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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, panel presenters on various business and employment-related topics, a buffet lunch, and a keynote speaker.

Topics for the 2019 Student Professional Development Conference

The 13th Annual Student Professional Development Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, as part of Professional Opportunities Week. The theme of this year's conference is "Fearless Living in an Age of Anxiety". The keynote speaker is Mike Almeyda, Entrepreneur and Executive Business Coach-F3 Performance Group, Charlotte, NC. 

Students may choose to register and attend any of the following workshops and activities:

Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 (Macfeat House)

Track I: Live In-Person Sessions (Vivian M. Carroll Hall - Whitton Auditorium)

9:00-9:50      Anxiety Is Like A Rocking Chair, It Keeps You Moving But Gets You No Where

10:00-10:50   Life Is Ten Percent What You Experience and Ninety Percent How You Respond

11:00-11:50   Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly: Strategies To Break The Fear Barrier

Track II: Webinar (Online Only)

9:00-9:50     You Can't Control What Goes On Outside But You Can Control Who Goes On Inside

10:00-10:50  Anxiety Does Not Empty Tomorrow Of Its Sorrows, But only Empties Today Of Its Strength

11:00-11:50  Scared Is What You're Feeling, Brave Is What You're Doing

Luncheon    12:00 - 1:30  DiGiorgio Campus Center - Richardson Ballroom

"Nothing Diminishes Fear Faster Than Courageous Action"

Mike Almeyda SPD Conference 2019 Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker - Mike Almeyda, Entrepreneur, Executive Business Coach, F3 Performance Group, Charlotte, NC

Advance REGISTRATION is required.  This is a FREE event for all CBA Students, Administrators and Faculty.  To attend, please complete the registration form and return it to Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson in Thurmond 429.  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

Review the Student Professional Development Conference Flyer.  


Last Updated: 8/1/19