Homenetmen Ararat and Woodbury University to Host Leadership Conference

Elevate 2012

BURBANK—To meet the crucial need of insuring the wellbeing and prosperity of its community’s youth, the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter and the Woodbury University Center for Leadership in cooperation with the ANCA PN have launched and announced their ambitious new plan to host their inaugural ‘Elevate 2012′  Leadership Development Conference Seminar Series in late September.

The partnership was formed earlier this year by concerned community leaders who recognized its tremendous and immediate need and was established in response to growing community calls for a vehicle to exist which develops and instills within its youth the leadership skills that elevate and empower them to become productive citizens and influential members of society.
The first of its kind, the conference’s primary focus is to identify, motivate and train future Armenian-American community leaders and build an accomplished core of model citizens who are wholly prepared to act as the agents of positive change both within and outside of their culture and respective communities.

The inaugural ‘Elevate 2012′ Leadership Development Conference Seminar is expected to draw over 230 attendees and will feature speakers: Maria Mehranian – Managing Partner of Cordoba Corporation, Luis Ma. R. Calingo, Ph.D.  – President, Woodbury University, Charles Ghalian – President of Tag Mex, Inc., Ardashes (Ardy) Kassakhain – City Clerk, City of Glendale and world famous  MMA trainer and founder of GFC, Edmond (The Diamond) Tarverdyan and will host special guests: Diana Magpapian Madison – Founder/Host Hollyscoop.  Boxing and MMA Superstars: Vic Darchinian, Ronda Rousey, Art Hovhannissyan, Manny Gamburyan and Gabriel (The Ghost) Tolmajyan will also be on hand to sign autographs and participate in photo opportunities. This event is open to the public; however, due to limited seating, guests wishing to attend must visit http://www.itsmyseat.com/Elevate2012, register and RSVP. Admission to the conference is free and includes complimentary Continental Breakfast, refreshments and lunch. This event is also graciously co-sponsored by the Armenian National Committee – Professional Network.

The ‘Elevate 2012′ Leadership Development Conference Seminar Series of the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter and the Woodbury University Center for Leadership is the only Armenian-American Leadership Incubator of its kind and draws and directs the wisdom and experience of the Nation’s top Armenian-American corporate and business leaders, public figures and accomplished and recognized leaders from the fields of the arts and sciences, entertainment, athletics and civic and community leaders and academics and identifies and instills within today’s Armenian-American youth the leadership skills and organizational tools required to prepare them to become tomorrow’s influential citizens and community leaders. This Leadership Development Incubator focuses on character shaping and leadership development.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodbury University’s Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank. (Registration and Continental Breakfast 9 a.m; Luncheon and Refreshments Reception from noon to 1 p.m.)


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