Drive-In Workshops 2017

DriveInMasterLogoThe 2017 ODK Drive-In Workshops start on February 4 and end April 8.  This year we are providing a link to registration for the workshops and some general information about each.

Registration is now open.  To Register, find the Drive-In Workshop from the list below and select the link to take you to the registration form.  Registration is $30 for collegiate members and guests.  Fees are waived for circle advisors.  NOTE: Registration for each Drive-In Workshop will end on the Monday before the actual event.

For Site Information, scroll down to find the date and location you are planning to attend. Information is being updated as site details are finalized.

The schedule for each site is the same. 2017 Drive-In Schedule

Student Leadership Competencies Inventory – all student participants should complete the Student Leader Competencies Inventory (SLCI) online before they arrive at the conference site.  The inventory is a series of eight short surveys.  Students need to complete each and print or save the results. To complete the inventory click here Student Leadership Competencies Inventory.

Please make sure all attendees are registered in advance.
If you have any questions about the Drive-In Workshops, contact Dr. Tim Reed at or 540-458-5345.

DateLocation 1Location 2Location 3
April 1Bellarmine UniversityElmhurst CollegeRider University
April 8Worcester Polytechnic Institute

April 1

Bellarmine University/University of Louisville

Location: Hillary Room, Centro, Bellarmine University
Hotels: Candlewood Suites (502.357.3577), Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport (502.367.2251), Holiday Inn Express Louisville Airport (502.456.4411)
Parking: | Free on weekends
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Elmhurst College

Location: Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Wes Becton, University of Illinois-Chicago, Elmhurst Board of Trustee Member

Rider University

Location:  Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Parking: Campus BLC Lot | Free
Keynote Speaker: Corinne Zupko, Ed.S., Certified Professional Coach.

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Leadership and Life
In this experiential session, participants will learn the basics of mindfulness, how it can strengthen leadership, improve health and wellness, and enhance quality of life. Attendees will learn practices that can be immediately implemented into their personal and professional lives.

Register Here for April 1

April 8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – CANCELLED

Location:  Riley Hall, 100 Institute Road; Worcester, MA 01609
Hotels: Courtyard Worcester (Marriott) ~$129; Hampton Inn ~$159; Holiday InnExpress ~$115
Parking:  Park Avenue Parking Garage | Free Passes Provided
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Wulf, Ph.D.  Dr. Wulf is a professor of management here at WPI who specializes in leadership training, business consulting, and has started countless businesses of her own. She is a very dynamic individual and has delivered over 1000  seminars and speeches.  She is an ODK initiate.


Previous Drive-In Workshops

February 4

University of Memphis

Location: Fountain View Room, University Center,
Parking:  Zach Curlin Parking Garage | $5.00
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Earle Donelson, Coordinator for Triage & Outreach, Counseling Center at the University of Memphis. He will speak on stress/anxiety/management.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Grace & Broad Residence Center, VCU LEAD/VCI Innovate, 1000 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Richmond Downtown, (888) 465-4329); Hilton Richmond Downtown,(804) 344-4300; Richmond Marriott,  (804)643-3400
Parking:  Street parking, Metered; West Broad Street Parking Deck | $2-$10
Keynote Speaker: Christopher S. Reina, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research focuses on the intersection of leadership, mindfulness, and emotions in the workplace and how they facilitate employee engagement and organizational performance and well-being.

Register Here for February 4

February 11

Emory University

Location:  Cox Ballroom, 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Hotels: Emory Conference Center, Contact Paula Tavares 404-712-6195, ~ $149
Parking:  Cox Hall Parking | Free
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Register Here for February 11

February 18

Texas Woman’s University

Location: Habbard Hall, 304 Administration Dr, Denton Tx 76204
Hotels: Hilton Garden Inn Denton (940-891-4701); Courtyard by Marriott (940-382-4600); Homewood Suites by Hilton (1-800-230-4134);
Parking: Visitor Parking Lot on Administration Drive | Free
Keynote Speaker:  Col. Kimberly Olsen, USAF (Ret.), “Live Healthy to Lead Healthy”

Register Here for February 18

February 25

Florida Southern College

Location: The Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay, Jr. Archives Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Johnson Ave.
Hotels: Hyatt Place Lakeland Center, 525 W. Orange St., Lakeland, FL  33815,  1-800-993-4751. FSC Rate (35831)
Parking: Free
Keynote Speaker: Evett Simmons. Ms. Simmons is a Florida Southern College Trustee. She an attorney and shareholder with the law firm Greenspoon Marder, P.A., in Port St. Lucie and a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and diversity.

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Location:  Student Union, 5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO  64110
Hotels: Marriott Hotel Country Club Plaza Kansas City, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Parking: Cherry Street Garage, 50th Street and Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110 | Free
Keynote Speaker: Cheri Barber, DNP, President of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 2011-2012.

Register Here for February 25

March 18

Davidson College

Location:  Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson, NC 28035  (Lunch in the new Baker Sports Complex)
Hotel:  Homewood, Suites Davidson, 125 Harbour Pl. Dr., Davidson, NC 28036
Parking: Baker Sports Complex, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson, NC, 28035 | Free
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Graham, Diversity Outreach Counselor, Davidson Student Counseling Center.  Dr. Graham is an ODK initiate.

Register Here for March 18

March 25

Grove City College

Location:  Hall of Arts & Letters, 165 South Madison Street, Grove City, PA 16127
Parking: Madison Avenue Lots | Free
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Philip Prins, Professor of Exercise Science, Grove City College

Weber State University


Register Here for March 25