Vision for Change - 2015 Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                            Check-In, Breakfast, & Browsing Fair       Shelby Center Lobby


10:00 a.m-11:05 a.m.                         Welcome/Pete Mockaitis                              Shelby Center 107


11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                        Session 1                                                       Shelby Center


Staying Involved - The Foundation of Mutual Growth and Success

Presenter:  Landon Boggs, Morgan Gilley, Ryan Longchamps, and Taylor Bono

Location: Shelby Center 109

Join UAH Student Leaders as they discuss and answer questions about their involvement during college and how it has contributed to their growth and success.


Bystander Intervention-Be a Leader, Make a Difference

Presenter:  Toni Morgan

Location:  Shelby Center 103

When people are in the presence of others, they are less likely to react to an emergency situation, rather than if they are alone. During this session you will learn how to be a hero and not a bystander!                        


#IAM…: Social Media Identity and Your Brand

Presenter:  Jenny Russell

Location:  Shelby Center 105

This session goes beyond a college lecture about “what not to post” but rather it will be an encouraging dialogue on how you can make a positive impact on your online community and represent yourself to best of your ability.


Ice, Ice Baby

Presenter:  Nikki Goode and Shannon Steinert

Location:  Shelby Center 121

Come break the ice and learn how to incorporate team building exercises to your organizations! This presentation will teach you multiple quick and easy activities that will help students learn to collaborate, build relationships, and motivate each other!


12:00 p.m-12:45 p.m.             Lunch & Browsing Fair                                Shelby Center Lobby


1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.                           Session 2                                                       Shelby Center


Social Sustainability & Environmental Justice

Presenter:  Haley Hix

Location:  Shelby Center 109

Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. We must acknowledge the symptoms of unsustainable development and the social injustice that our generation will face if we don't have a vision for change!


Turning Strangers into Friends: Networking Effectively for Personal and Professional Success

Presenter:  Rachel Osby

Location:  Shelby Center 121

Learn and practice the necessary tools, tips, and resources to turn intimidating networking opportunities into exciting adventures.


Take Me to Your Leader

Presenter:  Taralyn Caudle

Location:  Shelby Center 103

Join a panel of UAH alumni as they share their experiences about what it takes to be an effective leader who can create change.



Presenter:  Michele Tisler and Taylor Bono

Location:  Shelby Center 105

An exploration of Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree." Originally written in 1964, this book reminds us that there's two sides to every story.


2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.                           Session 3                                                       Shelby Center


Look on the “Jack” Side of Life

Presenter:  Jenny Russell

Location:  Shelby Center 105

Come hear the life lessons Jack, our 170 lb English Mastiff, has taught us on staying positive. These simple acts can help you and your group members stay confident and motivated to tackle your new year of projects and programs.


If Not You, Then Who? 

Presenter:  Taralyn Caudle

Location:  Shelby Center 103

Want to be a change agent, but don't know where to start? This session will provide you with the basics along with some great examples in our own backyard.


Saved From the Unimaginable

Presenter: Stella's Voice Girls

Location:  Shelby Center 107

Hear how girls who were prime targets of human trafficking were saved because a few took action to prevent it.


What's in Your Tool Box?

Presenter:  Nikki Goode

Location:  Shelby Center 121

You're involved on campus as a student leader, but how do you relate these experiences to a potential employer? Learn what "soft skills" are in your "tool box" and how to incorporate them into your resume so you can stand out in a candidate pool.


2:50 p.m-3:00 p.m.                            Closing Comments                                             Shelby Center 107