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UMKC Student Leadership Conference 
March 5, 2016

Location: UMKC Student Union
Date: March 5, 2016

8:30am – 9:00am Registration – 4th Floor Student Union
9:00am – 9:30am Opening – SU 401AD
9:40am – 10:30am Student Leader Roundtable and Share Session – SU 401AD
10:40am – 11:30am Education Session I – Various
11:40am – 12:15pm Lunch – SU 401AD
12:15pm – 1:00pm Keynote | Jewell Lavender – SU 401AD
1:10pm – 2:00pm Education Session II – Various
2:10pm – 2:30pm Closing | Wes Parham – SU 401AD

Schedule may be subject to change.

Education Session I 10:40 – 11:30am

Benefits of involvement in AERA as a student – Room 419

This session will present the benefits of participating in the AERA, steps on how to submit research and/or presentation proposals, tips to network successfully and how to navigate the organizational structure. Handouts with guides and tips will be provided.

Dea Marx, Coordinator of Field Experience in the School of Education

Breann Branch, Administrative Assistant, Educational Leadership and Policy Foundations, School of Education

Goal Driven Success – Room 402

The foundation of any success is the ability to set goals. Setting goals is more than just identifying things you would like to accomplish. It includes evaluation, strategic planning, and introspective examination. The Goal Driven Success workshop is designed to equip students with the tools and skills to set  S.M.A.R.T. goals and understand the importance of goals on success.  The workshop will discuss why goal setting is important and how proper goal setting  can help create stronger leaders.

Campus Suicide Prevention: Ask.Listen.Refer – Room 402A

The UMKC Counseling Center staff will present and promote the Ask.Listen.Refer suicide prevention on-line training program. Suicide awareness and prevention is a vital part to overall student physical and mental health on college campuses.

Taking Back Positive Energy (TBPE) – Room 302A

This program will be about motivating people to live a more positive life, and to think more positive about their lives. While talking about a positive movement that I started called “TBPE” which stands for taking back positive energy. And how that movement changed my entire life and many others across America and outside of America. This program is about hope and love. I have given this presentation at numerous locations including Maplewoods community college , and Park University.

Funding 101: How Do I get Money for my Organization? – Room 302

This program is develop to increase the engagement of students in projects within campus, allowing them to better understand the finances behind UMKC Student Government Association.

Placing Yourself First – Room 301 (SGA Chambers)

It is time to build up the community, learn to work with others and place yourself first.  We get so caught up in the day to day, that sometimes we forget about ourself.  Come learn how to place yourself first and still have the ability to help others. 

Education Session II 1:10 – 2:00pm

Keynote Follow-up Presentation – Room 401AD

Benefits of involvement in AERA as a student – Room 419

This session will present the benefits of participating in the AERA, steps on how to submit research and/or presentation proposals, tips to network successfully and how to navigate the organizational structure. Handouts with guides and tips will be provided.

Dea Marx, Coordinator of Field Experience in the School of Education

Breann Branch, Administrative Assistant, Educational Leadership and Policy Foundations, School of Education

Goal Driven Success – Room 402

The foundation of any success is the ability to set goals. Setting goals is more than just identifying things you would like to accomplish. It includes evaluation, strategic planning, and introspective examination. The Goal Driven Success workshop is designed to equip students with the tools and skills to set  S.M.A.R.T. goals and understand the importance of goals on success.  The workshop will discuss why goal setting is important and how proper goal setting  can help create stronger leaders.

Taking Back Positive Energy (TBPE) – Room 302A

This program will be about motivating people to live a more positive life, and to think more positive about their lives. While talking about a positive movement that I started called “TBPE” which stands for taking back positive energy. And how that movement changed my entire life and many others across America and outside of America. This program is about hope and love. I have given this presentation at numerous locations including Maplewood community college, and Park University.

Campus Suicide Prevention: Ask.Listen.Refer – Room 402A

The UMKC Counseling Center staff will present and promote the Ask.Listen.Refer suicide prevention on-line training program. Suicide awareness and prevention is a vital part to overall student physical and mental health on college campuses.

Placing Yourself First – Room 301 (SGA Chambers)

It is time to build up the community, learn to work with others and place yourself first.  We get so caught up in the day to day, that sometimes we forget about ourself.  Come learn how to place yourself first and still have the ability to help others. 

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Jewell Lavender – Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker |
Jewell Lavender
12:15 – 1:00pm
What’s All This Talk About EQ?

Jewell Lavender is an Organizational Development Facilitator and Career Coach. She is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified (Step I & Step II) and a Social and Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach.

Jewell daily engages in her passion as she focuses on talent development for the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon, where she has been employed for over 36 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and proven experience as a leader and change agent. 

While Jewel has 16 years of formal management experience and a bachelor of arts degree in Education, her most notable credentials are the testimonies from others recognizing her for orchestrating their professional life journey and helping them fully discover their “authentic self”. 

Jewell is a highly sought after public speaker, seminar presenter and coach. She is also a community servant and diversity ambassador known for her ability to enrich the lives of others through mentoring.

Jewell enjoys reading, singing, and helping to shape the future of her two grandsons.    

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Wes Parham | Closing Speaker

Closing Speaker |
Wes Parham
2:10 – 2:30pm

Wes Parham is a higher education professional with a passion for challenging and developing students.  Wes has a Bachelor’s degree in communication, a Masters degree in Business, and is currently writing the dissertation for his PhD.  He has served as a student life coach, academic advisor, recruiter, scholarship coordinator, and admissions director. In each one of these roles he has always worked to improve the student experience and aid students in reaching their ultimate goals. Wes uses a mix of humor, social commentary, and critical thought to get students to critically examine themselves and their cultural realities.  His newest area of emphasis is on the intersection of selective exposure theory, millennials, and haters.  Wes hopes to challenge, grow, and entertain the next generation of dynamic students as they transition through their higher education experiences.

Educating, inspiring and empowering today’s UMKC leaders.

The annual UMKC Student Leadership Conference is now in its 2nd year, and is a one-day conference dedicated to providing an excellent learning opportunity. It brings together hundreds of students across campus and student affairs and faculty affairs professionals to:

  • Explore essential leadership topics in an interactive setting
  • Hear from experts with real-world leadership experience from academia and business
  • Experience activities that encourage collaboration and communication
  • Network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about leadership
  • This event is free for UMKC students who want to become or want to enhance their leadership strengths. Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot today.  By “reserving” a free ticket for this event, you are placing a RSVP for this event.

    Every attempt will be made to allow all to enjoy this free event. Any venue update will be emailed to registrants.

  • Conference programming focuses on the social change model of leadership and the attributes that are essential to being a successful leader including: individual growth, group development, professional development, personal development and civic-mindedness.

    SLC also offers specific workshops that help leaders leverage leadership roles as they transition from campus to a professional career. The content is hands-on, practical and applicable, so that you can implement what you learn right away.

    At this spring’s conference we’re bringing back top-rated presenters and adding important new voices as well. In a slate of presentations and workshops, you’ll learn about a variety of topics including:

    • Conflict with civility
    • Diversity and inclusion on campus
    • Etiquette for leaders
    • Fundraising using social media
    • Goal setting and achievement
    • Marketing yourself for success
    • Negotiation for leaders
    • Officer transition and change
    • Persuasive Speaking
    • Planning and executing successful events
    • Public relations
    • Publicity and promotions
    • Servant leadership
    • Transformational leadership
    • Much, much more

    And of course, you will learn plenty outside the presentations and workshops by sharing ideas and experiences with delegates across campuses. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate.

    Expect lively discussion, spirited debate, and a rewarding exchange of ideas throughout all four days. You can count on leaving the conference informed, inspired, and brimming with ideas you can put into action right away.

  • Parking is available for the Leadership Conference in various places around campus. If you have a parking pass, please feel free to utilize the student parking around campus. The Cherry parking garage is available for student parking and metered parking.

Testimonials

“The education breakout sessions were very informational…”

“…I learned about emotional intelligence, how to handle a difficult conversations…”

“I learned that leadership is beign human, being yourself…information and versatality is key to creating/sustaining an organization. “

“Speakers were enthusiastic…stories made me feel like I could connect to the topic with my own experiences. “

“..Leading is inspiring NOT delegating and directing. Risk taking is important. Examine own faults in conflict.”

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