Event Information
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Student Activities Center Third Floor

Click here to register. University of Miami students may register for the event online until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. Walk-in participants will be accepted on the day of the event if space is available.

Conference Overview
'Canes LEAD is a one-day leadership conference for UM students that increases awareness of real-world leadership concepts and emphasizes the development of one's leadership potential. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join breakout sessions that will encourage interaction, discussion and questions relating to life issues, educational initiatives and issues relevant to the unique world in which we live. 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
Vernon Wall is a noted social justice and leadership speaker. He currently serves as the director of educational programs and publications for the American College Personnel Association. Wall is also a noted social justice and leadership speaker. For more information, visit his website at www.vernonwall.org.

Event Speakers
Dr. Steve Gallon: Professional Growth Through Personal Development
Alli Rodriguez and Jessica Massoni: Interactive Networking Game
Rachel Sottile Longvin: Gender, Body and Orientation
Christian Garcia and Eddy Cruz: Volunteer Service and Your Career
Dr. Sheryl Alonso: Leadership in Teams
Dr. William R. Butler: Discovering Your Inner Self
Maria Vaca: Diversity in the Workplace
Saliha Nelson: Women in Leadership Positions
Dr. Laura Kohn Wood: Poverty in Our Community
Jesse Ford: Star Power

Time Session
9:00-10:00 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast
10:00-10:25 a.m. Ice Breaker
10:30-11:15 a.m. Breakout One
11:20 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Breakout Two
12:15-1:25 a.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:30-3:00 p.m. Interactive Workshops
3:00-3:30 p.m. Closing/Evaluations

2014 'Canes LEAD Committee

'Canes LEAD is coordinated by a small committee of University of Miami students. They assist with all levels of coordination for the conference including publicity, registration, guest speakers, logistics, hospitability, special events, sponsorship, volunteers, keynote speakers and the assessment.