Schedule

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018 

Registration 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Registration

Registration

Check-In. Pick up registration materials.

Registration 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Greetings / Introduction / Conference Overview

Conference Overview and Introduction of attendees, staff and sponsors.

Registration 7:30pm

Registration The Grand Ballroom

Registration9:30pm

Registration

Opening Reception

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Registration6:30am -8:30am

Registration

Registration9:00am - 11:15am

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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.

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Registration10:30am - 11:45am

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Registration11:45am - 12:15pm

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Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

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Lunch

 

 

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

Registration

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

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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.

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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

Registration10:30pm

Registration

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

Registration

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 28, 2018 

Registration8:00am

Registration

Depart to local HBCU

Registration8:30am - 9:15am

Registration

Welcome/Breakfast

Registration9:15am - 10:00am

Registration

Opening Keynote:

Registration10:15am-11:30am

Registration

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas 

 

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

Registration

I Am a Man

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

Registration

Planning the Perfect Coronation

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

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Impress Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking

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

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Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development

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

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Food for the Soul: Advisors Have Feelings 

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

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Are You Crown Bound?

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

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Image Awareness 101: Social Media Etiquette

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?

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

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Ethical Leadership

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

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Registration11:45am - 1 :00pm

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Make-Up 101: Shining from the Inside Out

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

Registration

RegistrationNCFASC 162

Your Personal Image Delivers

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

 

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

 

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

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Mister HBCU Informational

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

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

 

Registration

2:30pm - 3:45pm

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A Part of the Team: Royal Court Workshop

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

Registration

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas

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

Registration

Make-Up 101: Shining from the Inside Out

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

Registration

I Am a Man

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

 

Registration

Are You Crown Bound?

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 29, 2018

Registration8:30am - 10:30am

Registration

Farewell Breakfast and Words of Inspiration

Led by Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright

Mary Terry Wiley