Leadership Matters

Make Your Mark!


        The 8th Annual UAF Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, October 19 from 5pm-7:30pm and Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Carol Brown Ballroom in the Wood Center on the UAF campus. The theme for this year’s conference is Leadership Matters: Make Your Mark. With an emphasis on transforming individual lives, our campus, our communities and the world, attendees will build confidence and create networks for change.

The keynote speaker is Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a global online community for young people, which engages hundreds of thousands of youth in over 200 countries and territories. Along with managing the technology team at TakingITGlobal, Michael is involved with the TIG education program and has spoken to over 50,000 educators about the importance of engaging students and integrating technology and global perspectives into the classroom.

Community leaders from various sectors will work with students to define leadership, build leadership skills, and discuss relevant issues. Workshops will focus on topics like leadership styles, planning effective meetings, social networking, self evaluation and many more. These workshops are taught by UAF faculty, UAF students and various members of the community. This year’s conference will also include a panel from ASUAF where participants will learn about the workings of the UAF student government and have the opportunity to raise issues they have about the UAF community. In addition we are delighted to have President Hamilton and Chancellor Jones addressing the participants this year.  

Applications are available at the Wood Center and at TVC. For more information, visit the LIVE Program website at www.uaf.edu/leadership, call 474-1170, or review the spotlight written by Megan Otts from University Relations at http://www.uaf.edu/news/news/20071016152217.html.

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