Think Outside the Books Thursdays
A new initiative for Leadership Education in the Office of Student Involvement, Think Outside the Books Thursdays are monthly workshops offered to provide students with tangible skills on how to lead most effectively at UK, in the Lexington community and around the globe. As the name indicates, we will be equipping students with relevant skills that are typically gained outside of the classroom through experience, involvement and leadership positions.
Below, we provide a deeper look into each workshop. There will be a light snacks provided at each of the workshops and all are free and open to all students. For general or specific questions related to Think Outside the Books Thursdays, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading with Vision * Thursday, January 24, 2013 * 5-7pm in Student Center Room 231
This workshop is designed to give students information and practice in developing effective and sustainable mission statements, identifying core values and creating goals that align both mission and values. Whether students are looking to gain personal direction or have a particular group/organization in mind, this workshop will prove helpful.
Building Strong Relationships * Thursday, February 21, 2013 * 5-7pm in Student Center Room 231
Building strong relationships as a leader is essential to success. In this workshop, we will share interactive ways to build a solid team, create partnerships and network with those who support your mission.
Responsibility of a Leader * Thursday, March 28, 2013 * 5-7pm in Student Center Room 231
Many things come with the responsibility of a leader and this workshop will provide us a space to dissect those aspects in a safe space for students. We will cover establishing credibility, how to lead ethically, and how to delegate effectively to name a few.
Transitions and Conclusions * Thursday, April 11, 2013 * 5-7pm in Student Center Room 231
As the semester draws near, this workshop will help students understand to importance of reflection, closure and celebration of a goal, year, group, or even leader. We will discuss the best practices to use when transitioning to new leadership and/or new members and time.