The Summit

JANUARY 3-4, 2018!

Welcome to the CE Summit! There are a lot of students to serve and professionals to support, and there's no way we could do make the kind of impact that we make without being a part of this team. Thanks for joining us as we prepare to get inspired to help college students get what they want and need!

!Joe Urbanski
Director of Collegiate Empowerment


The short answer: because our market and audience deserve the best from us, and we are committed to providing the best possible experience for both our clients and the students they serve.

The longer answer: Each summit serves its own purpose. We are constantly gearing up for new seminar productions, granting certifications, providing training and support, and preparing you to take on the world. We will continue to clarify our collective vision and strategize how CE can help you achieve your professional goals of increased certification.



It's time to expand your experience from new student orientation shows to serving students with leadership seminars that range from one hour to a full day transformation. You'll build new capabilities in facilitating as opposed to performing. Plus, these seminars can be facilitated throughout the entire year, so you'll increase your ability to make a difference and earn income at the same time!


You've performed the high-energy shows for an audience of 100-2,000 college students. Now, the #1 bestsellers of Zero Shades of Gray sees improvements to make even more of a difference, toning down the humor to increase the impact. We'll refresh on these shows as we prepare for the next season!


Not only will you facilitate and get certified on the seminars you're working on now...not only will you develop new skills in facilitation...BUT you will also get to experience more of our bestselling seminars that we will get certified on at the upcoming summit!

That's right, being present at each summit not only grants you new certifications, but you become the audience for the next set of seminars or shows that you'll be performing. New showcases are likely to change. The best way to learn is to experience it for yourself live. You're welcome.



  • The CE Summit is ongoing tryouts & training. If you are ready to facilitate in front of an audience, you will. If not or if you don't show up, you won't be certified in the new seminars or trained in new skills to enhance your repertoire.
  • How do you get certified? Start preparing now, because we've seen what happens when people wait until the final week...and it's not pretty.
  • Show up on time, participate fully, and be coachable.
  • Come prepared to learn, make mistakes, and get better.
  • Agree to support each other and be a team player.
  • Focus on progress, not perfection. You need to be great, not perfect. We play a hard game, but it’s only to make it feel easier when you’re paid to perform.
  • And please "try" to have some fun. At least a little bit.



6p: Arrive at the hotel for check-in
7-9p: Dinner on your own and Meet & Greet

Training & Certifications
New Seminar Showcase
Evening Team Development & Support

Training & Certifications
New Seminar Showcase

NOTE: Please do your best to avoid making other plans or bring any other work. 



The Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel is host to The Summit and suggested lodging.

140 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042

If you're flying in...

Eastbound to Easton: You can use the Trans-Bridge Bus (Allentown Route) to get off at the Easton Bus Terminal at 35 South Third Street, just two blocks from the hotel. $46 roundtrip with ticket. Get your ticket in advance and you may even save money.


Got lodging? Yes we do...for you! There are large two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites available at the hotel. We will have a few suites reserved for you to share with the team.

Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel
140 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042

Parking is available free outside the hotel. Use the code 4580 to enter the lot.


We will have a continental breakfast and full catered lunch available for each day of training. Food and drink will be provided by Green Harvest Food Emporium, located within the building.

Breakfast includes apple juice, orange juice, or coffee; assorted pastries and baked goods; bagels and bread with cream cheese and/or butter, assorted cereal, oatmeal, and pancakes. Green Harvest is also open and has your standard breakfast options (and the owner, Doreen, is very, very good and reasonably priced).

Please submit your lunch orders below now.

We will also host you for a team dinner. You are welcome to bring your own meals, drinks, and after-hours snacks.


Gold Room, lobby level of the Eastonian.

We will have 24/7 access to the room.

WiFi is available (and slow as snails, but it works).

Network: Easton
Password: free


There is no tuition for this certification and training experience. What?! You're damn right. See if you can find that anywhere else. Better yet, WE are going to pay YOU $75 for each day of the summit you attend!

Your only costs are related to your own personal expenses:

  • Travel and/or ground transportation
  • Dinner on your own
  • Extra snacks and drinks


  • Your personal laptop and projector dongle
  • Wireless mouse presenter (AKA clicker)
  • Journal & pen (for notes)
  • Calendar
  • Comfortable clothes + CE shirts for photos & videos
  • Bathing suit (if you want to use the hotel pool)
  • Workout outfit (unless you're lazy)
  • Weather-proof clothes (you never know)
  • Anything else that fits in your travel bag for show and tell



Your CE Profile is used to build your CE bio, along with helping us better understand who you are, what drive you, and how we can best support and communicate with you. It may take 10-30 minutes, depending on how deep you go.


As part of the Collegiate Empowerment culture, there are quite a bit of books that we focus on to create a common language. Here are a few you may want to check out during your stint with CE. These are not required, but if you feel like CE is going to be a bigger part of your future, these are definitely worth checking out!

Rehearsals and Training happen on a continual basis at the Collegiate Empowerment Summits twice throughout the year. We are always training and we are always ready!