UHCL students have a chance to develop one of the top skills employers look for at the upcoming leadership conference.
The 12th annual UHCL Student Leadership Conference will be held Nov. 7 - 8 in the Bayou Building. Students will have the chance to attend lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Hunter Denney and breakout sessions dealing with leadership skills.
Denney, an author and educator specializing in higher education and non-profit organizations, is nationally recognized for her leadership training and motivational books "Life by Design" and "Zing! Your Life and Leadership."
"[Denney] got me excited about the idea that I can make a difference," said Jennifer Clark, coordinator of student life, student leadership and community engagement.
This years theme, "GlobaliZING Leadership: Unleash the Hero Within You," emphasizes students abilities to make a difference in the world. Students can take skills learned in the conference and apply them to real world, working environments.
"As a leader, your purpose is to serve others so they can turn around and serve others," Clark said, "It is a pay-it-forward concept."
Students will have a choice of 20 different educational sessions including general student leadership, leadership in the workplace, diversity and leadership and community service.
Students interested in attending the conference should register by Nov. 3 at the Office of Student Life in the Student Services and Classroom Building, Room 1.204. More information can be found on their Web site, www.uhcl.edu/studentleadershipinstitute.
Clark encourages UHCL students to attend.
"It is an awesome opportunity in your own backyard and it's free."
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