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Sunday, February 21, 2016

11:00am - 4:00pm
Seymour College Union

The Annual Student Leadership Conference at The College at Brockport is open to all Brockport students who wish to learn more about leadership. Planned by the Capstone Leadership Certificate students, the conference features alumni presenters who have learned leadership lessons in their lives, and can share with students how they, too, can demonstrate leadership.

Conference Planning Team: MaryKate Albin '16, Sharon Ayiku '16, Felicia Heideman '16, Kaitlin Koban '16, Rina Sherman '16, Elyse Springer '16 and Nikole VanWie '16.

Meet our Keynote Speaker: Dawn J. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, educator and nationally acclaimed speaker from San Jose, California. She is the Host and Creator of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features some of New York's bravest storytellers, comedians, and memoirists, as they tell live stories... then she chops off their hair. Dawn has developed programs and speeches about the nature of stories to engage, inspire, and enhance leadership potential, and through her firm ‘Envision Admissions’ has consulted thousands of students to utilize personal narratives as part of their college and graduate school application strategy. She is currently a storytelling instructor with The Moth’s Community Program, and was featured as a speaker amongst some of the nation's top innovators and change makers at TED@NYC.

Dawn is one of the Co-Founders of ‘Art in Action’ (currently a division of the nonprofit United Roots Oakland) and has worked on cultural advocacy and leadership programs in countries including Brazil, Ghana, and Kenya. Her own stories about growing up as a twin and a first generation Trinidadian have been featured on shows including the The Moth Mainstage, The Soundtrack Series, Story Collider and the Unchained Tour.

As an educator and corporate trainer, she has worked with notable clients and companies including Novartis, Mass Mutual, Prudential, and Google. Dawn received her Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University, where she was the recipient of the Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership due to her commitment to building community and serving as a role model for women aspiring to be leaders. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian and tweetable @ dawnjfraser.

Check out some of our previous conferences:



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2015 Conference

Putting the Pieces Together

February 15, 2015

Keynote: Alex Sheen






2014 Conference

Putting the Pieces Together

February 16, 2014

Keynote Jonathan Sprinkles





2013 Conference

Find Your Voice

February 24th, 2013

Keynote Don McPherson






2012 Conference

Enjoy the Journey, Build your Community

February 19th, 2012

Keynote Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch





2011 Conference

What's Your Legacy

February 27, 2011

Keynote Sean Stephenson


2009 Conference

2009 Conference

April 19, 2009

Keynote Jonathon Sprinkles


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