2019 NALC

2019 National Agricultural Leadership Conference Information

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Saturday afternoon, March 9, conference attendees will have a variety of concurrent workshops to choose from - tracks include agricultural leadership, personal and professional development, and Alpha Zeta chapter development.  We continue to finalize workshops to serve our attendees, but below are general topics and speakers.


Chapter Development Track:

Six Steps to a Stronger Chapter - Whitney Wilgus, Executive Director, Alpha Zeta

Fraternity membership comes with the responsibility of growing and maintaining a strong Alpha Zeta chapter.  In this session, you'll learn the six steps needed to elevate your chapter's performance and engagement with members, plus the most important task your officers can do to increase your chapter's performance.

Officer Roundtable - Alpha Zeta High Council

Motivating Your Chapter Membership - Alpha Zeta High Council


Personal and Professional Development Track:

Careers in Agricultural Leadership - Dr. Kevin Curry, Jr., Associate Professor, Penn State University

From Ag to Law: Creating a Career in Law from an Agricultural Background, and Current Issues in Agriculture - Marlene van Es, Principal, Trells Legal, LLC; AZ alumna

The session will discuss how an agricultural background can lead to a rewarding career in law. It will also touch on some of the current legal issues facing farmers in Pennsylvania.

Financial Lessons for My 20 Year-Old Self: The Things I Wish Someone Had Taught Me - Gregory A. Furer, President and CEO, Beratung Advisors

This session will focus  on understanding your personal money scripts and how to use them to position yourself for success. It will focus on real world money habits and decisions and how to lay a foundation for future success. Learn how to create good money habits walk away with and implement plans for your personal life.


Plenary Session:

Winning at the Game of Life - Jackie Mundt, High Chancellor, Fraternity of Alpha Zeta

Life is not a game of chance. If you want to win, you need a strategy for success and tools to succeed. In this session participants will learn how setting goals, seeking experience and developing your network can help you become the champion of your career.