The Summit

MAY 3-4, 2017

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 might be gearing up for a new seminar production, focusing on a new bestseller, or 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.



Be prepared to facilitate Get A Life and FLY in full in order to gain your next Collegiate Empowerment Certifications with two more of the top five bestsellers. Bring your A-game as we take personal development deeper to a whole new level for the students we serve and support!


Want to know what it feels like to perform a high-energy show for an audience of 100-2,000 college students? These are the shows for you, and they are the top two bestsellers: Maximize Your Buzz and Zero Shades of Gray. Be ready to set up your laptop and facilitate in full these seminars to earn your first Collegiate Empowerment Certifications! Review the scripts, watch the videos, review the website (click on the icons), rehearse with your friends, and bring your energy!


After you complete your certification trials, we move on to training for new seminars that you'll attain certification in during the next summit. A Squad will experience the #5 bestseller The Student Leadership Challenge Experience and B Squad will experience Get A Life and FLY.



We've had facilitators and currently have alumni that are trained and certified in 15+ seminars, so even if your availability changes or you go to alumni status years down the line, you can still step in to pick up events here and there, earning up to $500 for a standard 1-2 hour seminar. Isn't that fanawesometastic? The show never ends!



  • The CE Summit is ongoing tryouts & training. If you are not ready to facilitate in front of an audience or consult for a potential client, then you won’t. If you don't show up, you won't be certified. But if you are ready, oh baby here we go!
  • How do you get certified? It starts with preparation way before this official invitation even goes out. Don't wait until the last few weeks, because we've seen what happens 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
7:30-9p: Meet & greet

9a-12p: Training
1:30-6p: Certification
7:30-9p: Team Development

10a-12p: New Seminar Showcases
1:30p-4p: New Seminar Showcases
4-5:30p: Wrap-Up
Flights should depart after 7:30p

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...

Liberty International Airport (EWR, Newark, NJ): 60 minutes 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. Newark is usually the most time and cost-effective option, but you need to get your ticket in advance to save yourself $20.

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE, Allentown, PA): 15 minutes to Easton. Here's shuttle/taxi information from ABE Airport. Uber is also available for about $40-$50.

Do not fly into LaGuardia Airport or JFK. While it may be cheaper, it’s an additional 40 minutes away and two teammates have already tried and their logistics were hell. Trust us.


You are responsible for your own lodging. There are large two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites available at the hotel. Please call and add your name to the Collegiate Empowerment block to share rooms with other teammates. If you share the suites with the team, your costs should be no more than $100, likely less.

Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel
140 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042

Parking is available outside the hotel. Use the code 4080 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, and pancakes. Green Harvest is also open and has your standard breakfast options (and the owner, Doreen, is very good and reasonably priced).

Please submit your lunch orders below now.

You are responsible for dinners, meals, and snacks outside of breakfast, lunch, and the team dinner.

You are welcome to bring or purchase whatever you'd like. Bonus points if you're sharing. Super bonus points if you share cake, brownies, or ice cream with Joe.


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 focusing on the top five bestselling seminars!

Your only costs are related to your own personal expenses:

  • Travel and/or ground transportation
  • Shared lodging
  • Dinners on your own
  • 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



BOOK YOUR TRAVEL NOW. Please arrive on Tuesday by 6 pm for check-in and catching up., and leave the hotel no earlier than 5:30pm on Thursday for flights around 7:30pm or later.


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 on the Wednesday and Thursday during the first week of both May and December. Mark your calendar now!