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Want to develop the leader in you?! Join Student Leadership on March 1, 2018 from 2-8 pm!
Free to all students! Interested in submitting a session proposal or registering for the conference?
Both links are live on CSUinvolve or you can find the links below!


Register on CSUinvolve here

Email for any questions. We hope to see you there!


Cougar Leadership Conference


Cougar Leadership Conference Sessions

Block A- 3:15pm-4:15pm

Session Name Location Description of the Session

"Tired of tabling? How to maximize your time with recruitment efforts"

Magnolia Room

In this session, we will explore best practices for effectively engaging and connecting with the students that you WANT in your organization.

Kenny Gray, Erin Hortman, Jeremy Mack
Admissions Counselors, Enrollment Services


Working with you is killing me! The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Auditorium

This session will explore the 5 common dysfunctions of a team, participants will have the opportunity to assess their own teams and discuss ways overcoming the dysfunction makes your team great!

Shana Young
Executive Director, Leadership Institute

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be a Servant Leader? Founders Hall

Some of the largest companies in the world enjoy financial success and high employee retention because they cultivate a culture of service. These companies apply the core principles of servant leadership to the world of business and put employees' needs as the highest priority. In this session, attendees will learn more about a local company that has reached success in the global market and what its keys to success have been.

Christine (Chris) Robins
President and Chief Executive Officer at Char-Broil, LLC

Block B- 4:30pm-5:30pm

Session Name Room Number Description of the Session

Understanding Personality Type Using MBTI      


This session will allow participants to explore personality type through the use of active learning and self-assessment to help develop their understanding of themselves and others.

Kat Canella
Consultant and MBTI Practitioner

Motivating the Members Founders Hall How might you motivate others to become active participants in your organization? In this hands-on workshop, you will walk away with strategies for actively involving people in a process of shaping the direction of the organization.


Mariko Izumi
Director, Quality Enhancement Plan 

The Power of Servant Leadership

Magnolia Room

In this session, we will go over what Servant Leadership is and how this philosophy can be an impactful leadership style. If you would like to learn how to journey towards Servant Leadership, join us!

Meagan Corcoran, Alexis Knox
Graduate Assistant of Servant Leadership,
Community Outreach Specialist, Center for Career Development

Block C- 5:45pm-6:45pm

Session Name Room Number Description of the Session

 Translating College Experience into Life Skills

Magnolia Room

If you are a student athlete, work and take classes, or are deeply invested in other campus programs, it is easy to feel like you are too busy to make a difference. It is even more difficult to graduate with the experience needed to get a job in today's market. However, it is possible to use the gifts and passions you have to invest where you are planted. In this session, attendees will learn about how to grow so you flourish in your professional and personal life after college.

Chelsea Edwards
Former CSU Women's Soccer player (member of the 2015 National Championship Final Team), Servant Leadership Program graduate, Co-Founder of Girls in the Game

Diving Into Inclusion Through the Lens of Servant Leadership Founders Hall

In this session, we will take a deep dive into the behaviors of servant leadership with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity. Participants will be challenged to look at their own privileges and examine them through the ten behaviors of servant leadership.

Wendi Jenkins, Johniqua Williams
Director, Center for Servant Leadership
Student Development Specialist, Diversity Programs & Services

Looking to get engaged after college? There's no wedding bells here, but find your passion outside of work and get involved!

You are a leader now and involved on campus. Fantastic! So what happens when you graduate? In this session, you will explore your passions outside of the classroom while learning about how you can keep your level of engagement high when you begin (or continue) working after graduation.

Jennifer Joyner
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement, University Advancement


Dinner and Key Note Address: 7pm