Block 3 Breakout Sessions

Exploring Leadership and Social Change Through The Crisis In Little Rock, AR: Using History to Prepare Students to Be Change Agents Today and Tomorrow
Andrew Hughes and Monae Evans | Gettysburg College

This innovative session will showcase Gettysburg College's Leadership Institute. This program will be presented as a model for how to use historic events as case studies to help students develop their leadership skills and learn about how to use a part of social change. The presenters will reveal advice and suggestions for how to create a program that inspires students to become more Informed citizens and pursue social justice.

Andrew Hughes is the Director of the Garthwait Leadership Center at Gettysburg College. His co-presenter, Monae Evans is a student leader at Gettysburg College.


Leading With (Cultural) Competence
Dr. Flor Leos Madero | Angelo State University

Interpersonal relationships and effective leadership require an awareness of individual stereotypes, attitudes, and behaviors. This interactive session will briefly inform the audience about the historical evolution of race/ethnicity and address cultural terminology. We will also explore cultural competence (the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures) and will highlight how developing cultural competence results In an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. The session will close with a practical model that allows participants to conceptualize the diversity and complexity of those around us, but most importantly, the diversity and complexity within ourselves.

Born in Texas but raised in Mexico, Dr. Flor Leos Madero received a BA and MA from Angelo State University and a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been named as one of the "20 Under 40" Up & Coming Professionals and one of the five "Women of Distinction" in San Angelo. Employed at Angelo State University since 2001, she has served in various positions including Director of Diversity Initiatives and currently as Assistant Professor of Communication. Research interests include interpersonal, intercultural, family communication, and human trafficking. She has presented at state, national, and international conferences on topics such as immigration, diversity, gender, women's issues, and education.


Productivity 101: Work SMARTER, Not Harder (With a Dash of Purpose)
Aidan Herlong | Baylor University

This program will represent how students can make the most out of their time with getting things done the right way. Advice will be given on how students can use simple, but effective productivity tools and tricks with a key ingredient: purpose. By finding purpose with a smart system, students will make their lives more productive and fun with key planning and habits. Habits can make work feel effortless and planning ahead of time can make the upcoming workload easier to manage and less stressful. The topics covered will go from effective software tools to simple everyday habits.

Aidan Herlong is a junior at Baylor University majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) and is the current secretary of the Multicultural Leadership Cabinet (MLC). Struggling with finding ways to be be more productive and achieving purpose, Aidan found ways from inspirational figures like Brian Tracy, David Allen, and Stefan Pylarinos. He wishes to express his knowledge to struggling students who want to make the most out of their time and energy without feeling burnt out. Aidan manages many aspects of his life, including his studies, artwork, social life, fitness, and spirituality through analytical thinking and journaling.