Living Leadership Conference Agenda

Tentative Agenda

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Student Services Center 3245

  • 9 to 9:45 a.m. - Check-in & Breakfast Reception
  • 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. -  Conference Welcome
  • 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. - Keynote Address: Mike Fritz
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Break
  • 12 to 12:50 p.m.  - Lunch
  • 12:50 to 1 p.m. - Walk to Info Session Rooms
  • 1 to 1:50 p.m. -  Info Session 1 / Advisor Roundtable
  • 2 to 2:50 p.m. -  Info Session 2
  • 3 to 3:50 p.m. -  Info Session 3
  • 3:50 to 4 p.m. - Walk to Student Services Center 3245
  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony


Breakout Session Topics - more to be added!

"Less is More" Minimalism & Leadership
Location: Student Services Center 2201
Presenter: Farah Jamal, COD Sociology Faculty

Minimalism is freedom from the obsession and collection of "stuff". Consumer culture has cleverly confused us into believing that success and happiness are bought! We often identify ourselves and our worth through "stuff" and dedicate a lot of time and energy into to collecting our "stuff". This comes at not only a financial cost but also a mental and physical cost. Leaders must embrace the concept of letting go to free our minds, our time and ultimately improve our relationships. When we rid ourselves of excess "stuff," we make room for the more important things in life centered on discovering our passion and realizing our higher purpose. Students who attend will be able to participate in a 30-day minimalist challenge and learn about phone apps that encourage mindfulness.

Discover Your Inner Treasure
Location: Student Services Center 3245
Presenter: Steven Martins, Leadership Coach and Professional Career Consultant

Life is a learning laboratory and you can use it to become an expert on yourself. What if you could gain insight on your own way of being in the world by participating in an interaction that allows you to see the pure gold inside your strengths, values, and personal style? In this session you will experience an activity designed for seeing and valuing how you participate in team projects. Join Steve Martins on this fun and little bit stressful journey that you will remember every time you have to work on a team––in school or at work.

Leadership Alumni Panel
Location: Student Services Center 1200 (Student Life Lounge)
Panelists: Rocio S. Becerril, JD/MBA ('99); Jazmin Galindo ('13); Arvind Natarajan ('10); AbdulAziz Syed ('12).

Do you ever wonder what awaits a COD student after graduation? Do you think about how to continue your leadership development beyond graduation? Want to know what transfer institutions and employers look for in students and want an extra edge on getting a possible scholarships and internships? Come network and talk to past COD leadership students and get some perspective!

Advisor Session
Location: Student Resource Center 2000
Presenter: Stephanie Quirk

Roundtable conversation for advisors about student leadership development and advising student clubs and organizations at College of DuPage. This is an opportunity to connect with other club and organization advisors, share best practices, and discuss challenges.

For questions contact Living Leadership Program Coordinator Stephanie Quirk (630) 942-2647.


Contact Information

Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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