About This Year’s Conference
Villa Maria College will be hosting the Annual Western New York Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 18th. The Western New York Student Leadership Conference is designed to bring together students from various colleges and universities throughout Western New York to explore how they, as students, can demonstrate leadership and make change in both their campus and local communities.
Students will engage in a highly interactive experience where they will meet others and learn valuable tools to take back to their home institutions.
The cost for this conference is $25.00 for students and professionals alike. This cost will include a light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack as well as all conference materials.
Please feel free to browse, download, and print a copy of the program to bring with you to the program, which can be found here. You can also download the mobile app Guidebook and download our conference program by searching passphrases for our program called wnyleader2017.
Schedule at a Glance
9AM-10AM – Registration
10AM-10:50AM – Keynote Presented by David Schaub
11AM-11:50AM – Ed Session 1
12PM-12:50PM – Lunch
1PM-1:50PM – Ed Session 2
2PM-2:25PM – Break
2:30PM-3:20PM – Ed Session 3
3:30PM-4PM – Closing Session
Submit an Ed Session Proposal
The deadline to submit an Ed Session Proposal is October 27th. Currently, we are not accepting any more submissions. Thank you!
David Schaub is an inspirational speaker who helps college students take their next steps in their college career and beyond. What’s a next step? A next step is when you make a decision to move forward with something that is going to bring you into greater freedom and purpose.
When college students are focused on taking next steps versus what’s going wrong they feel empowered to move forward. This increases student engagement, student retention and keeps them focused on what’s important. Stagnation comes from a lack of clarity, energy and purpose. Helping college students take next steps takes care of all three.
Dave currently lives in his hometown of Buffalo, NY, and he has a classic rags to riches tale: he was raised by a single mom in a poor family, got in a lot of trouble, and ended up in jail; but then he worked his way through a multimillion dollar company until he became his own boss. He ran the “Leadership Academy” for college students through his company for five years in Buffalo NY. This was all done before the age of 27. David wants to impact more than the city of Buffalo and has now taken his speaking nationally across the United States the past few years. His passion is fueled by helping others take their next steps. He has been where college students have been and has trained countless college students to have success in their college careers and beyond.
Villa’s campus is small, so everything is within walking distance. Free parking is available in front of and behind the Main Building, where the conference will be held. Additional parking is available in front of Felician Hall, in the traffic circle between buildings, as well as behind the music buildings. Please see the campus map for more information.