Summer Leadership Conference

Channel Your Inner Champion

Please join Dallas College Office of Student Life and Engagement for the 2021 Summer Leadership Conference.

 

The goal is to develop emerging student leaders in preparation for leadership roles and essential skills needed for the workforce. This exciting, fun, and rewarding educational experience features American Ninja Warrior Alex Weber, Dallas College leadership, and Grit from Collegiate Empowerment. The conference will be presented workshop-style spread over three days and is open to all credit and noncredit Dallas College students.

Date, Time and Location

June 9-11, 2021

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June 9

12:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies, Welcome, Introductions

Zoom Link  ID/Passcode: 863 0296 7837 | Dallas

1 p.m.

Alex Weber
Zoom Link  ID/Passcode: 863 0296 7837 | Dallas

Alex Weber

2:30 p.m.

Perla Molina – True Colors

True Colors: Take the True Colors inventory and learn more about your personality, temperament and how you best work with others.

8:30 p.m.

Drive-In Movie "Mulan" at the Dallas College Brookhaven Campus
 

June 10

10 a.m.

Session I: Kathleen Woodhouse – Mindfulness

Discover what mindfulness is and how you can apply this skill to your daily routine to promote a life of awareness, balance and ease. During this session, you'll gain practical and easy-to-follow tips that you can modify to create your own mindfulness routine.

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11:30 a.m.

Session II: Kelly Sonnanstine & Clara Saenz – Vision Boards

What are they and why do I need one? How can a collage of images from magazines impact my life? Pull out your scissors, glue sticks and old magazines and have fun playing with a purpose while creating a vision board for yourself.

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Noon

Lunch Break

1 p.m.

Small group reflection/discussion – "Mulan"

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2 p.m.

Session III: Group Dynamics

Learn how to make difficult decisions with a team. Who emerges as a leader? Who takes over? Will your team be able to survive?

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8 p.m.

Campfire

Virtual Campfire with smores from your goody bag
BYOCF – bring your own campfire!

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June 11

10 a.m.

Session IV: Grit

Grit logo What Every College Student Needs To Know® About Persistence and College Completion

Zoom Link   ID/Passcode: 377 193 732 | EmpowerMe or 826753

  • Discover The Characteristics Of Grit based on the scholarship of James, Galton, Aristotle and Duckworth.
  • Think big picture to maintain long-term focus and always make your future bigger than your past.
  • Learn The Cycle of Emotional Change to avoid getting caught in “The Valley of Despair.”
  • Use The Obstacle Transformer to endure through challenges and false beliefs, viewing setbacks as setups.
  • Develop a Community Culture Of Support to nurture personal & communal persistence.

11:30 a.m.

Closing Session with Alex Weber

Zoom Link  ID/Passcode: 863 0296 7837 | Dallas

12:30 p.m.

Wrap up and Closing