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Professional Development Conference

The annual conference is a vehicle for highlighting best practices as stated by key leaders from corporate America. The event will include: a continental breakfast, opening session, panel presenters on various business and employment-related topics, buffet lunch, and a keynote speaker.

Conference Registration Form (pdf)

Conference Flyer (pdf)

Topics for the 2015 Student Professional Development Conference

The 9th Annual Student Professional Development Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 as part of Professional Opportunities Week. The conference includes some very prestigious speakers from corporate America who will share their stories and strategies for career success. The theme of this year’s conference is: Ethics, Etiquette, and Excellence in the Workplace. The keynote speaker is DeAlva Glenn, CSC, Founder of Playbook for Purposeful Living and Owner of the D. Wilson Agency. Students may choose to register and attend any of the following workshops and activities:

Opening Session: 8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (MacFeat)

Track I: Freshman/Sophomores

Thurmond Building (Room 210)

9:00-9:50       Etiquette and Netiquette for Professions

10:00-10:50   Ethical and Moral Attitudes and Behavior

11:00-11:50   Excellence as a Lifestyle for Success

Track II: Juniors/Seniors/Graduates

Vivian M. Carroll Hall (Whitton Auditorium)

9:00-9:50   Ethical and Moral Conduct in the Workplace

10:00-10:50  Etiquette and Netiquette in Business Settings

11:00-11:50 Excellence as a Strategy for Career Success

Luncheon   12:00-1:30pm

DiGiorgio Campus Center (Richardson Ballroom)

“Ethics, Etiquette, and Excellence in the Workplace"

Keynote Speaker- DeAlva Glenn, CSC, Founder of Playbook for Purposeful Living and Owner of the D. Wilson Agency


Advance REGISTRATION required.  There is a $5.00 fee for the luncheon which can be paid in person to Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson, Thurmond 427 or to Chris Holloman, Thurmond 228 .  We look forward to your support and participation. Business attire is required. For questions feel free to contact: Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson at (803)323-2690 or burgessb@winthrop.edu.