By Sherri Long
Knightly News Reporter
The Central Penn Alumni Leadership Conference will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in The Conference Center at Central Penn College.
Students, alumni, faculty and the business community will build their leadership, branding and problem-solving skills at this event.
2010 Central Penn graduate Aaron Beverly will be the keynote speaker. Beverly placed second in the 2016 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking.
After the keynote presentation, participants will attend breakout sessions in either the Early Career track or the Professional track.
The Early Career track has topics specific to students and young alumni including “Communicate, Connect and Engage for Success,” “Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype” and “Assertive Entrepreneurship.”
The Professional track has topics specifically for career professionals, including “Using Your Leadership Skills to Motivate Others,” “Be the Wave: Riding the Wave of Organizational Change” and “The Power of Social Media.”
Free professional headshot photographs, LinkedIn profile reviews and a networking reception will also available at the Alumni Leadership Conference event.
Sarah Blumenschein, director of alumni engagement, and the organizer of the event, explained how the conference showcases Central Penn alumni.
“The sessions are all led by alumni, and they are partnered with a faculty member, who is either a co-presenter or moderator,” Blumenschein said during a podcast with the Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College that was released July 11.
Central Penn students and faculty members may attend for free, but they must register.
Registration cost for alumni and community members is $60. Members of the Harrisburg, Carlisle, West Shore and Lancaster Young Professionals organizations may attend for $15.
For details on the event, visit the Alumni Leadership Conference webpage.
Sherri Long is president of The Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College.
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Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.