Details of LACE Summer 2017 Agenda:

Pre-Conference- July 25

6:30 pm- Optional Pre-conference Dinner- Deano’s Pizza | 305 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA

For individuals who will be in Lafayette, please join us for dinner and networking!

*Cost of dinner to be paid by the individual.

Day 1- July 26

8:00 to 9:00 am- Check in and Continental Breakfast | Cecil J. Picard Center, 200 E Devalcourt St

9:00 to 9:30 am- Conference Opening and Welcome

9:30 to 10:45 am- Keynote Speaker, Kelsea McCrary “The Millennial Mindset”

Kelsea has been nominated for the 2015 and 2016 rounds of Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals in Northeast Louisiana, as well as Volunteer of the Year by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. A previous host of TedX, Kelsea is a frequent speaker at universities, regional events, and symposiums.

A big fan of the Oxford comma and still trying to find a green smoothie recipe that is palatable, Kelsea is a storyteller at heart. In that order.

Currently employed by CenturyLink, she handles social media/video/creative/branding/digital media…proving that an art kid can, in fact, make it in the Real World.

10:45 to 11:15 am- Networking Break

11:30 am to 1:00 pm- CGI Site Visit and Lunch

1:15 to 2:00 pm- Breakout Session #1

Option A- Dr. Leonard Williams - Tulane University Freeman School of Business- Career Management Center

                  “Is Career Services a Dinosaur? The future of Career Services and Transforming to the New Normal”

Option B - Laura Coutts - Loyola University New Orleans

                  “Incorporating Positive Psychology and CBT into a Career Coaching Approach”

2:00 to 2:30 pm- Networking Break with Snacks

2:30 to 3:15 pm- Breakout Session #2

Option A - Dr. Shelia Fobbs - Grambling State University

                   “(DE)Coding Student Success by Using Non-Cognitive Factors: Back2Basics Series”

Option B - Amy Pogue, Courtney Edwards, Amy Caillouet, and Kaleigh Cotten - LSU

                   “LSU’s New & Improved Employer Outreach Packet”

3:15 to 3:30 pm- Networking Break

3:30 to 4:30 pm- Engaging with Student Athletes

Representatives from the UL Lafayette Student Athlete Academic Center will offer a presentation and discussion on how to best recruit and meet the needs of collegiate athletes.  This presentation will consist of UL Lafayette head coaches, academic counselors, and student athlete representatives.

4:30 to 6:00 pm- On Your Own

6:00 to 9:00 pm- Painting With a Twist and Dinner

Step away from technology for an evening to socialize with conference attendees!  Painting with a Twist is an art party where no artistic experience is needed. They will provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. At the end of class, you’ll get to take home your own completed work of art.

Day 2- July 27

8:30 to 9:00 am- Breakfast | Cecil J. Picard Center

9:00 to 10:00 am- Panel Discussion “From the Horse’s Mouth: Reality vs. Fiction”

A panel discussion on the engagement, recruitment, and retention of millennial students.  Employer, university, and student panel members will lead a discussion on trends and strategies that are effectively used to reach a technology driven generation.

10:00 to 10:15 am- Networking Break

10:15 to 11:15 am- “Smart Talk” Roundtables

Technology plays a major role in the engagement strategies used by career centers and employers to connect with students.  These roundtable discussions provide an opportunity to share and learn about how organizations are utilizing various technology platforms to communicate with a tech driven generation.  Discussion topics include:

                                Recruitment Systems

                                Social Media

                                Online Interviewing and Screening Systems

                                Loss of Interpersonal Communication Skills

11:15 am to 12:15 pm- Business Meeting

12:15 to 12:30 pm- LACE President’s Closing

12:30 to 2:30 pm- Executive Board Transition Meeting



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