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Level Up is a one-day summit for young professionals. Join us for a day of motivating speakers, thought-provoking sessions, and the opportunity to connect with other young professionals. We are proud to partner with University of Lynchburg for the 2021 event.

November 16, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Lynchburg Ballroom

Agenda & Speakers

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Kristen Cooper
Associate Dean of Campus Life
University of Lynchburg

Session:

"Determining Your Leadership Strengths with Gallup Strength Finder"

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Bobbi Jo (B.J.) Keefer
Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs
University of Lynchburg

Session:

"Determining Your Leadership Strengths with Gallup Strength Finder"

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Nakesha Moore
Officer of Equity
Academy Center of the Arts

Session:

"DEI in the Workplace: Let's Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable​"

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Megan Huffman
Executive Director
SHARE Greater Lynchburg

Session:

"Elevating Your Leadership Through Nonprofit & Civic Engagement”

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Dr. Christian Neal
Director of Psychiatry
Johnson Health Center

Session:

"Keep Calm:

Managing Stress at Work"

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Chelsea Ogden
Assoc. Director of Counseling Services
Johnson Health Center

Session:

"Keep Calm:

Managing Stress at Work"

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Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar 
President
University of Lynchburg

Session:

"Becoming the Leaders of Tomorrow"

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Frank Rogers
County Administrator
Campbell County

Session:

"Authentic Leadership: Building a Team with Genuine Style"

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Jennifer Huffman
Vice President, Workplace Solutions Relationship Manager
Atlantic Union Bank

Session:

"Building Relationships and Growing Your Network"

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Stephanie Keener
Executive Director
SBDC - Lynchburg Region

Panel Moderator:

"Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"

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Nathan Simpson 
Owner

Colonial Systems

Panel:

"Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"

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Jawansa Hall
Owner & Creative Director
Blackwater Branding

Panel:

"Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"

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Jessica Kercher
Owner & Founder
Simply Vanilla Cheesecake

Panel:

"Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"

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Nicole Rule
Owner
Danicole Bespoke Headwear

Panel:

"Leadership Lessons from Entrepreneurs"

Level Up Awards

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The Level Up Award recognizes outstanding young professionals

that are excelling professionally and making a difference

in the Lynchburg region. 

To nominate an outstanding young professional click here.