The College of Staten Island Office of Student Life will present “Empowering Students, Changing Lives,” a full-day leadership conference for students, on Friday, April 4 in the Center for the Arts from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The conference will communicate and demonstrate the importance of leaders and leadership on the individual, community, and global level. All members of the College and greater CUNY communities are encouraged to attend.

Delivering the keynote address on global leadership will be former Clinton Administration press secretary Dee Dee Myers, who was the first woman and youngest person ever to serve in that post. Myers is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and she frequently provides political commentary on NBC and MSNBC. Myers’s latest book, Why Women Should Rule the World, has recently been published by HarperCollins.

In addition to Myers, Alan Price, founder and director of INSPIRITAS Corporation, a consulting and training firm advancing the practice of leadership, will discuss individual leadership. The conference will also feature a community leadership panel with New York State Senator Diane Savino; Diane Arneth, executive director of Community Health Action of Staten Island; and Deborah Rose, the director of Liberty Partnerships at CSI, a state-funded school drop-out prevention program.

The event will also offer a civic engagement fair that will give participants an opportunity to speak with local and national organizations that are seeking volunteers. The fair’s goal is to help connect participants with organizations working in communities throughout the world, so that they can learn how to apply their leadership skills and knowledge to benefit these organizations.

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CSI will present “Empowering Students, Changing Lives,” a full-day leadership conference for students