Welcome to the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Conference!

The Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience is a six-day leadership experience that will span for two weekends in the Fall, with the specific purpose of helping diverse groups of students and professionals from all across the country discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration and confidence needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

During this six-day virtual leadership experience, diverse groups of students and professionals will not only have the opportunity to hear from five dynamic keynote speakers, engage in seven customized empowerment leadership sessions with certified leadership coaches, but they will be able to participate in eight panel sessions with professionals from top tier companies and organizations from all across the world, six career development sessions with career development experts, and a variety of other programs that provide great value to students and professionals that desire to take their professional and leadership skill sets to the next level.

With a vision and mission to continue providing diverse groups of students from all across the country with a transformational leadership experience that will enable them to attain career leadership success, we have developed ten specific things that colleges and universities can expect their students to receive when they register for the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Conference.

TEN BENEFITS OF ATTENDING VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

  • Six Days of Valuable Professional and Leadership Training
  • Free Digital Leadership Workbook for Every Participant
  • Customized Leadership Development Workshop Sessions with Trained Leadership Coaches
  • Certified Digital Leadership Certificate for Every Conference Participant
  • Opportunity to network with hundreds of students and professionals
  • Economically Priced at $110.00/Student
  • Access to Recording of Every Session 90 Days After Conference is Complete
  • Free Digital Leadership Book for Every Student
  • Opportunity to have resume reviewed and participate in mock interviews
  • Lifetime membership in the Circle of Change Emerging Leaders Alumni Group

Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Conference Schedule
November 20-22, 2020 & December 4-6, 2020

All Times Are PST

Friday, November 20, 2020

9:00 am – 11:00 am

  Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote Presentation with Dr. Joshua Fredenburg

11:00am – 12:00pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #1 Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workplace
Culture As An Inclusive Leader!

11:00am – 12:00pm

  Student Track – Networking Meet and Greet with Leadership Coaches and Virtual Teams

12:00pm –  1:30pm

  Lunch On Your Own

1:30pm – 2:30pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #2 Preparing the Next Generation of Culturally Diverse
Students/Young Professionals for Career Leadership Success!

1:30pm –   2:00pm

  Student Track – Afternoon Virtual Party with Live DJ

2:00pm –   2:30pm

  Elevating Your Career Student Track – Navigating the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience

2:30pm – 3:15pm

  ELEVATING YOUR CAREER STUDENT TRACK – Circle of Change Leadership Conference Alumni Professionals Knowledge Sharing Session

3:30pm – 4:15pm

  ELEVATING YOUR CAREER STUDENT TRACK – Lessons On How to Interview, Network, and Attain Early Career Success with Senior Level Recruiters and Experts

4:30pm – 5:00pm

  Elevating Your Career Student Track – How to Effectively Lead and Serve On A Virtual Team Successfully as a Student and Professional

5:00pm – 5:45pm

  ELEVATING YOUR CAREER STUDENT TRACK – How to Get Involved, Engage Your Community, Make An Impact, and Possibly Run for Office In A Digital World!

  5:45pm – 6:15pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team

Saturday, November 21, 2020

9:30 am – 11:00 am

  Opening Keynote Presentation with Kevin Bracy

11:15am – 12:15pm

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals

Panel #1: Inspiring the Next Generation of Tech and Entertainment Professionals
Panel #2: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Journalism and News

12:15pm – 12:30pm

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

12:30pm –   2:00pm

  Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team
Value-Based Leadership Session

2:30pm –   3:30pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #3
Secrets to Creating, Developing, and Presenting Engaging Virtual Programming and Training Programs for Culturally Diverse Students/Young Professionals!

  3:30pm –   4:30pm

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals

Panel #3: Inspiring the Next Generation of Sports and Entertainment Professionals
Panel #4: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Education

  4:30pm –  4:45pm

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

  5:00pm – 5:30pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team

Sunday, November 22, 2020

9:30 am – 10:30 am

  Opening Keynote Presentation with David Coleman

11:00am – 12:00pm

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals

Panel #5: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within Community Engagement and Social Responsibility
Panel #6: Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

12:00pm – 12:20pm

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

12:30pm –   1:30pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team
Leadership Discovery Session

12:30pm – 1:30pm

  Interactive Group Leadership Session #3 – Identifying Your Leadership Assets & Creating A Professional Brand.

1:30pm –   2:00pm

  Student Track – Afternoon Virtual Party with Live DJ

Friday, December 4, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

  Opening Keynote Presentation with Tish Norman

11:00am – 12:00pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team
Creating A Vision to Change the World Session

11:00am – 12:15pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #4
R.E.D. Leadership! – Strategic Ways that Leaders Can Become More Effective At Retaining, Engaging, and Developing Culturally Diverse Millennial and Members of Generation Z Leaders!

12:00pm –  1:30pm

  Lunch On Your Own

   1:30pm –  2:10pm

  Elevating Your Career Student Track – What Does Your Resume Say About You?

   1:30pm –  2:30pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #5
RE-IMAGINE! – Coaching, Mentoring, and Developing Transformational Peer Leadership Development Programs for Professionals Responsible for Serving First Generation and Culturally Diverse Students/Young Professionals!

   2:15pm –  2:55pm

  ELEVATING YOUR CAREER STUDENT TRACK – The Best Employment Situation!

  3:00pm –   3:40pm

  Elevating Your Career Student Track – Making A Connection!

  3:45pm –   4:30pm

  ELEVATING YOUR CAREER STUDENT TRACK – Leaping Forward!

5:00pm – 6:00pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team
Self-Care and Wellness Leadership Session

Saturday, December 5, 2020

9:30 am – 11:00 am

  Opening Keynote with Dr. Michael Benitez Jr.

11:15am – 12:15pm

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals

Panel #7: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within the Entertainment Industry
Panel #8: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within the Business World

12:15pm – 12:30pm

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

12:30pm –   2:00pm

  Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team
Emotional Intelligence Leadership Session

2:30pm – 3:30pm

  Advisor Track – Professional Development Master Class Series #6
#BLACKOUT! – Real Solutions for Real Problems Facing Black Students/Professionals Within the Workplace Setting!

3:30pm –   4:30pm

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals

Panel #9: Inspiring the Next Generation of Social Change Advocates and Political Leaders
Panel #10: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Financial Services, Investment, and Banking

4:30pm –  4:45pm

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

  5:00pm – 5:30pm

  Leadership Coaching Session with Virtual Coach and Team

Sunday, December 6, 2020

9:30 am – 10:00 am

  Morning Awards Giveaway and Live DJ

10:00am – 11:00am

  Career Leadership Panel Sessions with Accomplished Professionals
Panel #11: Inspiring the Next Generation of Health, Medicine, and Wellness Leaders
Panel #12: Inspiring the Next Generation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals

11:00am – 11:20am

  Career Leadership Panel Networking Meet and Greet Session

11:30am –  1:30pm

  Virtual Board Breaking Experience with Troy and Deanna Stende

  1:30pm –   2:00pm

  Scholarships, Awards, and Celebration

L.I.T. PANEL SESSIONS WITH EXECS

Are You Interested in Pursing a Career in Sports/Entertainment?

Are You Interested in Becoming the Tech Industry?

Are You Interested in Becoming an Entrepreneur?

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Career in Entertainment?

Have You Ever Considered Corporate Social Responsibility?

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

This truly was a life changing experience. I am normally skeptic so I do not say these things lightly. I feel an internal change of heart and it has made me remember how invigorating it is to be positive. I will make sure to spread the word around campus and give this conference the credit it deserves. Thank you so much for loving all of your attendees and meaning it with all your heart. I will make sure not to let you down and be great!

Zynyl Castor, University of District Columbia

Thank you to Circle of Change for reigniting my passions and reminding me what my focus is and why I want to do what I want! This was such a great opportunity! I’m so thankful for these amazing connections I have made! Although some of us will not see each other for a long while, I know we all have impacted one another! I now feel empowered and more open to my goals and dreams.

Kayno Vang, California State University, Monterey Bay

I cannot put into words how much Circle of Change has changed my life. I’ve learned endless knowledge that I probably would’ve never unlocked if it weren’t for this opportunity. I am not only thankful for the speakers, but I am thankful for the fellow students as well!

Anayxia Rodriguez, Northern Virginia Community College

I want to be able to take what I’ve learned here and bring this energy back to campus with me. To: create events that help others find who they are, advocate for those whose voices aren’t heard, and to create a culture centered around community and personal development.

Roman Best, Penn State University

 

SPEAKERS AND PANELIST

Over this six-day virtual leadership conference, not only will culturally diverse groups of students from all across the country will have the opportunity to learn from 100 plus keynote speakers, career experts, and accomplished professionals from top tier companies and organizations.

Provided below are the names of keynote speakers, career experts, accomplished professionals, and esteemed panelists that will be sharing incredible knowledge, wisdom, and insight throughout the six leadership experience.

2020 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience Keynote Speakers

 

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg

National Speaker, Author, and President, Circle of Change Leadership Conference

Kevin Bracy

International Speaker, Author and Greatness Coach

Tish Norman

International Speaker, Author, and Corporate Strategist

Dave Coleman

International Speaker, Author, and 14 Time Speaker of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Benitez Jr.

International Speaker, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, MSU Denver

Jarrod Benjamin

International Speaker and CEO, Lead Firm

Inspiring the Next Generation of Sports and Entertainment Professionals

 

Demetrius Harris

Producer, ESPN

Galen Gordon

Senior Vice President, ABC News

Lauren Lopez

Team Lead, Human Resources, National Basketball Association

Tony Osunsanmi

Founding Partner/Sports Agent, Rose Gold Management

Tamala Lewis

Senior Director, Community Affairs & Foundation – AEG Dignity Health Sports Park, AEG

Inspiring the Next Generation of Tech and Entertainment Professionals

 

Giselle Ruiz

Global Talent Acquisition, Tik Tok

Jay Francis

VP – Current Series, Diversity & Inclusion, Disney Television Animation

Mona Khalil

Senior Program Manager, Talent Acquisition, Innovation & Solution, Linkedin

Sterling De Sutter Summerville

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Snap Inc.

Sterling De Sutter Summerville

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Snap Inc.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within Education

 

Dr. Mark Hartley

Dean of Students, Norco College

Dr. Christine Melendez

Founder/Chief Education Officer, Beyond Limits Consulting, LLC

Gabrielle Gambrel

Vice President and Head of Communications, Barnard College of Columbia University 

Dr. Jason Mendez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Dana Emerson

Dean of Instruction, Coastline Community College

Inspiring the Next Generation of Business Leaders

 

Nohán Cruz

Talent Attraction Coach, NIKE

Yared Oliveros

Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner, TESLA

Charles Lee

Founder and CEO, Ideation

Sharmila Fowler

Director of D&I Strategic Alignment (Global Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement), McDonald’s

Dr. Andria Johnson

Director of Human Resources, Dallas Mavericks

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within Community Engagement and Social Responsibility

 

Ericka Riggs

Foundation and Inclusion Director, The ADVERTISING Club of New York

Sally Chan

Vice President of Community Engagement, Warner Bros.

Jillian Mershon

Director, Charitable Initiatives and Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation

Maria Castro

Regional External Affairs Manager, COMCAST

Kavell Brown

Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Investment, Senior Coordinator, ViacomCBS

Inspiring the Next Generation Social Change Advocates and Political Leaders

 

Charmion Kinder

Global Head of Public Relations | Global Citizen

Lizza Monet Morales

TV Host/Speaker/ Influencer/Travel Vlogger/Creative Consultant/ Content Producer, XOXO, Lizza Inc.

Joe Richardson

Partner, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

Amanda Litman

Co-Founder, Run for Something

Emiliana Guereca

Executive Director, Women’s March Action

Inspiring the Next Generation of Health Care Leaders!

 

Berry Elly

Director of Operations, Aviva Care Pharmacy

Lisa Daggett Cummings

Director of Development, The South Bay Children’s Health Center

Guy McCloud

Commissioner, Los Angeles Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Commission

Dr. Dara Mendez

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Shekinah A. Fashew

Health Services Researcher, Brown University

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Journalism and News

 

Dr. Aaron Day

Supervising Producer, Q13 Morning News

Margaret Kim

Founder & CEO, FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, Inc.

Hugo Balta

News Director, Executive Producer, Host, WTTW/Chicago PBS

Rochelle Ritchie

Political Commentator and Opinion Writer, Barnard College

Delano Massey

Supervising Producer, Justice Team/Race Team, CNN

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

 

Roderick Jefferson

CEO, Roderick Jefferson & Associates

Eddy Millis

President, Gamera, LLC

Tiffney T. Laing

Founder, Bevy & Dave

Lonnie McGowen

Franchise Owners, Image Studios

Tiana Sanchez

Corporate Trainer | Keynote Speaker | Executive Coach, Tiana Sanchez International, LLC.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professionals Panel

 

Kristena Hatcher

Vice President, People & Culture | Acceleration Community of Companies

Arthur Chan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist | Arthur Chan Consulting

Barbara Matos

Diversity and Inclusion Leader

Dr. Sheila Johnson

Founder, Publisher, CEO | Diversity Women Media

Crystle Johnson

Founder and Principal Consultant | Meaningful

Dr. Kim Barber, Ph.D.

Founder/CEO of Journey to Becoming

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within the Entertainment Industry

 

LaNee Griffin-Carroll

Showrunner, Parker Paige Media

Yesnia Bello

Senior Vice President of Multicultural Sales, iHeart Media

Jessica Vazquez

Manager, Marketing Operations, Netflix

Len Boogs

On-Air Personality, iHeart Radio/Sirus XM

AJ “El Kallejero” Ramos

Artist Relations Manager Latin, Google/Youtube

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders Within Financial Services, Investment, and Banking

 

Tatiana Oueini

Senior Recruiter, Capital Group

Terrance McLaney

Financial Services Professional, NYLIFE Securities LLC

Kristin Messerli

Founder/CEO, Cultural Outreach

Cynthia Ruiz

President of the City of Los Angeles Pension Board (LACERS)

Delphine Pruitt

Vice President of Community Lending & Diverse Markets, Bank of the West

ELEVATING YOUR CAREER Circle of Change Leadership Conference Alumni Speakers

 

Damarea Parker

Assistant Director of Black Cultural Center, University of Southern California

Tarah Taylor

Learning Content Developer, Endurance International Group

Josh Vazquez

Account Director, Insider Inc.

Tristan Henriquez

Creative Services and Promotions Intern, ViacomCBS

ELEVATING YOUR CAREER Recruitment and Early Professional Career Speakers

 

Tatiana Oueini

Senior Human Business Resource Business Partner, Capital Group

Debbie Douglass

Senior Recruiter, Creative Brand Team-Talent Acquisition, ViacomCBS

Ricardo Sanchez Jr.

Senior Recruiter, Lionsgate and STARZ

Zachary Rinkins

Public Information Officer, State of Florida

ELEVATING YOUR CAREER Civic Engagement, Community Involvement, and Future Elected Official Speakers

 

Marvis Wynn

Product Creative Strategy, Netflix

Lea Webb

UDiversity Educational Institute Coordinator, Binghamton University-Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Lonnie Scott

Executive Director

Progress Michigan and the ProgressNow National Network

 

Professional Development Master Class Series Transformational Professional Development Programs for Professionals Responsible for Developing Culturally Diverse Students, Leaders, and Young Professionals of the Next Generation!

 

Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workplace Culture As An Inclusive Leader! Sponsored By PathwaysFWD.Com

 

Dr. Tyson Beale

Founder, Speaker, Author, Higher Education Administrator, PathwaysFWD.Com

Dr. Charlesiah Mclean

Head of Talent Acquisition, US Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis

Dr. Gretchen Rudham

Assistant Professor of Education, Morgan State University in the School

Dr. Adriel A. Hilton

Dean of Students and Diversity Officer, Seton Hill University

Helene A. Cameron

Lead Director of Health Sciences Programs Outreach, College of Southern Maryland

Dr. Dennis McCunney,

Director of Intercultural Affairs and Adjunct Faculty, East Carolina University..

Ashley L. Gray,

Doctoral Candidate, Howard University

Preparing the Next Generation of Culturally Diverse Students/Young Professionals for Career Leadership Success!

 

Mitchell Leach

Founder/CEO, Interns to Pro

Nicole Tinson

Chief Executive Officer, HBCU 20X20

Lauren Fernandez,

Recruiter, Netflix

Derrick Scott

Strategic and Operations Consultant

Deloitte Consulting

Oscar Garcia

Chief Empowerment Officer, Aspira Consulting, Inc.

Secrets to Creating, Developing, and Presenting Engaging Virtual Programming and Training Programs for Culturally Diverse Students/Young Professionals!

 

Jason Levasseur

Leadership Development and Team Building Speaker, Jason LeVasseur & The Rock Star Project®

Jessica Lundy

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Jessica Lundy International, LLC.

Shannon Tipton

Chief Learning Officer / Virtual Learning Expert, Learning Rebels, LLC.

Dr. Anita Polite-Wilson

Organizational Consultant and Strengths Coach, Parrish Partners and Leadership Management Consulting

Hoan Do

Virtual Keynote Speaker, Author, & American Ninja Warrior City Finalist, HoanDo.com

R.E.D. Leadership! – Strategic Ways that Leaders Can Become More Effective At Retaining, Engaging, and Developing Culturally Diverse Millennial and Members of Generation Z Leaders!

 

Clair Kim

Principal Consultant, Allennials at Work

Tru Pettigrew

Founder and Chief Bridge Builder, Tru Access

Jake Aguas

Associate Professor of Human Resources and Management, Biola University Crowell School of Business

Gary Rudman

President / Millennial & Gen. Z Research Expert, GTR Consulting

Dr. Tana Session

International Speaker, Corporate Trainer & Media Contributor, Tanamsession.com

REIMAGINE!–Coaching, Mentoring, Developing Transformational Peer Leadership Development Programs for Professionals Responsible for Serving First Generation & Culturally Diverse Students Young

 

Jarrod Benjamin

CEO and Speaker, Lead Firm

Ernesto Mejia,

Vice President, Cool Speak, LLC.

Marisel Herrera

Consultant/Author/Coach, Mariselspeaks, LLC.

Adrianna Smith

Speaker and Coach, Huddle Agency

#BLACKOUT! – Real Solutions for Real Problems Facing Black Students/Professionals Within the Workplace Setting!

 

Dr. Alison Smith

Program Administrator, Louisiana Board of Regents

Dr. Zachary Shirley

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, University of North Texas

Quiana Stone

Associate Director of Residential Education, Depaul University

Marcelius Braxton

Assistant Dean of Students, Capital Law School

Tish Norman

International Speaker, and Author

LaToya Rene Robertson

International Speaker, Author, and Consultant

Nequel Burwell

Assistant Director for Residential Learning, The University of Mississippi

Patricia Tita Feraud-King

Residence Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

REGISTRATION

Due to COVID-19, the Circle of Change Leadership Conference will be a virtual leadership experience this year. Registration for the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will be divided into three tiers which are student registration, professional registration, and group registration. A description of each registration tier has been provided below.

Student Registration

With student registration, the cost of each student who desires to register for the conference will be $110.00. This conference package is for all six days and includes access to all the keynote speeches, panel discussions, group activities, leadership breakout sessions with leadership coaches, career bootcamp workshop sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience this Fall.

To register your students for the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience, you can click on the registration button that has been provided below that will send you to our student registration page.

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Group Student Registration

The student group registration is $100.00 per person if your campus registers 10 or more people for the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience. This conference package is for all six days and includes access to all the keynote speeches, panel discussions, group activities, leadership breakout sessions with leadership coaches, career bootcamp workshop sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience this Fall.

To attain a group registration rate for the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience, you can click on the link below and send us an email (circleofchangeleadconference@gmail.com) letting us know how many students you plan to register for the conference. Once we receive your email, we will send you a code that will enable you to receive the group discount rate.

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Professional Development Master Class Registration

The professional development master class registration is $59.00 per professional.The professional development master class registration is $59.00 per professional. This registration includes access to the six professional development master classes that will be offered Nov. 20-21, 2020 and Dec, 4-5, 2020.

With this registration, you will also be provided with a digital workbook and access to the recordings 60 days after the conference is complete. To register for the professional development master class, just click on the link that has been provided below.

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Professional Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience Registration

The professional circle of change leadership experience registration is only $125.00 per person.  Professionals who register for this conference package will not only have access to all the different sessions offered during the professional development master classes, but they will also have access to all the keynote speakers, panel sessions, career bootcamp workshop sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Conference.

With this registration, you will also be provided with a digital workbook, access to all the sessions for 90 days, a lifetime membership into the Circle of Change Leadership Community, an opportunity to have your resume reviewed, and a digital certificate for completion.

To register for the professional circle of change virtual leadership experience,
just click on the link that has been provided below.

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Once you register for the event, our leadership team will send you a confirmation email with all the additional information that is needed to prepare yourself for the conference.

For individuals that have additional questions, please feel free to contact our offices at circleofchangeleadconference@gmail.com.

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2015 Circle of Change Alumni

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2017 Circle of Change Alumni

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2017 Circle of Change Alumni