2013 Art of Leadership Conference
The Art of Leadership Conference: Networking, Connections for a Brighter Future
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 11:00 – 4:00 | OSU Memorial Union
The Art of Leadership Conference will focus on Networking: Connections for a Brighter Future. A keynote by Marlis Miller, and various breakout sessions will allow us to examine our leadership skills, and how we currently communicate with our colleauges, friends, and family in our current environment. The breakout session topics will focus both on the importance of leadership and the keys of how leadership can help lead to successful networking. We will spend the day exploring how to build connections in college, after college, and how to strengthen the connections you already have. Just for attending the entire conference, 3 OSU students will each win a $1000 scholarship.
The conference is FREE and lunch will be provided by Qdoba.
REGISTRATION IS Now Closed. However a limited number of walk-ins will be allowed. Feel free to stop by the MU at 10:45 on February 23rd, and we will do our best to accomadate.
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Students must be registered at Oregon State University for spring 2013 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 & Refreshments||Memorial Union Lounge|
|11:00am - 11:10am||Official Welcome||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|11:10am - 12:00pm||Keynote speaker: Marlis Miller||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|12:10pm - 1:00pm||Break Out Sessions #1||Memorial Union (Various Rooms)|
|12:10pm - 1:00pm||Lunch A (Qdoba)||Memorial Union Lounge|
|1:10pm - 2:00pm||Break Out Sessions #2||Memorial Union (Various Rooms)|
|1:10pm - 2:00pm||Lunch B (Qdoba)||Memorial Union Lounge|
|2:10pm - 3:00pm||Break Out Sessions #3||Memorial Union (Various Rooms)|
|3:10pm - 3:50pm||Neworking Q & A Panel||Memorial Union Ballroom|
|3:50pm - 4:00pm||Scholarship Drawing and Close||Memorial Union Ballroom|
Conference Break Out Session List
There will be three rounds of break out sessions: 12:10 pm -12:55 pm, 1:05pm -1:50pm, and 2:00pm -2:45pm. At registration, participants will be assigned to a lunch, and will have lunch (provided by Qdoba) during either session 1 or session 2.
Please see the list of sessions below. Room numbers will be provided on the day of the conference.
1. Title: “Networking in a Digital Age”
Focus on using media to help further your career goals and learn the proper etiquette to maintain professionalism online. Focused on the importance of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and how those outlets can be helpful or hurtful in your career search.
2. Title: "The Start Up of You!"
Focus on professional development, strategic goal setting and relationship building. An interactive workshop, with several activities designed to give you head start on your next move. (based on a book written by the co-founder of Linkedin)
3. Title: “Personal Branding & Professional Development”
Discover how to portray the correct image to employers and make yourself standout when applying for jobs. The importance of being a leader rather than a manager will be touched on and how to properly present yourself and make connections to further your career goals.
4. Title: “What's Next?”
Explore the question of “what’s next?”. Possible topics include: what to do to further yourself while you’re here on campus and how they can use the resources available to create connections for the future. Post-grad anxiety and how to deal with moving forward after college will also be addressed.
5. Title: “True Colors & How to Network for Your Personality"
Focus on your personal identity and values. Learn how you can use your strengths in networking and how networking can be altered for your personality. This break-out session includes skill-building on how you can randomly strike up conversations with people to further your goals.