Alma Hosts Young Women, Strong Leaders Conference
Alma College will host a Young Women, Strong Leaders conference for up to 120 college students who desire to interact with leaders in a variety of career fields.
The state conference takes place Friday, April 17 in the Remick Heritage Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $25.
The registration deadline is Friday, April 10. Registration forms are available online. Registration forms and information also are available at the Alma College Admissions Office at (989) 463-7299.
“College students who are potential leaders on their campuses and in their communities and who are curious about the experiences of other women leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend,” says Karen Klumpp, vice president for enrollment at Alma College. “The conference provides opportunities for skill development and professional mentoring.”
Lt. Gov. John Cherry will provide the greeting, while Denise Christy, president of Humana Michigan, is the keynote speaker. Christy previously held top marketing positions for Select Care, Troy, and Priority Health, Grand Rapids. She has been a guest lecturer on health care and marketing topics at professional conferences and universities.
Other women professionals will address topics within their fields during workshop and networking sessions throughout the day. Breakout sessions include:
• Backpack to Briefcase: Transitioning from School to Work,
• Boundary Crossers Wanted: The 21st Century Professional,
• Women and Negotiating,
• Ethics and Integrity: It's Up to You,
• Gender and Communication: Culture and Contrast,
• Linking Career and Community Engagement,
• Career vs. Vocation.
Following lunch, Alma’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will present "Do You Want To Be a Millionaire?" with advice for smart financial choices after graduation. Another opportunity to attend either sessions or a mentor panel (representing career areas) will fill out the afternoon.
Alma College is one of three institutions offering this one-day conference, joining Grand Valley State University and Wayne State University, which held conferences in March.
Sponsors include Alma College, along with Michigan ACE Women's Network, Michigan Women's Commission, Michigan State University Women's Resource Center, Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career & Technical Preparation, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau.
Posted: Mon, April 6th, 2009 at 9:30AM