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Draft Agenda

Students participating in a breakout session at a past Student Leadership Conference

8:30 Registration and Coffee/Refreshments
9:00 Welcome
9:15

Leadership Warm-Up Exercise

9:45

Opening Remarks

  • Charles F. Desmond, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
10:00 Morning Breakout Sessions—Students will choose two different one-hour sessions, or the two-hour Breaking Boards session
10:05 Leadership Styles and Roles Crossing Borders: Communication for Effective Leadership Building Leadership Fundamentals:  How to Work Successfully With Campus Administration and Advocate for Your Organization Breaking Boards
(Two-hour session)

11:10

Leadership Styles and Roles Crossing Borders: Communication for Effective Leadership Building Leadership Fundamentals:  How to Work Successfully With Campus Administration and Advocate for Your Organization
12:15 Luncheon
12:40 Keynote: Motivational Speaker
1:30 Current Higher Education Issues: Roundtables with State Leaders —Students will choose one of the following sessions
  • Governor’s Plan for Community Colleges
    Learn about and get answers to your questions on the Governor’s recent budget proposal that focuses on community colleges’ potential to drive workforce development, announced in his January State of the State address.

  • Civic Engagement
    Gain information and tools to transform your passion for community service into an effective initiative or even a successful career.

  • State-Funded Financial Aid
    Is your campus getting its fair share, and does it pay for students to lobby on this issue? Get facts and tips to help you be a better advocate for this critically important resource.
2:35 Wrap-Up and Student Leadership Opportunities
2:45 Trivia and Door Prizes
3:30 Conclusion

Last updated Tuesday, February 28, 2012. This agenda is subject to change; please check back for the most up-to-date information. The final agenda will be available at registration the morning of the conference.

Staff advisors are invited to meet separately during the morning and afternoon student sessions. SGA Conference Room 404 will be available for your use.

 

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