Thursday, September 8, 2011

Student Leaders Invited to Free Conference on Empowerment & Leadership Oct. 1 at Carlow

High School and College students in the Pittsburgh Region are invited to attend a free conference combining elements of empowerment and leadership on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Carlow University.

Hosted by Global Solutions Pittsburgh, along with Baker Leadership and Carlow University, the program is called Student Empowership 2011, and is being billed as a "cutting-edge conference for high-school and university student leaders in the Pittsburgh area."

The one-day conference will focus on providing high school and college students with concrete, skills-based training on how to become active in either student centered or community based organizations. Expert training will be provided on topics such as leadership, organizing with social media, fundraising, budgeting, and event planning.

In addition to providing practical skills training, this conference will serve as a means of networking for the students, enabling them to learn about different initiatives taking place within the city and on various campuses. A complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

Breakfast and lunch will feature keynote speakers who will talk about the importance of student leadership and why students should feel empowered to work towards their goals. Speakers will include Penny Semaia, Assistant Athletic Director for Student Life at the University of Pittsburgh, and Chaz Kellum, Manager of Diversity Initiatives for the Pittsburgh Pirates, both of whom are champions in the community for encouraging students to get involved and make a difference.

Along with the keynote presentations, there will be three breakout sessions during the day from which students can choose from a variety of different workshops to participate in. These workshops will be led by local experts and leaders, with years of experience in which to share with the students.

A few of the presenters for the day will be Lani Redinger of Nakturnal, Holly McIntosh from the Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Brian Honigman of LunaMetrics, and Kristina Elias of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

CLICK HERE for more information on the presenters, descriptions of the workshops, and a detailed schedule of events.

The only requirements for Student Empowership 2011 is that participants must be high-school or college students and they must pre-register for the day. Please see the registration form below to reserve your spot for Student Empowership 2011!

Carlow University is located at 3333 Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

For more information about Student Empowership 2011, contact Tim Lessick at or by phone at 412-471-7852.

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