Central Penn College - Alumni Leadership Conference

Central Penn College

 

Alumni Leadership Conference

August 22, 2017

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Central Penn College's Alumni Leadership Conference is a one-day professional development conference for alumni, students and the community. Whether you are a working adult, young professional or student, we’re excited to help you learn new leadership skills, expand your business network, make career connections or share expertise with current Central Penn College students.

The conference allows you to attend an inspirational keynote, a networking reception and four valuable sessions (Early Career track for young alumni & students; Professional track for career professionals).

Those unable to attend or who live outside the area may participate by signing up to watch the keynote session online at no cost.

  • At the lunchtime networking reception, give advice to attendees or bring your resume. Career Services will be available for resume reviews during the networking reception and at the end of the conference. Bring your questions for Central Penn alumni from different career paths who will give advice on how to stand out as a leader in your profession.
  • Specifically designed for CPC alumni and students, this event is also open to community members interested in enhancing their leadership skills. West Shore, Carlisle, Harrisburg and Lancaster Young Professional groups are invited to attend at the discounted student cost.
  • Campus tours are available at the end of the day.
  • The conference cost includes admission to 5 conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and networking reception.

Top 3 Features

Gain the confidence and motivation to apply yourself as a leader

Develop important skills in leadership, branding and problem solving

Learn how to become an alumni leader at Central Penn


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keynote speaker

Keynote speaker: Aaron Beverly '10, Project Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. &
2016 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner Up

Keep Speaking, Keep Improving, Keep Moving

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registration (paying by cash or check, email alum@centralpenn.edu.)

ALUMNI & COMMUNITY

One (1) conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and networking reception.

$60

HARRISBURG, Carlisle, WEST SHORE & Lancaster YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

One (1) conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and networking reception.

$15

STUDENT, FACULTY, STAFF

One (1) conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and networking reception.

FREE

online keynote presentation

Free link to keynote presentation: Keep Speaking, Keep Improving, Keep Moving by Aaron Beverly '10, Account Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. & 2016 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner Up

free

Agenda Sessions
8-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45 a.m. Keynote – Keep Speaking, Keep Improving, Keep Moving
10 - 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

  • Early Career – Communicate, Connect, and Engage for Success
  • Professional – Using Your Leadership Skills to Motivate Others
11 -11:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

  • Early Career – Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype
  • Professional - Be the Wave: Riding the Wave of Organizational Change
11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Education Foundation Leadership Luncheon

  • Alumni: Your Path Forward
  • Networking
1:20-2:05 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

  • Early Career – Assertive Entrepreneurship
  • Professional – Social Media: Great Success and #EpicFails
2:20-3:05 p.m.

Round Table Discussions

  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Becoming Alumni Leaders
3:05-3:30 p.m. Campus Tours or Resume Reviews/Career Services Assistance

* Sessions and descriptions are subject to change


Session Descriptions

Keynote: Keep Speaking, Keep Improving, Keep Moving

Aaron will discuss how he overcame his fear of public speaking. In addition he will share tips on how to practice more effectively and constantly improve your communication skills in your personal life and in the workplace.

Aaron Beverly ’10, Project Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and 2016 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner Up

Breakout Session 1

Early Career: Communicate, Connect, and Engage for Success

To help you get a strong start to your career with skills that will always prove to be valuable, world-renowned speakers Dr. Dilip Abayasekara and Aaron Beverly combine their knowledge and career experiences to bring you this fun and highly interactive session.

You will come to grips with the skills employers most want in an employee. You will gain insights into how to use communication skills to offer value to others, build a helpful network and leverage the skills of others to create strong teams. Come communicate, connect, and engage for your success!

Aaron Beverly ’10, Account Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and 2016 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner Up

Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., M.Div., Accredited Speaker, Trainer, Executive Speech Coach, Inspirational Speaker, President of Dr. Dilip, LLC, Central Penn College Faculty

Professional: Using Your Leadership Skills to Motivate Others

Join us for an interactive discussion where we’ll explore several key steps that professionals can take to invest in their leadership skills to motivate others towards action and results. You might be surprised to learn that what we often think motivates others (e.g. more money) is actually counter-productive. Research has found that there are three true elements of motivation: ownership, mastery and purpose and we’ll show you how to apply these insights into the teams you lead. You will leave this session with practical leadership tips that you can apply to your job right away.

Jennifer L. Buehler ’91, MBA, Managing Director – Investments, Financial Advisor, Buehler & McKee Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors; Three-term trustee and former board chair of the Central Penn College Education Foundation

Cami L. Ressler, M.Ed., CEO and Founder of Ressler Career and Business Solutions LLC; Board chair of the Central Penn College Education Foundation

Breakout Session 2

Early Career: Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype

What is the “Millennial” question? To be specific, why does such a bad reputation follow this generation? Roughly comprised of people between the ages of 21 and 34, Millennials are often considered entitled and narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy. This session will focus on understanding and overcoming the negative stereotype that presents itself to the current generation of college students today.

Sit down with Professor Doug Fisher and Clayton Wert – career coach and a Millennial himself – who has helped train, coach and develop this generation from college-to-career for the past five years. They'll discuss breaking past the boundaries of the stereotype, the variables of success for this generation, and identifying the tools and tactics that will propel you to begin a career full of satisfaction.

Clayton Wert ’13, Career Development Coach, App Academy; featured on The Huffington Post on career and internship expertise

Douglas Fisher, Central Penn College Faculty

Professional: Be the Wave – Riding the Wave of Organizational Change

From the melting iceberg of John Kotter, to the lyrics of Fiona Apple’s Container, we are ever reminded that our world, like the waves of the ocean, is in a constant state of change. For many individuals, organizational change seems as natural as the rising tide, for others it is unbearable. Gretchen Ramsey has been riding the waves of organizational change for the past five years. Through humor, real stories of failure and success, she brings a realistic approach to not just surviving change, but thriving through it.

Gretchen Ramsey ’15, Director, Patient Experience, Geisinger Holy Spirit

Dr. Jack Babinchak, Central Penn College Faculty, School of Business

Leadership Luncheon

Alumni: Your Path Forward

Is your path forward a straightforward one? Or is it full of zigs, zags and turns? Hear about how Central Penn opened doors for Eric Gutshall, and the amazing alumni success stories that he witnesses as Alumni Council President. Learn about how paying it forward as a graduate can create a ripple effect that can positively change the world.

Eric Gutshall ’10, Director of Constituent Services, Office of Governor Tom Wolf; Central Penn College Alumni Council President

Networking

Breakout Session 3

Early Career: Assertive Entrepreneurship

A successful entrepreneur is an assertive one. Learn from two graduates who aren’t afraid to reach for the stars – one who started a digital marketing agency and one who founded a nonprofit organization with fellow graduate Jade Harper ’15 that helps youth and young adults in underprivileged environments. Learn powerful habits and tips to gain confidence, reach your goals and build successful businesses and organizations.

Eric Kazda ’00, President, Quantum Dynamix

Leonard Chester ’15, Co-founder, The Overcame Foundation

William Habacivch, Assistant Professor and Program Chair of Business

Professional: Social Media: Great Success and #EpicFails

Learn from two Central Penn alumni who are leading experts in the social media field, with discussions led by Professor Paul Miller, advisor to the Knightly News Media Club.

Mike Wilson ’00, ’06, Vice President, Relationship Management at Members 1st Federal Credit Union; Partner, The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey; Owner, M.R. Wilson Group

Susan Ewing, Digital Communications Strategist, Gannett Fleming

Paul Miller, Media Studies, Humanities & Sciences, Central Penn College; Knightly News Media Club Advisor

Round Table Discussions

Conflict Management

  • Dillon Epler ’14, Associate Residence Life Director, Central Penn College
  • Robert Donley, Central Penn College Faculty, School of Professional Studies

Leadership vs. Management

  • Gretchen Ramsey ’15, Director, Patient Experience, Geisinger Holy Spirit
  • Dr. Jack Babinchak, Central Penn College Faculty, School of Business

Personal Branding

  • Eric Kazda ’00, President, Quantum Dynamix
  • Paul Miller, Media Studies, Humanities & Sciences, Central Penn College; Knightly News Media Club Advisor

Becoming Alumni Leaders

  • Sarah Blumenschein, Alumni Engagement Director, Central Penn College
  • Steve Hassinger, Career Services Director, Central Penn College

Campus Tours or Resume Reviews/Career Services Assistance

2017 speaker information will be listed soon!