ICCSAA 2012 Student Leadership Conference: Leading Beyond the Norm(al)

ICCSAA Fall 2012 Student Leadership Conference – Schedule at a Glance

Time Activity Location
Friday, November 2
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration Marriott Ballroom Lobby
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Icebreaker Activity Marriott Ballroom DEFG
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Banquet Marriott Ballroom DEFG
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Awards Presentations Marriott Ballroom DEFG
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm Idea Exchange and Networking Marriott Ballroom DEFG
8:45 pm – 10:00 pm Edutainment, provided by Bass/Schuler Entertainment Marriott Ballroom DEFG
10:00 pm – 12:00 am Entertainment, provided by Bass/Schuler Entertainment and Record-a-Hit Marriott Ballroom DEFG
10:00 pm – 12:00 am Movie – The Campaign Normal Theater
Saturday, November 3
8:30 am – 9:20 am Breakfast Heartland Café’
9:30 am – 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: Chad Pregracke ACEC Auditorium
10:40 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions #1 ACEC & FRC Conference Rooms
11:40 am – 12:30 pm ICCSAA Business Meeting SCB 1602
11:40 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions #2 ACEC & FRC Conference Rooms
12:40 pm Evaluations, Lunch, & Departure ACEC Lobby

Directions for Conference Hotels

Marriott Hotel:

  • Here is a Map to the Marriott Hotel 201 Broadway Street, Normal, IL 61761
  • Directions from Marriott to Heartland Community College.
  • There is a Parking Deck that will accommodate vehicles, but there is a height regulation of 7”. For anyone traveling in a vehicle larger than 7”, you will be able to park at Heartland Community College and we will shuttle your delegation to and from The Marriott. We will need to know this information as soon as possible to make sure we make the proper accommodations.
  • If your Delegation is interested in using the Bloomington/Normal Public Transit System, let us know so that we can communicate the rider load to the bus company.
  • If you are have cancelled any of your reservations at The Marriott, we need to know! We are on the hook for the rooms and would rather put people in them if you aren’t going to use them.
  • If your delegation is split between two different hotels, we would also like to know, just in case there is anything that we can do for you on our end.

Comfort Suites Hotel:

Eastland Suites Hotel:

If your delegation is split between two different hotels, we would also like to know, just in case there is anything that we can do for you on our end.

Heartland Campus Map

Here is a Campus Map for all delegations. Breakfast on Saturday will be served in the Heartland Campus Café, which is located in the Student Commons Building (Orange Building Number 2 on the map).  The Keynote Presentation on Saturday morning will be held in the Astroth Community Education Center (Purple Building Number 10 on the map).

Concurrent Sessions Topics

  • AmeriCorps. What is it & why should I serve? – This session presents AmeriCorps service as an option for students who need help with college tuition, building a resume, and acquiring professional and leadership skills.  The session will outline the benefits of AmeriCorps to college students and the community.
  • Programming in Challenging Times: You Can’t Stop the Waves, but you can Learn to Surf! – Higher expectations for programming, budget constraints, and competing priorities make it especially difficult to convince students to attend extra-curricular events.  This session will focus on one possible solution that involves collaborating with faculty to provide purposeful events designed to enhance the classroom experience.  Discover win-win solutions to your programming challenges!
  • Changing Lanes: Confidently Transferring your Leadership Skills – Are you ready to transfer your leadership, passions, and skills to your next destination? What does it take to be successful at a four-year institution and in your career? Join a leadership development professional and a community college graduate for first-hand experiences on successfully transferring leadership skills and effectively “changing lanes.”
  • Youth Leadership and Political Engagement: A Call to Action for “The Dumbest Generation” – In a recent best-selling book titled The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein argues that today’s youth under 30 lack political knowledge, making them a threat to the future of our democracy. The presenters see it differently, and argue that this generation is different in-kind from its predecessors in that they have a unique concern for others, a strong volunteerism ethic, and an economic consciousness, which when combined with knowledge and new tools for political engagement have the promise of making this generation transformational in terms of the future of our democracy.
  • You Mean I Can Get Paid for This? Career Paths in College Student Affairs – Did you know that you could work in student activities or student affairs as a career? This session will allow you to think about, discuss, and hear from graduate students who recently made decisions related to working in student affairs.  You should come away with a better idea of what student affairs work entails and the many opportunities available for you in this field.  You also will have an idea about what master’s degree programs in student affairs involve and the different options and choices you may have by choosing this academic/career path.
  • Running Student Organizations with the Principles of Direct Democracy – This session will introduce students to the principles of direct democracy and highlight ways to use these principles during organizational meetings.  Agenda setting, facilitating, speaker’s lists, interactive discussion, and decision making can all be done in a way that can facilitate inclusiveness and empowerment for organizations members.   The presenters will share their experiences with direct democracy in their classrooms and in organizations that they facilitate.  Session participants will experience the process first hand and practice the described techniques. In short, Respecting Feelings + Empowering People + No Bosses = Direct Democracy
  • It’s a Big Small World: Making Diversity Work for You Everywhere – The word “Diversity” is used in almost every college and business mission statement, but what does it mean and why are diverse groups important?  Using cultural diversity as an example, this session outlines how working with people from different backgrounds develops unique skills that can benefit not only your campus organization but also your career, social life, political awareness, and moral reasoning skills.
  • Live With Intention – Life is not ours to react to – it is ours to determine. Every day is special and unique, offering new opportunities for learning and growth, and we must learn how to gain everything we can from the gifts each day offers. Through personal survivorship stories, an examination of the lives we are leading, and a refocus on the importance of self, you will walk away from this program with the drive & inspiration to create positive change in your life and the lives of those around you. Stop and ask yourself, “Is the life I am living the same life that wants to live in me?”
  • Studying Abroad: Discovering Your Leadership Potential While Abroad – This session will discuss the self-transformation that comes from studying abroad.  We will explore the lifelong benefits of international study and the impact it has on making students into global citizens.