Call for Programs

Dr. Marvalene Hughes Leadership Conference 2019

We are seeking presenters to facilitate a 50-minute program and/or workshop during the Dr. Marvalene Hughes Leadership Conference Breakout Sessions in the areas of Leadership Development, Career Development, Social Justice/Diversity, Student Organizations, and Wellness.

If interested, please complete the Program Proposal Form.

Conference Information

The Dr. Marvalene Hughes Student Leadership Conference is a two-day conference that will be held Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th from 8 am – 5 pm daily. The Conference is a comprehensive experience focusing on building individual student leadership skills and student engagement interactions. The goal is to provide students with an opportunity to learn and discuss the leadership development tools needed to meet the personal and societal challenges they will encounter as students and professionals.

The goal is to inculcate students with an action orientation to empower themselves as change agents who demonstrate responsible leadership in their careers and communities. The Conference will include energetic speakers, continental breakfast and lunch, and breakout sessions about community service, student organizations, public speaking, career development, leadership development and more. The Conference will help students discover and gain the knowledge to cultivate their leadership style.

Students who attend the Conference will earn the Dr. Marvalene Hughes Student Leadership Conference certificate. The certificate will recognize the students’ commitment to inspire and change the world while doing service for others in their communities. Students can add the Conference to their co-curricular transcripts highlighting their participation in the Conference and dedication to become change agents.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply leadership principles to problem solve and think critically to enhance personal and professional growth.
  2. Articulate the connection between leadership opportunities and applications for personal and professional growth.
  3. Identify and explore foundational leadership skills such as leadership styles, effective communication, collaboration, diversity/inclusion and group dynamics.
  4. Increase awareness and understanding of how to work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups.
  5. Develop an understanding of wellness and healthy relationships by developing wellness-related knowledge and behaviors that promote individual and community well-being.

Conference Schedule

Day One

Time Session Location
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Main Dining
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome from Stephanie Hubbard, Director of Student Leadership & Development Main Dining
9:05 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks Main Dining
9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Conference Agenda and Expectations Main Dining
9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Leadership Award Opportunity, Dr. Marvalene Hughes, Past President at Stanislaus State Main Dining
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Keynote Address with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
Topic: Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century
Main Dining
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Breakout Session 1 Naraghi Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Session 2 Naraghi Hall
12:25 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Lunch and Session with Erica Ayala, Executive Director and Founder, Invest in Me
Topic: Making a Difference
Main Dining
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Breakout Session 3 Naraghi Hall
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Breakout Session 4 Naraghi Hall
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Session with Alumni
​Topic: Giving Back to your communities
Main Dining

There will be four different Breakout Sessions with five different tracks students can choose to participate in.

  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership and Social Justice/Diversity
  • Leadership and Student Organizations
  • Leadership and Wellness

Day Two

Students will be bused to Stockton, CA to participate in two experiential sessions. Each will be three hours in length and will be attended concurrently with 50% attending each site in the morning and then switching to attend the second session in the afternoon. The experiential sessions are detailed below.

Time Session Location
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Check-In, Grab & Go Breakfast and Bus Loading Arena Courtyard/Lot 8
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Travel to Ropes Course and Service Learning Sites -
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ropes Course/Service Learning Experiences Stockton
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Travel to Service Learning Site/Lunch Stockton
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Travel to Ropes Course Site/Lunch Stockton
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ropes Course/Service Learning Experiences Stockton
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Travel to Stan State -
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Disembark and Depart Lot 8

Ropes Course at Venture On
The challenge course is a series of individual and group challenges that require a combination of teamwork skills and individual commitment. The course ranges from ground level games and initiatives to high-level elements constructed of utility poles, ropes, and cables. The adventure program provides adventure learning experiences, which challenge individuals to push beyond their perceived limits, to work effectively with others, to think creatively about problems, to trust, and to have fun.

Stockton Parks – Community Service
This community service experience will provide an opportunity for students to give back to the community. We will be doing a variety of projects throughout the parks.