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Registration is open for the 2017 Leadership Conference!

August 7, 2017

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ALL students are eligible to attend! A $20 refundable deposit is due to the Center for Career and Professional Advancement (SSB 230) to secure one of the 300 conference spots. You will select your Intensive Training when you submit your deposit. Spots will fill up quickly so if you want a specific intensive training you should do this quickly. Each training can hold only 60 students. Your deposit will be returned at the end of the conference day no earlier than 3pm.

Deposits are due by 2pm on Wednesday, September 20th. After that time all registrants without a deposit will be placed on the waiting list.

(If you are experiencing financial hardship and can not pay the $20 deposit, you can email Steve Lerer at and arrange to sign a fee waiver agreement)

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Lakireddy Auditorium (COB 102)
**Check-in will be from 7:30am-9:00am in the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey (CTK) Quad**
Please bring your CATCARD to check-in. Attendees must be dressed in professional/business attire.

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This year student participants in the UC Merced Leadership Conference will attend one intensive track in addition to the keynote and closing sessions. These intensive trainings will span 100 minutes and dive deep into a specific leadership content area. Students will choose their track when they turn in their $20 deposit or fee waiver to the Center for Career and Professional Advancement (SSB 230). Each track can hold up to 60 students so register and put down your deposit as soon as possible.

The intensive trainings are as follows (Sessions that are full will be noted):

  • Fresh Organization Leadership with Frank Kitchen (Open)
  • Improvise Your Way to Success with Lisa Safran (Open)
  • Building Extraordinary Teams with Lee Rubin (Open)
  • Leading Through Strengths with Lezly Jurgenson (Open)
  • Bobcat Leadership Series Accelerator with Souza Center Staff (Open)
  • Margo F. Souza Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) Track with the Gallup Organization (Open)