Apply Now: Student Leadership Conference

A trail always leads you somewhere. Some paths lead to familiar and expected destinations, while others open you to new discoveries. If you are looking to forge your own path and learn more about who you are as a leader, then grab a bag and join us March 27-29th in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the 2015 Student Leadership Conference.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom and interact with a diverse group of individuals, while also enjoying beautiful scenery and good food! Focused on personal growth and leadership development, this conference will challenge and motivate you to live out your potential and become a better leader in all aspects of your life. Students should be prepared to participate in a full agenda of small group activities and interactive learning experiences. Please join us for a weekend that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

TO APPLY: Please visit the Student Life website for more information about the conference and to print off an application. You may also visit any Student Life office. The application deadline is March 6th by 5 pm.

Blaze Your Own Trail

A trail always leads you somewhere. Some paths lead to familiar and expected destinations, while others open you to new discoveries. If you are looking to forge your own path and learn more about who you are as a leader, then grab your bag and join us in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the 2013 Student Leadership Conference.

For more information about the conference and to apply, please visit the Student Life website. The application deadline is March 8 by 5 pm.

Discover & Develop Your Leadership Style

The Office of Student Life offers leadership programs and free resources to students who are interested in discovering and developing their leadership style.

  • Student Leadership Conference (March 2013) is an exciting weekend experience in the mountains where students learn more about themselves and get the opportunity to meet other students who are interested in getting involved on campus.
  • Student Leadership Academy: Emerging Leaders (fall semester) is for any student who is interested in learning the fundamentals of leadership and IGNITE (spring semester) is for student leaders who want to get involved in social change on campus and in the community.
  • Leadership Training & Workshops: check the events calendar for upcoming events.

For more information about leadership development opportunities for student clubs, please contact the Student Life Coordinator at your campus.

 

An Inside Look at Student Life

There have been many occasions that those of us who work in Student Life have been asked to explain our job to students, faculty, and staff. “What exactly do you do, anyway?!”

People typically associate us with giving away free products on campus or serving foods at events. Yes, we plan fun events and host guest speakers, but what many don’t see is how much time we invest behind-the-scenes in developing students and how that effort has created student leaders who are serving and impacting our CPCC community.

Every year we host a student leadership conference focused on bringing current student leaders together with students who have an interest in getting involved on campus. As a staff, we look forward to this event because it embodies what we do in Student Life, and fills us with a sense of accomplishment as we witness first hand students growing, discovering their worth, and reaching their potential. The following is an e-mail we received from a participant this year and is a reminder that one experience or one person can make a difference.

Dear Student Life,

I wanted to thank you for presenting me with the opportunity to attend this year’s Student Leadership Conference. It was an amazing privilege and honor to be one of the few students representing the Harper Campus. The conference more than exceeded my expectations and I had a great time during the few days I was there. Never having been to the mountains, and being relatively new to Charlotte, it was a great place to meet new people that shared some of the same ideals as myself.

The conference as a whole was an amazing, yet humbling experience; I can definitely say it change my outlook on life. I was never one to, “Judge a book by its cover” but nonetheless, ignoring the preconceived notions our [American] society presents is often a task in itself.

I went into the conference hoping to gain a better understanding of being a good follower because being a leader has come natural to me over the past few years. At first, it wasn’t easy suppressing the urges to take the lead in our group activities, but after I was able to become a better listener and humble myself, I was able to assume the best role in different scenarios; which helped my input be as useful as possible.

I am striving to use the skills I learned at the conference in my everyday life and especially during my time here at CPCC. If the opportunity presented itself again, I would be more than happy to attend another leadership conference in the future.

Thanks again!

John Raphael
Harper Campus

It is e-mails like this that remind us all at CPCC exactly why we do what we do. Although we may not always see the results of our hard work, it is promising to know that we are planting seeds.

What has Student Life done for you?


Student Leadership Conference: What’s Stopping You?

Every spring, the Office of Student Life hosts a three-day student leadership conference at YMCA Camp Cheerio in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a great opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom and interact with a diverse group of individuals, while also enjoying beautiful scenery and good food! Focused on personal growth and leadership development, this conference will challenge and motivate you to live out your potential and become a better leader in all aspects of your life.

While we won’t provide details on the conference itinerary (what’s the fun in that?), you should be prepared to participate in a full agenda of small group activities and interactive learning experiences. Sometimes, not knowing what lies ahead can be an exciting and worthwhile experience. Join us for a weekend that is sure to leave a lasting impression. If you don’t believe us, take a look at what previous attendees had to say about their conference experience:

  •  “I was reminded of the importance of humility while in a leadership situation.”
  • “We had people from all sorts of different backgrounds and core values, yet we all had some unique characteristic or personality trait that made us all great leaders.”
  • “I really learned how to trust people in my group or around me. It challenged my communication skills and helped me think critically to dissolve issues.”
  •  “I never knew what effect I could have on the lives of others. This experience has opened my eyes.”
  •  “It taught me to not be afraid of who I am and made me realize that all of us are alike in many ways. It taught me not to judge so quickly and showed me that there are people out there that actually do care.”
  • “The entire process was energizing and emotionally fulfilling.”
  • “Although I was familiar with some of the students there, I was not aware of the greatness in them or myself. I learned to step outside of my comfort zone, apply the lessons learned at the conference to my everyday life, and enjoy the unknown individualities of other leaders in our world.”

If you are ready to learn about your own greatness, click HERE to apply to the 23rd Annual Student Leadership Conference. What’s stopping you?

Conference Dates: Friday, March 23 (8 AM) – Sunday, March 25 (4 PM)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 13 by 5 PM