VIRTUAL Student Leadership Conference 2020

ICCSAA Presents: 2020 Student Leadership Conference

Leading through Uncertainty: Using Authentic Leadership to Navigate Ambiguity

With keynote speaker – James T. Robilotta

September 29 and 30, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

Conference Activities

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

3:30 p.m. Conference Welcome

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Leading through Uncertainty Keynote

4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 1 Closing

Conference Activities

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

3:30 p.m. Opening Remarks

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Choose 1, others will be recorded)

Antiracist Action in 2020 and Beyond

David A. Swope, Sr., M.A. Manager, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, College of DuPage

“But there is no neutrality in the racism struggle…One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist” – Ibram X. Kendi. What does antiracist action look like at your campus? How can we being or continue this important work? This crucial conversation will encourage students to share their experiences and inspire what comes next.

Mindfulness and Self-Care for Leaders

Kate Szetela, M. Ed. Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher & Reiki Practitioner Manager, Adjunct Faculty Support, College of DuPage

Research shows that mindfulness can help reduce stress, improve sleep, and cultivate self-compassion. Learn the connection between meditation and mindfulness including the science behind its effectiveness. Time will be devoted for practice and attendees will begin creating a self-care tool kit.

Civic Engagement and 2020 Elections

Nicole Costa ,Campus Outreach Lead, Democracy Works | Makers of TurboVote

Community college students are often working part-time or full-time, supporting or raising families, and balancing all types of responsibilities. By making major contributions to society and simultaneously getting an education, community college students represent a vital part of our democracy while also being some of the busiest people. In this session, attendees will learn strategies for boosting civic engagement on campus and learn about Democracy Works’ TurboVote Engaged Community College Program.

Socially Distance Service Projects

Shefali M. Trivedi, Executive Director of Giving DuPage, DuPage County Community Development

To lead is to be given the gift and opportunity to serve others. But how do we organize and serve while also adhering to social distancing? This session is dedicated to assisting students who wish to plan effective service projects in this new era of social distancing so everyone can consider ways to have a positive impact.

4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Conference Closing

Registration $100 per ICCSAA member institution ($130 for non-member institutions). No individual student fee required. Students who participate in the entire conference will earn a digital badge from ICCSAA and will be eligible to apply for 2020-2021 ICCSAA scholarships in the amount of $250 each. Details to be provided to attendees during the conference.

Registration Steps (As easy as 1, 2 & 3): 

Step 1:  Register your community college for the ICCSAA Leadership Conference to be held on September 29 & 30.  The cost will be $100 per member institution ($130 for non-members) and you can register as many students as you would like. Professional Student Activities staff of member institutions are also welcome. Registration is first come, first served up to 500.  All interested institutions MUST register and choose a payment option first!

Step 2:  Promote the event using this flyer with your students and identify students interested in attending.  Note: If you need to track student ID numbers or contact information, you will need to independently track any additional information.

Step 3:  Once you are registered as an attending institution with ICCSAA you will be provided a Zoom registration link to register each student for the event. You may provide students the direct link to register or collect your own registrations and enter them on behalf of students prior to the conference. The following information will be required for all registrants: First Name, Last Name, Email address, School Name. Attendees will receive direct reminders prior to the event. If you are interested in showing the conference in-person to a group on your campus, each student should still be individually registered to attend in order to be able to select a breakout room, receive event reminders, attendance surveys, and digital badge recognition.