Each Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience hosts an annual three-day national leadership conference in Los Angeles, California geared towards helping 250 plus diverse student leaders discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration needed to help these incredible student leaders make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

In order to attain this goal each year with the conference, not only have we created an incredible team of keynote speakers, leadership coaches, and set of panelists from top tier companies and organizations, but we have created a variety of life changing leadership experiences built upon five specific learning outcomes which are Interpersonal Development, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Socially Responsible Leadership, and the Value of Diversity.

The specific goals of each learning outcomes are provided below:

  • Interpersonal Development – students will learn more about themselves and how that translates into effective leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Leadership Development – students will learn about more than twenty different leadership skills and qualities that leaders must possess in the 21st Century in order to be effective.
  • Professional Development – students learn about more the different professional skills that must be attained in order to evolve and experience career leadership success in the 21st Century.
  • Socially Responsible Leadership – students will learn about the importance of social responsibility, ethical decision-making, civic engagement, social justice, and service learning.
  • Value of Diversity – students learn about the importance of diversity in the 21st Century, and  discover how to interact, collaborate, appreciate, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively.

Check out the conference schedule, student testimonials, past conference assessments, and conference videos to learn more about this transformational leadership experience.




Friday, November 30, 2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Check-In Pre-Assessment
9:00am – 9:30am Opening of Conference with Tish Norman
9:30am – 10:00am Conference Networking Experience
10:00am – 11:30am Keynote with Joshua Fredenburg
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch with Group /Get to know your group
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Career Boot Camp and Networking Session with Professional Mentors
Public Speaking Boot Camp with David Coleman (14 Year Speaker of the Year in the College Market)

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Facilitator Group Interactive Session (Ethical Compass) Values Break-Out Session

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Career Boot Camp or Public Speaking Boot Camp with David Coleman (14 Year Speaker of the Year in the College Market)
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm

Facilitator’s Group Interactive Session (Leadership Identity)Self-Awareness Break-Out Session

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Ted Talk Style Leadership Session – Leadership Topic Focus (Five 10 Minute Keynotes by Extraordinary Women Leaders)


Saturday, December 1, 2018

8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening Keynote with Kevin Bracy
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Facilitation Group Interactive Session Vision-Mapping Session

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Executive Career Leadership Panel Sessions with professionals from top companies and organizations.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch sponsored by Chipotle
1:30 pm –  2:45pm

Executive Career Leadership Panel Sessions with professionals from top companies and organizations.

3:00 pm – 4:00pm

Facilitator’s Group Interactive Session Emotional Intelligence Session

4:15pm – 5:15pm Executive Leadership Panel Sessions with professionals from top companies and organizations
5:30pm – 6:30pm Leadership Town Hall


Sunday, December 2, 2018

8:30 am – 11:00 am Board Breaking Experience with Troy Stende
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Facilitator’s Group Interactive Session Goals, Dream Team, and Action

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Graduation, Testimonials, Awards


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Conference Video Sneak Peak

Conference Video Sneak Peak

For the past few years, our video team has not only recorded all the incredible keynote speakers and special activities that transpire at the conference each year, but they have been able to attain footage from several of the executive and career panel sessions at the conference.

We hope that these set of videos will provide you with some valuable words of wisdom for personal, career, and leadership success, and provide you with inspiration and more reasons why you should encourage student leaders everywhere to attend the next conference in 2018!