Workshop Descriptions

1. Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution

In this session you will identify strengths and weaknesses of your personal communication style, and learn techniques to resolve conflict within your group.  You will also examine communication barriers and how you can effectively navigate through them in order to improve communication lines within your group or organization.

2. Leadership Styles

Are you aware that you have your own leadership style?  This workshop will explore various leadership styles and discuss how they work more effectively with others.  You will also learn how to work more effectively with others who have different styles.  Strategies on how to improve your leadership skills will also be provided.

3. Diverse Communities

Successful managers and leaders understand and educate themselves on changing demographics within the community, the nation, and the world.  This session will explore the impact that a diverse community may have in your personal interactions with others.  You will also be challenged to re-examine your personal values and beliefs, and discover stereotypes and biases that you may hold.  The workshop will help students develop an appreciation of difference and underscore the richness that diversity can bring to a group or organization.

4. Ethical Decision-Making

This workshop will discuss strategies to practicing values-driven leadership through identifying the difference between what a leader may want to do verses what a leader should do.  Through case studies, scenarios, discussion and debate, techniques for handling very difficult and ambiguous situations will be explored.  Models that can assist a decision-maker in making the right choice will be examined.

5. Teamwork and Collaboration

Teamwork is more than wearing the team uniform. Teamwork is the fusion of different elements into a powerful goal-oriented force. This workshop will discuss the group formation process and how it evolves over time. The session will explore how individual differences between group members can be a strength instead of a weakness. Techniques and principles of proper and effective collaboration will also be presented. 

6. Time Management

Being able to juggle a busy schedule is a fundamental skill of leadership. This workshop will help you identify priorities, time-wasters, and give you time management tools which will help you get organized and utilize your time more effectively so you can accomplish your goals.

7. Vision and Goal Setting

Leadership requires the individual to envision a different reality, establish goals to achieve the vision, and communicate to the group steps necessary to meeting the vision. This workshop will explore techniques in goal setting, evaluation, and organizational vision for you or any organization.

8. Creating Networks

Developing networks and creating alliances with others is an important skill for leaders, both on campus and in the community. In this workshop you will learn effective approaches to building personal and work-related relationships as well as discuss ways to break down many of the perceived barriers between campus organizations or community organizations.  It will also help students to see the importance of reaching out to others as allies.

9. Public Speaking

Learn, through practical exercise, the art of public speaking. Develop confidence in your ability to address an audience. Learn techniques to alleviate the fear of public speaking, which often deters people from becoming effective leaders.