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4th Annual Student Leadership Conference

-- Sunday, February 27th, 2011 --

11:00am - 5:30pm

Celebrating Leadership for 175 Years: What's Your Legacy?

More than 250 students and staff joined us for an inspiring day with our incredible keynote speaker and alumni presenters!

Keynote Speaker: Sean Stephenson

Picture of Sean Stephenson

Expected to die at birth, Sean Stephenson has faced an army of reasons to give up and countless opportunities to embrace pity. He suffered more than 200 bone fractures by age 18, reached a height of only 3 feet, and is permanently confined to a wheelchair. However, this man took a STAND for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world. Come to this session to learn more about Sean’s life and that anything is possible if you get off your ‘but’ and ‘stand’! His goals for the day are:

Eliminate fears of inadequacy on an unconscious level
Provide strategies for deep interpersonal connections in professional environments
Offer tools to avoid conflicts that can arise from inaccurate assumptions
Foster a positive vision of an individual's future
Discuss questions and processes to recognize life purpose.

“Anything is possible if you get off your ‘but’ and ‘stand’!

Conference Schedule

  • 11:00-11:30: Check-in/Registration
      • Seymour College Union Ballroom
  • 11:00-11:45: Brunch served
      • Seymour College Union Ballroom
  • 11:50-12:00: Welcome and Introductions
      • Seymour College Union Ballroom
  • 12:00-1:00: Keynote Speaker: Sean Stephenson; “Anything is possible if you get off your ‘but’ and ‘stand’!"
      • Seymour College Union Ballroom
  • 1:15-2:30: Breakout Session #1 (locations tba)
      • “Leadership is a Soft Art not a Hard Science”, Dr. Leonard Brock ‘03
      • “On Being a “Solid Citizen”, Mr.Al Cobb ‘70
      • What I learned at Brockport - outside of the classroom”, Mr. Justin Rogers ‘05
      • Molding a better tomorrow“ how good citizenship can redefine you, your community and the world”, Mr. Bob Confer ‘96
      • “Utilizing the Student Leadership Challenge to Develop Yourself and Your Teams”, Ms. Sara Dierks ‘07
  • 2:45-4:00: Breakout Session #2 (location tba)
      • “The Accidental Manager: How Leadership Development is More Important Than Just As Important as Job Training”, Mr. Michael Doyle ‘80
      • “Learning through Leadership: A Citizen's Journey”, Ms. Lauren Kelly ‘03
      • “Gaining the Highest Return on Your College Investment”, Mr. Justin Oliver ‘09
      • How Taking Initiative At The Inception Brings Opportunity To Your Door And Leads You Toward Your Goals”, Mr. Josh Silber ‘93
      • Becoming a Leader Despite an 'Accidental Career'”, Dr. Karen Schuhle-Williams ‘84
      • Keynote Breakout Session “ Sean Stephenson“ limited space, only, available for session
  • 4:10-4:30 Closing Remarks “ Sean Stephenson
      • Seymour College Union Ballroom
  • 4:30-5:30 Leadership Reception hosted by Alumni Relations and Development
      • Seymour College Union Main Lounge

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