Date: February 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Russell House University Union
The 27th annual Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9am-4:30pm. This one day regional conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to interact with individuals from other schools in the region. SLDC trains and educates student leaders in essential leadership skills, developing their leadership identity, working and leading in a diverse society, and initiatives and methods to create sustainable positive change. Conference highlights include over 25 educational sessions and 2 keynote speakers.
SLDC is sponsored by Leadership Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina, Department of Student Life.
Thank you to the presenters who have graciously provided us with materials and resources from their educational sessions!
Curiosity and Personal Challenge: Taking your College Experience to the Next Level
Presented by Natalie Cruz & Carly Edwards
Confronting Conflict: Diversity Disagreements
Presented by Daniel Shelnutt
Presented by Erin Kitchell & Zack King
Stay connected after SLDC!
• Want to relive SLDC 2013? Check out our Backstage Pass Tumblr page at http://sldc2013.tumblr.com/ to view videos, pictures, and quotes from the day.
• Please join the SLDC 2013 Facebook Group. This group can be used to share ideas in order to maintain motivation and to create a positive change on your campus and community.
All students and staff at universities, colleges, & technical schools in the southeast region are invited to join their peers at SLDC. In previous years, SLDC has attracted more than 400 students for this exciting one-day conference.
SLDC is especially beneficial for:
- Student Organizations
- Student Governments
- Residence Hall Governments / Resident Hall Advisors
- Greek Organizations
- Programming Boards
- Student Media Organizations
Just to name a few!
Why YOU Should Participate:
- Network with students and advisors throughout the region
- Develop leadership essentials for any role
- Be a part of engaging discussion about maximizing your student leadership experience
- Learn more about working and leading in a diverse society
- Expand your resume by presenting an educational session with a staff or faculty member
To register for SLDC, please call the Campus Life Center at 777-7130.
All registration is final and non refundable. However, registration is transferable from one participant in the group to another participant within the same group.
After completing the registration form, you will receive an email confirming your participation. Payment is expected within 2 weeks of registration date by cash or check made payable to: University of South Carolina. If registering with less than 2 weeks prior to the conference, payment is expected upon check-in on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Check-in takes place between 9am – 10am in the Russell House 2nd Floor Lobby located at 1400 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208.
The registration fee price includes lunch and all necessary materials for the conference.
Early Bird-Registration Fees (must be purchased by January 1, 2013)
Non USC-Columbia participants: $30.00 per participant
USC-Columbia participants: $20.00 per participant
Registration (post January 1 off campus, post January 11 on campus)
Non USC-Columbia participants: $45.00 per participant
USC-Columbia participants: $20.00 per participant
Please see the attached document for hotels in the area – Hotel Information
Car/van parking for the conference is located in the Bull Street garage located behind the Russell House University Union. Buses can drop conference participants off in front of the Russell House and can then park in the Barnwell Street lots. The USC map below includes directions for parking for cars/vans and buses.
The conference will take place in the Russell House University Union on 1400 Greene Street.
8:30 – 9:30a.m. 2nd Floor Lobby
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00am Ballroom
Networking with Conference Participants
10:00 – 11:00a.m. Ballroom
Opening Session & Keynote
11:10a.m. – 12:00p.m. 2nd and 3rd Floors
Educational Session One
12:10 – 1:00p.m. 2nd and 3rd Floors
Educational Session Two
1:00 – 2:40p.m. Ballroom
Lunch & Keynote
2:50 – 3:40p.m. 2nd and 3rd Floors
Educational Session Three
3:50 – 4:30p.m. Theater
Closing Session & Keynote
Session Learning Outcomes:
Foundations & Pillars for Success – sessions focused on “building our toolbox” with essential skills all leaders need to succeed
Leadership Development – sessions focused on developing student leadership identity, including values, vision, ethics, and purpose
Diversity Education – sessions focused on working and leading in a diverse society
Social Justice – sessions focused on initiatives and methods creating sustainable positive change
Opening and Closing Keynote: James Robilotta
James Robilotta grew up on Long Island and attended the University of North Carolina, Wilmington where he earned his BS in Marine Biology in 2005. While at UNCW, he discovered his love for two life-changing passions: comedy and college students’ lives. At UNCW, James helped start an improvisational comedy troupe on campus, started writing and performing stand-up comedy and became a Resident Assistant.
James promptly put his Marine Biology degree to good use by going to graduate school for Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education at Clemson University. Here, he also realized a passion for Social Justice work. He became a proud brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. in February of 2007.
James decided to leave the South after seven years, and return home to Long Island. After working in residential life for most of his career, primarily for first year students, James is now serving as the Student Government Organization Advisor at New Jersey City University. Pursuing his comedy dreams, he studies improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. He is currently performing around the city with a number of improv troupes including the freestyle rapping improv team that he created, North Coast. James has been presenting programs at conferences since 2002, and has won Top Program honors on state, regional and national levels. Becoming a professional speaker has allowed James to do the two things he loves the most: having a positive impact on individuals’ lives and making people laugh!
For more information about James, please visit: www.campuspeak.com
For additional information, please call 803-777-7130 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.