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DAY.01

Opening Session: Start Now! Lead365 Opening Session

What does it mean to “explore, engage and evolve?”  These three words represent the sequence, content and energy presented in a high-tech and highly interactive conference kick-off.   You will feel the unique energy of Lead365 while being introduced to the powerful conference theme and a national treasure house of practitioners, researchers and professional speakers called “The Faculty.”  More about this opening session will be added in the weeks ahead.

Welcome Reception – Foyer/Outdoor Patio

Sunshine, smiles and conversation awaits you at the Opening Reception. Don’t worry about dinner, this heavy reception gets the job done while allowing you to continue getting to know other conference goers and faculty members.  This is a wonderful opportunity to network, exchanges contact information and enjoy the beautiful Orlando sunshine.                                       

 Lead365TALKS:  “TOPIC – TBA”

Chuck's approach to developing student leaders has earned him a national reputation as a dynamic speaker.

In a creative presentation format, five members of The Faculty who are full-time professional speakers will offer in 12 minutes or less a condensed speech intended to offer a “snap shot” of who they are as a speaker while sharing a significant leadership message.  This is a dynamic way to meet your professional speakers while introducing the first segment of the conference;  EXPLORE.  Facilitated by Chuck Lloyd.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Maura Cullen

                                        Dr. Josie Ahlquist

                                        Dr. Jermaine M. Davis

                                        Tish Norman

                                        Tom Kreiglstein

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Geoteaming Networking Experience

Skilled professional speaker and facilitator, Hoan Do, unleashes the connection
potential of all conference participants;  undergraduates, graduate students and 
professionals in this opening evening team building experience that uses “technology
and adventure to create breakthroughs and results.”
 
Throughout the evening, Hoan  Do will share the “secret formula” intended to change how you and your team of conference goers from around the country think, interact and work together.
 
What is “geoteaming?”  “This high tech adventure uses GPS devices, digital cameras and smartphones (or be in the group with someone who has a device) to navigate teams through an obstacle course of virtual, physical and cerebral challenges that get participant’s minds and bodies moving.”

DAY.02

 

Lead365CareerLab Offerings

What’s the connection between learning leadership and your ability to get the job you want?  How can mastering specific leadership competencies facilitate your productivity in the workplace?  Enhancing this year’s conference is the addition of 7 sessions by national experts and professional speakers specifically geared towards enhancing your success in the workplace.  What makes these session different than the other workshops is the more interactive and experiential manner in which they are presented.

Branding Yourself Online for Leadership and Career Success // Explore
Competency: Knowing and understanding self

Dr. Paul Brown

Leveraging your online presence for leadership and career success requires going in with a plan! In this lab, student leaders will explore and hone your central core beliefs and identify what you want to be known for online. Leave with strategies and suggestions for crafting your social media profiles and personas. Please bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other internet-connected device to get the most out of this session.

Learning Outcomes:
• Be able to articulate your core values and message online
• Describe your current and desired reputations online
• Explain how online behaviors and perceptions can have an impact on reputations
• Utilize online tools and strategies to create and craft a specific brand or reputation

 What Employers Want and Why You Should Care // Evolve
Competency: Making sense of the data/Synthesis

Dr. Corey Seemiller

Want to set yourself apart from your peers in landing that great job? Come learn about the most critical leadership competencies that employers want. Through interactive and reflective exercises, you will have the opportunity to self-assess your competencies and chart a course for your leadership development.

Learning Outcomes:

• Be able to articulate the leadership competencies employers want
• Have assessed their own proficiency levels of these critical competencies
• Have created a plan to develop their leadership competencies

Impress the Boss, Land the Job and Launch Your Career // Explore
Competency: Accurately defining your scope of competence

Danny Rubin

Simply put, the goal of this featured career success program is to get your future boss to exclaim, “Wow! I need to meet this person ASAP!” Author and communication expert Danny Rubin will discuss the strategies that help your job application rise above the competition, show you the secret to an unforgettable cover letter (hint: it’s a short story of success) and teach you how to transform your resume into a dynamic recap of your best moments as a student, intern or employee.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know how to write a powerful cover letter that sets you apart
• Describe your experience on a resume with the maturity of someone 20 years your age
• Be ready to send off job applications that get noticed and get results


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Crush the Job Interview (and Leave Other Applicants in Your Dust) // Engage
Competency: Developing advanced communication skills
[*Requirement for earning the Verbal Badge]

Danny Rubin

The best job interviews aren’t “interviews” at all; they’re conversations. Learn how to prepare and execute the perfect job interview with advanced verbal skills. The secret? Tell stories of success and ask questions few applicants would consider. This session has the potential to forever change how you approach a job interview whether a student, graduate student or professional!

Learning Outcomes:
• Know how to tell personal stories of success
• Understand the power of asking interview questions that focus on the company’s priorities
• Think of a job interview as a friendly exchange and not an intimidating boss-applicant situation

 

 

Networking Boxed Lunch

Not a fan of keynote speakers over lunch while you are trying to relax? Either are we!  This one hour break allows for casual conversations, movement, sunshine (or not) and the opportunity to meet people or take a “mental break.”  Boxed lunches are available for all conference participants to take out to the patio tables or venture poolside.  Enjoy the sunshine. Even if it rains, you can be on the “dry side” of the large glass windows next to the patio. If you want to take advantage of the “Questions of Leadership” on the side of the boxed lunches to generate conversation, use them! If not, feel welcome to simply “chill.”

Lead365TALKS: “TOPIC:  TBA”

Prepare yourself for another fast-paced and revealing round of Lead365TALKS. More incredible wisdom will be shared by six more members of The Faculty. As professional speakers, the “road” has given them hundreds of opportunities to speak, but do they ever really stop “talking?”  Learn what internal dialogues consistently take place in the heads of those dedicated to making a difference in the world.  Facilitated by Dr. Jason Meriwether.
 
Featured Speakers:
Michael Miller
Hoan Do
Peter Bielagus
Melissa Ruiz
James Robilotta
Dr. Jamie Washington
 
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The impressive and engaging Susan Luchey brings over 26 years working to develop student leaders.

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS:  Facilitated by Susan Luchey and a self-selected yet trained group of student leaders, Crucial Conversations is a facilitated opportunity for undergraduates to discuss topics of choice and the concerns they face on their own campuses.  Participants will be randomly assigned to maximize a diversity of experiences and conversation topics.  Students interested in being a table facilitator are encouraged to tell someone at the Registration Table know!

 


DAY.03

 

Lead365CareerLab Offerings

What’s the connection between learning leadership and your ability to get the job you want?  How can mastering specific leadership competencies facilitate your productivity in the workplace?  Enhancing this year’s conference is the addition of 7 sessions by national experts and professional speakers specifically geared towards enhancing your success in the workplace.  What makes these session different than the other workshops is the more interactive and experiential manner in which they are presented.

 

TBA // Engage
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TBA // Engage
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Lead365StudentTALKS: “TOPIC:  TBA”

We heard you!  Because conference participants indicated on their evaluations and during the conference they’d like the opportunity to give a “Lead365Talk” to their peers, we’ve opened up a time slot and have selected 4 student leaders to give a five minute “TED-style” talk with an important leadership message.  Facilitated by Dr. Jermaine M. Davis.

Networking Patio Boxed Lunch

Here it is — Day 3!  You most likely know more people than you arrived with, right?  Another boxed lunch on the patio (or poolside) provides either a social and networking opportunity, or another “mental break” and time for relaxation.  Even if it rains, you can be on the “dry side” of the large glass windows next to the patio. If you want to take advantage of the “Questions of Leadership” on the side of the boxed lunches to generate conversation, use them! If not, feel welcome to simply “chill.”

Professional Round Table Lunch

As a professional or graduate student, there have been many opportunities to socialize and get to know one another. This informal lunch is another chance to sit with colleagues, researchers and speakers to discuss best practices, topics of interest, challenges or successes.  So, grab your boxed lunch and make your way to the designated location. Organized by Amma Marfo.

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Closing Session:  

 

CLOSING DETAILS:  TBA

Greatness is rarely a solo accomplishment. Making a difference for the right reasons often requires support, encouragement and the ability to have “laser sharp” focus. This powerful session brings together lessons learned in three days that will forever change who you are, what you do and how you do it.

As part of this final event, you will also be treated to a multi-media “look back” at your conference experience and be recognized by The (entire) Faculty.  As you depart, stop and pick up your personalized “Certificates of Completion” by school delegation. Each certificate is personally signed and contains the logos of our partnering associations (NASPA, ACPA, NCLP and NACA).

Now is the time to EXPLOREENGAGEEVOLVE. Now is the time to continue the conversations with like-minded people, work collaboratively back on campus, and continuously strive to make the world a better place.

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