Schedule

A Quick view of our schedule is below (Updates are made continuously.) All activities except for Saturday, when we visit Xavier University, are at the hotel.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 

Registration 4:00pm - 9:00pm

RegistrationSalon 2 and 3 Foyer

Registration

Check-In. Pick up registration materials.

Registration 6:30pm - 7:30pm

RegistrationSalon 2 and 3 Foyer

Greetings / Introduction / Conference Overview

Conference Overview and Introduction of attendees, staff and sponsors.

Registration 7:30pm

Registration The Grand Ballroom

Opening Speaker

Motivational speaker: Zakiya Larry
zakia-larry

Registration9:30pm

RegistrationFrench Quarter Bar Room

Opening Reception

Great opportunity to meet and greet all attendees from different schools.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Registration6:30am -8:30am

RegistrationFrench Corner Bar Room

Continental Breakfast

[Flow] - French Corner Bar Room.

Registration9:00am - 11:15am

RegistrationThe Grand Ballroom

Introduction and Conference Overview: The Historical Significance of HBCU Royalty

Dale Williams, founder of Leadership for Queens, will give an overview about the unspoken rules and expectations for Campus Royalty as well as challenges for kings and queens to get ready for the road ahead.

dale-headshot

Registration10:30am - 11:45am

RegistrationThe Grand Ballroom

 

Media Training

Dr. Leelannee K. Malin, Principal & CEO, Malin PR, Adjunct Faculty, Howard University. Former Miss DC Metropolitan, Miss Phi Beta Sigma, Psi Chapter, 2nd Attendant Miss Clark Atlanta University

malin



Registration11:45am - 12:15pm

RegistrationRitz-Carlton

Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

RegistrationGrand Ballroom

Lunch

Luncheon Speaker: Sean Blakemore, Actor

sean

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

RegistrationAudobon

Breakout Session for Queens: Leading with a Broken Heart

Led by Lecia Rives, ESQ

Why is it we only talk to leaders about leading without ever examining the heart or broken heart they bring to the leader position? Well, this interactive keynote presentation focuses on leaders and the heartbreaks they are seldom allowed to discuss. This presentation is filled with a gamut of emotions from start to finish. This is a must attend presentation for anyone who finds themselves at the top of their game but has ever touched the bottom of their soul!

lecia

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

RegistrationBroadmoor

Breakout Session for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Session

Led by Sean Blakemore and Dr. Joe Johnson

Kings will have an opportunity to talk one on one with Sean Blakemore in a supportive environment regarding ways in which they can enhance their own trajectory for self-improvement as well as tackling major issues and challenges for black males in leadership.

seanDr Joe

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

RegistrationFountainbleau

Breakout Session for Advisors: Orientation for New Advisors

Led by Dale Williams, Founder, Leadership for Queens

This session gives current and up-to-date information on the advising world. Advisors will have the opportunity to meet and dialogue with conference organizers to address concerns, current trends as well as tips to help one advise more effectively as a new advisor.

dale-headshot

Registration3:30pm - 4:45pm

RegistrationBroadmoor

Breakout Session 2 for Kings: Creating Your Swagger and Success

Led by Tony Forte of Urban Professor (former Mr. Tennessee State University)

tony-forte

Registration3:30pm - 4:45pm

RegistrationFountainbleau

Breakout Session 2 for Advisors: Advisors Roundtable

Led by Ihsan Mujahid, 2017 Advisor of the Year, Director of Student Life & Development at Lincoln University and Orlando R. Mitchell, 2016 Advisor of the Year, Assistant Director of University Activities and Engagement at Winston-Salem State University.

This session gives an opportunity to talk and share best practices.

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Registration10:30pm

RegistrationBroadmoor

King-to-King (Kings Only)

Former Kings share their experience candidly. Kings will discuss their concerns and have time to spend with those who have walked in their paths. Please wear your university or college shirt

Registration10:30pm

RegistrationAudobon

Queen-to-Queen (Queens Only)

Former Queens share their experience candidly. Queens will discuss their concerns and have time to spend with those who have walked in their paths. Please wear your university or college shirt

Saturday, July 22, 2017 

Registration8:00am

RegistrationXavier University, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA                                70125

Depart to Xavier University

Registration8:30am - 9:15am

RegistrationPharmacy Building Foyer

Welcome/Breakfast (Pharmacy Building Foyer)

Registration9:15am - 10:00am

RegistrationPharmacy Building - Qatar Auditorium

Opening Keynote: Dr. Alex Ellis

(Qatar Auditorium)- Pharmacy Building

 

(All Breakouts are in the Norman C. Francis Academic/Science Complex)

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 130

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas 

(Location: NCF 130)

Led by Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University), founder of Queen to Queen Inc., this presentation will equip Queens with skills to handle regal dilemmas by being proactive rather than reactive. In addition, we will provide expertise on ways to gracefully overcome obstacles a Queen may experience during her reign.

Jessica Canty

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 162

I Am a Man (Location: NCF 162)

Led by Orlando R. Mitchell, Assistant Director of University Student Activities and Engagement, Advisor to Royal Court at Winston-Salem State University.

(Kings Only)

Understanding your role and responsibility as the male representative of your campus through answering the questions: Why? This workshop will challenge the participants to look at the social norms as it pertains to young black males in America and force them to think outside of the title and really dig deep into why they have chosen this position and how they can leave a positive legacy on the males of their campus and in their community.

Orland Mitchell

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 175

Planning the Perfect Coronation (Location: NCF 175)

Led by Anthony Jones, founder of the Kings' Konnection this session will explore ideas, tips and resources to help you create a Coronation that is a night to remember and that everyone can enjoy. Learn practical tips you can use to create the perfect night.

anthony

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 173

Impress Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking (Location: NCF 173)

Led by Lecia Rives, ESQ, this session teaches basic speaking tips to help Kings and Queens to be more confident in front of their audiences. Attend this comprehensive workshop to learn how to:

  • Connect with your audience
  • Get your point across clearly
  • Remain calm, cool and collected
  • Breeze through the toughest question-and-answer periods

lecia

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 153

Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development (Location: NCF 153)

Led by Dr. Michael L. Rainey, Advisor to Mr. And Miss VSU/Royal Court Virginia State University.
Are you a current class king or queen? Perhaps you are runner up or attendant to the current king or queen. Maybe you are a vice president, director or some other position in SGA. This workshop will give you the necessary tools needed to develop a sound and realistic platform and a strong campaign in order to become the next king, queen or SGA president of your college/university.

Michael Rainey

Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 115

Food for the Soul: Advisors Have Feelings (Location: NCF 115)

Led by Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright.
This session gives advisors an introspective look at themselves to see if they are advising internally or externally. It allows advisors to holistically look at themselves and refresh for the upcoming year.

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Registration10:15am-11:30am

RegistrationNCFASC 140

Are You Crown Bound? (Location: NCF 140)

Led by Tasha A. Andrews, Coordinator for Student Organizations & Programming/Bethune-Cookman University Royal Court Advisor
Learn how to use your position on the royal court to help you reach the title of Mister or Miss of your institution. Translate your skills as an HBCU King or Queen to compete on a national level. Taught by a Miss Sophomore turned Ms. Black North Carolina USA and author of Are You Crown Bound? The Guide to Successfully Earning and Keeping the Crown (TM). Turn your reign into a lifestyle!

tasha

Registration11:45am - 1 :00pm

RegistrationNCFASC 140

Image Awareness 101: Social Media Etiquette (Location: NCF 140)

Led by Mea Ashley, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, JSU Center for Engagement & Leadership, Advisor to Miss & Miss JSU/Court and Former Miss JSU.

Mea Ashley

Registration11:45am - 1:oopm

 
RegistrationNCFASC 173

Is your Talent Competition Worthy? (Location: NCF 173)

Led by Lecia Rives, ESQ. . Our perception of ourselves is very complex. Ironically, much like we cannot see our own nose, we are often blinded to the things that we are best at. It can be really hard to identify our brightest talents and they are often in the places we least expect. There are many good reasons to want to explore your talents; however, in the position of king or queen you may have to display your talent in different arenas such as competition. How will you determine if your talent is competition worthy?

lecia

Registration11:45am - 1:00pm

RegistrationNCFASC 175

Ethical Leadership (Location: NCF 175)

Led by Anthony Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection. An open and honest approach about ethical behavior and attitudes. This round table workshop teaches students how to deal with conflict resolution and how to lead effectively and honestly before their peers

anthony

Registration11:45am - 1:oopm

RegistrationNCFASC 130

Bombshells: Lessons of Leadership from Wearing the Crown (Location: NCF 130)

Led by Dr. Leelannee K. Malin, Principal & CEO, Malin PR, Adjunct Faculty, Howard University.
An interactive workshop that shares analyses of how being an HBCU titleholder can impact and shape your academic career and personal life; specifically sharing best practices for effective leadership skills, identity management and development of career pathways. Lessons shared directly from Dr. Malin's Bombshell Book set to be released in November 2017. www.malinpr.com

malin

Registration11:45am - 1 :00pm

RegistrationNCFASC 135

Make-Up 101: Shining from the Inside Out (Location: NCF 135)

Led by Denitra Rives, Make-up Artist This workshop is for those who wish to learn how to do their own makeup for personal use. Learn how to turn your basic makeup application into perfection, and look like you had it professionally done. From an everyday look to an after 5 affair, this course will inspire you to shine from the inside out!

denitra rives

Registration11:45am - 1:00pm

RegistrationNCFASC 162

Your Personal Image Delivers (Location: NCF 162)

Sir Clothing by Christopher McKinnie
Whether you are going on an interview, business meeting, making a presentation or a special evening with a significant other - custom clothier and personal stylist, Christopher McKinnie teaches you how to look your best on an affordable budget. Learn wardrobe basics for men and women and must haves for every closet especially for a king and queen.

Christipher McKinnie

Registration11:45am - 1:00pm

RegistrationNCFASC 160

The Queen's Secret: Key Elements of Walking in Royalty (Location: NCF 160)

Led by Amanda Andrews, founder of Queen's Guide to Life and author and illustrator of The Little Princess Finds Her Crown (former Miss Lincoln University)
http://www.thequeensguidetolife.com
Poised, graceful, elegant, classy - all words used to describe a queen. The gracefulness of her walk, the fluidity of her wave, the dignified lift of her head... what is her secret? In this session, Amanda Andrews, CEO of The Queen's Guide to Life, will unpack the essential elements needed to enhance your reign and achieve your royal objectives.

Amanda Andrews

Registration1:15pm - 2:15pm

RegistrationUniversity Center

Lunch (University Center- Second floor)

 

 

 

Return to Norman C. Francis Academic/Science Complex for final Breakout Sessions.

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 173

Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Informational (location: NCF 173)

Led by Yvonne Garrett, Director of NBCAHOF pageant and Miss National Alumni HOF, Che-Raina Warner

This session will cover competition details as well as the personal advice and experience from the Miss HOF.

Miss VI

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 175

Mister HBCU Informational (Location: NCF 175)

Led by Dr. Jerome Offord, Jr., Director of Mr. HBCU and Mr. HBCU, Rakeeb Akande

This session will cover competition details as well as the personal advice and experience from the Mr. HBCU

Rakeeb 1

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 105

A Part of the Team: Royal Court Workshop (Location: NCF 105)

Led by Dolores Rivers, past class queen and 1st Attendant to Miss Southern and Kasseem Smith, past class king
(Royal Court Members Only)

This session teaches royal court members not only to be team players but also how to make their position shine for their particular class or demographic. Team building exercises and royal scenarios, royal court members learn how to effectively lead and follow in-group settings.

Missy

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 130

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas (Location: NCF 130)

Led by Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University) of Queen to Queen, Inc
www.queentoqueen.com

This presentation will equip Queens with skills to handle regal dilemmas by being proactive rather than reactive. In addition, we will provide expertise on ways to gracefully overcome obstacles a Queen may experience during her reign. Queen to Queen, Inc., is the premier organization for current and former Queens of historically black colleges and universities. Created by two former queens of North Carolina A&T State University, Queen to Queen strives to create opportunities for the personal and professional growth of current and former Queens. The organization has a sincere purpose that guides it to promote the legacy of HBCUs and their unmatched educational standards of excellence, life lessons and network.

Jessica Canty

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 135

Make-Up 101: Shining from the Inside Out (Location: NCF 135)

Led by Denitra Rives, Make-up Artist
This workshop is for thos ewho wish to learn how to do their own makeup for personal use. Learn how to turn your basic makeup application into perfection, and look like you had it professionally done. From an everyday look to an after 5 affair, this course will inspire you to shine from the inside out!

denitra rives

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

RegistrationNCFASC 162

I Am a Man (NCF 162)

Led by Orlando R. Mitchell, Assistant Director of University Student Activities and Engagement, Advisor to Royal Court at Winston-Salem State University.

(Kings Only)

Understanding your role and responsibility as the male representative of your campus through answering the questions: Why? This workshop will challenge the participants to look at the social norms as it pertains to young black males in America and force them to think outside of the title and really dig deep into why they have chosen this position and how they can leave a positive legacy on the males of their campus and in their community.

Orland Mitchell

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

 

RegistrationNCFASC 140

Are You Crown Bound? (Location: NCF 140)

Led by Tasha A. Andrews, Coordinator for Student Organizations & Programming/Bethune-Cookman University Royal Court Advisor

Learn how to use your position on the royal court to help you reach the title of Mister or Miss of your institution. Translate your skills as an HBCU King or Queen to compete on a national level. Taught by a Miss Sophomore turned Miss Black North Carolina USA and author of Are You Crown Bound? The Guide to Successfully Earning and Keeping the Crown (TM). Turn your reign into a lifestyle!

tasha

Registration

4:00pm

RegistrationTBA

Registration9:00pm - 1:00am

RegistrationGrand Ballroom

Royal Academy Awards/ Masquerade Ball

(After 5 attire required)
Please wear mask 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Registration8:30am - 10:30am

RegistrationGrand Ballroom

Farewell Breakfast and Words of Inspiration

Led by Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright

Mary Terry Wiley