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March 24, 2011
WVU Parkersburg hosting 2nd annual Leadership for Today Conference March 31-April 1, 2011.
Conference Co-Chairs Denise McClung, chair of the Social Sciences and Languages
Division, 304-424-8230 or Cindy Kelley, associate dean of Academic Affairs,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the second annual Leadership for Today Conference Thursday and Friday (March 31-April 1) featuring the co-author of the upcoming book "Good Enough Is the New Perfect" as keynote speaker.
The conference is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. The two-day conference is designed for community and technical college staff and faculty and is also open to the public.
Featured speaker will be Hollee Temple, a West Virginia University professor of law, and co-author with Becky Gillespie of the upcoming book "Good Enough Is the New Perfect." A journalist-turned-lawyer-turned-professor, Ms. Temple is an active scholar and speaker, and has conducted seminars on generational issues and projecting professionalism in writing for large law firms.
The conference begins Thursday (March 31) with 5 p.m. registration and dinner at 6 in the multi-purpose room with Ms. Temple as the keynote speaker.
On Friday, the plenary session will begin at 9 a.m. and include comments from WVCTC Chancellor Jim Skidmore. Several breakout sessions are planned. Session leaders will include Chancellor Skidmore, "Chancellor's Reflections on Leadership"; Ms. Temple, "The New Perfect - Balancing Life and Work as a Woman Leader"; WVU Parkersburg counselor Kurt Klettner, "Helping Today's Students Become Tomorrow's Leaders," and Robert Stephens Jr., president of the Bernard McDonough Foundation, Inc., "Leadership: Walking the Talk."
The conference lunch at 11:30 a.m. will feature Jessica Lynch, author of "I Am A Soldier Too" and a WVU Parkersburg student.
Afternoon breakout sessions will begin at 1 p.m. with session leaders to include WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, "Leading the Completion Agenda"; Jay Cole, WVU chief of staff, "National Outlook for Higher Education Leaders," as well as sessions on "Servant Leadership" and "Leading the Retention Effort."
Conference registration is $50 and includes Thursday's dinner, Friday's lunch and conference materials. Registration may be accomplished by visiting the college's website or registering at the college on Thursday evening or on Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose room.
Additional information is available by contacting Denise McClung at the college, 304-424-8230 or Cindy Kelley at 304-424-8345.
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)