Conference Schedule


7:30am-8:30am - Registration & Continental Breakfast (Colvard Student Union, 2nd Floor Lobby & Foster Ballroom)

8:30am-9:30am – Opening Keynote: Dr. Chris Bell - Mediamessaging (Colvard Student Union, 2nd Floor Foster Ballroom)

10:00am-10:50am – Session 1 Breakouts (McCool Hall, Designated Classrooms)

Is It Diversity or Inclusion? - McCool 126
Understanding Mentorship: What's the Big Deal? - McCool 128
Event Planning 101 - McCool 130
Diversity and Inclusion within Leadership - McCool 232
You’ve Been Served: Servant Leadership 101 - McCool 234
Don’t Panic, I’m An Advisor Too - McCool 236

11:00am-11:50am – Session 2 Breakouts (McCool Hall, Designated Classrooms)

The Chosen One: Leadership and Culture - McCool 126
Leadership with Purpose and Integrity - McCool 128
Accessing the Implicit Operating Framework as a Precursor to and Professional Learning Component of Leadership - McCool 130
"Who Am I: Building Your Brand" - McCool 232
Your Leadership Journey - McCool 234
The Identity Compass - McCool 236

12:00pm-1:30pm – Keynote Address & Lunch: Dr. Tierney Bates - More Action, Less Titles! (Colvard Student Union, 2nd Floor Foster Ballroom)

1:45pm-3:00pm – Session 3, Extended Workshops (McCool Hall, Designated Classrooms)

Representation (r)Evolution - McCool 126
Viewing Leadership & Communication through a Kaleidoscope - McCool 128
Leadership 101: How to Be an Exemplary Leader - McCool 130
Developing Your Elevator Pitch & The Process of Being Interviewed: A Mock Interview - McCool 232
Leadership: Your Values, Your Goals, Your Life! - McCool 234
The Cost Shift of Leadership - McCool 236

3:10pm-4:00pm – Session 4 Breakouts (McCool Hall, Designated Classrooms)

Leadership at Its Best - McCool 126
Diversity and Inclusion within Leadership - McCool 128

The Community Leader: How to start a community partnership - McCool 232
Advancing Inclusion through Civility - McCool 234
Leadership During a Generational Change in the Workforce - McCool 236

4:10pm-5:00pm - Send Off Live Session! (Colvard Student Union, Dawghouse)

Network while getting your Professional Headshot!


All conference activities will take place between two buildings in the center of MSU’s campus: the Colvard Student Union and McCool Hall. They are situated next to each other on the east side of MSU’s historic Drill Field.

To get directions to the Colvard Student Union or McCool Hall from anywhere, simply click here for a link to our interactive campus map. You can type in the name of the building you want to go to (Colvard Student Union or McCool Hall) and then select directions from your starting point.


Parking Suggestions:
Parking is available without a parking pass on the weekends, and you are welcome to park in any faculty/staff or commuter space near McCool Hall and may even choose to park in gated parking which remains open after 6:00pm during the week and the entire weekend.

Metered parking does require payment and is not advised for the day as there should be plenty of other close parking available. Residential (north/south/east/west zone) parking is also reserved only for students who live on campus, and those not living on campus should not park in residential spaces.

As in any place, please avoid parking in handicapped parking unless you have the appropriate tag and avoid parking in any space specially designated such as “service parking.”