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2015 Conference Agenda

S.T.A.R.T. ConferenceNittany Lion Inn
Penn State
200 West Park Avenue
University Park, PA 16803

Conference Agenda for Friday, March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time Event

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration/Check-in, Nittany Lion Inn Atrium

9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.



    Morning Keynote Speaker


    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Breakout Session 1

    • KPMG "LGBT in the Workforce"


    • Target- "Using your diverse communication styles to give and receive feedback"

           By: Renee Gardner, Sr Field Campus Recruiter

           - Wouldn’t it be great if we could all say the right things at all the right times creating all the business and development results we want?

    Unfortunately we are all too limited to do that all the time. I am limited to my observations, just as you are limited to yours. We haven’t any hope of achieving these amazing results alone. But together—we can be unstoppable.  In this training, participants are going to learn to appreciate each other on a new level—and learn how the person sitting next to you can offer you a surprising and effective practice, as you learn Why we give feedback and HOW to effectively deliver feedback to people, whether on a school team, work group, or while volunteering.  These tactics will be useful to anyone as they seek to become stronger, more empowered leaders.



      11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m

      Breakout Session 2

      • EY- "The Diversity of your career plan- how inclusive can it be"


      • GM- "Negotiation in 21st century business"

              By: Ian Davidson, Sr Buyer

                - Technology has made leaps and bound in the past decades, but how about the art of negotiation in business? Have business practices advanced to match our new found technology? Come learn how tolerance, diversity, and the internet play a role in negotiating for a high dollar contract, or for that new job! Also, try out your negotiating skills against your peers in a simulated business game!



                12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                Lunch and Closing Remarks


                Keynote Speaker


                S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award Student Presentations

                  Third Place:

                  Second Place:

                  First Place:


                  Luncheon Entertainment


                  2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

                  Networking Session