Leadership Development

The 9th Annual BOLD Conference

The 9th Annual BOLD Conference will be held on Saturday, October 7 in Emerson Suites. 


BOLD: Leadership Under Construction

Employers are looking for students with developed skills before joining the workforce. This year’s Business and Organizational Leadership Development (BOLD) Conference will help students hone in on several areas that will help students engage with others as well as improve their etiquette in a professional environment.  Students will have an opportunity to take a self-assessment in several areas before the conference so that they can target program sessions that will help them gain new skills when it comes to their leadership abilities. These areas will include topics within the themes of interpersonal interaction, group dynamics, civic responsibility, and communication. Along with exploring the soft skills that employers are looking for, we will be incorporating a three course etiquette luncheon so students can navigate the importance of decorum in a professional setting. The theme Leadership Under Construction was chosen because students can always grow as leaders and build their skills through the course of their time at college and beyond.  This conference is a partnership between the Ithaca College School of Business and OSEMA.

Who is this conference for?
This conference is open to all Ithaca College students who are interested in learning more about leadership in professional settings. This conference will count as one Leading Self and two Leading Others sessions for the Student Leadership Institute.

What are the logistics of this event?
This half-day conference offers students an opportunity to attend several workshops focused on the skills needed to succeed in the professional world. There is no cost for Ithaca College students to attend BOLD; lunch and all conference materials provided. All participants must attend the program in its entirety. The 2017 conference will be held on Saturday, October 7.

How do I register?
Participants are selected on a first-reserved basis through online registration. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to submit their participation forms early. Please note that once you commit to the conference, you are expected to attend. Registration will begin at the beginning of the Fall Semester.