Level Up YP Summit Presented by University of Lynchburg
Level Up is a one-day summit for young professionals. Join us for a day of motivating speakers, thought-provoking sessions, and the opportunity to connect with other young professionals. We are proud to partner with University of Lynchburg for the 2021 event.
8:00 AM Event registration & continental breakfast begins
8:30 AM Welcome and event kick-off! "Determining Your Leadership Strengths with Gallup Strengths Finder"
Kristen Cooper, Associate Dean of Campus Life, University of Lynchburg
Bobbi Jo "B.J." Keefer, Director of Student Activities & Leadership Programs,
University of Lynchburg
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Sessions A "DEI in the Workplace: Let's Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable"
Nakesha Moore, Office of Equity, Academy of the Arts
"Elevating Your Leadership Through Nonprofit and Civic Engagement"
Meghan Huffman, Executive Director of SHARE Greater Lynchburg
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Sessions B "Keep Calm: Managing Stress in the Workplace"
Dr. Christian Neal, Director of Psychiatry, Johnson Health Center
Chelsea Ogden, Associate Director of Counseling, Johnson Health Center
"Becoming the Leaders of Tomorrow"
Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, President of University of Lynchburg
12:00 PM Lunch
Remarks from our Presenting Partner, University of Lynchburg, with lunch table discussions "What Do You Need from Your Employer?"
1:15 PM Sessions C Sessions "Building Relationships and Growing Your Network
Jennifer Huffman, Vice President Workplace Solutions Relationship Manager, Atlantic Union Bank
"Authentic Leadership: Building a Team with Genuine Style"
Frank Rogers, County Administrator of Campbell County
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM Panel: "Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"
Panelists: Jawansa Hall, Owner & Creative Director of Blackwater Branding
Jessic Kercher, Owner of Simply Vanilla Cheesecake
Nicole Rule, Owner of Danicole Bespoke Headwear
Nathan Simpson, Owner of Colonial Systems
Moderator: Stephanie Keener, Executive Director, Small Business Development Center
3:15 PM Level Up Young Professionals Awards Presentation followed by networking