Keynote Speaker: Dave Urso

Dave Urso has been teaching seminars and developing leaders for almost 18 years. In that time, he’s developed an approach that sets him apart. His naturally energetic and interactive style carries over into his sessions and makes listening to him a pleasure. No matter the context of your interaction, two things are pretty much guaranteed – he’s going to talk really fast and he’s going to do something unexpected!

His mission is to serve as a catalyst of change by engaging others in inspired leadership.

Dave Urso was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He lived in Philadelphia until leaving to attend college at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dave received a Bachelor’s in Conflict Resolution and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from JMU. After graduate school, Dave spent 8 years working at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia. While working at LFCC, Dave completed a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University. Currently, Dave works as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia.

Dave is an avid sports enthusiast – Go all teams Philadelphia! – And truly values the time he gets to spend with family and friends. In 2006, Dave got married to his college sweetheart, Carrie. In 2009, they welcomed twin sons, Chase and Luke, to the world. In 2013, the birth of their daughter, Belle, completed their family. The Ursos live in Harrisonburg, VA.

Monday, February 24, 2020

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 10:00 Welcome/State Updates

10:00 - 11:00 Keynote

11:10 - 12:00 Concurrent Session I

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 1:50 Transfer Panel

    • Universities participating in the Transfer Panel include: UNCC, App State, NCCU, NC State, A&T, UNCW, UNCG and ECU.

2:00 - 2:50 Concurrent Session II

3:00 - 3:50 Concurrent Session III