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Fall 2014 Workshops and Events

Please note:  Workshops are held in classrooms with enough chairs for approximately 30 students.  We recommend arriving in the room 5 - 10 minutes before the start of a workshop.  To provide a high-quality workshop experience, we cannot allow more students in the room than there are chairs available. 


Let’s Think for a Minute: Practicing Leadership as an Introvert (workshop)

Wed., 9/10 * 6:00 – 7:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Brian Houze, Student Activities & Greek Affairs

In an American society that values charismatic personalities, introverts often receive the message that leadership is meant only for the extroverts among us. This may lead to an inauthentic attempt to behave like an “introvert in extroverts’ clothing” or, worse, could dissuade introverts from practicing leadership at all. This session will explore how and why introverts become some of our most valued leaders, offering practical suggestions for a student’s everyday life.


Deconstructing the "L" Word: How is Leadership Truly Defined?

Wed., 9/17 * 5:30 - 7:00pm * Cuneo Hall 311

Join us for one of our "Leadership Exchange" dialogues over dinner.  SLD staff will facilitate a conversation about the topic of leadership and the many definitions that exist - come ready to engage in a great discussion! 


Leadership Foundations (core workshop)

Thurs., 9/18 * 6:00 – 7:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Shannon Howes, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience

This workshop will expose students to various models, theories and historical perspectives of leadership. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate these approaches and to engage in discussions around leadership as a socially constructed phenomenon. Through activities and conversations, students will explore what leadership means to them. They will also reflect on how this understanding impacts the way in which they engage in the leadership process.


The Call to Leadership (core workshop)

Tues., 9/23 * 7:00 – 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 218 (LSC)

Facilitator: John Cote, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience

“Is there then such a thing as a call to lead — an experience of a ‘powerful, magnetic force’ around the act of breaking down the status quo and bringing on the possibilities?”-Dan Oestreich. What is your call to leadership? What do you stand up for, when everyone else is sitting down? This workshop assists students in understanding leadership as a calling, challenges them to discover their call to leadership, and explains how to facilitate this discovery in others.


For Those Who Come After: Exploring Leader Transition and the Leaderfull Organization (workshop)

Wed., 10/1 * 7:00 – 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Tina Garcia, Off-Campus Student Life

What happens when a leader leaves?  All too often, leaders dedicate countless hours toward recruiting members and establishing small and large-scale events. However, when it comes to the long-term future of groups, leaders are so engrossed in the “here and now” that they forget to build a solid foundation for the leaders who come after. Developing a plan for transition can be an afterthought, leading to unprepared membership and an unsteady future. From picking up the pieces to developing a cohesive system of transition, we will explore ways in which leaders can build their organizations while fostering leadership in their members.


The Golden Circle - Finding Your Center With True Colors (workshop)

Thurs., 10/9 * 6:00 – 7:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Patrick Fina, Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

At a TEDX Conference, Simon Sinek presented an idea he coined as “The Golden Circle,” an examination of how we articulate and market why we dedicate time and passion to a given idea/organization/etc. Utilizing the “True Colors” inventory and brainstorming the importance of drawing parallels between our personal values and how we communicate them to others, I hope to challenge participants to examine how they inspire others through their leadership.


Interfaith Ally Training Part 1: Religious Literacy

Tues.. 10/14 * 7:00 - 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 302

Facilitators: Brian Anderson and Interfaith Advocates, Campus Ministry

Part 1 of the Interfaith Ally Training focuses on exploring the lived experiences of the major religious traditions in our world and on campus. We look at dietary practices, gender dynamics, prayer experiences, and much more. Join us to learn practical knowledge about engaging members of our community who identify with a dfferent religious tradition than your own. 


Keep Calm and Ramble On: Managing Conflict as Leaders (workshop)

Wed., 10/15 * 7:00 - 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Jessica Landis, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Got conflict? Who doesn't? Join us for a fun, interactive workshop to learn how to "keep calm and ramble on." In other words, you'll learn how to manage conflict in a productive way so you can be a more effective leader! You will discover your conflict style; identify your strengths and areas of growth; learn conflict management skills; and have a chance to practice working through conflict before it comes up in real life.


Student Leadership Institute (major program)

Sat., 10/18 * 9:30am - 3:30pm * Damen Student Center MPR

Every year, Student Leadership Development hosts a day-long institute to provide a chance for students to explore many topics related to leadership. Our theory is that Leadership is not simply a topic of discussion. Rather, leadership is motion, movement, and action. Any individual is capable of becoming an Agent for Change in the world.  Join us for workshops, activities, meals, and great conversation!  For more information, click here.


Interfaith Ally Training Part 2: Ally Skills

Tues., 10/21 * 7:00 - 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 218 (LSC)

Facilitators:  Brian Anderson, and Interfaith Advocates, Campus Ministry

Part 2 of the Interfaith Ally Training takes the knowledge from the Religious Literacy workshop and applies it to situations you might find yourself in throughout the course of the year.  Through small group dialogues and case studies, we will explore how to be an ally for folks in the community, and how to continue learning after the workshop is over.


Activism or Slacktivism: How Social Media Hurts and Helps Student Activism

Wed., 10/22 * 5:30 - 7:00pm * Cuneo Hall 311

Join us for one of our "Leadership Exchange" dialogues over dinner.  SLD staff will facilitate a conversation about social media and activism - come ready to participate in a great discussion!


Developing Your Personal Brand (workshop)

Wed., 10/29 * 6:00 – 7:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Facilitator: Chris Aleman, School of Social Work

Students will learn how to combine branding with their unique skills, talents, and experiences in order tell their story in a way that will be attractive to perspective employers. Students will work on developing their personal brand as well as practice utilizing it to build confidence in their networking skills.


Leadership in Action (workshop)

Tues., 11/4 * 6:00 – 7:30pm * Cuneo Hall 218 (LSC)

Facilitator: Yolanda Barnes, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience

This workshop engages students in conversations around leadership for the promotion of positive social change and the promotion of social justice. The goals are to support understanding of complex issues, and to empower students in their development as agents of positive change.


Heroic Leadership, Jesuit Leadership Principles

Wed., 11/19 * 7:00 – 8:30pm * Cuneo Hall 104 (LSC)

Celebrate Ignatian Heritage Month by attending this workshop, and additional events on campus. This workshop explores the leadership principles that have guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years: self-awareness, ingenuity, love and heroism.  Students will learn the four pillars of Jesuit leadership while engaging in exercises that help them engage the principles in their lives.  Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit and investment banker identified these pillars noting that they “can make each of us a dynamic leader in the twenty-first century.”


Why we have Too Few Women Leaders

Tues., 11/18 * 5:30 - 7:00pm * Cuneo Hall 311

Come join us for one of our "Leadership Exchange" dialogues over dinner.  SLD will facilitate a conversation about the need to support women in leadership roles (inspired by a TED talk by the same name).  Come ready to engage in a great discussion!


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