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The 6th Annual Leadership Institute (register for the wait list)

April 8, 2016, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location University Hall - 7th Floor Confrence Center
Posted InCampus Events
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April 8th Schedule Overview and Breakout Options:
8:30am - 8:55am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am - Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:10am - 9:55am - Opening Keynote: Professor Jerry Citro – “Make Your Biggest Weakness Your Biggest Strength”
10am - 10:50am - Breakout Sessions 1:

  • Jerry Citro, Adjunct Professor - Keynote Round Table Discussion (10am)
  • Dr. Valerie Sessa, Associate Professor - Developing Yourself as a Leader (10am)
  • Holly Gera, Director for Athletics - A Prescription for Living (10am)
  • Dr. Nicole Miller, Adjunct Professor - Authenticity and the Un-Storied Self: How to See Through the Stories to What is Really Happening (10am)

11am - 11:50am - Breakout Sessions 2:

  • Dr. Sandra Lewis, Professor - Leaders Know How To Keep It 100 (11am)
  • Adam Mayer, Director of Career Development - Are You LinkedIn or Left Out? (11am)
  • Kathleen Cashman, Adjunct Professor & Consultant - Critical Success Factors for Leaders (11am)
  • Anthony Spanakos, Associate Professor - When Speaking Publicly... (11am)

11:50am - 12:20pm - Lunch
12:25pm - 1pm - Afternoon Keynote: John Delate - "Seven Laws for Life"
1:10pm - 2pm - Breakout Sessions 3:

  • Holly Gera, Director for Athletics - Providing Direction (1:10pm)
  • Dr. Nicole Miller, Adjunct Professor - The Hero Workshop: Exploring The Hero Journey Motif in Your Own Life (1:10pm)
  • Eric Moss, Strongman - Leadership, Goal Achievement and Motivation that is Stronger than Steel (1:10pm)
  • Catie Kunkel, Student Leader - Remember Who You Are (1:10pm)

2:10pm - 3:00pm - Breakout Sessions 4:

  • Kathleen Cashman, Adjunct Professor & Consultant - Leadership Begins with You (2:10pm)
  • Simone Flowers, Graduate Student - Emotional Intelligence (2:10pm)
  • Ihor Andruch, Alumnus - Networking Your Way to Success and Selling What You Know Best; YOURSELF! (2:10pm)

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Wrap up, Raffle, Program Evaluation, Certificates (for those who attended the full day)

The Leadership Institute is founded on six learning outcomes as set by The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education.

If you have questions please contact Jillian Ploskonka, Assistant Director for CSI - The Center for Leadership Development at

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