Welcome to the New York City Circle of Change Leadership Experience

The Circle of Change Leadership Experience, a 501 c (3) organization, is a transformational career leadership experience that will be hosting a three-day leadership experience in partnership with St. John’s University on their campus in Queens, New York on March 20-22, 2020 for a diverse group of student leaders from across the country who have a desire to take their personal, career, and leadership skills to the next level.

For three days, student leaders will not only discover the leader from within and develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success after graduation, but they will learn from dynamic Keynote Speakers, engage in Leadership Development Sessions with Certified Leadership Coaches, participate in a professional development speed networking boot camp event, take part in a service learning project, and will connect and learn from Top Industry Professionals from various professions and areas of expertise.

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CIRCLE OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 – SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY CAMPUS CENTER

Friday, March 20, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Registration/Check-In
1:00pm – 1:30pm Opening of Conference with Tish Norman
1:30pm – 3:00pm Keynote with Joshua Fredenburg
3:00pm – 3:30pm Meet/Connect with Leadership Coaches
3:30pm – 4:45pm Career Boot Camp and Networking Session with Professional Mentors
OR
Empowerment Leadership Session #1 (Ethical Compass) Values Break-Out Session
4:45pm – 6:00pm Career Boot Camp and Networking Session with Professional Mentors
OR
Empowerment Leadership Session #1 (Ethical Compass) Values Break-Out Session
6:00pm – 6:45pm Networking Session w/Free Pizza sponsored by “Gino’s Pizzeria Restaurant”
6:45pm – 8:00pm Keynote with Melissa Ruiz, Swift Kick

Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:00am – 10:15am Opening Keynote with Kevin Bracy
10:30am –11:30am Empowerment Leadership Session #2 (Self-Awareness) Break-Out Session
11:30am – 12:30pm Entertainment and Sports Leadership Panel Session with professionals from top companies and organizations.
OR
Public Speaking Keynote Presentation with David Coleman (a.k.a. Dating Doctor)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Leadership Teams
1:30pm – 2:30pm Non Profit, Community Engagement, and Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Panel Session with professionals from top companies and organizations.
OR
Public Speaking Keynote Presentation with David Coleman (a.k.a. Dating Doctor)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Business, Tech, and Entrepreneurship Leadership Panel Session with professionals from top companies and organizations.
OR
Service Learning Project
4:15pm – 5:15pm Education, Health, and Political Leadership Panel Session with professionals from top companies and organizations.
OR
Service Learning Project
5:15pm – 6:15pm Empowerment Leadership Session #3 (Vision-Mapping) Break-Out Session
6:15pm – 6:30pm Closing on Second Day of Leadership Conference

Sunday, March 22, 2020

8:30 am – 11:00 am Board Breaking Experience with Troy Stende
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Facilitator’s Group Interactive Session Goals, Dream Team, and Action
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Circle of Change Leadership Conference Graduation Ceremony

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Conference Speakers

Tish Norman

International Speaker and Author

Joshua Fredenburg

International Speaker and Author

 

Melissa Ruiz

Lead Facilitator, Swift Kick

Kevin Bracy

International Speaker and Author

 

David Coleman

International Speaker and Author

Lauren Lopez

Vice President of Talent & Inclusion, Condenast

 

Natasha Bowman

International Speaker and Author

 

 

CareerFEST Leadership Mentors/Speakers

 

Hugo Balta

Senior Producer, MSNBC

Kaishon Holloway

Recruitment Evangelist, Indeed

 

Brittany Abrams

Human Resource Leader, Johnson & Johnson

Janice Isabel Torres

Award Winning Creative Multicultural Marketer/Event Planner/Talent Producer, The Brand Phoenix

 

Debbie Douglas

Sr. Recruiter for Creative Brand Talent Acquisition, Viacom

Minue Yoshida

CEO & Founder, Yoshida Consulting

 

Non-Profit, Community Engagement, and Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Panelists

 

Jackie Jenkins

Chief Impact & Strategy Officer, United Way of New York City

Natalia Pedrosa

Senior Manager of Diversity/Inclusion, Nestle Waters

 

Silvana Marmollejos

Director of External Relations, Council of Urban Professionals

Charmion N. Kinder

Communications Director, Discovery Education

 

Ericka S. Riggs

Inclusion Manager, AD Club of NY

 

 

Education, Health, and Political Leadership Panelists

 

Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell

Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communications, Barnard College of Columbia University

Cristina Melendez

Chief Education Officer/Founder, Beyond Limits Consulting.

 

Maria Arias

Global Associate Director, WebMD.

Wendy Garcia

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City Controller

 

Dr. Meika Neblett

Chief Medical Officer, Hoboken University Medical Center

 

 

Business, Tech, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Panelists

 

Rakhi Voria

Director, IBM Digital Sales

LaTasha Owens-Hobdy

Branding and Creative Executive

 

Eddy Millis

Founder/President, Gamera

Dr. Cherise Bernard

Talent Acquisition Partner, Spotify

 

Yesenia Bello

US Multicultural Lead Sales, Google

 

 

Entertainment and Sports Arena Leadership Panelists

 

Nefertali Deeb

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, NBCUniversal

Annabel Padilla

Director of Player Development, Brooklyn Nets

 

Adrian J. Hopkins

Program Manager, Mentorships & Coaching + Co-Chair, New York Times

Zenitra Barrett

Director of Point of Sale Strategy, HBO

 

Gerald Yarborough

Art Director, Nickelodeon

 

L.I.T. PANEL SESSIONS WITH EXECS

Are You Interested in Pursing a Career in Sports/Entertainment?

Are You Interested in Becoming the Tech Industry?

Are You Interested in Becoming an Entrepreneur?

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Career in Entertainment?

Have You Ever Considered Corporate Social Responsibility?

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Registration for this transformational leadership conference is $200.00 per student. If your campus has eight or more students attending the conference, you will receive a $25.00 discount off of each student registration and an advisor will be able to attend for free.

Your conference registration for this three-day leadership conference includes complete access to keynote speeches, panel discussions, group activities, leadership break out sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change Leadership Experience at St. John’s University.

To register for the conference, click on the registration button below.

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If you are planning to send 10 or more students, please reach out to our leadership at circleofchangeleadconference@gmail.com!

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Reyna Harvey, UC Riverside
2015 Circle of Change Alumni

Bo, California State University, Los Angeles
2017 Circle of Change Alumni

Raqueal Toran, Ohio State University
2017 Circle of Change Alumni