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1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

Helping Students Cultivate a Passion for Success

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 238

Overview: Led by one of the nation's most passionate motivational speakers, this exciting session will examine the challenges that African-American males confront in their daily lives. Attendees also will learn proven strategies for personal development and success, and how to join the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) - a national organization with more than 160 collegiate and high school chapters across 30 states.

Presenter: Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, President and Founder, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP

2010 Census of Male-Focused Programs: A Snapshot of Programs and Organizations Supporting American Males

Location: Jones Building, Room 102

Overview: Over an eight-week period last year, Loren Harris took on the monumental task of surveying the national landscape of programs focused on improving the condition of American males. With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this former foundation program officer collected voluntarily submitted data from over 300 organizations throughout the United States. Mr. Harris has used the data he collected to compile a resourceful database and to author a compelling report regarding the challenges and achievements of male-focused organizations and their efforts, and the important work that remains. Learn where your AAMI project fits into this critical nation-wide agenda.

Presenter: Loren Harris, Founder, Thinking Man Consulting

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

I Am Man!

Location: Learning Support Auditorium

Overview: Maturing into a successful man in today's society oftentimes requires navigating some very rough waters. This accomplished and committed educator will share inside tips on how to achieve success, from bringing your "A" game (the right Attitude) to knowing how to "dress to impress," to working effectively with those who can grant or deny you "major opportunities." Come learn what they don't tell you in school!

Presenter: Dr. Joshua Murfree, Superintendent, Dougherty County (Ga.) Schools

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. STUDENT WORKSHOP

Create the Career You Really Want Through Student Leadership, Internships, and Graduate School

Location: Professional Sciences Center; Room 212

Overview: Securing a professional position in today's job market is becoming increasingly competitive. How do you ensure that your resume will stand out among the competition? Get a head start by learning the inside tips on how to secure leadership roles on campus, internships, and the value of attending graduate school from three experts who have done exactly that and will share their insights.

Moderator: Rickie Watters, AAMI Student, Brother 2 Brother, Georgia Highlands

  • Julien Saunders, Hotel Operations Consultant, Intercontinental Hotel Groups
  • Mashaun Simon, Master of Divinity Candidate, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Darius Robinson, Former Vice President, Student Government Association and Alumnus, Kennesaw State University

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