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"You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change."
iLEAD: Annual Student Leadership Conference
Taking the Risk...Exploring the Passion Within
Defining the Conference
Join the Cross-Cultural Leadership for our 4th Annual iLEAD Conference on April 27th 9:30AM-5PM in BMU Auditorium. iLEAD is a leadership conference geared towards supporting students to reach their leadership potential. This year keynote speakers Joshua Fredenburg, founder of Circle of Change will be helping students find their area of passion within leadership and Patrick Combs, a Hall of Fame Inspiration speaker, will be empowering students to take risks and dream big about their future.
Q: When is the conference?
A: Saturday, April 27, 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Q: Who will be speaking at the conference?
A: This year we have not just one but TWO keynote speakers!
Joshua Fredenburg is a National Speaker, Author, Leadership Expert, and President of the Circle of Change Leadership Conference. For the past seven years, Joshua has appeared as a television guest expert on BET, the Wayne Brady Show, the KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles, the Daily Buzz Morning Show, and many other familiar radio and television programs throughout the country. In addition, he has served as a dynamic keynote speaker in 42 different states for lectures, leadership conferences, retreats and trainings at high schools, colleges, and corporate events.
In addition to his successful speaking and television career, Joshua has published four books, writes a popular monthly newsletter on issues centered around the topics of leadership and career success, mentors and coaches student leaders throughout the country, serves on the Board of Directors for the Lois Swan Leadership Center at California State University, Long Beach, and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.
Patrick Combs inspirational speaking talents have propelled him to more than 1,000 speaking engagements at businesses and universities, including Shell, Motorola, Visa, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, RSM McGladrey, Vital Processing, Boeing, Liberty League International, National Association of Fleet Administrators, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Stanford, Penn and Babson, while also earning him a spot in the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.
in more than 300 newspapers including Wall Street Journal, NY Times and USA Today, been featured on ABC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, CNN, Phil Donahue, Montel Williams and The Late Show, and three times been nominated Speaker of the Year by event planners. He continues to do more than 50 speaking engagements a year.
Q: Who should attend?
A: All CSU, Students, interested faculty, and invited community members.Q: How much is the conference?
A: $10 is due upon registration.
Q: When is registration due?
A: Friday, April 19 at 5:00PM in MLIB 172.
Q: What should I expect to get out of this day of leadership?
A: There are a number of outcomes!
- A deeper understanding of yourself and your role as a leader.
- New relationships. You will experience iLead with other students, faculty, staff and Community members.
- Your next step in development as a person of influence.
- New leadership skills that apply to the campus as well as the marketplace.
- You will interact with great leaders; students, faculty, community members, and alumni.
Q: What is leadership? (Am I a leader?)
There are almost as many answers to this question as there are people who ask it! With just about any definition you read you will find another who disagrees. Some don't see themselves as leaders at all, since a meaningful understanding of leadership has eluded them. Others may have such a narrow view of leadership, that only those with titles, charisma, power, and fame dare call themselves leaders.
Fundamentally, leadership is an influential relationship (Kouzes & Posner, 2003). Leadership describes the process of how we influence each other. Depending on the situation- some lead, others follow. When the situation changes, the roles of "leader" and "follower" may change as well.
The truth of the matter is, we are all leaders. We all “influence” someone. Our influence may be large or small. We may only influence a class or a club, but some may influence entire corporations and countries. Life is too short and too important not to lead well. Be the leader you were meant to be.
Q: What is the Cross Cultural Leadership Center
A: The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center values and respects the richness and understanding that
diversity brings. The Center exists to create an environment in which all students, regardless of
their ethnicity, culture, or differences, feel safe and respected. Through leadership development,
cultural awareness, community education, and the creation of a constructive social change, the
Cross-Cultural Leadership Center will contribute a positive, enriching, and memorable life
experience to every student of CSU, Chico and its surrounding community.