Welcome to the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience

The Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience is a four-day virtual leadership experience that will be happening November 18-21, 2021.  The specific purpose of this ‘award winning’ virtual leadership experience is to help culturally diverse students and professionals from across the country discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success after graduation, and the inspiration and confidence needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

During this four-day virtual leadership experience, culturally diverse students and professionals will not only hear from eight dynamic keynote speakers, but they will engage in customized leadership sessions, career development programs, and virtual panel sessions with top tier culturally diverse professionals from some of the top organizations and companies in the world.

Intertwined with this transformational leadership experience for culturally diverse students and professionals will be scholarship giveaways, networking opportunities, prizes, a free digital workbook, incredible activities, a live DJ, and enormous fun for everyone that is involved.

To attain a glimpse of what culturally diverse students and professionals can expect to experience in November, check out our exciting promotional video below that will feature different aspects of last year’s virtual leadership experience.

 

TEN BENEFITS OF ATTENDING VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

  • Four Days of Valuable Career Readiness and Leadership Training
  • Free Digital Leadership Workbook for Every Participant
  • Customized Leadership and Career Development Sessions with Leadership Coaches
  • Certified Digital Leadership Certificate for Every Conference Participant
  • Opportunity to Network with Hundreds of Students and Professionals
  • Economically Priced at $150.00/Student
  • Access to Recording of Every Session 45 Days After Conference is Complete
  • Free Digital Leadership Book for Every Student
  • Opportunity to have Resume Reviewed
  • Lifetime membership in the Circle of Change Emerging Leaders Alumni Group

Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Conference Schedule
NOVEMBER 18-21, 2021

All Times Are PST

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Opening Session

4:00pm PST

The opening session of the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will not only consist of an electrifying and exciting welcome from our conference DJ and Emcee, but it will feature a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on leadership from Dr. Joshua Fredenburg.

Empowerment Zone with Leadership Coaches

6:00pm PST

The empowerment zone with trained leadership coaches will not only consist of six incredible virtual sessions that revolve around Value-Based Leadership, Inner Leadership, Visionary and Purpose-Driven Leadership, Leadership Wellness, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, but these powerful interactive virtual sessions will allow students to network with one another, share their leadership insights, and grow in the area of their choice as a leader.

A Call-to-Action Closing Session

6:45pm PST

The closing session of the first day at 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will not only consists of self-refection exercises and action planning activities with other students/professionals from across the country, but it will be a time where scholarships are awarded and a virtual party will be provided by our conference DJ and Emcee.












Friday, November 19, 2021

Morning Session

9:30am PST

The morning session of the second day will not only consist of an electrifying and exciting welcome from our conference DJ and Emcee, but it will feature a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on success from Jack Canfield, Founder of the Billion Dollar Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing Enterprise.

Career Bootcamp Session #1

11:15am PST

The first career bootcamp virtual session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with career experts from various areas of expertise about career mapping, career exploration, professional branding, and digital networking as an emerging professional.

Lunch

12:00pm PST

Career Bootcamp Session #2

1:30pm PST

The second career bootcamp virtual session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with career experts from various areas of expertise about interviewing, resume writing, job search, mentorship, workplace trends, professional associations, and positioning yourself for success the first 90 days.

Circle of Change Talks

2:30pm PST

The first Circle of Change Talk will not only consist of a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on leadership from Tish Norman, but it will be a time where you will students and professionals will be empowered with amazing truths around leadership effectiveness.

Career Bootcamp Session #3

3:30pm PST

The third career bootcamp virtual session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with financial educators and experts about the keys to positioning yourself for financial success as an emerging professional.

Empowerment Zone with Leadership Coaches

4:30pm PST

The empowerment zone with trained leadership coaches will not only consist of six incredible virtual sessions that revolve around Value-Based Leadership, Inner Leadership, Visionary and Purpose-Driven Leadership, Leadership Wellness, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, but these powerful interactive virtual sessions will allow students to network with one another, share their leadership insights, and grow in the area of their choice as a leader.

A Call-to-Action Closing Session

5:15pm PST

The closing session of the second day at 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will not only consists of self-refection exercises and action planning activities with other students/professionals from across the country, but it will be a time where scholarships are awarded and a virtual party will be provided by our conference DJ and Emcee.












Saturday, November 20, 2021

Morning Session

9:30am PST

The morning session of the third day will not only consist of an electrifying and exciting welcome from our conference DJ and Emcee, but it will feature a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on resilient leadership from Kevin Bracy

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Entertainment

11:15am PST

The first career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse leaders within the entertainment industry about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Lunch

12:30pm PST

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Tech and Entertainment

2:00pm PST

The second career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse leaders within the tech and entertainment industry about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Circle of Change Talks

3:30pm PST

The second Circle of Change Talk will not only consist of a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on personal success from Ernesto Mejia, but it will be a time where you will students and professionals will be empowered with amazing truths around using your cultural experience as an asset within your area of expertise.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders within Business

4:15pm PST

The third career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse leaders within the tech and entertainment industry about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Empowerment Zone with Leadership Coaches

5:30pm PST

The empowerment zone with trained leadership coaches will not only consist of six incredible virtual sessions that revolve around Value-Based Leadership, Inner Leadership, Visionary and Purpose-Driven Leadership, Leadership Wellness, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, but these powerful interactive virtual sessions will allow students to network with one another, share their leadership insights, and grow in the area of their choice as a leader.

A Call-to-Action Closing Session

6:30pm PST

The closing session of the third day at 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will not only consists of self-refection exercises and action planning activities with other students/professionals from across the country, but it will be a time where scholarships are awarded and a virtual party will be provided by our conference DJ and Emcee.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Morning Session

9:30am PST

The morning session of the fourth day will not only consist of an electrifying and exciting welcome from our conference DJ and Emcee, but it will feature a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on social change leadership from Dr. Michael Benítez!

Inspiring the Next Generation of Social Change Agents

11:15am PST

The fourth career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse leaders within community engagement and social responsibility about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Lunch

12:30pm PST

Inspiring the Next Generation of Educators and Health Professionals

2:00pm PST

The fifth career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse leaders within education and the health arena about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Circle of Change Talks

3:30pm PST

The fourth Circle of Change Talk will not only consist of a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational keynote presentation on spiritual leadership from Jarrod Benjamin, but it will be a time where you will students and professionals will be empowered with amazing truths around using your spirituality as an asset within your area of expertise as a leader.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

4:15pm PST

The sixth career and leadership virtual panel session will consist of an interactive, engaging, and transformational conversation with highly successful culturally diverse entrepreneurs about the keys to attaining career leadership success within this area of expertise after graduation.

Empowerment Zone with Leadership Coaches

5:30pm PST

The empowerment zone with trained leadership coaches will not only consist of six incredible virtual sessions that revolve around Value-Based Leadership, Inner Leadership, Visionary and Purpose-Driven Leadership, Leadership Wellness, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, but these powerful interactive virtual sessions will allow students to network with one another, share their leadership insights, and grow in the area of their choice as a leader.

A Call-to-Action Closing Session

6:30pm PST

The closing session of the final day at 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience will not only consists of self-refection exercises and action planning activities with other students/professionals from across the country, but it will be a time where scholarships are awarded and a virtual party will be provided by our conference DJ and Emcee.

ADVISOR TESTIMONIALS
ABOUT THE CIRCLE OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

DR. TYSON BEALE, DEAN OF STUDENTS

The COC Leadership Conference made an incredible impact on our students! Conference speakers and session facilitators were thought – provoking, skilled and provided practical strategies and resources for all attendees. Since our initial partnership with Dr. Fredenburg and his team, our students have enthusiastically shared their COC experiences with others and continue to excel on campus.

DAMAREA PARKER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Circle of Change has impacted thousands of first-generation students around the world, and within my years in higher education at CSUSB, CSULA, SJSU, CSUF, and USC, the students come back transformed and with a new mindset focused on making an impact in their communities.

DR. TRACY PASQUA DEA, SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM STUDENT SERVICES

Circle of Change gave an opportunity for our first gen students to see and hear from leaders who looked like them and had shared experiences as them. COCLC inspired our students that anything is possible and that they have the power within themselves, now, to achieve great things for themselves and for their community to advance positive change.

DR. MARK HARTLEY, DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE

Working at a California Community College, I see first-hand the powerful and life-changing difference Circle of Change makes in the lives of my students…especially first-generation college students. These students return empowered, self-confident, and with a plan of action to achieve their career goals. COC is a difference-maker!

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

 

CIRCLE OF CHANGE VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELIST

Over this four-day virtual leadership experience, culturally diverse students and professionals from across the country will have the opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and engage with some of the top keynote speakers, career experts, and accomplished professionals from top tier companies and organizations all across the world!

Below is an incredible group of keynote speakers, career experts, accomplished professionals, and esteemed panelists that will transform the lives of students and professionals at the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience.

2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience Keynote Speakers

 

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg

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

Jack Canfield

International Speaker | Founder of Billion-Dollar Chicken Soup for Soul Publishing Empire | Multiple New York Time Best Selling Author | Featured Guest On 1,000 Television/Radio Shows

Kevin Bracy

International Speaker, Author and Greatness Coach

Tish Norman

International Speaker, Author, and Corporate Strategist

Dr. Michael Benitez Jr.

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

Jarrod Benjamin

International Speaker and CEO, Lead Firm

Dave Coleman

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

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

Inspiring the Next Generation of Tech and Entertainment Professionals

 

Sterling De Sutter Summerville

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Snap Inc.

Jay Francis

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

Giselle Ruiz

Global Talent Acquisition, Tik Tok

Mona Khalil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REGISTRATION

The Circle of Change Leadership Conference will be a virtual leadership experience this year. Registration for the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience consists of a student/professional registration and group registration.

The instructions and information for each conference registration has been provided below.

Student/Professional Conference Registration

The registration cost for each student and professional is $150.00.

The first 200 students and professional to register before September 15, 2021 will be entered into a raffle drawing for a $500.00 scholarship.

Conference registration includes access to all the keynote speakers, panel sessions, group activities, leadership breakout sessions, career bootcamp sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience.

In addition to the virtual leadership experience, each student will also receive a free digital workbook, access to all the recordings of each session after the virtual experience is complete, and a lifetime membership into the Circle of Change Alumni Leadership Family.

To register your students for the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience, you can click on the registration button that has been provided below.

REGISTER NOW

Student Group Registration

The group registration cost for each ten or more students is $140.00.

The first 200 students and professional to register before September 15, 2021 will be entered into a raffle drawing for a $500.00 scholarship.

Conference registration includes access to all the keynote speakers, panel sessions, group activities, leadership breakout sessions, career bootcamp sessions, networking activities, reflection exercises, career opportunities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience.

In addition to the virtual conference experience, each student will also receive a free digital workbook, access to all the recordings of each session after the conference is complete, and a lifetime membership into the Circle of Change Alumni Leadership Family.

To register your students as a group for the 2021 Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience, email our leadership team at circleofchangeleadconference@gmail.com so that we can send you a passcode for the discount.

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