The Sweet Briar Leadership Certificate Program will host the 16th annual Leadership Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center. The student-run conference is open to all college students. Local and regional high school juniors and seniors are also invited to participate.
This year’s theme is “Discovering Your Blueprint: Finding and Exploring Your Personal Leadership Style.” Motivational speaker and entertainer Stan Pearson II, “The S.A.L.S.A. Guy,” will give the keynote address. Pearson offers an array of workshops, training and presentations, but specializes in engaging with young audiences, especially on topics such as diversity and leadership.
Following his address, participants can choose among breakout sessions. Speakers include Jennifer Braganza, a Bank of America project manager, who will talk about “Understanding and Leveraging Your Personal Toolbox.” Annie Jones, Sweet Briar’s residence life director and a former Marine, will present “B.A.M.: Emerging Leadership within the Ranks.” Sweet Briar career services director Wayne Stark and Alison Stockdale ’00, drug program manager for the U.S. Department of Interior, will also lead sessions.
Sessions run from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Closing remarks will follow lunch.
The annual conference, which is entirely organized by students in Sweet Briar’s Leadership Certificate Program, is always well attended, so early registration is recommended. Attire is business casual.
For more information and to register, go to sbc.edu/leadership-conference. The cost for non-Sweet Briar students is $10, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. For questions, please contact Joan Lucy, leadership program director, at email@example.com or (434) 381-6528.
Category: Leadership Certificate Program