JANUARY 8-9, 2022
Welcome to the January Conference 2022
Build connections. Learn new skills. Expand your sorority knowledge.
Join us for a weekend of learning, connection and fun! Meet and network with both Active and Alumna Sisters while learning about the latest updates from Kappa Phi Lambda national sorority and learn new skills in personal and professional development workshops!
Lili Burciaga *Smooth*
She/Hers/Ella. Lili Burciaga is a Chicago native, professor, counselor, clinical supervisor, and consultant who has a passion for helping others and for being a social justice advocate. She holds a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University. Lili is a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified clinical trauma professional with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in numerous settings with youth and adults. Her background has been in community mental health, hospitals, juvenile detention, and primary care, where she has served minoritized populations in the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Presently, she is core faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Lewis University. She also provides bilingual, on-site critical incident response as a consultant across Illinois and surrounding states.
Please click the button on the card to join the Zoom meeting during it’s time slot. All times are in EST.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Sunday, January 9, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Part 1 *Choose one*
Kappa Konnect (Alumnae Only)
Hosted by the Development Department
Grab a drink and chit-chat with fellow Kappa alumnae in this fun networking session! Open to alumnae only.
Play. Pause. Resumé!
Hosted by Kira Ewoldt *Levia*, Crossed Spring '21, She/Her/Hers
Sisters will be able to understand the functions and purpose of a resume as well as reflect on the multiple aspects of resume writing for potential job, school, and program applications in their specific field/discipline.
Hi! My name is Kira, and I am a third year at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am studying English and Secondary Education with a minor in Chinese. I am currently a writing academic tutor for Nevada Athletics. I have also been an undergraduate consultant at the University Writing & Speaking Center, a service open to over 20,000 students. This role has led me to TA as an undergraduate as well as work as a Writing Fellow. Within the Alpha Theta Chapter, I am currently an Academic Co-Chairholder. This position has been very rewarding and has given me a way to not only academically, but also emotionally support my Sisters.
Here is my LinkedIn:
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Hosted by Erika Saligan *Locket*, Crossed Spring '17, She/Her/Hers
Setting boundaries is a powerful tool if you are feeling burnt out from balancing life, school, work, relationships or extracurriculars. We need to create a space that allows for our success and happiness because we all deserve to live a happy, fulfilling life. This workshop will go over what boundaries are, the different types, as well as how to set boundaries and communicate those effectively.
Hello! My name is Erika Saligan *Locket* and I crossed Spring 2017 at Psi Chapter located in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I graduated May 2020 with a degree in Integrative Biology and I currently work as a chief scribe.
My involvement in Kappas include being program educator, vice president external, philanthropy, cultural, alumni/sisterhood, recruitment and fundraising. I wanted to stay involve after graduation so I currently serve as the Director of Events on Kappas’ National Leadership. During college, I was on the executive board of the Philippine Student Association and I interned at my university’s Asian American Cultural Center.
I love bringing people together and supporting others in any way I can. I also enjoy listening to music, bullet journaling and watching shows/movies. I have 3 plants and I’m so excited my propagations are finally growing roots!!
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Part 2 *Choose one*
Hosted by Joann Ma *Koriand'r*, Crossed Fall '13, She/Her/Hers
Do we suck at building relationships? Or do we just not have the courage to take the first step? We all know the importance of building relationships but not a lot of us know exactly how to do it. When we figure out how to do it we end up not realizing that maintaining a relationship is just as important as building a relationship. This is a workshop not only for professional development but also for personal development as well, because relationship is essential in waking your life goals come into reality. Important relationships help you go far.
Some of the topics will include how to find your mentor or how to get someone to advocate for you, the power of asking, the power of speaking up, etc.
Hello! I am Joann and I am currently based in the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina. This means I am about 30 minutes away from my whole chapter at NC State and I’m 15 minutes away from Duke university and UNC Chapel Hill. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in background in business marketing and data analytics. After graduation I stayed in the area and joined the global technology industry.
After a few years of working through the industry I am currently working for Lenovo as a market intelligence researcher for the company’s corporate strategy office. In this role, I try to understand and predict what area should our company invest in and serve as a subject matter expert in telling our leaders what our competitors are doing so that they can further make decisions taking into consideration the needs of our customer and the market.
I have many interests outside of being a sister and working in corporate America. Some include getting involved in nonprofit organizations specialize in international affairs, salsa / Latin dancing, Chinese dancing, and enjoying theatre arts.
Burning Brightly Without Burning OUT
Hosted by Victoria Diaz-Torres *Designate*, Crossed Spring '19, She/Her/Hers
The light in our hearts is so precious that we constantly feel the need to burn bigger, burn brighter for others— this can lead to compassion fatigue. But you can’t light the way for others while your flame is out! This workshop will focus on a five-level game plan to maintain balance being the most supportive sister you can possibly be while protecting that flame.
Victoria Diaz-Torres is a bubbly advertising nut, world wanderer, and proud Texas Boricua with a passion for people that has led her into a career of understanding human behavior, and reaching people in creative ways. A recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, she currently works as a Client Solutions Planner for TikTok!