This is an invitation only event. Students are nominated by faculty or staff to participate based on their leadership and service abilities exhibited in and out of the classroom.
The goal of the MCC Student Leadership Conference is to recognize exceptional student leaders from all of our 6 campuses by encouraging the faculty to nominate them based on leadership and service qualities exhibited in and outside of the classroom. The conference also seeks to provide dynamic and engaging speakers and workshops to develop the students’ leadership skills and inspire service participation in the community.
Featuring Dr. Francisco Reveles, an Educational Leader and Gang Mediator
Dr. Reveles is Professor and Department Chair at California State University, Sacramento, in Educational Administration and Policy Studies.
He recently completed a motivational DVD film titled Latino Youth: From Survival to Success showcased in Los Angeles at a major educational conference. He has held many leadership positions over his career.
He has completed extensive research in areas relating to resilience and risk-taking and he has authored a book on life management.
Dr. Reveles was selected to be included in a book and film on role models titled "The Try" which was release nationally and highlights twelve Americans whose life struggles can serve as sources of inspiration and hope for individuals of all cultures.
Featuring Special Guest, Demoine Adams
Demoine Adams is a Professional Motivational Speaker who has a reputation for turning ordinary people into extraordinary leaders. He is a former University of Nebraska standout Husker football player originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was a three-year starting Blackshirt defensive end who also enjoyed five years of professional football in the CFL, NFL, and the AFL.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in English, History, Communications, Ethnic Studies and African Studies. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and is now pursuing his doctorate in Leadership Education.
His motto in life: “Once you see where you’re going, then everything you do must correspond with where you’re going”.
A Few of the Breakout Sessions
“The Right Stuff”
Dr. Francisco Reveles, Keynote Speaker
Students will explore the concept of “the right stuff” as it relates to personal initiative and success in life. Key themes that will be highlighted and shared include: Comfort and Growth Zones, Decision-Making from the Heart, Goal-Setting, and Positive Risk-Taking.
Motivational DNA---What Drives YOU?
Deanne Amato, MCC Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives
One of the most important aspects of being a leader is being motivated and knowing how to motivate others. Why are we motivated one day and not the next? What’s missing? Why do we give up too soon or lose steam and not finish what we started? This session will provide you an opportunity to identify your own motivational style, what motivates you and how to sustain that motivation.
Exploring the Possibilities of Giving Back
Hillary Nather-Detish, Senior Vice President Community Impact, United Way of the Midlands
Amidst busy lives with work, school and family obligations, it can be hard to carve out time to give back to the community. This session will give a brief overview of what is happening in the philanthropic community of Omaha versus national trends as well as explore various possibilities of participating in charitable giving and community involvement.
What Would You Do?
Dell Gines, Community Development Advisor-Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch
Ayanna Boykins, Director of Community Investment, Omaha Community Foundation
Leaders are often faced with situations and social issues requiring sound ethical decision making ability. Determining the appropriate course when faced with a complex situation often involves mental conflict between moral imperatives. Explore ways to answer the question…”What would you do
Last updated on
August 16, 2012 13:52