ODK hosts Leader2Leader Conference: Re-cap
Hannah Hendrix, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2013
Filed under News
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) hosted its ninth annual Leader2Leader Conference on Saturday, Feb. 16. This year ODK redesigned the conference’s structure: instead of a single keynote speaker, participants were able to choose to attend three different breakout sections, one for each session, making the experience customizable and unique. The change was implemented in the hopes that people would feel “more engaged, and less talked-at,” according to Co-President of ODK Lanie Smart.
Following breakfast, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Dan Abrahamowicz, welcomed students to the conference and explained that leadership is “about lifestyles, morality, and ethics.” Next came the breakout sessions, which included topics such as “Networking Prep 101,” an introduction to professional networking, “Managing (with) Emotions” an overview of emotional intelligence, “Civic-Minded Leader” which focused on serving as a leader in one’s community and “Life After WSU” which helped participants define their professional and career goals.
In addition to the more broadly-focused leadership sessions, ODK teamed up with the WSU Women’s Center and Student Government to provide a series of linked sessions called “Elect Her,” a program focused on promoting women in politics. The program was funded by a grant from the American Association of University Women and