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Student Leadership & Professional Development Conference Partner Registration Form

As we begin the 2018-2019 academic year, we will host the 14th Annual Student Leadership and Professional Development Conference, an opportunity for all Missouri S&T students to learn from industry professionals, network with other students, and collaborate with on-campus department.  We invite you and members of your corporate teams to join us for this year’s conference on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Havener Center. 

Registration, breakfast, and lunch are free to all S&T students thanks to generous sponsorship from the Corporate Development Council.

We’ve detailed a host of free participation opportunities below.  In order to register, please follow this form by Monday, August 13, 2018.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact John Gallagher directly ( or 573-341-4286). 

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

Workshops are more structured presentations.  Roundtable discussions are facilitated focused conversations. We anticipate that 20-25 students will attend each session.  This year 45 minute sessions will begin at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. 

You may indicate your preferred time. Scheduling preference is granted to those who travel from outside Rolla, Missouri.

Suggested Topics

The students appreciate any opportunity to interact with an industry professional with relevant experience. If you are looking for ideas this year’s conference planning committee has themed the four breakout blocks around the following four themes, and seek presenters for the sub-topics included:

  1. Leadership & diversity
    1. Celebrating diversity
    2. Being an inclusive leader
    3. Addressing the generational gap
  2. Improving  your soft skill set
    1. Delegation and cooperation
    2. Assuming responsibility
    3. Interacting with others
  3. Student Leadership
    1. Roundtable: What do you wish you knew in college that you know now?
  4. Lifelong Leadership
    1. Achievable goal setting; overcoming roadblocks
    2. Roundtable: How do you adapt to changing teams and new perspectives/skill sets?

Audiovisual Support

You are not required to provide a handout or have audiovisual aid. If you have a handout and would like us to print it please email it to by Monday, August 20, 2018.  Your copies will be available at the presenter registration table.  A table, PC laptops with internet capability, projectors, easels, butcher block paper, and markers will be provided in presentation rooms.  You may request speakers or additional equipment and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Branding Opportunity

You may bring a free standing or table top display to market your company or department.  Displays should be set-up in the St. Pat’s Ballrooms by 9:30 am and remain in place until 2:00 pm or the conclusion of the conference.  The conference committee supports the Missouri S&T Career Fair and does not wish to interfere with the COER efforts so we respectfully ask that you do not collect resumes or actively recruit students during this time. 

Benefits of Participating

Presenters, panelists, and facilitators are welcome to join us for the entire conference which begins at 9:30 am with an opening address by Interim Chancellor Chris Maples and ends with a brief closing session at 4:00PM.  Hospitality including refreshments and a place to safely store your personal belongings will be available from 9:30AM to 3:45PM. Company names are included in materials prior to and during the conference.  Corporate partners and alumni will be recognized at lunch. 

Corporate Giveaways

This year’s committee would like to giveaway items throughout the conference. If you have items with your company logo on them and would like the conference staff to help give them away please turn them in at registration. If you prefer to give items away during your session you are certainly encouraged to do that as well.

The Student Leadership Planning Committee appreciates your consideration and looks forward to working with you to provide this year’s participants with a high quality conference experience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email  Otherwise, please register below!


This form closed on August 16, 2018 11:45 PM CDT