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LIM College Student Leadership Conference

LIM College

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PST)

New York, NY

LIM College Student Leadership Conference

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Greetings!

This year’s Student Leadership Conference promises to be an amazing start to a journey that will lead to endless possibilities. It is our hope that you embrace this opportunity to learn, grow and develop all of the skills necessary to enhance your professional and personal life. This year’s Student Leadership Conference theme, Leadership without Borders, offers a new prospective on leadership: “one size does not fit all.” It is our hope that you apply these skills to empower and inspire others. We look forward to joining you on this journey and pledge to offer support in the future.

Take this opportunity to network with your peers from LIM College and visiting institutions, meet with our workshop presenters, listen to Dr. Ben Corpus’s lessons on leadership and, most importantly, explore your leadership styles.

We look forward to seeing you around campus today!

Sincerely,

Michael J. Palladino
Director of Student Life

Mohanlall T. Teloki
Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development & Education


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

9:30am
CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
LIM College-Maxwell Hall
1st Floor Student Lounge

10:00am
WELCOME
Maxwell Hall Student Center

Mohanlall T. Teloki, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development & Education, LIM College
Dr. Christopher Cyphers, Executive Vice President, LIM College
Charles H. Pryor, II, Dean of Student Affairs, LIM College

10:20am
INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Nicole Porras, President, Student Leadership Council, LIM College

Keynote Address

Dr. Ben Corpus
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management & Dean of Students
City University of New York, Baruch College

Dr. Ben Corpus has served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, as well as dean of students at Baruch College (N.Y.) since 2005. Prior to arriving at Baruch, Dr. Corpus served as vice president for student development and enrollment at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx beginning in 2001. Before this, he served as senior executive to the president and later acting chief student affairs officer at Plattsburgh State University (N.Y.). Additionally, Dr. Corpus worked in academic affairs at NYU and SUNY, Albany.

Dr. Corpus has expertise in a number of areas and has presented regionally and nationally on enrollment management, Latino student success, opportunity and access, organizational dynamics and urban communities.

Dr. Corpus, an associate professor at Baruch and chair of the departmental faculty appointment and promotions committee, was awarded the 2009 Faculty Service Award by the Baruch College Alumni Association. He was a Kellogg Leadership Fellow in 2004 with the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities and an AASCU MLI Leadership Fellow in 2009. Dr. Corpus has served as chair of the board of directors for the Baruch College Association since 2005, chair of the Early Learning Center Board, and as a member of the Auxiliary Services Corporation of Baruch College. He is also a founding trustee board member for a charter school in the South Bronx.

He received his bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Psychology with a minor in English Literature at Oswego State University, an M.S. from SUNY, Albany in education and his Ph.D. from NYU in Higher Education Policy. He has also completed the Certificate Program in Negotiation for Senior Executives at Harvard Law, and The Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

11:05am-12:15pm
TRACK I: DO YOU HAVE THE “M” FACTOR?
Maxwell Hall Student Center
M. T. Teloki, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development & Education, LIM College
Jennifer Luciano, Director of Housing & Residence Life, LIM College
Create a legacy that has a lasting impact on your mentees by becoming a LIM College Student Mentor. To be successful in any field, aspiring leaders require role models and guidance. This is especially true at LIM College as an increasing number of new students launch their educational career with us in the fall and spring semesters. At some point during your tenure, you may have considered becoming a mentor but never got around to it. Now is the time to learn about becoming a LIM College Mentor. As our campus community continues to grow, being a mentor is more important than ever and the benefits to you as a mentor are both professional and personal.


Create a legacy that has a lasting impact on your mentees by becoming a LIM College Student Mentor. To be successful in any field, aspiring leaders require role models and guidance. This is especially true at LIM College as an increasing number of new students launch their educational career with us in the fall and spring semesters. At some point during your tenure, you may have considered becoming a mentor but never got around to it. Now is the time to learn about becoming a LIM College Mentor. As our campus community continues to grow, being a mentor is more important than ever and the benefits to you as a mentor are both professional and personal.

TRACK II: LEADERSHIP 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
3rd Floor Conference Room
Casey McKenna, Coordinator of Campus Programming & Community Outreach, LIM College
Each student club or organization writes its own constitution and bylaws, which outline the basic role of each organization officer. It is solely up to the members of the organization to assign responsibilities to a specific officer. This session reviews some possible position roles and responsibilities. It is intended to assist you in constitutional development and to help you answer the question, "Now I've been elected, what am I supposed to do?"

12:25pm-1:35pm
TRACK I: #S & M
Room 4535
Samantha Ellison, Resident Director, LIM College
Renee Grant, Housing Operations Coordinator, LIM College
Social media has been an emerging marketing tool that has revolutionized how people perceive, relate to, and develop themselves and their brands. The hype tells you that you should be present on social networks, but no one really shows you how to use social media in an effective, professional, and culturally sensitive manner. Social media has the potential to help you grow as a professional and an E.P.I.C leader locally and globally. In this presentation, you will learn ways to use social media properly and effectively in the workplace.

TRACK II: BRAND MANAGEMENT: BRAND YOUR ORGANIZATION ON CAMPUS
Room 4537
Susanne Mueller, Transition Coach/Consulting
Taking the steps to brand your organization can be what sets you apart from the competition. Students are more likely to be interested in and respond to those clubs/organizations that maintain a strong presence on campus. Learn how you can establish a positive image at LIM, so your organization can recruit a strong and diverse group of students.

TRACK III: GETTING INVOLVED BEYOND CAMPUS, NY CARES VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
3rd Floor Conference Room
Maggie Bernhard, Manager, Volunteer Relations, NY Cares
Shanee Walker, Associate, Leadership Development, NY Cares
At this orientation session, you’ll learn about how we work, exciting projects you can join, critical needs that you can meet, and what you can expect as a volunteer. We will also discuss the many benefits of volunteering. After orientation, you will be able to register for any of our available volunteer projects.

Though this session will focus on volunteering with New York Cares, we will also discuss the importance of volunteering as a whole. New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against serious social issues that faced New York City in the late 1980s. Finding few options to help, they created their own organization to address the problems from the ground up. New York Cares is now the city's largest volunteer management organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools.

Join our network of 56,000 yearly volunteers and address critical needs throughout all five boroughs. At New York Cares, we offer close to 1,500 team-based volunteering opportunities a month.

1:40pm
INTRODUCTION OF FEATURED SPEAKER
Maxwell Hall Student Center
Aubriana A. Sweet, Vice President/Treasurer
Student Leadership Council, LIM College

Featured Speaker


Chris Fiore
President of Henri Bendel

Chris Fiore is President of Henri Bendel. He joined the brand, owned by Limited Brands, in January of 2011.

Fiore is responsible for leading the growth and expansion of the Henri Bendel business and oversees design, creative, merchandising, marketing, the legendary Fifth Avenue flagship store, 28 mall store locations across the United States and the website.

Prior to joining Limited Brands, Fiore served as Executive Vice President of American Eagle Outfitters. He positioned the AE brand throughout Canada, created and launched the 77kids business in 2008, and led the brand in an international expansion through China, Japan, the Middle East, Russia and Israel. Prior to American Eagle Outfitters, he served as President of the retail division of Coach, overseeing all retail development and expansion of the brand in the late 90’s.

Chris also served as Senior Vice President for Gap International, launching the global presence of the brand in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. He oversaw the stores division of Lord & Taylor during its growth years under CEO Joe Brooks.

Fiore started his retail career as a trainee at Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s Inc.) following his graduation from the University of Ohio, Dayton.

2:30pm-3:40pm
TRACK I: STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP: GO FARTHER!
Room 4535
Ben Messner, Associate Director of Student Life, Baruch College
Shadia A. Sachedina, Director of Student Life, Baruch College
Strengths based leadership workshops help student leaders discover their unique talents/strengths and apply them to their individual roles on campus and the workplace. This workshop will provide an overview of why understanding your strengths is a key to increasing productivity and efficiency as well as developing a language for success.

TRACK II: BRAND MANAGEMENT: BRAND YOUR ORGANIZATION ON CAMPUS
Room 4537
Susanne Mueller, Transition Coach/Consulting
Taking the steps to brand your organization can be what sets you apart from the competition. Students are more likely to be interested in and respond to those clubs/organizations who maintain a strong presence on campus. Learn how you can establish a positive image at LIM, so your organization can recruit a strong and diverse group of students.

TRACK III: “GOOD CLOTHES OPEN ALL DOORS”
3rd Floor Conference Room
Kendall Farrell, Executive Director, Bottomless Closet
It has been said that “good clothes open all doors”; join Kendall Farrell, Executive Director of Bottomless Closet to learn about this New York City non-profit and the work they do to inspire and guide disadvantaged New York City women as they enter the workforce and achieve success. Hear about the organization’s mission and the variety of ways that you can get involved in Bottomless Closet.

3:45-4:45pm
CLOSING RECEPTION
1st Floor Student Lounge, Maxwell Hall
Michael J. Palladino, Director of Student Life, LIM College
Casey McKenna, Coordinator of Campus Programming & Community Outreach, LIM College

 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

9:00-9:45am
CHECK-IN/BREAKFAST
LIM College-Maxwell Hall, 1st Floor Student Lounge

9:45am
WELCOME
Mohanlall T. Teloki, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development & Education, Office of Student Life, LIM College
Michael J. Palladino, Director of Student Life, Office of Student Life, LIM College

10:00-11:15am
REINVENT YOURSELF
Maxwell Hall Student Center
Lorli Dima-ala, Deputy Chair of the Graduate School of Education’s Graduate Programs/Director of International Student Admissions, Touro College
Professor Lorli Di’Maala will draw from her corporate, show business and educational backgrounds to explain how she was able to successfully change careers. “My big phrase is: REINVENTING ONESELF in order to cope with what is before you.” Professor Di’Maala is the embodiment of a leader in the 21st Century as she continues to pursue her passions wherever they may lead.

10:00-11:15am
FASHION FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP: FOR WOMEN
Room 4535
Jessica Styles, Career Advisor, Department of Experiential Education & Career Management, LIM College
Evaluate YOUR inner leader + Cultivate YOUR inner leader + Act as a Leader = Be a Leader. Women are often told to “lean in,” (what does “lean in” mean???) and are encouraged to be strong and compassionate, while looking fabulous. How do you become the type of leader that everyone loves and respects? How do you dress to be respected in a room full of seasoned pros on a student-friendly budget? There’s a must-know leadership formula to help you become THE next leader in your dream industry, favorite company and most-desirable stilettos! Take notes!

10:00-11:15am
THE MS. FOUNDATION: TAKING OUR LEGACY TO THE FUTURE
3rd Floor Conference Room
Alesia Soltanpanah, Vice President of Development, The Ms. Foundation
The role of women as leaders and how the Ms. Foundation has supported this role since the 1970’s and presently capitalizes on its legacy to ensure the future for all women.

11:20am-12:40pm
WOMEN IN PHILANTHROY
3rd Floor Conference Room
Kendall Farrell, Executive Director, Bottomless Closet
While every woman is powerful in her own right, women working together can be an even greater force for change—in their workplaces, in their communities, and in the world. This session will engage your interest in philanthropy and channel it into initiatives that support women’s leadership.

11:20am-12:40pm
GIVING VOICES OF LEADERSHIP TO THE SILENT
Room 4535
Fekkak Mamdouh, Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC.U)
ROC United surrounds the industry to build power and voice for restaurant workers using a tri-pronged model that includes: 1) lifting standards industry-wide through participatory research and policy work; 2) organizing workers and consumers to encourage restaurant companies that take the ‘low road’ to profitability to take the ‘high road’; and 3) promoting the high road to profitability through partnerships with responsible restaurateurs, cooperative restaurant development, and a workforce development program that moves low-income workers into living wage jobs and introduces them to a college pathway.

11:20am-12:40pm
FOLLOW THE LEADER: BUILDING ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Room 4537
Jaime Denniston-Merced, Leadership Development Manager, NY Cares
Maggie Bernhard, Manager, Volunteer Relations, NY Cares
Great leadership makes a great experience for volunteers. This workshop will review the importance and benefits of leadership, using volunteer leaders as an example, and how to build superior leadership skills. Through exercises and discussions, participants will understand what the important components of exceptional leadership are, and how to apply these when working with others. The concepts discussed can be applied to many leadership situations, making this session a great opportunity to build on your overall skills as a leader.

12:45pm-1:50pm
INTRODUCTION OF FEATURED SPEAKER
Katherine Petherbridge, Student Leadership Council, LIM College
Maxwell Hall Student Center

Featured Speaker

John Tiffany
Author/Lecturer/Fashion Historian

John Tiffany will present his book, Eleanor Lambert: STILL HERE. Eleanor Lambert was an American fashion leader who took a global attitude in her prospective and has proven to be a memorable part of our American fashion legacy. The founder of the CFDA, Lambert was the champion of American design and was instrumental in starting the career of many iconic figures on the fashion landscape. The book will be available for purchase at the session.

John A. Tiffany is a fashion historian, author and lecturer. He has over 15 years of experience in event production and marketing projects around the world. His expertise is unparalleled with executive roles at iconic events and numerous runway shows in New York, Milan, London and Paris. Early on, Tiffany was mentored by the legendary fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert, who is credited with single-handedly putting American fashion on the global stage. His first book, Eleanor Lambert: STILL HERE recounts the incredible journey of this extraordinary and bona fide American pioneer.

2:00pm-3:25pm
A LEADER CAN WEAR STILETTOS
3rd Floor Conference Room
Maggie Rubey Lynch, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Recruitment & Executive Search, Time Warner Inc.
We are all given the ability to lead, but often we see our many attributes as obstacles. The power to lead comes with the power of personal acceptance and the ability to embrace our unique journey as a powerful and singular force. A woman’s ability to lead comes from her ability to embrace her femininity and not allow it to define her, but to empower her.

2:00pm-3:25pm
ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS OF FASHION: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Room 4535
Andrea L. Granville, Director of Human Resources, LIM College
There are many opportunities available in fashion. In fact, the business side of fashion has provided me with a career I didn’t know was possible. As someone who’s been a Buyer’s Clerical, Assistant to VP of Sales, Production Assistant, Trim Buyer and Assistant Buyer, I know how to navigate the path to fashion career success.

2:00pm-3:25pm
THE KINGDOM OF THE BAHRAIN: THE GATEWAY TO THE GULF
Room 4537
Rose Sager, Trade Representative, Kingdom of Bahrain
The historic leadership legacy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and how is has promoted the value of education and inclusion to achieve that end. The strength of that legacy has poised Bahrain as a beacon to the world and an opportunity to business leaders.

3:30pm-4:45pm
WE CAN WORK IT OUT: WHAT THE BEATLES TAUGHT ME ABOUT COPING WITH CONFLICT
Room 4535
Brad Heckman, Chief Executive Officer, New York Peace Institute
Jean Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” With the right skills, we can upgrade it to heaven, or at least purgatory. This workshop will explore how leaders cope with conflict, challenging personalities, and interpersonal dynamics. This is based on the presenter’s work promoting peace and dialogue in more than 20 countries. The presenter will use his own hand-drawn visuals, pop culture references, and humor to raise awareness of the daily challenges leaders face as they strive to build consensus and manage conflict under the most high-pressure situations. He’ll draw upon real-life experiences from working with the Roma (Gypsies) in Europe to dealing with the United Nations, and resolving neighborhood conflicts in New York City. The workshop will be highly interactive, and will provide participants with practical skills that they can be immediately put into action.

3:30pm-4:45pm
GETTING PERSONAL!
Room 4537
Ashok Kirpalani, Adjunct Professor, Marketing, Management & Finance, LIM College
This presentation will help you identify personal strategies to be an effective aspiring global leader. You will learn about current misconceptions about globalization and approaches to better understand the complexities of globalization. Finally, you will leave the session with the tools you need to assess your leadership skills and suggestions on how to apply them in a global business setting.

3:30pm-4:45pm
MODERN DAY MUSLIM WOMEN SUFFRAGETTES PAVING THE WAY
3rd Floor Conference Room
Daisy Khan, Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
This session explores the role of women in modern Muslim society and how it intersects with gender expectations and potential leadership opportunities.

4:50pm-6:00pm
THE “REAL” LEADERSHIP LESSONS OF STEVE JOBS
Room 4535
Dr. Dudley Blossom, Associate Professor, Marketing, Management & Finance, LIM College
The world is enamored with the success of Steve Jobs and the transformational innovations that have emerged from his leadership at Apple. Books have been written lauding the success of Jobsian Leadership and illustrating the different characteristics that made Apple successful. But did you know that Steve Jobs was fired from Apple not once but twice over the years? Did you know that Steve Jobs also successfully started such innovative companies as Pixar and NeXT computers? He also led iconic product failures like Newton? While the leadership success of Steve Jobs has resulted in some dynamic innovation it has also led to some meteoric failures. In this presentation and discussion, we will explore the real leadership lessons of Steve Jobs and the degree to which his innovative leadership style or simple serendipity led to his business successes. We will also explore how to apply the lessons learned from Steve Jobs to other situations and by other personalities.

4:50pm-6:00pm
BEYOND ALL BORDERS: THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP
Room 4537
Michael J. Palladino, Director of Student Life, Office of Student Life, LIM College
This will be a discussion of the core of what makes for successful leadership and how it looks across geographic, business, social, and gender definitions.

4:50pm-6:00pm
MARKETING YOUR LEADERSHIP
3rd Floor Conference Room
Cheretta J. Robson, Assistant Director of Career Development, St. Francis College
Your leadership involvements are a vital part of your college experience. Adding them to your resume may prove to be the deciding factor in your search for the “perfect job.” It’s important, therefore, to articulate the skills and experiences you have gained through your extra and co-curricular involvements and to also decide what skills to focus on for your resume or interview. This session will help examine all of your experiences and list the major tasks and accomplishments of each role you have held to be competitive for a global marketplace.

6:00pm
CLOSING REMARKS/RECEPTION
1st Floor Student Lounge
Mohanlall T. Teloki, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development & Education, Office of Student Life, LIM College

 

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LIM College - Maxwell Hall
216 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PST)


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About LIM College

Located in midtown Manhattan, the fashion capital of the world, LIM College prepares students for exciting careers in every aspect of the business of fashion.

Devoted exclusively to the business of fashion, LIM College offers a unique combination of strong academics and extensive hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful future.

At the undergraduate level, the College offers majors in Fashion MerchandisingManagement,Marketing and Visual Merchandising. For graduate students, we offer MBA and MPS programsthat are customized, flexible and industry-oriented — ideal for working professionals in today’s fast-moving fashion scene.

Whichever program you choose, you’ll be immersed in the real-world business of fashion starting on day one. Internships, guest speakers and field trips in the heart of Manhattan are all integral parts of your LIM College education. In the process, you’ll make industry connections that lay the groundwork for a successful career.

You’ll also work closely with our talented and experienced faculty. Professors at LIM College are consultants, buyers, marketing professionals and more. They’re dedicated teachers who will know your strengths, your interests and your career goals—and who will help you achieve them, too.


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