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 3rd Annual (De)Constructing Leadership Conference

November 5th, 2016

Join the 3rd Annual Leadership Conference at Lewis & Clark College, hosted by the office of the Dean of Students. The theme is (DE)CONSTRUCTING LEADERSHIP, and the event will include, speakers, workshops, networking, lunch, and a raffle! Sign up by emailing or in person at one of the tableing events in Templeton.




Leadership development is an ongoing process that integrates values, interests, personality, and skills through lifelong learning. The goal of this conference is to cultivate students’ leadership development for purposeful lives and careers in an interdependent world.

This conference reflects the mission of the Division of Student Life and foci the department believes will prepare students to be leaders in the 21st century. The sessions each reflect one or more of the following core student life competencies:

 academic & experiential learning      
civic leadership & career development  
diversity & inclusion      




Katrina Holland | Interim Executive Director
Community Alliance of Tenants


Sessions and Facilitators


Leading Through Conflict: Basics of Intergroup Dialogue presented by Miiko Taylor

Growing an organization through volunteers by developing volunteer engagement curriculum presented by Pandora Patterson

Assertive Communication presented by Jamey Sharp

Leading Change: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing presented by Geneva Karr, Liz Starke

Internalized Oppression: Leadership Starting from Within presented by Araceli Cruz and Elizabeth Guzman-Arroyo

Leadership Through Language: The Empowering Benefits of Multilingualism presented by Felicia Vargas

How to harness your student power to design and execute dynamic projects presented by Frances Swanson & Kori Groenveld

Ne-TWERK-shop presented by Andrea Dean & Miguel Guerrero

Discovering the Core of Effective Leadership presented by Anrey Wang

Positional Leadership vs Pinnacle Leadership presented by Brian Heflin


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2016-2017 Committee


Harold McNaron, Director of Student Leadership and Service, Co-Chair

Wiktoria Plawska 17’, Dean of Students Intern, Co-Chair

Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students

Angela Buck, Assistant Director of IMEISS

Chris Fantz, Head Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach/ Aquatics Director

Clayton Bracht, Area Director

Jason Feiner, Director of Student Activities

Ambrea Crawford 17’

Dith Pamp, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs at Lewis & Clark College

Jamila Dozier, Graduate Assistant, Student Rights & Responsibilities

Ocean Eale, 19’

Kori Ault, Operations Manager at L&C College Outdoors




Spring 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
(De)Constructing Leadership      





Sessions and Facilitators



Advancing Women in Leadership – Jessika Chi & Erin Keoppen

Against Hierarchies-Indigenous Alternatives – Randy Woodley

Bodies, Space, & Status: Engaging theater games to reflect on leadership – Hillary Martin Himan & Hannah Pynn

Conflict styles & Meeting Your Needs – Charlie Ahlquist, Cassie Beucherie, & Sophia Freuden

(De)Constructing Our Biases and Other Inclusive Leadership Practices – Diversity Committee

(De)Constructing Values: Understanding what drives you – Dayspring Mattole, Kristin Holmberg, & Kevin Wright

Empowering Your Distractions: Turning time wasters and underminers into advocates and allies – Jamale Nagi

Faction Over Blood: ‘Divergent’ and leadership frames – Kayleigh McCauley

Handle the Scandal: Being a reflective practitioner – Cynthia Gomez & Stacie Taniguchi

Intro to Consensus Decision Making & Affinity Groups – Felipe Ferreira & Courtney Bailey

Toward a Positive Masculinity – Men Engaging Now at Lewis & Clark


For more details, check out the Conference program here!