2014 Aggies Leading the Way!

The first annual Aggies Leading the Way! Undergraduate Leadership Conference was held on February 7 and 8, 2014.

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Dates / Times

Leadership Rally:
Friday, Feb. 7th, 5pm - 7pm
Student Community Center,
Multipurpose Room

Main Conference:
Saturday, Feb. 8th, 9:30 am – 3:45pm
Freeborn Hall and Memorial Union


Conference Mission

This 2014 conference theme was Discovery, Partnership, Change. Through a variety of interactive workshops, the aim was to help students:

  1. Discover their leadership capacity
  2. Create peer-to-peer partnerships
  3. Create positive change in their community


Keynote Speakers

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The Keynote Speaker for the rally was Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

The Keynote Speaker for the main conference was Richard Engel, Assistant Vice Chancellor - Alumni Relations & Executive Director - California Aggie Alumni Association.



Main Conference Workshop Areas

Collaboration group at 2014 conference

Discovery – Session 1

Session 1 workshops focus on helping students develop skills to bring success and growth in college and beyond. Students learn more about managing themselves and maximizing their potential.

Partnership – Session 2

Session 2 workshops focus on helping students connect and communicate with others. Students will learn how to interact with others to create positive relationships between all members of a team in any setting.

Change – Session 3

Session 3 workshops focus on helping students gain an understanding of initative and inspiration and how they can make a difference in the community. Students will be able to invest others in living a life of positive change and service.



Conference Resources

To Download a copy of the 2014 Aggies Leading the Way program, please click here.

Below are the workshops from each of the three sessions of the conference.

Session 1 Presentations – Self

The Culture Bump: How Cultural Differences Lead to Discovering Human Commonalities by Moira Delgado

Finding Balance by Olga Prizhbilov

Wellness Jeopardy by Lindsay Wetzel Polin, Natasha Fowler, and Shawna Branchev

Walking Your Talk: The Value of Credibility in Leadership by Jenn Crowder

Navigating the Transition from Student to New Professional by Natasha Vyakhk

Session 2 Presentations – Others

Coaching to Improve Leadership Outcomes by Ahmed Naguib

The Culture Bump: How Cultural Differences Lead to Discovering Human Commonalities by Moira Delgado

Feedback: How to give it, how to receive it, and how to make it work for you

How to Be an Influential Leader by Richard Osibanjo

The Color of Your Personality and How to Make the Best of It by Olga Prizhbilov

Session 3 Presentations – Context

Handling the Unexpected: How to enhance your flexibility and adapability by Christie Navarro

Igniting the Socialpreneur Within by Richard Osibanjo

One Can Make a Difference - Getting Involved with Community Service by Amrit Sahota

The Personal is Political: Reflecting on identity and turning passion into action by Elizabeth Coté

Strong Group Leadership: You Can't Do It Alone by Heather Prandini and Thomas Witcher


Conference made possible through a partnership between Undergraduate Education and the Division of Student Affairs and funds generated by ATM Campus Agreements.

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