centered Leadership is through several interactive activities. Come prepared to move and connect deeply with yourself and others.

Attendees will take a look at Interconnectivity - Empathy - Compassion - Revolutionary Love

Rebecca will share her background on how she used her North Star and came to found and lead an international NGO that just received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. She will lead exercises to help you find your North Star and learn how to use that as your guide throughout the rest of your time in school and, most importantly, moving forward in an integrated, fulfilled way. Subtle shifts in our mindset can lead to significant transformation. You will walk away from this session with a greater sense of yourself, the world, and how to navigate it.

Rebecca Irby is the Founding Partner and President of PEAC Institute, a nonprofit public charity that offers young people exciting ways to find and express themselves through in-depth encounters in completely new environments.Over the last ten+ years, Rebecca has served as an education and technology consultant on diversity and cultural awareness initiatives with the NJ Department of Education, Rutgers University, the National Liberty Museum, Nagoya University, and more.

Co-sponsored by the Barger Leadership Institute, Student Life M•LEAD and Ginsberg Center

Doors at 5 pm
Speaker event begins at 5:15 pm
Reception / Grab and Go catering available at 6:30 pm


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