Spring 2019 Student Leadership Conference

"iBelieve"

Sunday, February 10
10:30am - 4:00pm
McLaren Complex

Theme: iBelieve

This year, our focus is on the concept of belief. Inspired by a 1950s radio program called This I Believe®, this year’s conference strives to explore belief through the lens of our Jesuit values and how those impact our leadership styles and day-to-day lives.

 

The original radio program was later replicated by National Public Radio (NPR) in 2005, continuing the precedent set before them by inviting distinguished scholars, athletes, celebrities, and public figures as well as everyday Americans to share what they believed in. The series featured testimonies from well-known names like Muhammad Ali, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Gates, Elie Wiesel, and Helen Keller to lesser-known names like Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, and Eve Birch.

 

Building from this platform, our theme of “iBelieve” is rooted in our values as a Jesuit institution of higher education. There are five fundamental values that shape the experience of a Jesuit education that we strive for our student leaders to find meaning and value in as well: Magis, People for and with Others, Unity of the Heart and Mind, Cura Personalis, and Ad Majorem De Gloriam. 

 

Being so close to the heart of the Silicon Valley, the University of San Francisco recognizes its proximity to the epicenter of modern-day technology that is shaping not just our surrounding area, but our global community as well. This in mind, it is more imperative than ever to surface the necessity of values as we explore the ethical dilemmas. Therefore, the focus of this year's conference is on each of our individual values and how those inform our day-to-day decision making. Together, we can learn from one another and use our values to shape and form more just societies.


2019 Conference Photos

Student Leadership Conference 2019


2019 Conference Schedule

Start Time

End
Time

Location

Description

10:30am

10:55am

McLaren Lobby

Check-In & Walk-on Registration

10:40am

11:00am

McLaren Complex

This or That?

Get warmed up with the Conference Staff and fellow attendees through this interactive exercise!

11:00am

11:15am

McLaren Complex

Conference Opening

Introduction of Theme & Intentions for Conference

11:15am

12:00pm

McLaren Complex

Beliefs from Beyond

Hear from USF Alumni who have taken their leadership beyond USF into their everyday life

12:00pm

12:30pm

McLaren Complex

Values Swap

Figure out what matters to you!

12:45pm

1:15pm

McLaren Complex

Lunch

Engage in table conversations with attendees while enjoying your conference provided-meal!

1:30pm

3:00pm

Various Locations

This iBelieve

Construct and share your very own “This I Believe” statement

3:15pm

3:45pm

Various Locations

This We Believe

What do “we” believe in at USF? Hear from our AVP for Student Engagement, Lester Deanes, and your peers

3:45pm

4:00pm

McLaren Complex

Conference Closing