2017 Emerging Leaders Professional Development Conference

August 4-5, 2017

North Carolina State University – College of Natural Resources

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina will host the 2017 Emerging Leaders Professional Development Conference on August 4th and 5th! Registration is open now.

During this two-day conference, attendees will gain professional development experience through a variety of college and career-readiness workshops designed for students at all education and career stages: from high school to post-college. In addition, the conference will feature a natural resources career panel, keynote speakers, a campus tour, and a job fair.

This FREE event is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills, network with potential employers, and connect with fellow conservation leaders.

Click here to register for this FREE event.

About CTNC’s Emerging Leaders Program

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Emerging Leaders Program helps connect young people to the outdoors where they can establish a lifelong appreciation for the natural world and an understanding of the critical benefits that land and water conservation provides. Through the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program, CTNC AmeriCorpsNC Youth Conservation Corps, and Future Leaders of Conservation advisory board, CTNC creates employment pathways by connecting young people to academic studies and careers in conservation. Learn more at www.ctnc.org/connect/emergingleaders.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, August 4

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast, registration, Lobby

9:00 a.m.     Welcome: Mary C. Watzin, Dean of NCSU College of Natural Resources

Morning Break-Out Sessions

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

  • Track A: Financial Literacy I
  • Track B: Financial Literacy II
  • Track C: Project Management

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

  • Track A: Resume Writing
  • Track B: Networking
  • Track C: Leadership Training

11:30 – 12:20 p.m.

  • Track A: Cover Letters
  • Track B: Professional Conduct & Etiquette
  • Track C: Financial Literacy III

12:30 p.m.    Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Careers Panel Discussion

2:00 p.m.     Job/School Fair

3:00 p.m.     NCSU College of Natural Resources Presentation

3:30 p.m.     Tour of NC State University campus

5:00 p.m.     Dinner

5:45 p.m.     Depart

Saturday, August 5

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast, registration

9:00 a.m.     Morning announcements

Morning Break-out Sessions

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

  • Track A: Interviewing and the importance of soft skills
  • Track B: Applying for College
  • Track C:  Conflict Management in Group Settings

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

  • Track A: Gap Year Options
  • Track B: Applying for Grad School
  • Track C: Equity & Diversity

11:30 – 12:20 p.m.

  • Track A: Skills Matching
  • Track B: Applying for Federal Employment
  • Track C: Effective Communication

12:30 p.m.   Lunch and Keynote Address

2:00 p.m.     Emerging Leaders Program Presentations:

  • Doris Duke Scholars, CTNC AmeriCorps, and Future Leaders of Conservation Poster Session
  • NC Youth Conservation Corps Superlative Awards
  • Diversity in Conservation Internship Presentations

Private Ceremony for Emerging Leaders Program participants and their guests. 

4:30 p.m.     Reception

5:00 p.m.     Dinner

5:30 p.m.     Keynote: Mickey Fearn, Professor of Practice at NCSU College of Natural Resources

6:00 p.m.     Depart

Click here to register for this FREE event.