Event Information
Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: SAC Third Floor Ballrooms

Online registration begins on the first day of classes and ends Thursday, Sept. 19. Click here to register!

Conference Overview
'Canes LEAD is a one-day leadership conference for UM students hosted by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

‘Canes LEAD participants will be equipped with strategies for success, lessons on leadership, practical skills and an appreciation of diversity in a global society. Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops, breakout sessions that increases awareness of real-world leadership concepts and emphasizes the development of one's leadership potential.

Through these sessions, current and emerging UM leaders will cultivate leadership skills that can benefit them in all aspects of life. This invigorating summit will provide an invaluable platform from which community leaders, professors, and professionals will disseminate ideas and expertise that will enable UM students to develop new skills and grow as a leader.

Key Note Speaker
Stan Pearson II, is a bilingual speaker, motivational comedian, author and host.  He entertains, educates and interacts with his audiences to make them a part  of the event.  His charisma, sense of humor and salsa dancing skills help audiences settle in for a good time.  He has spoken in over 40 states in the U.S. in addition to Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.  His presentations connect, entertain and educate everyone regardless of race, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds.  Stan has prior experience with large groups in student life, multi-cultural offices, orientations, Greek life programs and business conferences.  If you are looking for a speaker/host who is engaging, interactive, charismatic and funny; Stan is your man.

9:00 am - 9:30 am:

9:30 am - 10:00 am:

10:10 am - 11:00 am:
Session I - Workshops

11:10 am - 12:00 pm:
Session II - Workshops

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm:
Keynote Speaker & Lunch
Stan Pearson: How to Be the “IT”
Speaker, Motivational Comedian, Published Author

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm:
Session III - Interactive Workshops

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm:
Student Panel/Closing Remarks/Evaluations