TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
About the Conference
Already successful in New York City, Command The Room is an empowering day of training that gives you the tools of today’s most powerful women: gravitas, communication, and appearance. This powerful conference, coming to San Antonio, will teach you how to get better results at work and in life with executive presence. Join us on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 26 2016 at Texas A&M University, San Antonio.
Check-In/Registration & Continental Breakfast
Using Your Thought Leadership to Stand Out Above the Crowd
As the job market becomes more competitive and specialized, we need to think about opportunities for enhancing our leadership skills outside of higher education. The panelists will share methods and strategies for developing thought leadership and personal branding as a way to maximize your opportunities.
Our panel of experts include:
Emmelie De La Cruz, founder of The Branding Muse
Erika Prosper, Director of Customer Insights for H-E-B, s
Yvonne Silva, Director of Marketing for the Chick-fil-A Restaurant Group
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President, Texas A&M University – San Antonio
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson is the second president of Texas A&M University – San Antonio. It is the first Texas A&M University System of eleven institutions opened in a major city and one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas. Dr. Teniente-Matson, who was born in San Antonio, has over 20 years experience in higher education with a track record of accomplishments that support campus growth.
As a passionate public administrator, Dr. Teniente-Matson launched her career in Alaska — University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Anchorage. Immediately prior to her appointment at Texas A&M-San Antonio, she served as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of California State University Fresno, where she directed fiscal planning, investments, debt service, budgeting and financial management reporting of all university activities.
She’s been recognized for her service in the field of education. This includes her appointment as a member of the Top 40 Under 40, by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; University of Alaska’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Job Effectiveness; and her selection as a participant in the Consul de Mexico Jornada de Educacion held in Mexico City. She is also a sought-after speaker and mentor on contemporary issues in higher education leadership.
An advocate of continuing education, Dr. Teniente-Matson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management in 1989 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master of Business Administration in 1998 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She received a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fresno State in 2013.
1:00pm – 5:15pm
The 3 Pillars of Executive Presence Seminars
1:00pm Gravitas – Teri Bump, Vice President, American Campus Communities of University Relations and Student Development
In such a competitive environment, leaders must be confident, decisive, visionary and ethical. This combination of characteristics is where your reputation lies and can mean the difference between entering a room and commanding it or entering a room where no one bats an eye at your arrival. “Gravitas is the very essence of Executive Presence.” — Sylvia Ann Hewlett
2:30pm Communication – Jennielle Strother, Dean of Enrollment, University of the Incarnate Word
Sense of humor, appropriate body language and excellent speaking skills are powerful tools to command the room. If you cannot hold the attention of the audience, your message, your pitch, or your interview will never be conveyed successfully. “Communication is not so much what you say but rather how you say it. And this you can condition and control.” — Sylvia Ann Hewlett
4:00pm Appearance – Rosann Santos, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Student Affairs and Founder of Latinas in Higher Education, Inc.
Appearance and style are tricky because they may or may not have anything to do with someone’s ability or intellect. However, studies show that being polished and groomed and choosing simple yet stylish attire formulate that all important first impression. “It turns out that the intrinsic stuff (body type, height) is not what matters most; rather, it’s what you do with what you’ve got.” — Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch & Networking Reception
Early Bird: $59 until January 31 | $69 until February 25 | $75 on site | $15 Texas A&M University – San Antonio Students
Your registration includes:
- continental breakfast, lunch and reception
- giveaways and door prizes
- access to career experts
- networking opportunities
- invaluable career advice
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