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Saturday, March 4, 2017


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Why Participate?!


As a result of attending the Circle of Change Regional Conference...

  • Emerging leaders will learn how to discover their talent, passion, values, personality type, vision, and purpose as a leader.
  • Emerging leaders will not only develop a solid working definition of character, but they will discover the type of character they must possess in order to make their vision and purpose a reality.
  • Emerging leaders will learn about the leadership and professional skills they must begin developing in school right now in order to position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.
  • Emerging leaders will learn how to activate the resilience and courage from within to overcome various challenges and obstacles they will have to face as leaders in the 21st Century.
  • Emerging leaders will leave inspired and empowered with an action plan for success after the conference is complete.



Conference Schedule Overview


Check-In & Registration  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Icebreaker  9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker  9:25 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Facilitation Groups & Lunch  10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel Session w/ Executive Leaders  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Break  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker   1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Facilitation Group Break Out  2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closing  3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Opening Keynote Speaker:

Kevin Bracy



Kevin Bracy

Speaker, Author, Coach, and Host/Facilitator for the National Society of Leadership and Success





Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

Joshua Fredenburg



Speaker, Author, and Founder of Circle of Change Leadership Conference





Executive Leader Panelists:

Laura Teclemariam


Laura Teclemariam

Senior Product Manager at Electronic Arts (EA)Sports Mobile Studios





Katerina Peterson



Katerina Peterson

Game Day Entertainment Representative with Oakland Raiders/Golden State Warriors




Roderick Jefferson



Roderick Jefferson

Vice President at Global  Sales & Partner Enablement





Samantha Conway



Samantha Conway

Fulfillment Lead at Google Express





Rachel Williams



Rachel Williams

Head of Corporate  Recruiting, Diversity, & Inclusion at Yelp






Registration Information


SJSU students, registration is FREE! Use this link to register:

Non-SJSU students, registration is $25! To submit payment, click hereAfter payment is submitted, an email will follow to complete registration.

Registration must be completed by Tuesday, February 28th.REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO END OF DAY, 3/2/17! Spaces limited so register ASAP!

This event is wheelchair accessible. If you have other needs or have further questions, please e-mail Marylou Bagus-Hansen at or call SJSU Student Involvement at 408.924.5950.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  • Who/What is Circle of Change?

The Circle of Change Leadership Experience impacts the lives of student leaders through the use of dynamic keynote speakers, scholarly workshop sessions on leadership development, and paneled sessions with seasoned executives who provide expert advice and real-world leadership experience from more than 70 different Fortune 500 companies. In addition to these powerful leadership experiences mentioned above, emerging and seasoned leaders also engage in reflection, assessment, and group activities with trained student affair professionals, networking opportunities with students and executives passionate about leadership, and an impactful Service Project that teaches the importance of service, social responsibility, and civic engagement. For more information about this organization, visit their website at:

  • Who can attend?

The Circle of Change Leadership Conference is open to SJSU undergraduate students and students from neighboring campuses. Registration for SJSU students is free. Registration for non-SJSU students is $25. Due to space capacity, the participant maximum is 200 students. Register early! Again, SJSU students can register by clicking here. Non-SJSU students can submit payment by clicking here and an email will follow to complete registration.

  • Am I required to be present the whole time?

    Yes, attendees are required to be present for the entire conference in order to receive their completion certificate at the end. 

  • Do I have to be involved in a student organization on campus to attend?

    No, you do not have to be involved in a student organization to attend. This conference is designed for students who aren't quite sure about getting involved yet, don't know exactly what to get involved with, who want to learn about their own leadership style, and/or who want to use their leadership for great things ahead.

  • Are meals provided?

Yes, a continental breakfast will be available during registration along with lunch during facilitation group sessions. Snacks will also be available in the afternoon. 

  • Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

If you have further questions, please e-mail Marylou Bagus-Hansen at or call SJSU Student Involvement at 408.924.5950.


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