The Clark State College Alpha Nu Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and Men of Clark State are co-hosting a Student Leadership Conference on Friday, October 29. With a focus on connections, inspiration and empowerment, this event emphasizes the merging of leadership development with both personal and professional growth.
Students will be:
- exposed to the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to lead with purpose.
- inspired to positively impact their campus organization and our Clark State community.
- motivated to maximize their student leadership experience.
- encouraged to lead in a way that fosters a sense of belonging and pride at Clark State.
“This conference is designed for those engaged in extracurricular student groups and programs available to the campus student body,” said Nina Wiley, dean of student engagement and support services at Clark State. “With a focus on connections, inspiration, and empowerment, this event emphasizes the merging of leadership development with both personal and professional growth.”
Wiley said students will have a full day attending sessions, interacting with others, gaining applicable leadership skills and brainstorming with students from multiple clubs and organizations
“The Interaction/Skill Building session is structured time for students to engage with student leaders from other clubs/organizations to share their current leadership experience, successes, challenges, resource needs, and more,” she said. “Students will be inspired to positively impact their campus organization and our Clark State community.”
Wiley said in the afternoon, there will be an opportunity for club/organization/program advisors to share ideas, discuss challenges, learn from one another, problem solve, and more to strengthen student engagement at Clark State.
This conference is one of four initiatives from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 2021 College Project. Project goals include:
- Create a sense of belonging and school pride.
- Provide more opportunities for students to participate in leadership development.
- Encourage students to be active participants in the Clark State College community.
- Promote engagement opportunities that encourage student persistence and completion.
There are more than 40 PTK chapters in Ohio. To be an eligible candidate for PTK, students must have completed at least 12 college-level credit hours and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Membership benefits include scholarships; free access to Five Star Competitive Edge, a personal and professional development plan for building marketable skills and an online portfolio; increased pay grade for entry-level federal jobs; tuition discounts; and more.
The Student Leadership Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, October 29, in LRC 207/209, on the Clark State Springfield campus, 570 East Leffel Lane.