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 7.24.19

Thursday, July 25, 2019 

Registration 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Registration

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Check-In. Pick up registration materials.

Registration 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Grand Ballroom

Greetings / Introduction / Conference Overview

Introduction of HBCU Royalty

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 & Hotel Etiquette

Whether in the Royal Court or Royal Sonesta, traveling for work or for pleasure, first impressions are lasting. During this session, attendees will learn the do's and don'ts of buffet and hotel etiquette, setting the tone for your 4-day conference experience.

Communication Specialist Cassandra Gray, Voiceover Talent, Career Advisor

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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)

Lecia Rives, ESQComedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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

 Fleur De Lis

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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 .

  • 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)

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)

Lecia Rives, ESQ. Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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

 Fleur De Lis

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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 (former king)
  • William Thompson, Account Services Coordinator (former king)
  • Dr. Thomas Lavallais, Armon Emmanuel, LLC (former king)
  • Faruq Salaam, Entrepreneur
  • Anthony Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection
  • Quentin DeBerry, Berry Company, LLC
  • Ernest J. Robinson, Be-E.R.N.E.S.T, President
  • Jauan Durbin, Mr. HBCU

Registration3:30pm - 4:30pm

Grand Ballroom

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Breakout Session 2 for Advisors: Advisors Speed Dating

(Advisors only)

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)

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)

Lecia Rives, Esq. Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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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

Official Greetings from University

Registration9:45am - 11:00am

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Breakout Session One

Registration 9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 135)

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I. Queen Style

Ociela Gibson, Young Women's Expert, Author, Pageant Coach, Miss Black USA 2011

Your image is simply the outer reflection of your inner radiance. In this session, you will learn the components of Queen poise and image how to identify your personal style, what is appropriate for every occasion and how to dress for your unique body type. During our time together, you will discover, enhance and elevate your poise, professionalism and Queen Style!

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 136)

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II. Creating Your Swagger and Success

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(Kings only)

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

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 168)

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IV. Impress Your Audience: The Art of Public Speaking

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Lecia Rives, ESQ, Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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 167)

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V. Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development

Dr. Michael L. Rainey, Registration Coordinator for HBCU Kings and Queens Conference.  As a former advisor to Virginia State University's Royal Court and Student Government Association, he was named the 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

Registration9:45am-11:00am

   (PBS 166)

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

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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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PSB 115 Auditorium)

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VII. A Part of the Team: Royal Court Workshop

(Royal Court Members Only)

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.

Dolores Rivers                   Kasseem Smith

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 (PBS 200)

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VIII. Food for the Soul: Advisors have Feelings 

(Advisors only)

Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright. Psychiatric Nurse, Motivational Speaker. Life Coach 
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 131)

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

Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University) and Anisah Rasheed Crosby (former Miss NCA&T), founders of Queen to Queen Inc.

https://queentoqueen.com/

(Focus on Queens)

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.

Anisah Rasheed Crosby          Jessica Canty

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Registration11:15pm - 12:30pm

(PSB 115- Georges Aud)

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II. Is your Talent Competition Worthy?

Lecia Rives, ESQ. Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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

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

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!

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

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 168)

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VI. Lobby for a Hobby

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

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 136)

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

(open to everyone focus will be on kings)

Dr. Thomas E. Lavallais from Armon Emmanuel, LLC. (former Mr. Tennessee State University)

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

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

 (PSB 200)

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VIII.  I'm Friendly, but not your Friend: Establishing and Upholding Professional Boundaries

(Advisors only)

Dr. Eric Bailey, II Assistant Dean of Nursing Students (Student Affairs) for the Lowenberg College of Nursing  and Professor in Higher & Adult Education Leadership at the University of Memphis.

The opportunity to mentor, teach, and/or aid in the development of young adults on higher education institutions can be tremendously fulfilling. The amount of time spent advising, encouraging, disciplining, and critiquing all become surreal when able to witness them accomplish a goal they set for themselves. However, professionals must clearly establish limits that allow safe and authentic relationships between their students. This interactive presentation will define professional boundaries, discuss the importance of professional boundaries, and reveal the consequences of having poorly established professional boundaries.

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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

Brittany Dorsey, 1st runner up, (representing Morgan State University)

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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Registration

2:15pm - 3:30pm

 (PBS 131)

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II. Mister HBCU Informational

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.

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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 115- Georges Aud)

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III. Are You Crown Bound?

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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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 166)

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IV. Welcome 2 The Jungle Training Program TM

Ernest 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 how 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. 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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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

(PSB 168)

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V.  Encouraging U!

Courtney DuBose, former Miss Winston-Salem State University and class queen. Author of Uniik by Design The Compilation: 21 Days of Encouragement for your Uniik Journey

Crowns are heavy, and sometimes the responsibility that comes with wearing one is even heavier. There’s no doubt that on your journey, you will encounter situations that will attempt to get you off track and cause disruption and distractions while serving your college or university during your reign. While many things may be thrown your way to get you discouraged, you have the tools to overcome! Join us as we discuss the 7 keys to help you stay encouraged every step of the way, no matter what circumstances may arise!

Courtney DuBose

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 Health and Wellness of College Women

Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) 

led by Zsanai Epps

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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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 131)

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

(Queens only)

Jessica Canty (former Miss Bowie State University) and Anisah Rasheed Crosby (former Miss NCA&T) founders 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/

Anisah Rasheed Crosby         Jessica Canty

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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

 (PSB 200)

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VIII. I'm an Advisor....Now What?

(All advisors welcome, geared toward new advisors)

Dr. Michael L. Rainey,  registration Coordinator for HBCU Kings and Queens, as a former Advisor to Mr. and Miss Virginia State University and The Royal Court Advisor, Student Government Association he was named the 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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