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Florissant Valley Hosts 2014 Midwest Leadership SEED Conference

April 10, 2014

SEED Midwest Leadership Conference 2014St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley is hosting the 2014 Midwest Leadership Conference today.

Approximately 200 Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program students from six colleges will take part in the student-run conference. Schools include North Central Technical College, Scott Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Fox Valley Technical College, Georgetown University and St. Louis Community College.

"It has been a wonderful experience. We have students from different countries and from across the midwest coming to STLCC to learn from each other on how to become stronger leaders,” said Ivette Ale Lopez, SEED student at STLCC-Florissant Valley. “This weekend we will be sowing our seeds of success.”

The first-year students have developed workshops focusing on personal development, and the second-year students will present workshops focusing on professional development.

Some of the topics include professionalism in the workplace, hearing and deaf cultural differences, budgeting, professional behavior in and out of the workplace, and impacts of technology in communication.

“The second-year students will also present the community action plans they have designed to take back to help their communities back home,” said Susan McKnight, SEED coordinator at Florissant Valley.

Terry Freeman, professor in engineering science at Florissant Valley, and Lydia Padilla, STLCC Foundation board member, will serve as guest speakers at the conference.