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
3:00 pm on the third floor of the University Center.
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 678-8679.
LEAD Conference Overview:
9:00 – 9:30 Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome
9:45 – 10:40 Jumpstart Your Leadership Story - A Panel Discussion
Ephie Ballard-Johnson, Neighborhood Christian Center
Roland Cole, Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Joel Katz, Memphis Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Sports Partnership
Dorian Spears, Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team
Moderator - Joe Birch
10:50 – 11:35 Breakout Session 1
11:40 – 12:25 Breakout Session 2
12:30 – 1:45 Lunch
Carnival Memphis Community Service Awards
Keynote Session - Elise Jordan, Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer, FedEx Express
1:45 – 2:30 Breakout Session 3
2:30 – 3:00 Closing Session