2014 Student Leadership Conference 

Explore the Possibilities

Saturday, January 25, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.                               Registration/Check-In                 Shelby Center Lobby 

9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.                               Welcome                                         Shelby Center 107 

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.                          Session 1     

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Presenter:  Jenny Russell

Location: Shelby Center 103

Daily you engage people via social media, but how well can you engage an audience? Public speaking and strong communication skills are on the top of the priority list of demands by future employers. Learn best practices for your future presentations during this session. 

The Etiquette Code 

Presenter:  Toni Morgan

Location:  Shelby Center 105

In Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, we learn about the "Pirates Code." Since before the days of pirates, there has been a professional code that those who desire success, acceptance, and good fortune have subscribed and it is known as etiquette. Think of etiquette as the outer expression of the inner leader. Come learn the "Etiquette Code" to help you be the best leader ever!

Planning a Successful Event in the Charger Union

Presenter:  Dr. Regina Young Hyatt and Will Hall

Location:  Shelby Center 109

Do you want to have a successful event in the Charger Union or somewhere else on campus? Then this is the session for you! Learn about how to reserve space, plan a great event, and market it to the campus community! 

So You Want to Go to Grad School?

Presenter:  Dr. David Berkowitz

Location:  Shelby Center 121

Thinking about attending graduate school, but don’t know where to start?  Learn how to make an informed decision when selecting a school and how to prepare before applying. 

Confessions of a Student Leader

Presenter:  Nandish Dayal

Location:  Shelby Center 158

Frustrated with decisions that are made for you? Tired of the status quo? Here is an invitation to have a seat at the table and influence the policies that govern your college experience. An insider guide to the why and how.  

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                        Keynote                                          Shelby Center 107 

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.                        Lunch                                              Shelby Center Lobby 

12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.                          Session 2                                          

Leslie Knope and the Pawnee Parks & Recreation Department’s Guide to New Students

Presenter:  Jenny Russell

Location: Shelby Center 103

Everything I learned about event planning was from Leslie Knope and the Pawnee Parks & Recreation Department. This session will include color coded binders, awesome sauce, & bad dance moves. But seriously, do you want to know more about programing and event planning for our first-year students? Want to actively engage them at New Student Orientation & beyond? Interested in becoming a Pawnee Goddess… I mean UAH Orientation Leader? Check-out this session! 

Born This Way 

Presenter:  Rosemary Robinson

Location:  Shelby Center 105

This interactive session will encourage your hidden leadership qualities to surface. Once revealed, you will understand how to expand your opportunities and make an impact on others and your organization. 

You Can Learn a Lot from an Ant

Presenter:  T.J. Brecciaroli

Location:  Shelby Center 107

"Success in leadership, success in business, and success in life has been, is now, and will continue to be a function of how well people work and play together" (Kouzes & Posner). Come learn a new perspective on the art of leadership according to Disney's A BUG'S LIFE. 


Presenter:  Jaime Superczynski

Location:  Shelby Center 109

Fraternal Information and Programming Group provides sound risk management policies and practices and  provides the leading resource of risk management education, programming and information to Greek Life.   

Greek Housing 101

Presenter:  Scott Royce

Location:  Shelby Center 121

Living on Greek Row?  This session will cover everything you need to know about living on campus in one of the fraternity or sorority houses. 

Business in the Front – Party in the Back

Presenter:  Kacey Schaum

Location:  Shelby Center 158

Being a student leader takes a great deal of time and energy, but you still have to make time for fun!  This presentation will address prioritizing responsibilities, following through with commitments, recruiting the right members for your organization, and of course, HAVING FUN! 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                               Session 3  

Follow Your Dreams

Presenters:  Carly Hasting and Taylor Bono

Location:  Shelby Center 103

Get ready to follow your dreams! This goal setting program helps you focus on your dream and set smaller goals that will help you achieve it! 

The Expanded U-Diverse

Presenters:  Dr. Susan Steen and Dr. Parrish Paul

Location:  Shelby Center 105

What do we mean when we talk about diversity? How do we define it and what forms does it take?   What does it mean in the context of a university setting and beyond? This session will examine how we define, embody, and are influenced by diversity in myriad cultural contexts. 

Administration Q&A 

Panel:  Dr. Regina Young Hyatt and Dr. Bob Lyons

Location:  Shelby Center 107

Whether you are a leader in a student organization or a campus administrator, you all know how busy it gets each semester.  Take this time to sit down together to discuss ideas for the future, concerns about campus, and have all of your questions answered.  

Event Planning Made Easy

Presenter:  Kristian Chesser

Location:  Shelby Center 109

Planning a small or large event will be a breeze after attending this program. Learn all aspects of event planning including budgeting, promotion, activities and more! 

Everything you want to know about the Student Code of Conduct, but were afraid to ask!

Presenter:  Toni Morgan

Location:  Shelby Center 121

Have you heard about the Student Code of Conduct, but was afraid to ask about it? If so, this presentation will allow you the opportunity to learn about the Code and allow you to ask questions! Come learn about the process, violations and sanctions in a safe environment.

Be Your Best: Tips for Student Organization Recruitment

Presenters:  Jacob Baugher and Stuart Zorn

Location:  Shelby Center 158

Interested in hearing tips for successful membership recruitment?  The men of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity are on campus recruiting for their organization, so take some time to learn from the guys who do this for a living. 

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                               Closing                                              Shelby Center 107 



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