In 1965, Georgia State University hosted the first annual Leadership Conclave which began as an overnight leadership retreat for select student leaders. Over time, Leadership Conclave continued to expand and evolve while offering leadership training to students. Now, Leadership Conclave is a one-day conference hosted at Georgia State University each fall semester. The conference includes a keynote address from a national speaker, several programs sessions on various leadership topics, and a luncheon. Leadership Conclave is open to all students who are looking to develop the leadership skills needed for success at Georgia State and in life after college.
Registration for the 50th Annual Leadership Conclave will open in August 2015. See below for an outline of programs that were offered at the 49th Annual Leadership Conclave on October 18, 2014.
Keynote Speaker: Antonio Neves
Antonio is a speaker, an award-winning business journalist and a coach to young entrepreneurs. A professional question-asker, Antonio regularly facilitates masterminds with top entrepreneurs, start-ups and with international retreats (he’s co-founder of The Ignition Lab). A certified coach, Antonio conducts workshops and webinars for companies that include MSN, MediaBistro, Booking.com, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and social impact non-profits. Neves is currently the coach-in-residence for Entrepreneur Magazine’s, YoungEntrepreneur.com. As an award-winning business journalist, he has interviewed top Fortune 500 CEOs and entrepreneurs including Steve Case, Tony Hsieh, Chip Conley, Jim McKelvey and more. His business articles appear in Entrepreneur Magazine, MSN Money, CNBC.com and Fox Business. During his broadcast career, he has worked with major television networks including NBC, Nickelodeon, MSN, E! News, BET, PBS and more.
General Workshops (11 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
Presented by Kyle Stapleton, Communications Professional with Jackson Spalding
Advice is dumb. Being happy isn’t. If you’re trying to live a life worth living (because thanks to popular music and/or airbrushed t-shirts, we all now know exactly how many times we live), come join a conversation about the not-so-secret secrets to better leading through living.
How will you know when you have found the perfect job for you? A certified career coach will give you some guidelines to help you navigate your place in the world of work.
What can you possibly learn from all the party games you participate in during your college years? In this fun and interactive session, we will review the life lessons that will take you from the party to the board room!
What does your #hashtag say about you? In this interactive workshop on personal branding, we will examine what makes major brands powerful and how those aspects transfer to you when creating and managing your personal brand using social media.
Effective leaders are like skilled craftsmen. They have their favorite tools, but know when to use the others to create excellent work. When it comes to leadership, many people try to be “all things to all” and end up being “nothing to none,” or they try to be “one thing to all” and end up being “useless to most.” Join us as we explore the effective styles of leadership and how to use them.
Given all this listening we do, you would think we’d be great at it right? WRONG!! In fact most of us only “hear” what is said instead of actually
listening. In this interactive and fun workshop on active listening, you will see that there is etiquette to communication and it starts with the art of
Not sure if Leadership Conclave is for you? Here is what our participants had to say about last year’s conference:
- “Everything was great. I would definitely recommend it to friends. Please continue to have these types of engaging trainings especially on diversity topics.”
- “My overall experience was great. I thought the program was well organized and the keynote speaker was great.”
- “Very good discussions! The keynote speaker was one of the best presentations I’ve seen and I’ve been to many leadership conferences.”
- “I had a great time. It was a great way to spend my Saturday. I learned a lot which I hope to apply to my life.”