Student Services

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.

The 13th Annual Student Professional Development Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  The theme of this year's conference is "Leadership Development:  How to Add Value in Any Business Setting." The keynote speaker is Dr. Louise A. Korver, P.C.C., B.C.C, Profession and Board-Certified Executive Coach, CEO-Global Executive Development Partners, LLC.    

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

Opening Reception and Registration 8:00 - 9:00 AM Thurmond 212; Registration - Carroll Hall Lobby  

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

9:00-9:50      Creative and Reeactive Leadership - Competencies for Any Professions

10:00-10:50  Leading, Developing and Growing Others - Walking the Talk  

11:00-11:50   Integrity, Commitment, Drive and Motivation - Values for Life

Track II: Webinar (Online Only)

9:00-9:50     Decision-Making and Problem-Solving:  Key Strategies in an Age of Uncertainty 

10:00-10:50  Task and Time Management:  Motivating Teams and Individuals

11:00 - 11:50 Drive and Commitment - Staying the Course During Challenging Times 

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

"Leadership Strategies that Build Bonds and Trust with Teams" 

 Dr. Louise Kover P.C.C., B.C.C.

 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Louise A. Korver P.C.C., B.C.C. Profession and Board-Certified Executive Coach, CEO-Global Executive Development Partners, LLC.  

Advance REGISTRATION is required.  This is a FREE event for all CBT 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.