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LEAD Conference

The U of M LEAD Conference on Student Leadership, a partnership with Carnival Memphis and The Jefferson Awards, provides training and networking opportunities for nearly 300 college and high school student leaders annually. Through a combination of keynote speakers, self-selected breakout sessions, and shared conversations, students hear from campus and community leaders about a range of topics meant to support organizational growth and personal development.  Time is built into the day for peer networking among student leaders to promote collaborative efforts and programming.

The next Conference will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on the third floor of the University Center. 

Please take a look at last year's schedule below to get a better sense of the day's flow.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Campbell at leadershipprograms@memphis.edu or (901) 678-8679. 

LEAD Conference Schedule:

9:00 – 9:30      Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40      Welcome
9:40 – 10:30    Morning Keynote –
         Estella Mayhue-Greer, President and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank 

10:40 – 11:25  Breakout Session 1
                        Bill Piper- Networking
                        Sara Rolin and Charles Uffleman-Leading Your Peers
                        Douglass High School-The Art of Communication
                        Tori Griffith-From Passion to Paid
                        Tom Tunnell-Communication in the Business World - It's What
                             You KNOW 

11:30 – 12:15  Breakout Session 2
                        Cori Grant-Ethics: What's the Fuss? Understanding the Role of Ethics
                             in the Workplace
                        Melissa Byrd and Tevin McInnis-Smart Moves on Social Media
                        Houston High School-Making a STATement
                        Kim Gaskill-Strategic Planning
                        Shea Houze-Professional Branding to Market Your
                             Leadership Experiences
12:15 – 1:25     Lunch
                        Peer Networking
                        Carnival Memphis Community Service Awards
                        Keynote Session - Michael Kisber, President at FTN Financial

1:30 – 2:15      Breakout Session 3
                        Steven Mizell-Successful Networking
                        Stephanie Bennett-Professions within the Non-Profit World
                        St. Agnes High School-Fleece of Faith: Providing Warmth and Comfort 
                        Bill Ganus-Community Interactions that Benefit Personal Growth
                        Anjelica Hardin-Empowering Others
2:15 – 2:35      Break 
2:40 – 3:30      StrengthsQuest Session
3:30 – 4:00      Closing Message

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