Leadership & Ethics Conference for Students Presented by Kids of Character

by Tom McNamara | Mar 23, 2012

DeSales University will host the third annual Lehigh Valley Youth Leadership and Ethics Conference for eighth grade students on Tuesday, March 27, and for and eleventh grade students on Wednesday, March 28. The two-day event will be held at the University Center on the DeSales University campus.

The conference will be presented by Kids of Character, an organization aimed at developing the moral character and the leadership abilities of secondary education students.

Local eighth graders will attend three sessions, including Teamwork and Communication, led by Amy Burkett, senior vice president of production at WLVT, Leading with Character, led by Marian Schappell, an interfaith chaplain and educator, and Appreciating Differences, led by Kyle Goyal from the Center for Humanistic Change. Hector Sanchez, elementary and teen program coordinator for St. Luke’s Neighborhood Center, will deliver the day’s keynote address.

The eleventh grade students will participate in breakout sessions with DeSales students and faculty members. Speakers will include Bill Jahn, district governor of Rotary District 7430, Woody Rohrbach, president of the Rotary Club of Emmaus, and Lisa Adams, member of the Parkland School District board. Dr. Gregg Amore, associate dean of students for student development at DeSales and conference coordinator, will deliver the keynote address.

“The goal of the conference is for the students to listen to a variety of speakers, take away some ideas, and implement these ideas at their own schools,” said Amore.

The conference is sponsored by DeSales University, the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace, Rotary International, and Express Business Center.

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