RIT's Annual Connectology Leadership Advancement Conference
Saturday, April 20, 2013 (RIT - Student Alumni Union)
Don't miss out on this outstanding and worthwhile one-day opportunity! The RIT Connectology Leadership Conference offers a wide variety of Leadership Development and Career Readiness Workshops where students and alumni can develop the skills necessary to get ahead and stay ahead in their careers. The conference offers 24 separate workshops which are facilitated by speakers from RIT and the Greater Rochester Community and features nationally renowned motivational speakers.
The speakers and conference sessions are guaranteed to inspire you and leave you with many tips on how to succeed as a leader in your career and personal lives. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to work towards earning one of RIT's leadership certificates. Connectology is guaranteed to leave you with leadership skills that will last a lifetime. (Reflection paper must be submitted following the conference.)
Connectology admission is $10 for RIT students and $20 for Non-RIT students and alumni.
Six Conference Tracks
Mix and match or take all the sessions in one track.Personal Success Skills
This RIT Leadership Institute certificate track explores what it takes to enrich ones’ personal leadership skills, styles and techniques. Workshops focus on personal leadership development. Past workshops have included Leadership as a Lifestyle, Emotional Intelligence, Values & Decision Making, and Interpersonal Communication.Orgainzational Leadership
This RIT Leadership Institute certificate track focuses on how one can apply his or her personal leadership skills to a group, work, community, and global setting. Workshops focus on strategies and techniques of leading others. Past workshops have included Inclusive Leadership, Teamwork and Group Dynamics, Ethical Leadership, Leadership Roles and Styles, Organizational Change.Peer Leadership
Workshops focus on peer mentors and leaders such as RA’s and OA’s as well as student organizations and their training and development needs. Past workshops have included Running an Effective Meeting, Dealing with Difficult People, Event Planning and Marketing at RIT, and Presentation Skills.Leading Social Change: Leadership in the Community
This track is designed to help participants become better leaders in their communities and around the world. Past workshops in this category have included Government Relations, Poverty & Human rights, Sustainability and Environmentalism, and Fighting Poverty through Leadership among others.Life in the Real World for Upperclassmen
Geared for upperclassmen nearing graduation, this track offers career and transitional training to students who will soon transition into the “Real World”. Past workshops have included Understanding Benefits Packages, Salary Negotiation, Strategies for Career Success, Financial Planning for College Graduates, and a panel of recent college graduates discussing their experiences.Bonus Track
This fun track features a broad range of workshop offerings related to any leadership, diversity, or career prep topic. Some workshops in this category have included Women in Leadership, Networking for Success, and The Global Workplace. Topics in this track are flexible and enlightening.
If you have questions, we’re happy to help. Please feel free to contact Gwen Van Laeken at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Molly McGowan, Director of the RIT Leadership Institute at email@example.com.
RIT Alum & Rochester Area College students please register online and then
please mail your registration fee to:
RIT Leadership Institute
c/o Gwen Van Laeken
34 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
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