The Butte College Associated Students and Office of Student Activities will host the Leadership and Civic Engagement Conference on September 29 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Butte College main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, at the Learning Resource Center. The Leadership and Civic Engagement Conference is $15 for Butte College and high school students and $20 for CSU Chico students and other community members.
The goal of this year’s Leadership and Civic Engagement Conference is to develop new ideas, theories and best practices in the fields of leadership and civic engagement. Participants are encouraged to take leadership roles on campus and in the community in order to make positive changes.
Keynote speaker, Paul Loeb, will discuss the themes of his last three books, Soul of a Citizen, The Impossible Will Take a Little While and Generation at the Crossroads. Drawing on these books and 35 years of exploring citizen involvement, he’ll focus on how ordinary citizens can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we’re told neither matter. He’ll talk of how people can get involved in larger community issues and what stops them from getting involved; how they burn out in exhaustion or maintain their commitment for the long haul and how involvement can give them a sense of connection and purpose rare impersonal life.
For more information, visit Leadership & Civic Engagement.
For questions, call 895-2428