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Creating a Servant Leadership Platform Based on Your Personal Journey

November 4, 2023

Servant Leadership Symposium and Kick-off

Hosted by the School of Education

 Saturday, November 4, 2023
​​8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CU Center

All new School of Education students that reside within 100 miles of campus are required to attend.

Concordia’s School of Education Leadership Symposium provides fresh insights into the most relevant issues concerning educational leadership. Each half-day symposium features distinguished participants, administrators, and influencers in education who will present best practices across a variety of topics. The symposia are free to attend and open to the public.

Note: This event will not be recorded.

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Keynote Speaker 2023

LIVE Session Presented by:

Jeff Eden

Jeff Eden


Jeff Eben is an award-winning educator, leader, author, and speaker. A promising young athlete with dreams of a college football scholarship, Jeff sustained a catastrophic injury at 16 that left him paralyzed and tasked with building his life and career in a wheelchair. After graduating high school and earning his degree and teaching credential from Fresno State University, Jeff Eben enjoyed a 30-year career in public education that included coaching football and basketball, teaching, and administration. He has spent over 15 years as a principal, including being the founding principal of a National Blue Ribbon High School in the acclaimed Clovis Unified School District. Seeking a different leadership opportunity, Jeff spent the last years of his career as an educator in Racine, Wisconsin, where he was widely credited with the total cultural shift of a long-time underperforming large urban high school.

His powerful story and unique philosophy of “Feel The Love” has taken him to speaking engagements worldwide, including an educational roundtable at Oxford University in England. In 1998, Jeff was named Fresno County’s Administrator of the Year, and in 2006, he was inducted into the Clovis Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in Education. In 2007, he was recognized by Fresno State as its Noted Alumnus, and his work in Wisconsin earned him the Distinguished Educator Award given by Phi Delta Kappa in 2013.

Jeff spent four years away from education when he was appointed Deputy Mayor of Fresno in 2007, followed by a stint as the CEO of the Fresno Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is the author of three books, including his autobiography “How Many Wins Have YOU Had Today?” Jeff is the proud father of 2 grown children, Jared and Noelle. They currently make Fresno, California, their home base.

Contact Us

For more information about the Leadership Symposium, please direct any questions to:

Kathy Mueller

Kathy Mueller
Manager: Events & Partnerships

(949) 214-3336
[email protected]

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