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Saturday, October 21
 

9:30am

Check-In
Check-in for this year's Leadership Mason Conference will open at 9:30am.  Light breakfast snacks will be provided.  The confernece will start PROMPTLY at 10:00am. 

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
The Hub, 3rd Floor Lobby

10:00am

Conference Welcome
Speakers
GH

Gia Ha

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
GK

Gilly Kelly

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
The Hub Ballroom

10:15am

Opening Session: Leadership, Ethical Values, and Resiliency
Speakers
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Lewis Forrest

Associate Dean for University Life
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Nick Lennon

Director, Leadership Education and Development


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:15am - 12:00pm
The Hub Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Hub Ballroom

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - Building Leadership: Personal + Team Effectiveness
A highly interactive session where participants engage in intentional group activities and dialogue with the goal of helping them answer the following questions for themselves: Who am I as a leader? Where do I fit in a team? How do I operate as a leader in situations?

Speakers

Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - How To Actually Do What You Say You're Doing
At the end of the presentation, participants should have an understanding of ten different value styles for leading an organization, team, or group, as well as concrete strategies for how they can best discover which value style fits their best self most authentically. Leading with values, understanding how to discover your own, and being mindful to care for your values, can lead to a more resilient and effective leader.

Speakers
AW

Ashley Whimpey

Research Assistant and Communication Officer, George Mason University; undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 3

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - How to Be the QUIET Leader: Leadership as an Introvert
As two introverts who currently hold on-campus leadership roles, we want to help other introverts find their place as successful leaders either on or off-campus. We want to discuss with others the advantages and difficulties of being an introverted leader, while also sharing our personal stories and experiences.

Speakers
JB

Jessica Barranco

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
SM

Samaria Moss

Member of the Leadership and Community Engagement Living Learning Community; Student Coordinator in the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services; undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 5

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - How To Set Myself Up To Be a Role Model For Others
In this session, you will be learn about certain appropriate steps to take after having faced tough circumstances. You will learn how to stay positive and keep it classy as a leader as part of the recovery process; learn how to not allow your personal circumstances interfere with professional life; and will learn about how to truly influence others in a positive way, regardless of intensity of leadership position; finally, you will be guided with ways to explore and truly get to know your strengths. You will also learn about the importance of discernment when dealing with others who may look up to you.

Speakers
LS

Lena Shalaby

Peer Advisor and Peer Academic Advisor, CAART, and undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 4

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - Resiliency: The Hidden Strengths within our Setbacks
Exploring and sharing what it takes to build resilient individuals, leaders, and teams.

Speakers
SK

Serina Khan

undergraduate student, School of Business
RW

Rediet Woldeselassie

OSCAR Research Assistant, College of Education and Human Development; undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 2400

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - Structural Changes in Higher Education and the Impact on Student and Faculty Activism
Student loan debt, the corporate funding of higher education, and the growth of a precarious faculty, amongst many other changes in higher education, all have major impacts on student activism and engagement. In this session, participants will be given tools to uncover what is happening in higher education and what is being done to address these problems at universities across the nation. Participants will leave this session with a better knowledge of the ways activism on college campuses is linked to these structural changes and how they can use their leadership skills to be more engaged citizens and activists within their university communities.

Speakers
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Marisa Allison

Doctoral Candidate, Public and Applied Sociology | Research Fellow, New Faculty Majority Foundation


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1012

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1 - Toolkit for Advocacy: How Do Different Organizations Model the Same Approach
Want to make a difference? What your organization to advocate successfully? Learn about the trends in advocacy and how to measure growth.

Speakers
CS

Christian Suero

Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Graduate Assistant, Housing and Residence Life


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Ballroom (Front tables near stage)

12:45pm

Breakout Session 1: An Introduction to Youth Liberation
While most common oppressions, such as racism, sexism and classism, are widely acknowledged and fought, one oppression remains nearly untouched. This is the oppression of young people- all young people. Children and teenagers are viewed as inferior to adults and denied basic liberties under the law. In this workshop, I will explain how this oppression came about, why youth deserve equal rights to adults, how being oppressed from an early age has affected all of us, and the Youth Rights movement that is beginning.

Speakers
BC

Brian Conner

Undergraduate Student, Government and International Politics


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 2

1:45pm

Break
Saturday October 21, 2017 1:45pm - 1:55pm
Break

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - 'The Revolution Will Be #Twitterized': Police Brutality Gone Viral and it's Impact on Student Activists
While police brutality isn\'t new, the usage of social media as a platform for activism has raised awareness around state-sanctioned violence in the United States, particularly against people of color. What impact do these videos have on activists, especially activists of color fighting for racial justice? Does the increased visibility of police brutality through these videos outweigh the potential negative impact they have on activists? In this session, we will reflect on the pros and cons of social media, the challenges and advantages of viral videos of police brutality, and brainstorm self-care tactics.

Speakers
JT

Jayna Tavarez

MAIS Social Justice | Graduate Resident Director, Housing and Residence Life; graduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Choosing Your Battles
As leaders we're often expected to fit a certain mold based on our positions within an organization or group. What happens when your personal opinions and passions don't always align with the opinions and views of the groups that you are expected to represent? In this breakout session we will discuss how to handle these types of situations and give you the tools and advice on how to best represent the organization and also yourself.

Speakers
JB

Jessica Barranco

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
JR

Jonathan Reed

Peer Mentor, Honors College LLC, undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 5

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Dear Responsible Friend...
Engage in interactive activities focused on self-reflection and what allows us to think about our purpose, in depth. Learn what it takes to transition from goal/purpose to action.

Speakers
MS

Mirella Saldaña

Program Coordinator, Early Identification Program | Graduate Student, Counseling and Development


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 4

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Discovering Your Purpose and Bringing it to Life
During the session, participants will go through an exercise to help them identify their passions and how to align those passions into a purpose. With this newly identified purpose, attendees will then learn how to connect their purpose to everyday life, enabling them to create positive change in their lives and the world.

Speakers
GS

Gerry Souser

Leadership Consultant for the LEAD Office, undergraduate student



Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 2

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Ethical Fitness: Just Do It (Even When Nobody's Watching)
In this session, participants will be introduced to ethical dilemmas and discover how ethics plays a role in leadership. Through group discussion and activities, participants can figure out where they stand on "right versus right" issues and begin to work on their "ethical fitness." This session will challenge preconceived notions about what ethics is and how we can move forward with a new understanding in our lives.

Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 3

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Resiliency Through Mindfulness
Students will learn several mindfulness techniques through practice and learn how to use those skills to become more resilient.

Speakers
AA

Aya Abdel-kader

undergraduate student
JC

Jena Chalmers

undergraduate student


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1012

1:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Well-being & the First-Generation Student: Hearing Narratives and Learning About Resiliency
Learn about First-Generation College Students and their experiences. Even if you do not identify as a first-generation college student, join us as we hear stories and learn how we are supporting these students.

Speakers
BD

Beth Dalbec

Teaching Faculty, Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions
CS

Christian Suero

Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Graduate Assistant, Housing and Residence Life


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:55pm - 2:55pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 2400

2:55pm

Break
Saturday October 21, 2017 2:55pm - 3:00pm
Break

3:00pm

Small Group #1
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  

Speakers
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Patty Mathison

Director Social Action and Intergrative Learning (SAIL)


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1

3:00pm

Small Group #2
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 2

3:00pm

Small Group #3
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  

Speakers
AN

Alexandra Nowakowski

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 3

3:00pm

Small Group #4
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  

Speakers
GK

Gilly Kelly

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
CS

Christian Suero

Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Graduate Assistant, Housing and Residence Life


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 4

3:00pm

Small Group #5
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  

Speakers
JB

Jessica Barranco

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
GH

Gia Ha

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student


Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 5

3:00pm

Small Group #6
Please refer to your name tag for small group number.  

Speakers
GS

Gerry Souser

Leadership Consultant for the LEAD Office, undergraduate student

Volunteers

Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hub, Meeting Room 1012

4:00pm

Conference Closing
Speakers
GH

Gia Ha

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student
GK

Gilly Kelly

Leadership Consultant for LEAD, Undergraduate Student


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
The Hub Ballroom