2017 Student Leadership Conference Programming
Programming Session #1
I WANT MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW
Nikki Sanchez, ASUSF VP of Finance
Karishma Patel, SLE Peer Advisor
Ever wonder what happens behind the closed doors of ASUSF Senate Finance Committee? Wanna sneak peek into the minds of Finance Committee members? Join us as we break down the decision-making process of the ASUSF Senate Finance Committee!
MOTIVATING THE MIDDLE
Bella Vargas, ASUSF Greek Council
Roman Belash, ASUSF Greek Council
Mariah Murga, ASUSF Greek Council
Danielle Massis, ASUSF Greek Council
Every organization has varying levels of engagement from its members. Come learn how to identify, motivate, and lead your "middle" members to become more than just a typical members!
INCLUSIVITY & BELONGING A NEUROBIOLOGICAL APPROACH
Rajkumari Neogy, Creator, Disruptive Diversity Framework
Understanding how to build an inclusive culture is both a mindset and a skill set. Because communication is key to building relationships it is important to learn skills that will help you address and identify individual and team needs, how to respond and deal with difficulties, disconnection and misalignment. Rajkumari has over 20 years of professional experience and is the author of The WIT Factor Shifting the Workplace Paradigm by Becoming Your Optimal Self.
FOR GROUP OR FOR GLORY HOW CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IMPACT LEADERSHIP
Deborah Kang, USF Career Counselor
In the U.S., leadership is traditionally and narrowly defined as individualistic, assertive, decisive, and hierarchical which marginalizes and excludes people who do not subscribe to this definition of leadership. Through discussion and knowledge-sharing, the workshop will attempt to break down the barriers to this definition of leadership and empower individuals with varying cultural values to pursue leadership roles with more confidence.
WANT TO BUILD TRUE EQUITY FOR WOMEN? BUILD A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT, RESPONSIBILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY AMONG WOMEN
Diana Ruiz, CEO and founder of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative
It’s time to recognize the value of supporting one another and the benefit of building ‘real’ communities where we turn towards one another and set the example for others to follow. We need to look at the beliefs and inherent behaviors that interfere with building healthy relationships with other women, and begin to make changes within ourselves that will create trust, equity, and power! Diana Ruiz is the CEO and Founder of the Women's Global Leadership Initiative and a USF alumn.
FUEL YOUR CAREER WITH MENTORING AND SPONSORSHIP
Cynthia Owyoung, Breaking Glass Forums
We often underestimate the importance of leveraging professional relationships in advancing our careers. Connect yourself to the people and resources you need to realize your full career potential. This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to build mentorship, sponsorship, and peer networks, and give you a chance to start building these connections right away to help you clarify your career goals!
COOKING WITH CRAYONS HOW TO ENGAGE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Reyna Brown, ASUSF President
Find yourself wanting to shut down in the face of conflict? Take this workshop to gain a few helpful tips and practice with facing uncomfortable conversations. Using four key points you will be able to approach conflict with a keen eye to peacekeeping, reflection, and consideration of others.
Living Life Balanced
Tiffany Tran, Residential Operations Graduate Intern
Do you ever find yourself too tired from work and school and realize you still have to trudge through the rest of the day the best you can? Break down that barrier hindering you from being the best leader you can be! This session focuses on YOU so that you may put your best self forward even in the midst of your busy day. Participants will leave with strategies on how they can better their self-care.
QUEER ALLIANCE PRESENTS GENDER EXPO - CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE
Eli Ramos, President of Queer Alliance
Sydney Yocum, Vice President of Queer Alliance
Sage Hapke, Secretary of Queer Alliance
Inigo Sherwani, Social Media Coordinator of Queer Alliance
Transgender and gender non-conforming people are at high risk for harassment and aggression from others, whether it be from students, faculty, or staff. Where our campus has taken steps forward with gender-inclusive housing and all-gender bathrooms, there is always the opportunity to continue to improve. In this session, presenters will discuss gender sensitivity, such as terminology and pronoun usage, as well as address how to approach gender-related issues in both personal and professional spaces. Presenters will also be answering relevant questions and facilitating conversation from audience members to bring dialogue about transgender and gender non-conforming students to a more personal standpoint.
CONNECTING OUR INTERCONNECTIVITY
Kiana Martinez, ASUSF VP of Advocacy
LeAnn Quintero, Cultural Centers Diversity Education Intern
Faustine Yee, GO Team Leader
Want to get connected to more folks on campus? Come learn about how our privilege and marginalization are interconnected and how we play an active role in each person's experience even from afar. Furthermore, all facilitators and participants will have the opportunity to dissect their own identity and how that directly shapes their experience at USF.
WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE BRING?
Jessica Alva, SLE Peer Advisor
Elonte Porter, ASUSF Greek Council
Identity plays a large role in how we understand ourselves and others. If you want to be an effective leader, join us to learn more about the power of intersectionality!
Programming Session #2
WORKING WITH YOUR TRUE COLORS
Madeline Campbell, AGSUSF
Abraham Dabbas, SLE Peer Advisor
Do you know your True Colors? Join us to learn more about what makes you... you, and how to overcome barriers to working more effectively and cooperatively with others.
Unleashing the Creative Potential In Us All
Abeygail Panganiban, Chief Programming Officer | Entrepreneurs Club
The Bay Area tech industry continues to progress and change our world, so what can we learn from their successes and failures? The Entrepreneurs Club presents an interactive workshop on the belief that everyone is creative and able to execute innovative solutions through the human-centered design thinking process from IDEO, the consulting company that created Apple's first computer mouse. A human-centered design approach can apply in our everyday lives, professions, and club programming to build more empathetic solutions for our end users using qualitative goals of happiness, inclusion, and ethical consciousness.
Stress A Barrier or a Benefit?
Jessica Rosenfeld, M.A., Doctoral Intern
Elise Yoshida, M.S., Doctoral Intern
Stress is something we all experience. For many high-achieving students, stress can be something that is both a blessing and a curse. This multi-media, interactive presentation will discuss the “culture of busy” we experience in our society, and help attendees differentiate between types of stress. Participants will also be able to understand the differences between stress and anxiety, and explore coping skills as we attempt to answer the question is stress a good thing?
Queer Mental Health
Lucretia Pearl, Residential Operations Graduate Intern
It's hard being queer sometimes. It's hard living with a mental illness. So what does it mean and how do we cope when the two things collide? Join me to hear about current studies around mental health in the queer community and get advice from others on overcoming these barriers through coping mechanisms to help get through the day.
Human Behavior Bias, Power and Culture
Sumayyah Emeh-Edu, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
We all have an implicit and explicit bias that affect how we engage with the world around us. With over 15 years of professional experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives, join Sumayyah to learn techniques for examining and navigating bias, power, and culture in your organization!
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Strategies For Overcoming College Stressors
Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.
Have you been feeling swamped by the demands of classes, clubs, internships, labs, and work? Have you noticed stress impacting your mood, sleep, relationships, or physical health? Join us to learn some strategies for overcoming the barriers of college stressors!
Event Planning How to Expect the Unexpected
Mariah O'Grady, Fright Night and Carnival Director for CAB
Haley Pagan, Vice President of CAB
Nico Oshiro, President of CAB
You have a great idea for an event, but what do you do now? How do you plan in advance and avoid unnecessary day-of stress? What happens when something does go wrong the day of your wonderful event? Learn how to plan for and expect the unexpected barriers to effective programming in this session lead by the Campus Activities Board!
Vulnerability in an Age of Protected Thoughts
Krystal Giraldes, USF Development Intern
Struggling with communication skills, leadership, or simply being open with others? This interactive session will focus on the power of vulnerability and how to harness yours as you strive to become a more effective leader. So, what are you waiting for? Come learn how to break down your barriers!
What's A Gender? Exploring Gender Identity and Becoming a Gender Ally
Sarah Steer, Graduate Intern for International and Multicultural Education
What does it mean to be female? Male? Transgender? This workshop will explore the social origins of gender as well as the ways that we police gender within ourselves and with other people. Additionally, participants will examine how policing gender produces toxic masculinity/femininity and (mis)conceptions about gender and sexuality. Strategies for being a gender ally will be developed.
What You Bring to the Table Exploring the Strengths of Your Intersecting Identities
Norman Borgonia, Graduate Intern for Leadership Programs
Phoebe Tran, Residential Operations Intern
Many leaders on campus are passionate about social justice. However, everyone holds intersecting identities that affect how they move through their personal social justice journeys. This workshop will give participants a chance to remind themselves of their unique worldview and the strengths that come with that.
Healthy Relationships Keepin' Your Cool in Professional Scenarios
Elizabeth Spears, SLE Peer Advisor
Kenadi Silcox, SLE Peer Advisor
No matter where you work emotions will come into play at some point in your career as a leader. Learn specific skills to better handle emotionally-tense situations whether those emotions are from within or from the other person you are interacting with.