Schedule

A Quick view of our schedule is below (Updates are made continuously.) All activities except for Saturday, when we visit Dillard University, are at the host hotel -Royal Sonesta. Last updated 7/17/18

Thursday, July 26, 2018 

Registration 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  Aracade

Registration

Registration

Check-In. Pick up registration materials.

Registration 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Grand Ballroom

Greetings / Introduction / Conference Overview

Conference Overview and Introduction of attendees, staff and sponsors.

Registration 7:30pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Opening Speaker

Teneshia Jackon-Warner CEO&CRO EGAMI Group

(former Miss Alabama A&M University)

 

Teneshia-Jackson-Warner

Registration9:30pm

 Evangeline Suite & Foyer

Registration

Opening Reception

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

Friday, July 27, 2018 

Registration6:30am -8:30am

 Evangeline Suite

Registration

Registration9:00am - 10:15am

Grand Ballroom

Registration

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. (former Miss Tennessee State University)

dale-headshot

Registration10:30am - 11:45am

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

 

Media Training

Media Coach Zakiya Larry, (former Miss Texas Southern University)

As a former HBCU queen and current Media coach Zakiya will not only give tips regarding best practices for media training but also she will focus on the position of royalty on HBCU campuses.

http://www.zakiyalarry.com

zakia-larry

Registration11:45am - 12:15pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Buffet Etiquette

Felicia Layeni, Managing Partner, The National School of Etiquette and Protocol

https://www.nationalschoolofetiquette.com

 

Felecia_Layeni

Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Lunch

Luncheon Speaker:   Amir Windom, Recording Industry Executive

Amir_Windom

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

 Acadia Suite

Registration

Breakout Session for Queens: Leading with a Broken Heart

(Queens only)

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 never touched the bottom of their soul!

lecia

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

 Regal Suite

Registration

Breakout Session for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Panel:

(Kings only)

  • Amir Windom, Recording Industry Executive
  • Tony Forte, Urban Professor, (former king)
  • Patrick Walker-Reese, Aspire, LLC
  • William Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator (former royal court member)
  • Faruq Salaam, Entrepreneur
  • Anthony Jones, Kings' Konnection. Founder
  • Krishun J. Lovelace, Mr. HBCU
  • Travis P. Jackson, CEO/Founder of HBCU Pride Nation

A candid discussion on issues facing black males striving for success.  Panelist share real life lessons of how to overcome societal, professional and personal challenges .

(Kings only)

Registration2:00pm - 3:15pm

 Evangeline Suite

Registration

Breakout Session for Advisors: Orientation, News and Updates  

(Advisors only)

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 an advisor.

dale-headshot

Registration3:30pm - 4:45pm

 Acadia Suite

Registration

Breakout Session 2 for Queens: Leading with a Healing Heart 

(Queens only)

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 never touched the bottom of their soul!

 

lecia

Registration3:30pm - 4:45pm

 Regal Suite

Registration

Breakout Session 2 for Kings: Creating Your Swagger and Success

(kings only)

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

tony-forte

Registration3:30pm - 4:45pm

 Evangeline Suite

Registration

Breakout Session 2 for Advisors: Advisors Speed Dating

(Advisors only)

Led by James Lunnermon, II, Chairperson, NASAP and Alumni Director for University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Speed dating basically involves participants gathering together to exchange information. (In this setting, conversations will be about the workplace) As you know, advising is never basic! Advisors will greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During this interaction, we will share our professional backgrounds and business goals, BUT THERE WILL BE A TWIST! Just wait and see what will happen!!!!

James G. Lunnermon II

Registration7:30pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Fine Dining 101: Etiquette Dinner

 

Felicia Layeni, Managing Partner, The National School of Etiquette and Protocol

 https://www.nationalschoolofetiquette.com

Felecia_Layeni

Registration10:30pm

 Regal Suite

Registration

King-to-King (Kings Only)

(Kings only)

Led by former Kings

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

 Acadia Suite

Registration

Queen-to-Queen (Queens Only)

(Queens only)

Led by Zakiya Larry and former Queens

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

 Dillard University

Registration

Depart Hotel for Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122 (504-816-5310)

To enter campus, enter at the St. Anthony Gate (intersection of St. Anthony and Gentilly Blvd). Once you enter, make an immediate right after passing the security post. Park in the lot that is straight ahead (in front of the Student Union).

The Professional Schools & Sciences Building is adjacent to Student Union.

Registration8:30am - 9:30am

 Atrium PSB

Registration

Welcome/Breakfast

Registration9:45am - 11:00am

Registration

Breakout Session One

Registration 9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 164)

Registration

I. What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas 

(Queens only)

Led by Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University), founder 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.www.queentoqueen.com


Jessica Canty

 

Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 135)

Registration

II. The Power of Business Etiquette

Led by Felicia Layeni, Managing Director
National School of Etiquette and Protocol
Speaker

Success in today's fast-paced, far-flung business climate depends on more than expertise in event planning. You must outthink, outplay, outclass the competition. And, with more players competing for the same clients and partners, the only way to stand out is by developing a level of social intelligence and a personal brand that positions you as a leader among leaders. Sharpen your professional reputation, polish your image and establish yourself as the valuable, go-to source clients need and trust through this career-building course.

https://www.nationalschoolofetiquette.com

2017FeliciaLayeni

Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 136)

Registration

III. 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

Registration9:45am-11:00am

(PSB 115- Georges Auditorium)

Registration

IV. 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

Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 168)

Registration

V. Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development

Led by Michael L. Rainey, Assistant Coordinator for Leadership Development, Department of Student Activities, Advisor, Mr. and Miss Virginia State University and The Royal Court Advisor, Student Government Association, 2017 HBCU Kings and Queens Advisor of the Year

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

Registration9:30am-10:45am

   (PBS 131)

Registration

VI. 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

Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 166)

Registration

VII. Personal Branding 101: What is Your Brand Beyond the Crown

Led by William O. Thompson, Marketing Public Relations, Spears Group. Former Royal Court member.

Personal branding, by definition, is the process by which we market ourselves to others. In this session, we will define your brand and provide a few essential tips; you can implement to always leave a lasting impression. Join this discussion surrounding first-hand topics related to the importance of appearance, character, image and the power of social media, and discover how they function with your personal brand!

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Registration9:450am-11:00am

 (PBS 200)

Registration

VIII. Food for the Soul: Advisors have Feelings 

(Advisors only)

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.

Mary_Terry_Wiley

Breakout Session Two

Registration11:15am-12:30pm

 (PSB 168)

Registration

I. Chess vs Checkers: Understanding how and when to make the right Move

Led by Ernest J. Robinson, Be- E.R.N.E.S.T | President

This session utilizes the game of chess and checkers to illustrate the challenges of cultural differences and working together. As a new student leader or advisor to students or student lead organizations can seem confusing and complex. This workshop will give a comprehensive look at how to recognize the strength of your position, have appreciation for everyone around you and it will give you what you need to know to maximize the potential for success. The structure and operations of an organization continually challenge student leaders much like the complexity of a chess game. Although various approaches have stressed the development of skills or behaviors, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the development of roles and responsibilities is also relevant. In an effort to increase knowledge in this area this session will suggest responsibilities using the rules of chess and checkers to describe roles of various royal courts.

https://b-ernest.org/

Ernest Robinson

Registration11:15pm - 12:30pm

(PSB 115- Georges Aud)

Registration

II. 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

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 136)

Registration

III. 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

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 166)

Registration

IV. Bombshells: Lessons of Leadership from Wearing the Crown

Led by Dr. Leelannee K. Malin, Principal & CEO, Malin PR, Lecturer, Howard University.

An interactive workshop from a former HBCU royal court member and campus queen that shares analyses of how being an HBCU titleholder can impact and shape your academic career and personal life. The workshop will share 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 2018. Each workshop participant will receive an excerpt from the upcoming publication and a leadership tool kit to assist them during their reign. Learn more about MPR at www.malinpr.com

malin

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 135)

Registration

V. 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.

 

Orlando Mitchell

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PBS 164)

Registration

VI. The Building Blocks of Royalty

Led by Travis P. Jackson, CEO/Founder of HBCU Pride Nation

Utilizing the classic game of Jenga, kings and queens find out what it takes to make it in the royal kingdom. This is an interactive and engaging presentation that will help students dive deep into why they want to be successful and have an impact on their campus.  Designed to teach students to possess their true authenticity while enhancing their leadership and organizational skills through the principles of Jenga.

Travis Jackson

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 131)

Registration

VII. The Queen's Secret: Key Elements of Walking in Royalty

(Queens only)

Led by Amanda Andrews founder of Queens Guide to Life (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.

(Queen's only)

Amanda Andrews

 

 

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 200)

Registration

VIII. Protecting the Crown: The Impact of Tradition and Innovation on Student Success

(Advisors only)

Led by Pamela D. Hilton, MSW, Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, Advisor to Royal Court, Mississippi Valley State University

One of the challenges in promoting the development of student success on rural HBCU campuses is whether to maintain tradition or implement innovative student programs. During this session, the presenter will explore how both tradition and innovation play a major role in achieving successful programs; and will share some innovative strategies for maintaining tradition while incorporating new ideas.

Hilton 1

 

 

Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

RegistrationAtrium (PSB)

Lunch

Luncheon Speaker:  Patrick Walker-Reese, Aspire, LLC

 

Patrick-Walker-Reese

 

 

Breakout Three

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 136)

Registration

I. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Informational

Led by Crystal Brooks Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Fisk University)

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

Crytal Brooks

 

Registration

2:15pm - 3:30pm

 (PBS 131)

Registration

II. Mister HBCU Informational

Led by Krishun J. Lovelace, Mister HBCU  (LeMoyne-Owen College)

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

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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 115- Georges Aud)

Registration

III. A Part of the Team: Royal Court Workshop

(Royal Court Members Only)

Led by Dolores Rivers, former class queen and 1st Attendant to Miss Southern University and Kasseem Smith, past class king

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

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 166)

Registration

IV. Mindfulness Royalty-Strategies for Managing the Weight of the Crown

Led by Janay Carpenter, The Coalition for Black College Success

This session will equip Kings and Queens with their personal self-care toolkit. The weight of Royalty can be overwhelming if royals do not have coping mechanisms. Royals are empowered to evaluate their internal processes to review how they deal with pressure and stress.  Royals will have the opportunity to practice Mindfulness techniques that can be used throughout their reign.

Janay Carpenter

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 168)

Registration

V. Chess vs Checkers: Understanding how and when to make the right Move

Led by Ernest J. Robinson, Be- E.R.N.E.S.T | President

This session utilizes the game of chess and checkers to illustrate the challenges of cultural differences and working together. As a new student leader or advisor to students or student lead organizations can seem confusing and complex. This workshop will give a comprehensive look at how to recognize the strength of your position, have appreciation for everyone around you and it will give you what you need to know to maximize the potential for success. The structure and operations of an organization continually challenge student leaders much like the complexity of a chess game. Although various approaches have stressed the development of skills or behaviors, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the development of roles and responsibilities is also relevant. In an effort to increase knowledge in this area this session will suggest responsibilities using the rules of chess and checkers to describe roles of various royal courts.

https://b-ernest.org/

Ernest Robinson

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 135)

Registration

VI. Dream BLDRS

(geared toward advisors and students who work with freshman and sophomore students and are interested in mentoring.)

Led by Patrick Walker-Reese, Aspire, LLC

This session focuses on transitioning new students into the university as well as how to acclimate students into the campus community by preparing them for opportunities that promote student learning and socio-emotional development. We aim to repurpose university resources through a number of different techniques to promote active learning, including but not limited to: Peer presentation, group work, in class and out of class assignments, critical thinking, community service, reflections, assessments and professional connections. The delivery of content will ensure that we are innovative in our approach to student learning, collaboration and engagement. Our programming focuses on holistic student development, through the proposed orientation model, #Dream BLDRS will contribute to strengthening students’ writing, research, college readiness, public speaking, career exploration, communication, and social acclimation, and academic success, professional and personal development.

 

Patrick Walker Resse serious

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 164)

Registration

VII. What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Maneuvering Around Regal Dilemmas 

(Queens only)

Led by Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University), founder 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.

www.queentoqueen.com

Jessica Canty

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 200)

Registration

VIII. I'm an Advisor....Now What?

(Advisors only)

Led by  Michael L. Rainey, Assistant Coordinator for Leadership Development, Department of Student Activities, Advisor, Mr. and Miss Virginia State University and The Royal Court Advisor, Student Government Association, 2017 HBCU Kings and Queens Advisor of the Year

This session deals with the roles and responsibilities (assigned and assumed) and navigating through the world of advising with various stakeholders

 

Michael Rainey

Registration

3:30pm

Group Photo

Registration

4:00pm

RegistrationTBA

Depart to hotel /Dinner on your own

Registration9:00pm - 1:00am

Registration  Grand Ballroom

Royal Academy Awards/ Masquerade Ball

(After 5 attire required)
Please wear mask 

Sunday, July 29, 2018 

Registration7:30am - 9:00am

Evangeline Suite & Foyer

Registration

Registration9:15am - 11:00am

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Farewell Breakfast

 

 

Words of Inspiration

Led by Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright

Mary Terry Wiley