IC Student Leadership Conference

Leading for a Better World - the IC Student Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Emerson Suites.

Join the Office of Student Engagement and the School of Business for one amazing leadership conference designed for all IC student leaders. This conference will help students enhance skills to be successful in the leadership positions they hold on campus, as well as those beyond IC. The Theme for 2018 is Leading for a Better World, which will be the focus of the workshops, speakers, and give-away items!

Who is this conference for?
This conference is open to all Ithaca College students who are interested in learning more about leadership, and skills to make the world a better place. This conference will count as 3 sessions in any of the Student Leadership Institute tracks - Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading in a Diverse World, or Leading at IC. You get to choose your track, based on the individual program sessions you attend!

What are the logistics of this event?
This half-day conference offers students an opportunity to attend two workshops and a keynote speaker focused on the skills needed to overcome challenges and succeed as a leader in the community, on campus, or in the world. There is no cost for Ithaca College students to attend; a formal lunch and all conference materials provided. All participants must attend the program in its entirety. The 2018 conference will be held in the Campus Center on Saturday, December 1. Schedule overview:

  • 9:45-10:00am Check in and light breakfast
  • 10:00-10:20am Welcome
  • 10:30-11:20am Concurrent sessions for Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading in a Diverse World, or Leading at IC tracks
  • 11:30-12:20pm Concurrent sessions for Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading in a Diverse World, or Leading at IC tracks
  • 12:30-1:30pm Formal lunch and keynote speaker, Paula Younger
  • 1:30-2:00pm Wrap-up, give-aways, and evaluations

How do I register?
Participants are selected on a first-to sign-up basis through online registration. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to register as soon as the form opens on November 1. Please note that once you commit to the conference, you are expected to attend. Registration opens on November 1 and closes when filled, which will happen before Thanksgiving break, so REGISTER NOW!

10:30 am – 11:20 am workshop choices:

What Leaders Need to Know [Leading Others Track]

Join Jodi Denman ’88, Controller & HR Administrator at Incodema & NewCut, Inc., for an interactive group activity involving leadership excerpts from Brene Brown author 4 Pillars of Courageous Leadership/Leading with Trust and Kim Scott author of Radical Candor.

Global Perspective: Leadership Lessons from Traveling [Leading in a Diverse World Track]

This presentation focuses on the lessons that can be learned about leadership through international travel, and by embracing many different experiences throughout your 20’s. Luke Kelly has been traveling the world and outdoor adventuring since he graduated from IC in 2012, and he will share a slideshow of his stunning photography during this presentation. Participants will learn about the importance of developing a global perspective in this day and age, and how those values make us better leaders and can create a more inclusive world.

Leadership in Organizational Culture [Leading @ IC Track]

Organizational culture in leadership is defined as the values and behaviors that contribute to the environment of an organization. In order to be a successful student organization, it is key that you are able to lead by example and have a clear vision about expectations for your organization. In this workshop, we will explore our own personal leadership style and how it makes our leading style unique. After finding our personal leadership styles we will further explore how we can use these skills to enhance our leadership role in our own student organizations.

Professional skills: How to not be memed for bad manners! [Leading Self Track]

Ever worry about your first impression? Not know what fork to use when? Wonder if your handshake leaves others feeling less than confident in your abilities? Worry no more! Learn from the experiences of someone with 30+ professional years of experience who has made her share of meme-worthy mistakes!

11:30 am – 12:20 pm workshop choices:

Ethics in People Management and Decision Making [Leading Others Track]

As business professionals we see ethical dilemmas in all aspects of the work world. In this presentation by Matt Burr, HR and Project Consultant and Assistant Professor at Elmira College, we will explore ethics with people management and decision making. Ethics is doing the right thing when no one is looking.

Our Planet, Our People [Leading in a Diverse World Track]

This session will cover practical steps college students can take to protect our physical environment, while at the same time advocating for a better political and emotional climate for marginalized communities. Learn how to use your limited resources as a college student to take care of the planet also protect the people who are most targeted in a socially unjust society.

Challenging the Traditional Leadership Process [Leading @ IC Track]

Student organization leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities. In this workshop, we will discuss who we are as leaders and where our leadership credibility comes from/ its importance. Upon discussing what we have found, we will participate in an activity where we will put our new knowledge and skills to the test to ultimately apply to your student organization!

THRIVE at IC [Leading Self Track]

This program presentation will focus on components of the THRIVE resiliency pyramid that are closely related to sleep, eating well, breathing, and exercise. In addition, this presentation will speak on topics related to possible barriers and come away with practical ideas of changes you can make to help you THRIVE in these areas.

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Register HERE for the 2018 IC Student Leadership Conference

Staff and Contact Information

Contact Information:
E-mail: ose@ithaca.edu
Phone: 607-274-3222

Staff Members:
Courtney Owens, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs

Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement

Michele Lenhart, Director of Student Engagement

Catrina Decker, External Relations Program Director, School of Business