Spring Leadership Conference
Spring Forward: Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 2, 2013 |10:30 am - 4:00 pm| Idaho Commons
The purpose of the Spring Forward: Leadership Conference is to educate students about a variety of personal leadership skills in a fun, engaging, and relaxed manner. Students that attend the 2013 Spring Leadership Conference will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other students, staff, faculty, and alumni. This conference will be beneficial to students of all ages and academic levels, and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to plan for their future successfully, and they will also leave the conference with a greater idea of what’s next, and life after college. The conference will also introduce new perspectives to attendees, and expose students to tools and skills they can utilize now and more importantly, after college.
Dress for the conference is casual.
Our keynote presenters are from Roadtrip Nation.
|11 a.m. - noon||Roadtrip Nation
||Roadtrip Nation is a Movement that shares the stories of leaders who have found success and happiness on their own terms. We share those stories in hopes of empowering people to have the confidence to do the same. We will share our stories, experiences, and learnings from 10 years on the road to help you start defining your own road in life!
Clearwater & Whitewater
|Breakout Sessions One, (pick one)|
|12:10- 1:00 p.m.||
AmeriCorps Member, Service-Learning, University of Idaho
|Civic Engagement: Creating Commitment to Community Change. How does volunteerism make our communities better? How do we take volunteerism to the next level and create long-lasting positive change? Come find out through activities and reflections on how you can become a positive agent of change right here and now.||Idaho Commons 4th floor, Aurora Room|
|12:10- 1:00 p.m.||Roadtrip Nation
||We will be leading some leadership and reflection exercises that will help to uncover insights as to what your personal road after college might hold. As well, we will share and listen to stories in this interactive session.
||Commons 4th Floor, Crest Room|
|12:10- 1:00 p.m.||Jill Powell, Area Coordinator, UI||#Branding Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google. What does your social media say about you? Come learn about the ins and outs of social media and how it can shape your future.||Commons 4th Floor, Horizon Room|
|1:10- 2:00 p.m.||Daniel Haley, Melinda Lewis, and Cara Haley||Q&A with: Daniel Haley, Melinda Lewis, Cara Haley, and Jesse Martinez
Melinda Lewis: Graduated in 2011 with degrees in Communication Studies and Clothing, Textiles, and Design. Melinda is currently in her second year of studying at the University of Georgia and serves as the graduate assistant for Greek Life at Georgia Tech. This May she will complete her master's in College Student Affairs Administration.
Cara Haley: Graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Since graduation, Cara has been working locally as a full-time project engineer at TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering. Her work involves a lot of hydrology and hydraulics related to natural systems (stream, wetlands, watersheds), commonly linked with environmental remediation and restoration projects. In 2010, Haley traveled to northern Nigeria for work for a one month period, participating in an emergency response remediation project that involved clean-up of lead contaminated soil during an unprecedented mass lead poisoning resulting from illegal artisan gold mining. In addition to working full-time, she is currently working towards her master's in civil engineering from Colorado State University with an emphasis in water resources.
Daniel Haley: Graduated from the theatre department in 2006, Daniel worked as a professional actor on both coasts before returning to school at the University of Montana, where he received a master's in Theatrical Directing. Daniel currently works "just down the road" for Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine where he hires and trains actors to role-play with veterinary students in an effort to improve client-doctor communication skills.
Jesse Martinez: Graduated in 2004 with his B.S. in Justice Studies and B.A. in Spanish, and went on to receive his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership in 2010. He currently serves as the Assistant Director for Programs and Outreach for the College Assistance Migrant Program at the University of Idaho; his primary role is to recruit and retain migrant/seasonal incoming freshman to the University of Idaho
|Commons, 1st Floor
Clearwater & Whitewater
|2:00- 2:30 p.m.||Lunch||Idaho
Commons 1st Floor Clearwater & Whitewater
|Breakout Sessions Two (pick one)|
|Andrew Brewick, Director of Academic Advising||Fall Into the Gap Year
For many students, the path between college and career is ill-defined. Although they’ve earned a degree, many students have a difficult time identifying the next steps in their personal and professional life. These students aren’t ready to commit to a career, but would rather not move back in with their parents and work at the Gap (no disrespect to the good people at Gap, Inc.). In this session, we will discuss some great opportunities that 1) don’t require a lifelong commitment, 2) provide valuable personal and professional experience, 3) help individuals focus their priorities, and 4) take participants out of their comfort zone – both personally and geographically. So, if you’ve got a bad case of wanderlust and no idea what you want to be when you grow up, this session is for you.
|Idaho Commons, 4th Floor, Aurora Room|
|2:40 - 3:30 p.m.||Roadtrip Nation||We will be leading some leadership and reflection exercises that will help to uncover insights as to what your personal road after college might hold. As well, we will share and listen to stories in this interactive se||Idaho Commons 4th Floor, Crest Room|
|2:40 - 3:30 p.m.||Eric Anderson, Career Center Manger||How to Translate Your Leadership Experience Into Professional Development: Resumes, Networking and Interviewing. As a college student, you come with and have gained a tremendous amount of leadership experience throughout your life and time here at Idaho, so don't undersell yourself. This session will demonstrate how your leadership experience is integral to your professional development, and how to effectively articulate this asset to potential employers and graduate programs.||Idaho Commons, 4th Floor, Horizon Room|
|3:40 - 4:00 p.m.||Roadtrip Nation||Closing Keynote: We will make the connection between what was learned during the day to how you can apply it to your future.
||Idaho Commons 1st Floor
Clearwater & Whitewater