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LEAD Conference

The U of M LEAD Conference on Student Leadership, a partnership with Carnival Memphis and The Jefferson Awards, provides training and networking opportunities for nearly 300 college and high school student leaders annually. Through a combination of keynote speakers, self-selected breakout sessions, and shared conversations, students hear from campus and community leaders about a range of topics meant to support organizational growth and personal development.  Time is built into the day for peer networking among student leaders to promote collaborative efforts and programming.

The next Conference will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on the third floor of the University Center. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Campbell at leadershipprograms@memphis.edu or (901) 678-8679. 

LEAD Conference Overview:

9:00 – 9:30      Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45      Welcome
9:45 – 10:40    Jumpstart Your Leadership Story - A Panel Discussion
Ephie Ballard-Johnson, Neighborhood Christian Center
Roland Cole, Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Joel Katz, Memphis Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Sports Partnership
Dorian Spears, Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team
Moderator - Joe Birch

10:50 – 11:35  Breakout Session 1
11:40 – 12:25  Breakout Session 2
12:30 – 1:45     Lunch
                        Peer Networking
                        Carnival Memphis Community Service Awards
                        Keynote Session - Elise Jordan, Senior Vice President & 
                                                    Chief Financial Officer, FedEx Express
1:45 – 2:30      Breakout Session 3
2:30 – 3:00      Closing Session 

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