The University Center is hosting its annual Student Leadership Conference which will have attendees leaving feeling empowered to utilize their leadership resources to be powerful, personal leaders with a global perspective.
The conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and community members to share their experiences and knowledge about leadership.Lunch will be provided for presenters and attendees. Certificates of completion will be provided for students that pre-register.
Application for proposals will be open until September 18th 2012.
All members of campus and the community are encouraged to submit proposals. Priority will be given to proposals that help provide a diverse range of topics within the four conference learning tracks. Proposals should be 50-90 minutes, but 50 minute proposals will be preferred.
Proposals are requested to fit into the following four learning tracks:
The conference will be based on the Social Change Model of Leadership, comprised of a variety of workshops for all levels and abilities. Attendees will be able to individualize their learning experience throughout the day by choosing relevant sessions to attend.
This year’s theme is “The Catalyst.” Inspired by the quote:
"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a "transformer" in any situation, any organization....It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader."
Stephen R. Covey
Attendees will learn how to be the transformer of group energy in any organization or situation. Attendees will leave the conference understanding there are multiple facets of leadership, and more than one way to lead. They will also leave appreciating their experiences in leadership, including times that they have supported a leader, and developed their leadership skills.Attendees will understand the personalities in leadership, and that leadership crosses into many realms, like politics, sports, every-day life.Attendees will leave being able to better grasp the larger scope of the many definitions of leadership.
Wesselmann will be coming from Madison, Wisconsin where he operates his speaking and training company Stone Soup Seminars. Paul holds degrees in psychology and higher education and has worked on several college campuses; his adventures include having been a support group facilitator, volunteer coordinator, radio talk show host, and even his college mascot. In 1999, Paul created Ripples, an inspirational Monday morning email that transformed into The Ripples Project, an organization with over 20,000 members whose mission is to encourage small waves of kindness.