2012 Art of Leadership Conference
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The Art of Leadership: Our Generation. Our Purpose.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 11:00 – 4:00 | OSU Memorial Union
We will spend the day exploring ways that our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Just for attending the entire conference, 3 OSU students will each win a $1000 scholarship.
Throughout the day, participants will explore topics centered around how our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Topics range from finding purpose in all realms of life to spirituality, civic engagement, and developing personal strengths. We will begin the day in the Memorial Union Ballroom with a keynote speaker who will focus on students of this generation. This will be followed by a question and answer session with a panel of recent Oregon State graduates. This is an opportunity for the graduates to share their experiences and for the audience to ask any questions about life after college.
Students will then have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions focused on different aspects of leadership. In the latter part of the program Oregon State Alumnus Alex Polvey, founder of Cloud Kick Computing, will be delivering the closing keynote. To wrap up the day there will be 3 -$1000 scholarship drawings for OSU students. Come enjoy a day with leaders from around the state and spend time focusing on your place in our generation.
The conference is FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We will be accepting a limited number of walk-up registrations on the day of the conference. If you did not register and still want to attend, please show up on Saturday and we can accomodate you.
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Questions? Please contact: Don Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must be registered at Oregon State University for spring 2012 to win the scholarship. Student staff who work for the Memorial Union organization or Student Leadership & Involvement department are not eligible to win the scholarship(s).
Conference Schedule at a Glance
|10:30am - 11:00am||Check-in & Breakfast||Memorial Union Lounge|
|11:00am - 11:05am||Official Welcome||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|11:05am - 11:50am||Keynote speaker: Tim McMahon||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|11:50pm - 12:40pm||Life After College: Panel Q&A||Memorial Union Lounge|
|12:50pm - 1:30pm||Educational Sessions: Round 1||Memorial Union (Various Rooms)|
|1:35pm - 2:05pm||Lunch||Memorial Union Lounge|
|2:05pm - 2:50pm||Educational Sessions: Round 2||Memorial Union (Various Rooms)|
|3:00pm - 3:45pm||Keynote Speaker: Alex Polvi||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|3:45pm - 3:50pm||Scholarship Drawing||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|3:50pm - 4:00pm||Closing||Memorial Union Ballroom|
Conference Education Session List
There will be two rounds of education sessions: 12:50pm-1:30pm and 2:05pm-2:50pm. Each session will be held twice. Please see the list of sessions below. Room numbers will be provided on the day of the conference.
1. Service as Leadership
Center for Civic Engagement
This session will explore various types of service and the role of service in leadership. The servant leadership model will be briefly reviewed. The second half of the session will include interactive time for participants to reflect on how to define service, the role that service and leadership play in citizenship, and how the current generation defines their purpose as it relates to service work and civic engagement.
2. I Am Because We Are
MU President Ashley Barnes and MU Vice President Nik Bowen
In this session we will explore how to incorporate the South African philosophy of Ubuntu in our everyday lives. The philosophy of Ubuntu is grounded in the idea of “I Am Because We Are”. We will use the bookUbuntu by Stephen Lundin to guide our discussion into explorations of teamwork and collaboration in community.
3. Strengths-Based Leadership
Megan Jung, Meera, Kylah Reynolds
This session will explore how we can increase the understanding of your own strengths, and those of others, in order to foster successful work environments and relationships.
4. Spiritually-Grounded Leadership
The purpose of this interest session involves exploring the ever cryptic concept of spirituality, and how leadership, in essence, is a form of
spiritual practice. This session will also explore the concept and
qualities of "spiritually-grounded leadership," as well as ways in which
said qualities can be cultivated.
5. Staying True to Yourself as a Student Leader
The demands of a student leader are many. As these demands pile up, many lose sight of who they truly are. In this conversation I suggest
a mode of understanding how to support student leaders taking charge
of their experience by focusing on personal strengths to succeed. When
recognizing that staying true to yourself is the best strength you
6. Activism and Political Movements: Are we a generation lost?
Chris Lenn and Shannon Quihuiz
Do the up rises of Arab Spring or American 1960s have you wondering about our current political health and spirit? Are we experiencing widespread apathy or is it repression? In this session we will focus on the changes in political climate and the possibilities for resistance.
7. Building Effective Teams
Student Sustainability Center
Learn about different styles of leadership, which you identify with most, and understand how to build leadership within an organization and what shared conditions are conducive to creating an effective team.
8. Diversity Mentoring for the Future
Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program
The OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program (CCMP) connects students with faculty and staff from across the Oregon State University campus, creates a support network, and provides a cross-cultural educational experience. This session will focus on fostering the development of leadership roles within mentoring. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about mentoring programs, undergo cultural competency activities, and learn more about the opportunities that accompany mentorships.
9. Authentically Packaging Yourself
In this session we will be exploring how we can hone in on our strengths and experiences in college so that we can move forward into our future careers. We will also discuss the stereotypical challenges that our generation faces in the workforce and what we can do to remedy these challenges.