Schedule

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Registration2:00pm - 7:00pm

Grand Ballroom

 

Registration3:00pm - 5:00pm

Grand Ballroom lobby

 

Registration

 

 

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Choctaw

 

RegistrationOngoing (Thurs-Fri)

Gris Gris

 

Registration

Check-In. Pick up registration materials.

PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

Internship and Career Fair hosted by BLKResumes, LLC-Business Attire required

  • Amazon
  • Red Ventures
  • IBM
  • Bank of America
  • ServiceNow

www.blkResumes.com

BANK OF AMERICA Meet AND GREET

Dontia Brown, Assistant Vice President, Diversity Talent Acquisition Consultant HBCU Strategy Global Human Resources, Former HBCU Queen

CORPORATE ONSITE INTERVIEWS 

(invitation only)

Registration 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Grand Ballroom

Greetings / Introduction / Conference Overview

Introduction of HBCU Royalty

Registration8:00pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

Opening Speaker

Chrisette Michele, Grammy Award Winning Artist    

Registration9:30pm

 Fleur de Lis & Courtyard

Registration

Opening Reception

Great opportunity to meet and greet all attendees from different schools.

Friday, July 29, 2022  

Registration7:00am -8:45am

 Evangeline Suite & Foyer

Registration

Registration9:00am - 10:15am

Grand Ballroom

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Introduction and Conference Overview: The Historical Significance of HBCU Royalty

Dale Williams, PhD founder of Leadership for Queens. HBCU Kings and Queens Conference, will give an overview about the unspoken rules and expectations for Campus Royalty as well as challenges for kings and queens to get ready for the road ahead. (former HBCU Queen)

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Registration10:30am - 11:45am

 Grand Ballroom

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Media Training

Media Coach Zakiya Larry, (former HBCU Queen)

As a former HBCU queen and current Media coach Zakiya will not only give tips regarding best practices for media training but also she will focus on the position of royalty on HBCU campuses.

http://www.zakiyalarry.com

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Registration11:45am - 12:15pm

 Grand Ballroom

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Buffet & Hotel Etiquette

Whether in the Royal Court or Royal Sonesta, traveling for work or for pleasure, first impressions are lasting. During this session, attendees will learn the do's and don'ts of buffet and hotel etiquette, setting the tone for your 4-day conference experience.

Communication Specialist Cassandra Gray, Voiceover Talent, Career Advisor

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Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

 Grand Ballroom

Registration

A Taste of Success

featuring Devan Erby, Head of Ethika Music and Kesha Monk, Voiceover Talent

Registration2:30pm - 3:15pm

 Acadia Suite

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Registration2:30pm - 3:15pm

 Acadia Suite

Registration

Breakout Session

Queens: Queening with a Healing Heart

(Queens only)

Lecia Rives, ESQComedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

Why is it we only talk to leaders about leading without ever examining the heart or broken heart they bring to the leader position? Well, this interactive keynote presentation focuses on leaders and the heartbreaks they are seldom allowed to discuss. This presentation is filled with a gamut of emotions from start to finish. This is a must attend presentation for anyone who finds themselves at the top of their game but has never touched the bottom of their soul!

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Registration2:30pm - 3:15pm

 Fleur De Lis

Registration

Breakout Session for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Panel:

(Kings only)

A candid discussion on issues facing black males striving for success.  Panelist share real life lessons of how to overcome societal, professional and personal challenges.

  • Isaiah Matthews-Braxton, Mister HBCU
  • Kyle Brown, Campus Recruiting Diversity Lead, Red Ventures
  • Theodis A. Chunn, Jr. CEO of TCJ Motivations, Inc. former HBCU King
  • Anthony M. Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection/HBCU Kings and Queens Conf.
  • Devan Erby, President of Ethika Music
  • Faruq Salaam, Entrepreneur, Veteran
  • Roderic L. Sprowl, National Keynote Speaker & Founding Pastor, Thrive Church 
  • Brandon L. Wolfe, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Registration2:30pm - 3:15pm

Grand Ballroom

Registration

Breakout Session for Advisors: Introductions, Networking and Best Practices Exchange

(Advisors only)

Dale Williams, PhD, Founder Leadership for Queens and HBCU Kings and Queens Conference, former HBCU Queen and Veronica C. Hairston, Assistant Director for Student Activities/SGA & Royal Court Advisor, Advisor of the Year, 2020-21   

This session gives current and up-to-date information on the advising world. Advisors will have the opportunity to meet and dialogue with conference organizers to address concerns, current trends as well as tips to help one advise more effectively as an advisor.

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Registration3:30pm - 4:15pm

 Acadia Suite

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Breakout Session 2 for Queens: Queening with a Healing Heart 

 (Queens only)

Lecia Rives, ESQ. Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

Why is it we only talk to leaders about leading without ever examining the heart or broken heart they bring to the leader position? Well, this interactive keynote presentation focuses on leaders and the heartbreaks they are seldom allowed to discuss. This presentation is filled with a gamut of emotions from start to finish. This is a must attend presentation for anyone who finds themselves at the top of their game but has never touched the bottom of their soul!

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Registration3:30pm - 4:15pm

 Fleur De Lis

Registration

Breakout Session 2 for Kings: Black Male Empowerment Panel Cont.

(kings only)

Registration3:30pm - 4:15pm

Grand Ballroom

 

Registration7:00pm

 Grand Ballroom

 

Fine Dining 101: Etiquette Dinner

(after five attire)

Ocielia Sprowl - Miss Black USA 2011, Pageant Coach & Owner, Slay Your Pageant 

https://www.ocielia.com/

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Registration10:30pm

 Grand Ballroom

 

YOU WIN! Royal Game Show (The Choice is Yours)

(open to all conference participants -please wear school shirt)

Lecia Rives, Esq. Comedienne. Motivational Speaker. Author

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Saturday, July 30, 2022  

Registration7:45am

Meet in Hotel Lobby

 

Depart Hotel for Southern University New Orleans 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126 (Parking and Security 504-286-5291)

Registration8:30am - 9:30am

Gymnasium

 

Welcome/Breakfast

Official Greetings from University

 

Registration9:45am - 11:00am

 

Breakout Session One

Registration 9:45am-11:00am

 

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I. Secrets to Winning the National Crown

Ocielia Sprowl - Miss Black USA 2011, Pageant Coach & Owner, Slay Your Pageant

There are common traits amongst national queens and in this session, you will learn what it takes to be one of them.  If you're wondering exactly what it takes to be prepared for the big stage, this session is for you. During our time together, you will discover the secrets to nailing your national pageant in all phases of competition. 

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

 

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II. Fit for a Queen

Carrie Charlick, Founder of Essential Bodywear

Understand the why the bra is the most important thing in your wardrobe “Change your bra, Change your life”

 Avoid the three top mistakes people make when buying bras so you no longer want to rip it off at the end of the night

✔ Understand the bra fit secrets you weren't taught growing up (but you need to know!)

✔ Understand the why the bra is the most important thing in your wardrobe

✔ Stop dreading bras and become a more empowered, confident, and supported person

Once you come to my workshop you'll never need to rely on luck to find a good bra fit again!

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

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III. Planning the Perfect Coronation

Anthony M. Jones, Jr. founder of the Kings' Konnection and HBCU Kings and QueensConference

This session will explore ideas, tips and resources to help you create a Coronation that is a night to remember and that everyone can enjoy. Learn practical tips you can use to create the perfect night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration9:45am-11:00am

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IV. Lead with your V.O.I.C.E.: The Art of Public Speaking

Roderic Sprowl, M. Div. - National Keynote Speaker & Founding Pastor, Thrive Church Fort Worth, TX

This session teaches essential speaking skills to help Kings and Queens to be confident in front of an audience. Attend this comprehensive workshop to learn how to:

Connect with your audience

Get your point across clearly

Remain calm, cool, and collected

Breeze through the toughest question-and-answer periods

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration9:45am-11:00am

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V. Sis, Protect Your Heart! Who We Are Matters. Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI)

Zsanai Epps, Director of My Sister’s Keeper & Positive Period

Objectives for Breakout Session:

  1. Introduce the MSK Heart Health Program
  2. Discuss Black Women and Intersectionality, Lived Experience, and Chronic Stress
  3. Discuss ways to reduce stress

Since 1983, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially. My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is a BWHI signature program created to empower young Black women ages 18-30 to be powerful advocates and leaders. www.bwhi.org/msk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration9:45am-11:00am

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VI. A Part of the Team: Royal Court Workshop (royal court members only) 

Dolores Rivers (past class queen and 1st Attendant to Miss Southern University (Baton Rouge) and Kasseem Smith (former class king)

(Royal Court Members Only)

This session teaches royal court members not only to be team players but also how to make their position shine for their class or demographic. Team building exercises and royal scenarios, royal court members learn how to effectively lead and follow in group settings.

Registration9:45am-11:00am

Arts, Humanities and Social Science Bldg.-112

 

VII. From the Crown to Corporate: Communicating like Royalty

Hailey Mangrum, Learning & Development Lead at Red Ventures

This session focuses on leveraging your leadership skills from the campus environment to the corporate environment.  Learn to discuss how to communicate your accomplishments and influence others with class and professional precision.

Registration9:45am-11:00am

University Center -Sun Room (next door to Arts, Hum and Social Sc.)

 

VIII. Food for the Soul: Advisors have Feelings 

(Advisors only)

Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright. Psychiatric Nurse, Motivational Speaker. Life Coach 
This session gives advisors an introspective look at themselves to see if they are advising internally or externally. It allows advisors to holistically look at themselves and refresh for the upcoming year.

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Breakout Session Two

Registration11:15am-12:30pm

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I. Is your Talent Competition Worthy? 

Lecia Rives, ESQ, Comedienne, Motivational Speaker, Author 

Our perception of ourselves is very complex. Ironically, much like we cannot see our own nose, we are often blinded to the things that we are best at. It can be really hard to identify our brightest talents and they are often in the places we least expect. There are many good reasons to want to explore your talents; however, in the position of king or queen you may have to display your talent in different arenas such as competition. How will you determine if your talent is competition worthy?

Registration11:15pm - 12:30pm

 

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II. Ethical Leadership

 Anthony Jones, Founder of Kings’ Konnection and HBCU Kings and Queens Conference

An open and honest approach about ethical behavior and attitudes. This roundtable workshop teaches students how to deal with conflict resolution and how to lead effectively and honestly before their peers.

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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III. Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development

Dr. Michael L. Rainey, Registration Coordinator for HBCU Kings & Queens Conference, former Advisor to Mister and Miss Virginia State University and The Royal Court and Student Government Association, and named the 2017 HBCU Kings & Queens Advisor of the Year.

Are you a current class king or queen? Perhaps you’re runner-up or attendant to the current king or queen? Maybe you’re a vice president, director, or some other position in SGA. Get Elected: Platform and Campaign Development will give you the necessary tools needed to develop a sound and realistic platform and a strong campaign in order to become the next king, queen, or SGA president of your college/university.

 

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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IV. The Confident Closet

Jada Crisp, Businesswoman, Author, Former HBCU Queen

The ultimate guide to helping you build a clothing selection that reflects confidence and royal representation. As Queen, your image, is an immediate impression of your University. In this session, you will learn the elements of wardrobe etiquette and identify which styles are appropriate for each occasion.

 

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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V. I Am KING!

I AM KING! Theo A. Chunn Jr. former Associate Director for Student Development & Engagement and advisor to Royal Court at Winston-Salem State University. Former HBCU King. Currently the CEO of TCJ Motivations, Inc. (Kings Only)

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Of all the challenges in our world today the keen development of a King should be distinctive. This reign will ultimately activate this intrinsic nature and will expound upon your definitive greatness.  This vital process of motivation and empowerment will transform our Kings who are called to this unique leadership position.  “I am King!” will initiate an awakening of greatness.  Participants will have a transformative encounter where we will examine the past, evaluate the present, and conquer the future.  Lessons of building a posture of excellence in the face of adversity and the pursuit of building your personal Kingdom are the root of this encounter.  “I am King!” will enable your call to evolve into a ROAR which will be showcased in each king's presentation, style, demeanor, and overall unique look.                                                                                                                       

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Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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VI. Who are you? Finding the Leader Within

Ernest Robinson, Motivation Speaker, Be E.R.N.E.S.T., President www.b-ernest.org

Leadership development has been continually recognized by organizations as a competence and a mind-set that is worthy of substantial time and resources. Although various approaches have stressed the development of skills or behaviors, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the development of attitudes and belief systems is also relevant. To increase knowledge in this area this session will explore various leadership styles through media and interactive activities. Participants will discuss their perception of leadership (or lack of) and how it looks in their respective field. The session participants will be able to identify how to become a leader and develop strategies to enhance our young leaders.

 http://www.BeE.R.N.E.S.T.org

Ernest Robinson

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

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VII. Networking in a Social Media era for Student Leaders

Kyle Brown & Hailey Mangrum of Red Ventures

This session will take student leaders through an engaging networking workshop related to branding yourself professionally through social media and marketing your campus events through key Digital Marketing tactics

Registration11:15am - 12:30pm

University Center -Sun Room (next door to Arts, Hum and Social Sc.)

 

VIII. Food for the Soul: Advisors have Feelings 

(Advisors only)

Mary Terry Wiley, Playwright. Psychiatric Nurse, Motivational Speaker. Life Coach 
This session gives advisors an introspective look at themselves to see if they are advising internally or externally. It allows advisors to holistically look at themselves and refresh for the upcoming year.

Registration12:30pm - 1:45pm

Gymnasium

 

Lunch: Keynote Speaker:

James H. Ammons, Jr. PhD, Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)

Breakout Three

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Arts, Humanities and Social Science Bldg.-Auditorium

 

I. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Informational

Jackeima Fleming, Miss NBCA Hall of Fame and Dale Williams, PhD, Founder Leadership for Queens/Former HBCU Queen

This session will cover competition details as well as the personal advice and experience from organizers and participants.

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Jackeima Flemming, Miss University of the Virgin Islands and the reigning Miss National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame 2021-2022 

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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II. Mister HBCU Informational

Mister HBCU Informational -Dr. Jerome Offord, Jr., Director of Mister HBCU and Isaiah Matthews-Braxton, Mister HBCU                                                                                                       

This session will cover competition details as well as the personal advice and experience from organizers and participants.

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Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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III. The HBCU Experience: The HBCU Royal University Queens Edition

HBCU Queens share their experiences and lessons learned as an HBCU Queen, also detailed in a book dedicated to capture their experiences.

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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IV. Welcome 2 The Jungle Training Program TM

Ernest Robinson, Be- E.R.N.E.S.T | President

Leadership and communication development program LEADERSHIP AND INTENSE TEAM BUILDING TRAINING

Advisors and student leaders know that an organization is only as good as the organization operates and communicates, this becomes more complicated than simply "electing the best people". Leaders that are placed on teams, and how those teams interact and perform makes a world of difference on each individual's impact. The best teams are balanced, emphatic towards one another, accountable, and open.

Presentation Resources: The session utilizes visual display media (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint). Level of Interactivity (from 1 to 5 being very interactive): 5 Learning Outcomes. After attending this session participants should be able to: Identify your natural tendencies and the tendencies you adapt to under stress, Learn exactly how to communicate with your team without assuming or guessing, recognize the different personalities on your team and how to better work with them and discover your natural leadership style and the tendencies that can hold you back from more effective leadership. Stressed out? Too tired to make it to that next meeting? Is it the same small group of people doing all the work? Well this powerful session is for you! It is time for you to break this vicious cycle with the cure for the curse! This high-energy exchange is a unique blend of energy and time management, personal and professional prioritizing, leadership delegation/training, as well as best methods and strategies. These elements are necessary, because leaders often spend all their time advancing organizations without pouring into themselves.  It is critical for both new and seasoned leaders to start by minimizing obligations and maximizing performance.

Ernest Robinson

 

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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V. My Sister’s Keeper: Using Your Platform to Elevate the Conversation and Advocate for Issues that Impact the Health and Wellness of College Women

Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) -Zsanai Epps, Director of My Sister’s Keeper & Positive Period

Objectives for Breakout Session:

1. Discuss the state of Black women’s health

2. Describe the My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) program and its importance on HBCU campuses

3. Discuss program offerings and how to get involved

Since 1983, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially. My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is a BWHI signature program created to empower young Black women ages 18-30 to be powerful advocates and leaders. www.bwhi.org/msk

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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VI. I am a New Advisor...Now What?

Dr. Michael L. Rainey, Registration Coordinator for HBCU Kings & Queens Conference, former Advisor to Mister and Miss Virginia State University and The Royal Court and Student Government Association, and named the 2017 HBCU Kings & Queens Advisor of the Year.

(All advisors welcome, geared toward new advisors)

Advising the King and Queen can be a little different from advising other student groups. This session will give important information and resources to new advisors

 

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

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VII. Crown to Career: How to Successfully Break Into the Corporate World

Jaylin Turner, Engagement Lead - Early in Career - ServiceNow

This session will provide an introduction to companies Blk Resumes and ServiceNow are and their services, as well as cover best practices for building resumes and preparing for interviews.

Registration

2:00pm - 3:15pm

University Center -Sun Room (next door to Arts, Hum and Social Sc.)

 

VIII. Advisor Roundtable: The Pro’s and Cons of Advising Students in a Social Media World

Ms. Precious Alridge, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; and Ms. Sheridan Cooper, Deputy Title IX director, ADA Director. Chair of Student Discipline

 

Registration

3:30pm

Group Photo

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4:00pm

RegistrationTBA

Depart to hotel /Dinner on your own

Registration9:00pm - 1:00am

Registration  Grand Ballroom

Royal Academy Awards/ Masquerade Ball

(After 5 attire required)
Please wear mask 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Registration7:30am - 8:45am

Evangeline Suite & Foyer

Registration

Registration9:00am - 11:00am

 Grand Ballroom