Leadership Summit

About the 2016 Leadership Summit:

AISES is excited to announce that the 2016 Leadership Summit will be held in Rochester, MN April 14-16. Serving as meeting hosts for the event this year are AISES partners IBM and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester Campus). 

AISES’ Leadership Summit is aimed at providing Native higher education students and AISES professionals with in-depth professional development workshops and networking opportunities. Multiple sessions will engage participants on such personal and professional development topics as “Maintaining Cultural Identity” to “Change Management: Managing Personal Change” and “Bridging Native Tradition within STEM.” The Leadership Summit also offers networking opportunities for early to mid-career level professionals and Native students in STEM and fosters the matching of STEM professionals with STEM students for mentoring. Studies prove that building peer support networks and providing positive role models, mentors, and career development programs have profound effects on minority college students in STEM and, we all know, that it’s important for professionals too!

The major focus of the Leadership Summit is to build the skill and aptitude levels of AISES members in the realm of professional and career development- to better prepare them to attain jobs and careers in STEM fields.

Goals of the Summit include:

  • Increasing the skill and aptitude level of AISES members in professional and career development;
  • Developing AISES professional members as role models for the AISES college and graduate students; and
  • Providing American Indian/Alaskan Native college and graduate students with support and building their confidence to transition to the STEM workforce

Leadership Summit Locations:

IBM
Executive Briefing Center
Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic
Medical Center Campus
Rochester, MN

 

Agenda

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Thursday, April 14

 
 

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Registration (All Attendees Must Register)
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

 
 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

 
 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Movie Night:
"The Cherokee Word for Water"
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

 
 

Friday, April 15

 
 

6:30 - 7:00 a.m.
Sunrise Blessing Ceremony with the AISES Council of Elders

Location: Outside directly behind the Holiday Inn Hotel along the river.

 
 

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

 
 

8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Registration
(All Attendees Must Register) 
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center

 
 

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Dream Big - It's Your Career
Presenters: Deborah Clairmont, USDA-NRCS, and Lawrence Shorty, USDA-NRCS
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

    

Other Available Options

TOUR: Mayo Clinic
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mayo Clinic
*You must attend for the full three-hour timeslot.

Tour Includes:

  • Mayo Clinic 3000 Careers tour for students
  • Mayo Clinic Celebration of Research - Lab
  • Mayo Clinic Simulation Center
 
 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Leveraging Covey to Lead Change
Presenters: Gage Hutchens, Wells Fargo Bank; AD Cropper, Raytheon; and Nathaniel Todea, USDA-NRCS
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
 

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Embracing Social Networks for Technical Professionals
Presenter: Martin Keen, IBM
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
 

12:00 - 1:15 p.m
Lunch
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
My Culture and STEM: Conversation with AISES Elders and Board
Presenters: Representatives from AISES Council of Elders and the AISES Board of Directors
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom
   

Other Available Options
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Dream Big - It's Your Career
Presenters: Deborah Clairmont, USDA-NRCS, and Lawrence Shorty, USDA-NRCS
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

 
 

Professional Track:
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Watson: Developing New Skills in the Cognitive Era
Presenter: Chris DeYoung, IBM
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

   

Student Track:
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Leveraging Covey to Lead Change
Presenters:Gage Hutchens, Wells Fargo Bank; AD Cropper, Raytheon; and Nathaniel Todea, USDA-NRCS
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
 

Professional Track
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Development Using Emotional Intelligence
Presenter: Rachel Yellowhair, Raytheon
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

   

Student Track
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Outreach and Support to Youth Leadership and STEM Initiatives
Presenter: Jared Ware, United States Military Academy
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Finding Your Perfect Mentor/Mentee Match

Presenters:AISES Program Staff
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

 
 

6:30 p.m.
Dinner (On your Own)

 
 

Saturday, April 16

 

6:30 - 7: 00 a.m.
Sunrise Blessing Ceremony with the AISES Council of Elders

Location: Outside directly behind the Holiday Inn Hotel along the river.

 

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

   

Professional Track
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Impact of Leadership Styles on Decision Making
Presenter: Jim Wilkerson, CIA
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

   

Student Track
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Career Opportunities in Healthcare
Presenter: Jon Ninas, Mayo Clinic
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

   

Other Available Options
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Embracing Social Networks for Technical Professionals
Presenter:Martin Keen
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

 
   

Professional Track
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Creating Your Individual Development Plan
Presenter:Michelle Fletcher, Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

   

Student Track
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Discovering the Leader in You
Presenters: Sony Preap, The Boeing Company, and Cynthia Munnell, The Boeing Company
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

   

Other Available Options
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Local Leaders Panel
Presenters: TBD
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

 
   

Professional Track
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Rising Up from Technical to Management
Presenter: Marcellus Proctor, NASA
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

   

Student Track
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Planning for the Success of Your Chapter and Region
Presenters: AISES Student Representatives
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

   

Other Available Options
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Turning Conflict into Results
Presenter: Karen Kiester
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

 
 

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center

   

Professional Track
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Think Friday Story Time
Presenter: Kerry Langford, IBM
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

   

Student Track
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Great, You Landed An Interview...Now What?!
Presenters: Cynthia Munnell, The Boeing Company, and Sony Preap, The Boeing Company
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

   

Other Available Options
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Indigenizing the Curriculum
Presenter: Michelle Whitstone, University of Saskatchewan
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

 
   

Professional Track
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Harness the Teamwork
Presenter: LCDR Greg Cady, United States Navy
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Minnesota Room

   

Student Track
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

I’m in graduate school and I don’t fit in...Now what?
Presenter: Jennifer Waltman, Heritage Wellness Group
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Main Classroom

   

Other Available Options
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Remote Technical Support - Answering the phone is just the first step (includes IBM Tour)
Presenter: Barbara Schepp, IBM
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center, Classroom 7

 
 

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Talking Circle
Presenters: AISES Council of Elders
Location: IBM Executive Briefing Center

 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Closing Banquet 

Keynote Speaker: Jaime A. Pinkham (Nez Perce), Senior Advisor, Native Governance Center
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel

 

Sunday, April 17

 

Travel Day - BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN

 

Leadership Registration Prices

 

Student $99
Advisors $149
Professionals $229

Speakers receive one complimentary registration per session but are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and payment arrangements with the hotel.

Register for the 2016 Leadership Conference:

Online registration closed April 5, 2016. Due to security requirements at the host locations there will be no registration past April 5th and no onsite registration.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy
AISES will grant a full refund to any individual who cancels their registration no later than Tuesday, March 18, 2016. Individuals who cancel their registration on or before April 8 will be charged 50% of their registration fee. No refunds for cancellations will be granted after April 8.

Note: Participants will receive the AISES discount hotel rate and are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and payment arrangements with the hotel.  You will be required to provide a credit card at check-in for incidental expenses.

Travel Arrangements 

Hotel

Holiday Inn Rochester
220 South Broadway Ave
Rochester, MN 55904
507-252-8200

Room

The conference rate for rooms at the Holiday Inn Rochester is $99.00 per night. Attendees are responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements.

Book your room by calling the hotel at 507-252-8200. Please be sure to mention the discount code ACE in order to receive the conference hotel rate.  The conference rate is subject to availability.

Sharing a room with a friend or classmate will reduce your costs significantly.

Airport

Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN (8 miles) or Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN (80 miles)

Ground Transportation

There are a number of reasonably priced shuttle options for getting to the hotel and back to the Rochester International Airport. 

Additionally, those traveling with a group may want to consider renting a vehicle or sharing a cab to save money and for added convenience. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Annual Leadership Summit provides professional development workshops, and a formal mentor matching and training program, as well as networking opportunities with early- to mid-career level Native students in STEM. The major focus of the Leadership Summit is to build the skill and aptitude levels of AISES members in the realm of professional and career development- to better prepare them to attain jobs and careers in STEM fields. 

View more information about sponsorship or contact Kellie Jewett-Fernandez at kjfernandez@aises.org or 720-552-6123.

Gemstone Sponsorship Benefits

Level Special Benefits at Each Level High Profile Benefits
Topaz
$20,000
  • Full page ad in the Summit Program
  • ‹5 Summit Registrations
  • ‹Invitation for your company’s senior executive to deliver a 10-minute address and event signage at the opening
  • Opportunity to provide materials in the conference bag
  • Recognition as a sponsor in all printed materials
     
  • ‹Corporate logo displayed on welcome signage
     
  • ‹Recognition on AISES website with link to organization website
     
  • ‹Recognition in AISES e-News
     
  • ‹A complimentary copy of the participant directory
     
  • ‹Special sponsorship designation on company attendee badges
     
  • ‹Recognition in Winds of Change magazine (sponsors may purchase advertising separately)
Opal
$10,000
  • Full page ad in the Summit Program
  • 3 Summit Registrations
  • Invitation for your company's senior executive to deliver a 5-minute address and event signage at the opening
  • Opportunity to provide materials in the conference bag
Malachite
$5,000
  • Half page ad in the Conference Program
  • ‹1 Summit Registration

Aventurine
$2,000

  • Quarter page ad in the Conference Program
  • ‹1 Summit Registration

Thank You to Our Sponsors!