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Thursday, November 2


The impressive and engaging Susan Luchey brings over 26 years working to develop student leaders.

Designing your Blueprint:  Lessons in Program Design

Presenter:  Susan LucheyAssociate Director of Student Centers for Student Leadership Development, University of Delaware – Blue Hen Leadership Program

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 2, 2017 . 10 AM – Noon

Cost:  $99   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (must be registered for entire conference to attend the pre-con)


So you want to create an amazing leadership program on your campus?  Unsure of where to begin to put your leadership development energies because there are so many options to explore? With 30 years of experience and impressive credentials including receiving the Outstanding Leadership Program Award by the Association of Leadership Educators, Susan Luchey will offer a variety of program design considerations.  From workable frameworks to specific programming ideas, a landscape of possibilities, resources and foundations will be offered.  Valuable insights, tips, critiques and advice will be shared that are designed to inform a workable program design.  Specific attention will be given to  program development strategy and the use of competencies to guide your efforts. [For professionals only.]

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore different program design elements
  • Engage in discussion around conducting an institutional environmental leadership scan
  • Understand the importance of connecting learning outcomes to institutional and divisional outcomes
  • Identify specific competencies that can guide their design
  • Discuss various considerations for program planning
  • Understand the value of benchmarking and developing campus partners
  • Identify target audiences for marketing their program
  • Draft a set of strategic goals for program design on their campus

Cost:  $89 (must be registered for the conference)





Are you ready to get your career in shape? Join Danny Rubin, one of the nation’s top career coaches for a fast-paced, intensive preparedness workout. The goal of this two-hour boot camp is to kick-start your job applications with a tactical, step-by-step plan you can put to use ASAP.
Be ready to take notes, fill in the blanks and construct your application. The method of instruction will include the presentation of relevant information, critique of your current application progress, and various opportunities to practice saying the “the right stuff” to a potential employer.
Workouts will include:
  • giving intentional thought to how to craft your job search and application process
  • understanding what today’s employers seek from you
  • learning to tell your unique story — the quickest way to prove you’re the best candidate for the job
  • Significant considerations when starting your job search
  • How to write the best possible resume and cover letter
  • Competencies most requested by employers
  • Self-awareness of competency strengths and weaknesses
  • Tips on effective “elevator speeches” and skill building
The boot camp will be limited in size to ensure personalized attention and will fill on a first come first serve basis.