Global Solutions Pittsburgh, along with Get Involved! Inc. and Carlow University, are hosts to a cutting-edge conference for student leaders and young professionals in the Pittsburgh area, entitled Student Empowership 2012!
A combination of empowerment and leadership, this one-day conference focuses on providing area students and young professionals with concrete, skills-based training on how to become active in either student centered or community based organizations. Expert training is provided on topics such as leadership, social media, fundraising, and messaging. In addition to providing practical skills training, this conference serves as a means of networking for students and young professionals, enabling them to learn about different initiatives taking place within the city and on various campuses.
Workshops To Be Offered This Year Include: Finding Your Passion, Social Media for Organizational Use, Finding a Work / Life Balance, Diversity in Leadership, Geting Involved in College, Mission, Vision & Values, Communicating Your Message, Grassroots Fundraising, and more!
Morning Keynote Speaker:
Misti McKeehen, Public Allies Pittsburgh
Misti McKeehen is the Site Director of Public Allies Pittsburgh, an AmeriCorps program that is in partnership with the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. Originally from Indiana County, PA, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business from Carlow University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Leadership through Duquesne University’s School for Professional Leadership & Advancement.
Misti serves an advisor to the New Pittsburgh Collaborative, is a past President of Pittsburgh Young Professionals, and was recently included on the 2012 Athena Young Professional Nominee List.
Lunchtime Keynote Speakers:
Lindsey Smith, author of “Junk Foods & Junk Moods”
After overcoming childhood anxiety and weight gain through discovering the connection between foods and moods, Lindsey immersed herself in studying the emotional connections people have with food. She learned that when people look to food for nutrients like acceptance, comfort, celebration, and love, a disastrous cycle of junk foods and junk moods begins. This insight, combined with Lindsey’s expertise as a certified Health Coach, means Lindsey is ideally qualified to help clients gain freedom over destructive food habits.
Founder of “The Real You,” Lindsey serves clients as a keynote speaker, a one-on-one coach, and author of the book Junk Foods and Junk Moods. She helps clients lose weight, increase energy, and gain a healthy lifestyle by uncovering their personal connection with the foods they eat and their moods.
Ali McMutrie, Haitian Families First
Ali McMutrie, along with her sister Jaime, have a significant and well-documented connection to the children of Haiti. Since 2002 until the 2010 earthquake, they volunteered as operators of an orphanage in Port-au-Prince that housed approximately 130 children, ranging in age from birth to 12 years. In caring for the children, Ali and Jaime did everything from securing their daily well-being and caring for their medical needs to tending to their educational and social development and aiding in their adoptions. Over time, more than 500 of the children in their care were adopted by loving families in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Haitian Families First is an American non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the children of Haiti by strengthening their communities and nurturing their families. The poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti lacks the resources to provide the social services that are often necessary to support families both in times of crisis and in their daily lives. Haitian Families First preserves and sustains families by helping them to find employment, supply their loved ones’ most basic needs, and provide for their children’s educations and care.
To Attend Student Empowership 2012:
1. View the conference schedule and list of workshops! Please click HERE for more details about this year’s conference.
2. Register! Please fill out the form HERE to reserve your spot.
3. Come on the morning of September 29th Carlow University (AJ Palumbo Hall) ready to learn, interact, and grow as a young leader!
Stay tuned for more details about workshops and keynote speakers. You can email Tim Lessick or call 412-471-7852 with any questions about Student Empowership 2012.