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 -The Royal Sonesta. Some presenters and presentations may change due to availability of the speakers. Times and day format will remain the same. Last update 6.17.19

Thursday, July 25, 2019 

Registration 4:00pm - 9:00pm

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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

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Opening Speaker

Captain Deshauna Barber

Miss USA 2016 | Army Officer  |  Motivational Speaker 

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Registration9:30pm

 Fleur de Lis & Courtyard

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Opening Reception

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

Friday, July 26, 2019 

Registration6:30am -8:30am

 Evangeline Suite & Foyer

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Registration9:00am - 10:15am

Grand Ballroom

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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. (former Miss Tennessee State University)

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Registration10:30am - 11:45am

 Grand Ballroom

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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

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Registration11:45am - 12:15pm

 Grand Ballroom

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Buffet Etiquette

 

 

 

Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

 Grand Ballroom

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Luncheon Speaker

Rico Love

An American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer

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Registration2:15pm - 3:15pm

 Acadia Suite

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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!

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Registration2:15pm - 3:15pm

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Breakout Session for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Panel:

(Kings only)

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)

  • Rico Love, American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Dr. Charles Corpew, WYRevolution
  • Tony Forte, Urban Professor -Moderator
  • William Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Dr. Thomas Lavallais, Armon Emmanuel, LLC
  • Faruq Salaam, Entrepreneur
  • Anthony Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection
  • Quentin DeBerry, Berry Company, LLC
  • Jauan Durbin, Mr. HBCU

 

Registration2:15pm - 3:15pm

Grand Ballroom

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Breakout Session for Advisors: Orientation, Tips 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.

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Registration3:30pm - 4:30pm

 Acadia Suite

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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!

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Registration3:30pm - 4:30pm

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Breakout Session 2 for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Panel Cont.

(kings only)

  •  Rico Love, American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Dr, Charles Corpew, WYRevolution
  • Tony Forte, Urban Professor -Moderator
  • William Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Dr. Thomas Lavallais, Armon Emmanuel, LLC
  • Faruq Salaam, Entrepreneur
  • Anthony Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection
  • Quentin DeBerry, Berry Company, LLC
  • Jauan Durbin, Mr. HBCU

Registration3:30pm - 4:30pm

Grand Ballroom

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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

Registration7:00pm

 Grand Ballroom

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Fine Dining 101: Etiquette Dinner

(after five attire)

Led by Ocielia Gibson founder of More Than a Pretty Face International, a self-development company. (Former Miss Black USA)

https://www.ocielia.com/

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Registration10:30pm

 Grand ballroom

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YOU WIN! Royal Game Show (The Choice is Yours)

(open to all conference participants -please wear school shirt)

Led by  Leica Rives, Esq.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 

Registration8:00am

 Dillard University

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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

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Welcome/Breakfast

Registration9:45am - 11:00am

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Breakout Session One

Registration 9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 135)

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

(Queens only)

https://queentoqueen.com/

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.

 


Jessica Canty

 

Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 166)

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II. Creating Your Swagger and Success

https://urbanprofessor.com/

(Kings only)

Led by Tony ForteFormer campus King at Tennessee State University, he is Founder and President of both Urban Professor, LLC, and Silver Spoon Foundation

This personal branding and dress-for-success session is designed for Kings only. The session will outline the importance of choosing the right look at the appropriate time. Highlight the idea of personal branding and the importance of defining a personal and professional brand. Review business dress, business casual dress, and casual dress.

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 164)

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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.

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

(PSB 115- Georges Auditorium)

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IV. Impress Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking

http://www.leciajrives.com/

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

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 168)

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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)

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VI. Are You Crown Bound?

Led by Tasha A. Andrews, Director of Student Activities/ University Royal Court Advisor, Tennessee State University

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!

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 136)

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VII. 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.

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Registration9:450am-11:00am

 (PBS 200)

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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.

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Breakout Session Two

Registration11:15am-12:30pm

 (PSB 168)

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I. Lobby for a Hobby

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

As an active advocate and government relations professional, I will teach key techniques to make your Royal Court advocacy efforts more sophisticated and impactful. You will receive tangible, real-world tools that your Royal Court can immediately use to create the changes you want to see on your campus and in your community.

Due to the significant amount of technical information provided in this session, it is presented in a lecture format. Feedback is encouraged through direct questions to the participants as well as fielding impromptu questions throughout.

Presentation Resources: The session utilizes visual display media (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint) as well as printed handouts. Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5 being very interactive)

Learning Outcomes. After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Learn new techniques on how to effectively development the Royal Courts advocacy efforts
  • Develop new ideas on how to construct advocacy messaging
  • Learn how to create effective coalitions with other campus organizations to help achieve advocacy goals.

 http://www.BeE.R.N.E.S.T.org

Ernest Robinson

Registration11:15pm - 12:30pm

(PSB 115- Georges Aud)

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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?

http://www.leciajrives.com/

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 164)

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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

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 166)

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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

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 135)

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V. I Am KING!

Led by Theo A. Chunn Jr. Associate Director for Student Development & Engagement and advisor to Royal Court at Winston-Salem State University.

(Kings Only)

Of all the challenges in our world today the keen development of a King should be distinctive.  This reign will ultimately activate this intrinsic nature and will expound upon their definitive greatness.  This vital process of motivation and empowerment will transform our Kings who are called to this unique leadership position.  “I am King!” will initiate an awakening of greatness.  Participants will have a transformative encounter where we will examine the past, evaluate the present, and conquer the future.  Lessons of building a posture of excellence in the face of adversity and the pursuit of building your personal Kingdom is the root of this encounter.  “I am King!” will enable your call to evolve into a ROAR!

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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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)

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VII. The POWER of Image: Ready for the Business Deal

Led by Thomas E. Lavallais, Ed.D and  Shelby A. Rogers, M.Ed. from Armon Emmanuel, LLC

The workshop is designed to ensure that students understand the power of their image. The workshop will offer keys to dress etiquette and appropriate attire for all activities and events, ensuring that their attire doesn’t distract or take away from them securing an opportunity. Additionally, the workshop will demonstrate and discuss dos and don’ts while serving as royalty serving the institution at all programs and events.

Objectives

  • Dress Attire Etiquette: Knowing when to wear what.
  • Dressing to empower not to impress
  • Representing a brand larger than your last name.
  • Understanding the devil in the details: Less is More

Shelby A. Rogers, M.Ed.                                  Thomas E. Lavallais, Ed.D

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 200)

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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.

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Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

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Breakout Three

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 136)

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I. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Informational

Led by Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

Anta Njie (representing Morehouse College)

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

https://nbcahalloffame.regfox.com/2019-competition-of-hbcu-college-queens-registration

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2:15pm - 3:30pm

 (PBS 131)

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II. Mister HBCU Informational

Led by Mister HBCU 

Jauan Durbin (representing Spelman College/student at Morehouse College)

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

Jauan Durbin

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 115- Georges Aud)

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III. 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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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 166)

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IV. The Gift & The Curse: Talented & Overextended TM

Led by  Rasheed Ali Cromwell, JD, The Harbor Institute President

Stressed out? Too tired to make it to that next meeting? Is it the same small group of people doing all the work? Well this powerful session is for you! It is time for you to break this vicious cycle with the cure for the curse! This high-energy exchange is a unique blend of energy and time management, personal and professional prioritizing, leadership delegation/training, as well as best methods and strategies. These elements are necessary, because leaders often spend all their time advancing organizations without pouring into themselves.  It is critical for both new and seasoned leaders to start by minimizing obligations and maximizing performance.

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Workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify personal habits that are antithetical to minimizing stress and maximizing productivity;
  2. Execute at least one strategy that will aide in increasing efficiency and effective in tasks; and
  3. Execute at least strategy that will aid in reducing stress.

http://theharborinstitute.com/

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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 168)

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V.  Welcome 2 The Jungle Training Program (tm)

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

Leadership and communication development program LEADERSHIP AND INTENSE TEAM BUILDING TRAINING Advisors and student leaders know that an organization is only as good as the organization operates and communicates, this becomes more complicated than simply "electing the best people". Leaders that are placed on teams, and how those teams interact and perform makes a world of difference on each individual's impact. The best teams are balanced, emphatic towards one another, accountable, and open.

Presentation Resources: The session utilizes visual display media (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint). Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5 being very interactive): 5

Learning Outcomes. After attending this session participants should be able to:

  • Identify your natural tendencies and the tendencies you adapt to under stress
  • Learn exactly hot to communicate with your team without assuming or guessing, recognize the different personalities on your team and how to better work with them and discover your natural leadership style and the tendencies that can hold you back from more effective leadership.

http://http://b-ernest.org/

Ernest Robinson

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 135)

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VI. My Sister's Keeper: Using Your Platform to Elevate the Conversation and Advocate for Issues that Impact the

Led by Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) 

Objectives for Breakout Session:

1. Discuss the state of Black women’s health

2. Describe the My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) program and its importance on HBCU campuses

3. Describe the process of establishing a chapter

4. Provide examples of how some chapters are implementing

About Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) Since 1983, the Black Women’s Health Imperative has been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially. BWHI’s mission is to lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate for health-promoting policies.

https://www.bwhi.org/

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 164)

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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.

https://queentoqueen.com/

Jessica Canty

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2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 200)

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VIII. I'm an Advisor....Now What?

(For New Advisors)

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

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3:30pm

Group Photo

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4:00pm

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Depart to hotel /Dinner on your own

Registration9:00pm - 1:00am

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Royal Academy Awards/ Masquerade Ball

(After 5 attire required)
Please wear mask 

Sunday, July 28, 2019 

Registration7:30am - 9:00am

Evangeline Suite & Foyer

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Registration9:15am - 11:00am

 Grand Ballroom

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Farewell Breakfast

 

 

Words of Inspiration

Led by Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright

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