LEAP/The Student Leadership Challenge 

Professional Leadership Training at the 2019 National TSA Conference
Gaylord National Convention Center, Chesapeake Conference Rooms D and E


Gary M. Morgan
Founder & CEO
Gary Morgan & Co. and Student Leadership Excellence Academy, LLC

Mr. Gary M. Morgan is a co-author of several books in The Student Leadership Challenge program upon which TSA’s LEAP is based. He is also a certified master trainer for The Leadership Challenge and a certified facilitator of The Student Leadership Challenge. Mr. Morgan is also founder and CEO of Gary Morgan & Co. and The Student Leadership Excellence Academy, LLC.

For more than 35 years, he has provided training and consulting services with an emphasis on growing leaders. He served as a dean, administrator, or faculty at Georgetown University, Boston College, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of Central Florida, and Avila University. Mr. Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in higher education from Bowling Green State University.

As an experienced speaker, Mr. Morgan shares his knowledge of research-based, proven, and experimental methodologies—inspiring audiences to achieve their leadership potential. He believes “nothing extraordinary happens without great leadership” and “anyone can learn to become a great leader.”


Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.   

  • The Student Leadership Challenge—Leading Others to do Extraordinary Things: An introduction to The Student Leadership Challenge with an overview of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.                     

  • How Your Leadership Matters in TSA Competitions: Incorporating The Student Leadership Challenge’s Five Practices and 30 Behaviors into the TSA competitions.

Monday, July 1, 2019
11:30 a.m.  Leading in Middle School and Beyond
2:00 p.m.    Leading in High School and Beyond

  • Applying the skills and strategies learned to continue to grow as a leader.