Leaders from college athletics and the military will join experts in mental health and generational differences in a free speaker series May 29-30 at UCCS. The sessions are part of the Camp Elevate clinic by True North Sports. Each public session will begin at 7 p.m. in Berger Hall.
Celia Slater, the first head women’s basketball coach at UCCS, returns to campus as the founder of True North Sports and the facilitator for the speaker series. The sessions will take place in the same room that served as the original gym for UCCS when she coached the Mountain Lions from 1989 through 1995.
Each night is free and no advance registration is required. Each session is scheduled to last until 9:30 p.m. The lineup includes:
- May 29
- Slater: “What’s Missing in College Coaching? Training, Accountability, Community”
- Air Force Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry (retired) and Air Force Master Sgt. Israel “DT” Del Toro: “Authentic Leadership: Leading With Purpose”
- Tim Elmore, author of “Growing Leaders” and creator of “The Habitudes”: “Coaching Generation IY: How to Develop an EPIC Generation”
- Becky Burleigh, head women’s soccer coach, University of Florida; and co-founder of “What Drives Winning Conference”: “The Evolution of ‘The Gator Way’ My Coaching Philosophy: Person > Player”
- May 30
- Amber Selking, founder, Selking Performance Group; and football performance coach, University of Notre Dame: “The Power of the Mind: Building Championship Mindsets”
- Mary Wise, head volleyball coach, University of Florida; and Tiffany Jones, owner and president, X-Factor Performance: “Building Trust & Buy-In With Your Team”
- Shimmy Gray-Miller, assistant women’s basketball coach, Clemson University: “FACT: Coaches Get Fired! How I Have Grown From Experiencing Failure”
- Billie Ratliff, manager, behavioral health, UCHealth Memorial Hospital: “Mental Health Issues For This Generation”
- Slater: “An Unconventional Path to Gender Equality in Sport”