Central Penn College - Alumni Leadership Conference

Central Penn College

 

Alumni Leadership Conference

August 2, 2016

LEARN FROM CPC ALUMNI & FRIENDS.

STAND OUT.

SUCCEED.

Whether you are a working adult, young professional or student, we’re excited to help you learn new leadership skills, expand your business network and make career connections. At Central Penn College’s Alumni Leadership Conference, alumni, students and community members learn leadership practices they can put to use right away.

The conference allows you to attend two inspirational keynotes, four rich sessions, and a valuable networking reception. The more than 20 expert presenters are passionate about sharing their knowledge, skills and abilities associated with being an effective leader. If you live outside the area or you are unable to attend, you may purchase online video links to the two keynote presentations.

  • At the networking reception, give advice to attendees or bring your resume. Career Services will be available for resume reviews. Bring your questions for Central Penn alumni from different career paths who will give advice on how to stand out as a leader in your profession.
  • Specifically designed for CPC alumni and students, this event is also open to community members interested in enhancing their leadership skills. West Shore, Carlisle, Harrisburg and Lancaster Young Professional groups are invited to attend at the discounted student cost.
  • The conference cost includes admission to 6 conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and afternoon networking reception. Drawings will be held at the end of the day for prize packs, including a $50 VISA gift card.

TOP 3 FEATURES

  • Gain the confidence and motivation to apply yourself as a leader
  • Develop important skills in leadership, branding and problem solving
  • Learn how to become an alumni leader at Central Penn

register now (Student and young professional discount available)

keynote speakers

Keynote speaker: Tracey C. Jones, President, Tremendous Leadership

Act like a leader before you are one

Tracey Jones

Keynote speaker: A. Dwight Utz '73, President/CEO/Director, PeoplesBank a Codorus Valley Company/Central Penn College Board of Directors/Alumni Council President

Building strong leadership brand

Dwight Utz
Cost (paying by cash or check, or if you would like to subsidize the cost for a student to attend, email alum@centralpenn.edu.)

ALUMNI & COMMUNITY Registration,
Early Bird (Before June 14 at 11:59 p.m.)

One (1) conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and afternoon networking reception.

$65

ALUMNI & COMMUNITY Registration
(After June 15)

One (1) conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and afternoon networking reception.

$75

HARRISBURG, Carlisle, WEST SHORE & Lancaster YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Registration - great discount!

One (1) YOUNG PROFESSIONAL conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and afternoon networking reception.

$15

STUDENT Registration - great discount!

One (1) STUDENT conference attendee registration, includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfast, leadership luncheon and afternoon networking reception.

$15

Keynote Speech Online Video Registration

Two (2) video links to keynote sessions by Tracey C. Jones and A. Dwight Utz '73

$20

Agenda Sessions
8 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 

Keynote: Act like a leader before you are one

9:45 - 10 a.m. Networking break
10 - 10:45 a.m. 

Breakout Option 1. Earning respect as a young leader

Breakout Option 2. Navigating transitions
(career changes)
10:45 - 11 a.m. Networking break
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Option 1. Alumni leadership at CPC
(FOR ALUMNI)
Breakout Option 2. Becoming a student leader
(FOR STUDENTS)
Breakout Option 3. Find Your leadership niche: How to spot a winning board or volunteer opportunity
(FOR COMMUNITY/YOUNG PROFESSIONALS)
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote: Building a strong leadership brand

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Networking break
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout Option 1. Leading an organization/business

Breakout Option 2. The art of listening and language to cultivate trust-based relationships

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Networking break
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Option 1. Leadership equality: The roles women and men play in achieving balance
Breakout Option 2: Servant leadership & time management
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Alumni / Student Networking Reception (including a resume review)

* Sessions and descriptions are subject to change


Session Descriptions

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. - Keynote: Act like a leader before you are one

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager and how do I make the transition? Can I be a leader in my current role even if I don’t have a title? Discover the habits you can establish right now to ensure you’ll earn your seat at the leadership table. How organizations can ensure their young eagles fly up the chain instead of flying the coop.

Tracey C. Jones, President, Tremendous Leadership

10 - 10:45 a.m.- Breakout Option 1. Earning respect as a young leader

Learn tips to be a more successful young leader, including how to be taken seriously, how to gain respect, how to be the “CEO” of your career and how to change millennial stereotypes. You will learn about professional development opportunities and suggestions, and a graduate's one-word guide on becoming a young leader.

Chanel Nelson ’08, HR Generalist, Continental Office

Christina Griffiths ’07, ’15, Chief of Staff, PA School Boards Association

Curtis Voelker ’12, Admissions Counselor, Central Penn College

10 - 10:45 a.m.- Breakout Option 2. Navigating transitions (career changes)

The average person will change careers seven to 10 times in a lifetime, for a variety of reasons. While the prospect of a career change can be exciting, it can also be incredibly frightening! Hear about the specific ways that Central Penn alumni navigated paths leading to new careers, and learn how the college can assist in that search.

Laura S. Bush ’03, Paralegal

Rubina Azizdin, Career Services Associate/Part-time Faculty, Central Penn College

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Option 1. Alumni leadership at CPC (FOR ALUMNI)

Hear from staff members as they discuss their department updates and how volunteers can help to build a highly engaged alumni association and network. After the presentation, we want to hear from you. What are your opinions about our programs? How do we take our alumni program from great to greater?

Sarah Blumenschein, Alumni Engagement Director, Central Penn College

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Option 2. Becoming a student leader (FOR STUDENTS)

How do I stand out as a campus leader among the student body? What can I do to practice essential leadership skills in addition to my busy schedule? Hear from alumni who held leadership roles while they were students, including how they secured those positions and thrived.

Madison Foley ’15, '16, Legal Secretary, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Christine Fusselman ’88, ’16, Student Reporter, Central Penn College

Chris Cawley ’12, Account Manager, ABF Freight                                    

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Option 3. Find Your leadership niche: How to spot a winning board or volunteer opportunity

You want to help. You want to give back to the community. You want to gain leadership experience. Do you know where to start? Do you know what questions to ask? This workshop will help you find volunteer opportunities that are the best fit for you.

Candice Neff, West Shore Young Professionals; Account Executive, Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Ivy Schneider, President of West Shore Young Professionals; Director of Development, Marketing and Communication, Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. - Keynote: Building a strong leadership brand

Most likely you already have a leadership brand; but is it the right one? Your brand is a key component in your reputation, identity and distinctiveness as a leader. Are you generating the maximum value out of your leadership brand?

A. Dwight Utz ’73, President/CEO/Director, PeoplesBank, a Codorus Valley Company; Central Penn College Board of Directors; Alumni Council President

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. - Breakout Option 1. Leading an organization/business

To lead an organization/business you must have the ability to navigate market forces, show agility, strengthen priorities and balance competing priorities, among many other skills/abilities. Hear how a graduate who directs a nonprofit and graduates who steer their own businesses effectively lead.

Kathryn H. Aumiller ’76, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Nichole Perzel ’04, President, Chase Insurance Associates, Inc.

Jaret Wilson ’09, Founder & Principal, The Wilson Concept, Creative Strategy Agency

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. - Breakout Option 2. The art of listening and language to cultivate trust-based relationships

Effective listening is at the core of strong relationships. The exchange of value, which all people seek, is facilitated through the listening process. Attendees will learn the secret to eliminating communication fears and how to effectively listen and craft powerful questions. By asking better questions we move more quickly to understanding and trust, which takes our relationships to the next level.

Diane Weller ’83, Founder & Principal, Diane Weller Coaching

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. - Breakout Option 1. Leadership equality: The roles women and men play in achieving balance

Learn how gender differences and interests affect your ability to lead, including how to break through glass walls and gain acceptance. Hear from women who lead, and get involved in candid discussions between men and women on gender equality in the workplace.

Venita Millar ’11, ’15, Compensation & Benefits Analyst, Hersha Hospitality Management, LP

Melissa Wehler, Ph.D., Dean of Humanities & Sciences, Central Penn College

Jennifer Wegman ’00, ’07, Owner, Insight Information Solutions, LLC

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. - Breakout Option 2: Servant leadership & time management

Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. But how can you make a difference while also finding time for family, work and life in general? Learn about the servant leader philosophy and practice, and how to keep yourself on task.

Andrew Enders, President of Harrisburg Young Professionals; Producer and General Counsel, Enders Insurance Associates

Jennifer Doub ’09, Administrative Coordinator, Capozzi Group

Tracey Jones

Tracey C. Jones, President, Tremendous Leadership

Tracey C. Jones is the President of Tremendous Leadership. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Jones lived all over the world and served in numerous positions of distinction. Her operational expertise found her leading Fortune 100 and government contracting roles before she returned to PA to pick up the mantel of her father’s legacy. Jones has published three leadership books and three children’s books. She is currently enrolled at Lancaster Bible College for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership. Jones is a lover of learning, an in-demand speaker and avid pet rescuer.

Dwight Utz

A. Dwight Utz ’73, President/CEO/Director, PeoplesBank, a Codorus Valley Company; Central Penn College Board of Directors; Alumni Council President

Management

Dwight Utz has over four decades of experience in executive leadership including his current role at PeoplesBank a $1.5B financial services company, as well as serving as Chairman of the Board/President of a $2B financial services organization and President/CEO/Director of a $1B financial services organization. Utz has held extensive leadership roles in both industry and community organizations, including the Capital BlueCross Business Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Business Roundtable Education Committee, North Carolina Bankers Association Board of Directors, Independent Community Bankers of America Large Community Bank Council, Pennsylvania Bankers Association Education Committee and Chairman of PA American Institute of Banking. Utz has done community service with the American Heart Association, United Cerebral Palsy, Rotary and United Way. He graduated from the University of Delaware’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Center for Creative Learning in executive leadership and the Walt Disney Institute in service/sales leadership.

Kathy Aumiller

Kathryn H. Aumiller ’76, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Retail merchandising

Kathryn H. Aumiller has been involved in nonprofit marketing and administration for the past 22 years. Her experience as a marketing director for the Museum of Scientific Discovery, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center and Pennsylvania Regional Ballet (PRB) has made her uniquely qualified to expand that knowledge into nonprofit administration as the executive director of PRB.

With over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales and development for profit and non-profit organizations, Aumiller brings a wealth of arts-based knowledge to the administrative office of PRB. She represented PRB as the affiliate representative to the Allied Arts Fund, has served as the coordinator from the Northeast region to the Regional Dance America National Board of Directors, RDA/NE Treasurer and as a panel member for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Aumiller currently serves as a director at large and treasurer of the RDA National Board of Directors.

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Rubina Azizdin, Career Services Associate/Part-time Faculty, Central Penn College

Rubina Azizdin holds a master’s degree in counseling and human services, presently pursuing her doctoral degree in higher education. She is the career services associate at Central Penn College, where she is also a part time humanities faculty member. Azizdin serves on the board of directors of PennACE, and is a career mentor for the Central Pennsylvania Association of Female Executives and serve on their board of directors. She also serves on the board of directors for West Shore Young Professionals, is a member of Human Resource Professionals of Central PA, and serves on their college relations committee. She has more than 10 years of counseling background experience, has 3 children and has been happily married for 11 years.

Laura Bush

Laura S. Bush ’03, Paralegal

A.S. in paralegal

Laura S. Bush is a 2003 paralegal graduate of Central Penn College. She completed her internship at the Rite Aid Corporation in the HR and legal departments. Beginning in March 2003, Bush has been employed by Harrisburg area law firms as a legal secretary/paralegal where she obtained experience in various types of law.

Chris Cawley

Chris Cawley ’12, Account Manager, ABF Freight   

B.S. in homeland security management

Christopher Cawley is a 2012 graduate of Central Penn College and obtained his B.S. in homeland security management. He is currently an account manager for ABF Freight, one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the transportation and logistics industry. In his current position, he is dedicated to acquiring new profitable business for the company and handling all logistic-related activity. Cawley is aspiring to be a regional vice president of operations within the next five years. His biggest motivation is his two-year-old son, Sebastian.

Jennifer Doub

Jennifer Doub ’09, Administrative Coordinator, Capozzi Group

A.A.S. in medical assisting

Jennifer Doub is a 2009 graduate of Central Penn. After graduating with an associate degree in medical assisting, she worked in healthcare for several years before beginning work at a Christian camp. Doub is currently a stay-at-home mom and works as an administrative coordinator for the Capozzi Group. Her duties range from assisting with program development and creating presentations to client relations and scheduling appointments. Doub also enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, being involved in her church, going to the gym and being outdoors.

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Madison Foley ’15, '16 Legal Secretary, Dickinson Wright PLLC

A.S. in paralegal and B.S. in legal studies

Madison Foley is a 21-year-old college graduate from Central Penn with an Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. She currently works as a legal secretary in the patent department at Dickinson Wright PLLC, an intellectual property law firm in Washington D.C.. Foley currently resides on the outskirts of D.C., and enjoys spending her time with friends and family, traveling and hiking, and meeting new people in the nation's capital.

Christine Fusselman

Christine E. Fusselman ’88, ’16, Student Reporter, Central Penn College

Travel & Tourism Operations and B.S. in corporate communications

Christine Fusselman, of Dover, Pa., is a previous Central Penn travel and tourism graduate ’88. She returned to Central Penn College to complete her bachelor’s degree in corporate communications after working and then staying home to raise her sons. Fusselman attended full time and was active in a variety of clubs and activities, including the college’s student government, Gamma Beta Phi honor society, International Society Club, the Student Multicultural Advisory Board and the Knightly News Media Club. She is currently interning as a communications associate at the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (WACH).

Christina Griffiths

Christina Griffiths ’07, ’15, Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania School Boards Association

A.S. in graphic design and B.S. in business administration - marketing

Christina Griffiths is the current chief of staff for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. In this role she is responsible for the execution of executive office strategic initiatives supporting PSBA’s work to support stronger school boards, stronger schools and a stronger Pennsylvania. Additionally, she serves as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission of promoting excellence in public education. Griffiths holds an associate degree in graphic design and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing, both from Central Penn.

Venita Millar

Venita Millar ’11, ’15, Compensation & Benefits Analyst, Hersha Hospitality Management, LP

B.S. in business administration - healthcare and M.P.S. in organizational leadership – organizational development

Venita Millar is an active advocate for creative leadership, artistic expression, volunteerism, mentorship and work/life balance for the working mother. She is a 2011 and 2015 graduate of Central Penn College where she earned a certificate in human resources, a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in organizational leadership. She is a member of the Bridges Society and Women’s Leadership Network, and is a champion for the United Way at Hersha. She spearheads the culture committee at Hersha which provides activities for employee engagement centered on the company’s culture and core values. Her goal is to encourage change through awareness in all aspects of her life and through volunteerism.

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Candice Neff, West Shore Young Professionals; Account Executive, Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Candice Neff is an account executive in relationship management for Members 1st Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Pennsylvania. Neff's experience with small business and tenure with Members 1st enables her to deliver exceptional member service to companies and non-profit organizations that she manages.

In 2014, Neff, along with Ivy Schneider and a board of ten young professionals, formed the West Shore Young Professionals, a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to networking, professional development and community engagement.

Chanel Nelson

Chanel Nelson ’08, HR Generalist, Continental Office

B.S. in business administration – healthcare administration

Chanel Nelson is an HR Generalist with Continental Office in Columbus, Ohio. Six years ago, she started her career at Honda in the world of talent management where she traveled across the U.S. to source, interview and hire prospective candidates for Honda's R&D facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. In her current role, she is responsible for all recruiting, development and workforce planning efforts for Columbus, Toledo and Pittsburgh. Nelson is married to Michael Nelson and has a four-legged “DOGhter” (maltese) named Bella.

Ivy

Ivy Schneider, President of West Shore Young Professionals; Director of Development, Marketing and Communication, Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg

Ivy Schneider, M.S., A.B.D., is a local resident who cares deeply about professional development and leadership. She is able to exercise that passion during her day job at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg and through her academic pursuit of a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership at IUP. Additionally, she recognized a need on the West Shore for professional development and leadership opportunities for the younger generation and a way for them to give back to the community and support the economy. She co-founded the nonprofit West Shore Young Professionals in 2014 and currently serves as its president.

Curtis Voelker

Curtis Voelker ’12, Admissions Counselor, Central Penn College

B.S. in business administration - marketing

As an admissions counselor at Central Penn, Curtis Voelker helps students determine what their future may look like after high school graduation. With his charismatic, inspirational and energetic personality, Voelker enjoys assisting students in realizing they have the power to turn their potential into career success. Continuing to serve as a trustee on the Central Penn College Education Foundation Board of Trustees has also helped Voelker continue to positively impact the lives of Central Penn students, and fellow alumni, while maintaining his focus on promotion, growth and passion for Central Penn.

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Jennifer Wegman ’00, ’07, Owner, Insight Information Solutions, LLC

A.S. in legal assistant and B.S. in criminal justice administration - legal studies                                     

Jennifer (Brown) Wegman is the owner of Insight Information Solutions, LLC, a firm providing research support and advisory, information needs consulting, and online research skills training to professional services firms to help drive business development, client management and strategic initiatives. Prior to founding Insight, Wegman managed the research unit of Stevens & Lee, PC, an AmLaw 200 law firm and assisted its affiliated investment bank, Griffin Financial Group with M&A transactions. Wegman holds an MBA from Alvernia University and is an alumna of Central Pennsylvania College, where she received a professional certificate in intelligence analysis, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and an associate degree in paralegal studies.

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Melissa Wehler, Ph.D., Dean of Humanities & Sciences, Central Penn College

Melissa Wehler has been working in higher education for nine years in various faculty and administrative roles. She has been recognized for her teaching and research excellence, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from Central Penn College and the University Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching from Duquesne University. She has published chapters on literary criticism, feminism and performance theory in several essay collections, and presented research at a number of regional and national conferences.  Throughout her career in higher education, her passion has been working with first-generation college students and young, female professionals.

Diane Weller

Diane Weller ’83, Founder & Principal, Diane Weller Coaching

Computer information systems

Diane founded Diane Weller Coaching in order to pursue a passion for developing people, thereby strengthening their personal foundations, relationships and performance. Weller has thirty years of professional experience in information technology and became involved in mentoring, peer-coaching and performance management at Penn State University. Weller’s conviction that it’s about the people guides her work with individuals, teams and organizations. She has earned the reputation of “great listener” and is continually discovering the impact the quality of conversations has on cultivating understanding to strengthen relationships and increase performance.

Jaret Wilson

Jaret Wilson '09, Founder & Principal, The Wilson Concept, Creative Strategy Agency

B.S. in business administration - marketing

Jaret Wilson is a designer, creative thinker and digital artist. He is the founder of The Wilson Concept and a creative consultant for national companies. Wilson has worked in agencies of all sizes and has learned how to be committed to growing and furthering brand imagery and driving the visual communication of ideas