Workshops by Request

Skills Based Workshops

Goal Setting: Participants will explore various goal setting techniques (SMART goals, BHAGS, etc.) as well as work through activities that encourage them to set personal, organization, and professional goals.  

Officer Transitions: Learn how to make officer transitions more effective.  Participants will learn the basics of officer transitions as well as gain resources and tips to make the officer transition process seamless and effective.

Delegation:You can’t possibly do it all.  Giving others the authority to act on your behalf can open up your time to develop and implement new initiatives.  This workshop will provide strategies for effective delegation, and how this important process can positively affect your organization or team.  

Meeting Management: Learn how to effectively manage and lead a meeting.  Discussion will include utilizing Robert’s Rules of Order, tips for how to keep your team on track to effectively reach goals, and ideas for engaging members during meeting times.  Participants will brainstorm ideas to make meetings more creative and fun.  

Conflict Resolution: Participants will learn how to manage conflict in their organizations and how to hold members accountable for accomplishing what needs to be done.  Effective communication and conflict resolution strategies will be discussed.  

Assessing Programs: How do you know that your programs are effective?  Are you able to measure student learning?  This workshop will teach you the basics of program assessment and will allow you to create an assessment plan for your student organization.  

Public Relations and Branding: Effective marketing is a critical component of leadership, especially if you are trying to grow your organization.  In this workshop, participants will discuss effective public relation strategies as well as how to create a personal brand for yourself and your organization.  

Digitized Development: How do you create your digital identity?  How does your online presence affect your employment opportunities?  Students will explore their own digital identity and discuss ways to improve their online presence and utilize social media platforms effectively.    

General Leadership Workshops

Communication Styles: Participants will learn about various different communication styles, identify their own, and watch them at work through group activities. They will discover strategies to work more effectively with people who have different styles than themselves, and how to utilize effective communication to improve their leadership.

Emotional Intelligence: The foundations of emotional intelligence (consciousness of context, self and others) will be discussed and framed within the context of leadership.  Participants will begin to explore their own strengths and challenges with some of the 21 capacities (e.g. authenticity, emotional self-perception, citizenship, teamwork).

Clarifying Values: Participants will explore their personal values, and identify what is important to them.  They will begin to understand how their core values may affect their decisions and future leadership plans.

Translating Your Leadership Experience:Is your time as a student leader coming to a close?  Are your curious about how to define your leadership experience?  Learn how to communicate your leadership experience to potential employers, internship sites, and more.  This interactive workshop will help students identify skills that are applicable to the workplace, and discuss how students can convey these through resumes, cover letters, and interviews.  

Professional Etiquette: This etiquette dinner will provide students with the skills necessary to impress at a formal dinner or interview.  Participants will have the opportunity to mingle with alumni, faculty, staff, and peers while learning the basics of professional etiquette.  

Personal Leadership Plan: Through a series of introspective activities aimed at helping participants determine a short and long term personal leadership development plan, students will explore their own values, role models, future academic and career goals, and develop a personal philosophy of leadership.  

Motivating the Middle: In leadership, we often focus on the top members of our organization, and motivating the unmotivated.  But what about the middle members; those who are dedicated to the organization or group but do not hold a specific leadership role?  Learn ways to keep these members engaged and how this process will help move your organization forward.  

So You Want to Be a Student Leade: What does it mean to be a leader?  How do I get involved in a student organization?  This workshop will explore the numerous leadership positions within student organizations, and also discuss ways to lead without holding a title.  

Trainings

StrengthsQuest: Did you know you are uniquely talented? No one is quite like you.  Discovering your talents and building your strengths are key to enhancing your skills as a leader. This workshop will help students understand their own top 5 Strengths, explore their personal talents, and discover the power of Strengths based leadership.  We will discuss what you already do well and how you can use Strengths to build your leadership.

Relational Leadership Model: Learn more about the Relational Leadership Model and how students can become more engaged to better lead their peers.  This workshop will cover the 5 components of Relational Leadership, including purpose, process, ethics, inclusion and empowerment.      

Social Change Model: Learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership, explore various social change movements, and learn about how to become a change agent in communities or organizations

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: The foundations of emotional intelligence (consciousness of context, self and others) will be discussed and framed within the context of leadership.  Participants will begin to explore their own strengths and challenges with some of the 21 capacities (e.g. authenticity, emotional self-perception, citizenship, teamwork).

Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: This workshop covers each one of the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (Model the Way, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart, Inspire a Shared Vision).  The workshop can also be broken out and facilitated as individual workshops focusing on only one or two practices.      

Servant Leadership: Throughout this facilitated dialogue, participants will learn about the theory of servant leadership, the 10 characteristics of servant leadership, the presence of servant leadership in their academic or career field, and what they can do to become servant leaders.

True Colors: Learn more about the True Colors personality assessment to discover your own personal leadership style.  Through the use of experiential activities, this workshop will explore the effects of personality differences on group dynamics, communication, and conflict.