Conference Schedule

Session 1

11:10 a.m.-noon

  • What exactly is Hazing and why does it matter for a leader to get honest about knowing? | SPARK 233

    SPARK 233, Dr. Jenna Hyatt

    This session will focus to level set group dynamics, peer to peer and self-regulation of hazing prevention within groups. As a leader you will see and hear many markers of hazing, yet many leaders do not even realize it. This session will explore practical myths around hazing, reporting information, discuss case study that develops practical ways to understand ways a leader could approach peer to peer group dynamics that could influence a change within your organization.

  • Happiness: It's All in the Way You Think About It | G45 (GLOBAL STREAM)

    G45 (GLOBAL STREAM), Judy Hopkins

    Have you tried chasing down happiness and then wondered why it seemed SO elusive? Have you focused on things you thought would bring happiness and they just didn’t seem to pan out? It turns out research has some great insight for us about this VERY thing! This seminar will provide valuable new understanding into happiness—why we lose our way and how we can engage in practices that ACTUALLY contribute to our own happiness, well-being, and the happiness of others! You don’t want to miss it!

  • Mastering Your Inbox | SPARK 212

    SPARK 212, Libby Akin

    Why mastering your email inbox is so important, and how to do it well.  Explore organizational strategies for success.

  • Social Learning and Leadership | SPARK 227

    SPARK 227, Jessica Perone

    Social learning leaders are working to bring people together to learn from each other across boundaries, with the goal of building more interconnected, inclusive, and resilient partnerships and communities. The goal is to create rich and interconnected systems that are building pathways for integration and collaboration.

Session 2

1:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m. 

  • Leadership Storytelling: A Pragmatic Practice | SPARK 227

    SPARK 227, Bekah MillerMacPhee

    Storytelling is a powerful tool for any leader. With potential to cultivate connection, develop genuine understanding, and unite people around a common purpose, storytelling is a skill that can be taught to and honed by both seasoned and emerging leaders. Join this session to learn the practical benefits of storytelling and to build skills in developing your own story to tell.

  • Collaboration and Leading Creative Teams | G45 (GLOBAL STEAM)

    G45 (GLOBAL STEAM), Libby Akin

    How to create a safe and fun environment to get the most out of your creative team, have meaningful feedback sessions, and how to go from concept to execution.

  • The Multitasking Myth | SPARK 212

    SPARK 212, Brian Shuffield

    This interactive session will explore strategies to manage your WSU experience and create best practices to maximize your organizational skills. 

  • Exploring Intentionality in Leadership Roles | SPARK 223

    SPARK 223, Olivia Willis & Jack Van Dam

    Do your values and current organizational involvement align? When we are intentional about making sure our leadership roles align with our values and goals, we can avoid burnout and get more joy from our roles. We will be exploring the values of organizations and of you as individuals. Come explore what your values and goals are and how to better align your leadership journey with them. 

Session 3

2:25-3:25 p.m.

  • Strong Character | G45 (GLOBAL STREAM)

    G45 (GLOBAL STREAM), Mack Strong

    Dive deeper into the value and opportunities that accompany strong character.  Special guest Mack Strong will share stories and anecdotes to aid in your development.

  • Credit Scores & Reports | SPARK 233

    SPARK 233, GESA

    In this workshop, participants will learn what a credit score is, its importance, and how to read a credit report. They’ll also learn the tools to maintain a healthy credit score and repair bad credit. This workshop will be co-hosted by Gesa's Education Team as well as our on-campus Student Relationship Officer interns.

  • Am I the Drama? | SPARK 227

    SPARK 227, Erin Lasher

    Conflict resolution and Gen Z:  How to build confidence and resiliency in spaces of interpersonal conflict.

  • Leveling Up Your LinkedIn | SPARK 212

    SPARK 212, Haley Yamane Melhart

    Come learn how to leverage LinkedIn as a student and career professional! Attendees will learn the value of crafting an intentional LinkedIn presence, practical dos and don'ts, and real strategies for leveraging LinkedIn for both short and long-term opportunities.