Thursday, February 9, 2012

Learn to Lead with PRIDE!

Looking to enhance your leadership skills? Then I have the perfect program for you! The Office of Student Leadership and Activities has launched a new initiative called the P.R.I.D.E. A-La-Carte Leadership Workshops program. This program allows students to choose from a variety of workshops centered around the P.R.I.D.E. Principles to help them develop their leadership skills. Multiple workshops are offered throughout the academic year, and in order to complete the series, each participant must attend five workshops (one workshop for each principle) and two leadership programs over the course of the year. As a result of student feedback and assessment, these workshops are scheduled on different days and at various times. This is to accommodate as many students’ schedules as possible. Graduates of the P.R.I.D.E. program will receive a certificate of completion and will be entered into a drawing to attend a leadership conference of their choice (guidelines will apply).

This past fall semester we kicked off the program by hosting four workshops and this spring we have ten more workshops for you to choose from! This past Monday, February 6, was the first workshop for the spring semester and it was a great success! The topic of the workshop was “Failure IS an Option” where we discussed that failure is inevitable and thus in order to be great leaders we must learn to embrace it and learn from it. Students opened up and shared their own failures that they have had to overcome and it was one of our best workshops yet. This semester we have a lot of great presenters lined up including faculty and higher administration, so don’t miss out! You do not need to be a part of the larger program to attend a workshop.

Below are the remaining spring workshops. Make sure to take advantage of this great leadership and resume-building opportunity. See you there!

All workshops are held in Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center.

Wednesday, February 15, Common Hour
(D: Diversity and community) – Understanding Individual Diversity
Presented by: Ashley Gray, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities

Thursday, February 23, 3 p.m.
(P: Personal and social responsibility) – Leading Up
Presented by: Sara Hinkle, Associate Dean for Student and Community Development

Wednesday, February 29, 5 p.m.
(I: Integrity, Ethics and Leadership) – What Would You Do?
Presented by: Kathleen Wallace, Professor of Philosophy

Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m.
(E: Expression and free exchange) – It’s All About Effective Communication!
Presented by: Holly Seirup, Associate Professor of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation

Wednesday, March 14, Common Hour
(R: respect for self and others) – Love Your Self First
Presented by: Eduardo Duarte, Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership

Thursday, March 22, 5 p.m.
(E: Expression and free exchange) – TBD
Presented by: Brendan Caputo, Assistant Dean of University Advisement

Monday, March 26, 3 p.m.
(P: Personal and social responsibility) – TBD
Presented by: Jennifer Boscarino-Green, Senior Associate Dean of University Advisement

Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m.
(D: Diversity and community) – TBD
Presented by: Gerard Brogdon, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs

Thursday, April 19, 11 a.m.
(I: Integrity, Ethics and Leadership) – TBD
Presented by: Jayne Brownell, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

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