Leadership conference combines musical acts
Rock ‘n’ roll, keynote speakers and educational workshops will be packed together Saturday, March 10, for Leadership Live!, Towson’s second annual Spring Leadership Conference.
Last year, there was a turnout of about 180 students, and this year, attendance is expected to double, according to Kristian Castro, a graduate assistant in leadership development. Castro said the day is all about students who want to improve their leadership skills in a fun, educational environment.
“I’m expecting great feedback from this conference. I always want students to progress,” Castro said. “We are promoting the Spring Leadership Conference so we can ultimately be recognized at the national level.”
Students will have the opportunity to participate in two 75 minute conference workshops in topics such as public speaking.
Local bands the Ed Lauer Band and Daytona Drive By will perform. Students Matt McCubbin, Mike Horney, Sean Larichiuta and Dan Gustitis formed Daytona Drive By.
“They’re a high energy, low-maintenance group with influences anywhere from folk to hip-hop,” Rachel Harman, general manager of Daytona Drive By said in an email. “In the short months they’ve been together, they’ve managed to get many of Baltimore venues under their belt, as well as playing in last month’s TU Battle of the Bands.”
Along with the bands, there is going to be a Skype session with Shin Fujiyama, cofounder of non-profit organization Students Helping Honduras. The keynote speaker is author and lecturer Bertice Berry, who has been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” for her program about community involvement.