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2019 Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference

Keynote Speaker Justin Jones-Fosu

Justin Jones-Fosu

In 2015 Justin was voted as a “HOT ACT” by Campus Activities Magazine and in 2008, Justin was named one of Ebony Magazine’s “30 Young Leaders Under 30 On the Rise.” He is an author, an award-winning entrepreneur and a professional speaker. He is the author of two books, the most recent focusing on Values Based Success.

While in college, Justin was a fraternity leader, president of three campus organizations and served on the SGA Executive Board. He has earned his MBA focused on Leadership and Organizational Learning and is passionate about combining high-energy, humor, and practical content in all of his presentations to help students reach their goals, achieve better results, and become better leaders.

Collaborate!: Together WE are Better

Would you rate the organizations on your campus as being more competitive or collaborative? If your campus is like Justin’s was, then the fraternities and sororities may get along on the surface, but behind closed doors (and sometimes not so behind) there are divisive rivalries and unhealthy competition. Maybe it is a social club/organization that is having a program that seems quite similar to another program across campus, and either one event has all the people, or people are split between the two events (assuming the campus community is interested in the event at all). Well, your campus may not have embraced an appreciation for greater collaboration.

So you may be wondering, shouldn’t our organizations still have competition? They should, however, unhealthy competition should never erode the progress of effective collaboration. Have amazing fun, learning how to see and act with great campus collaboration! 

Learning Outcomes

  • How to transition from unhealthy competition to purposeful collaboration by addressing individualism, versus collectivism and abundance versus scarcity,
  • How to avoid bad collaboration to achieve collaboration that has a positive impact on your campus,
  • How to stop fighting over the pie, and work together to create a bigger pie, how to create a shared vision that is bigger than just one organization, and
  • How to create informal/formal networks to encourage collaborative communication.
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