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Leadership Workshop Series

Fall 2014 Leadership Workshop Series

Common ₵ents: Making Your Money Work for You
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Leading Differently: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Forming to Performing: Understanding Group Development
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

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Spring Workshop poster

ARCHIVE: Spring 2014 Leadership Workshop Series

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Gender and Leadership
Presented by: Dr. Paige Haber-Curran
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

As students obtain an education and prepare to enter the workforce, gender equity is something that will be present, regardless of their chosen profession. Gender and leadership have a direct impact on work environments, organizational culture, and the distribution and accomplishment of tasks. This workshop will explore the realities of gender representation in leadership roles as well as trends related to gender equity, perceptions of gender roles and stereotypes in leadership positions, and how students can be advocates for themselves and others in their work environment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Changing Course: Navigating the Unplanned
Presented by: Ms. Courtney Clark
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

It is common for students to make plans for their college experience and life after college, but more often than not, things don't go according to those plans. An aspiring environmental scientist in one week could shift to an emerging business leader the next. Life after graduation poses its own challenges to "THE PLAN" as graduates may settle for a steady paycheck, an offer with benefits or an opportunity to relocate. Working in a different field may be necessary to make ends meet for that original dream. We all know things change, life happens and goals are altered. This workshop will provide students with examples of individuals living an incredible life that was not a part of the blueprint and provide steps to help navigate a changing plan.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Authenticity: The Secret Ingredient to Building Your Network
Presented by: Ms. Diana Navas
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The art of networking is powerful, but can be destructive depending on the intentions of those involved. College campuses are an ideal place to begin developing and cultivating networking skills that yield meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. As students prepare to enter the workforce, it is important that they are authentic in the relationship building and recognize the ethical ways to establish networks. This workshop will explore the importance of authentic networking and discuss the methods in which students can cultivate these skills.

Leadership Workshop Series

ARCHIVE: Fall 2013 Leadership Workshop Series

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Four Levels of Leadership: How to Create & Sustain Powerful Organizations
Presented by: Jullien Gordon, MBA, MEd, CEO of the New Higher
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, room 3-13.1

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
College to Career: Translating student leadership experience to the workplace
Presented by: Ms. Summer Salazar, Career Advisor, Texas State Career Services
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, room 3-15.1

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Recruiting and Motivating the Next Generation of Leaders: Lessons Learned
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, room 3-13.1

Leadership Workshop Series poster

ARCHIVE: Spring 2013 Leadership Workshop Series

Social Entrepreneurship: Focusing on More than the Bottom Line

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
LBJ Student Center, 3-13.1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Most individuals are familiar with business entrepreneurs, but social entrepreneurship, using entrepreneurial principles to achieve social change, is also on the rise. Instead of measuring success only in terms of profit and return, social entrepreneurs also measure positive returns to society and aim to further broaden social, cultural or environmental goals. Join us and guest speaker, Dr. Steven Dietz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies, to gain a greater understanding of this principle, leadership qualities necessary for success, and how local and global issues (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, etc.) can be creatively solved through social entrepreneurship.



Past Spring Workshops

Bystander Behavior: Leadership in a Social Setting
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
LBJ Student Center, 3-15.1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever witnessed your friends or peers engaging in activities that could potentially harm themselves or others? How do you react or handle these situations? Join us and guest speaker Julie Eckert to learn about the barriers that keep bystanders from intervening when problematic behavior arises related to drinking and driving, hazing, sexual assault, alcohol poisoning and substance abuse. This interactive presentation will leave you feeling empowered to be a leader in these social situations and commit to being a person of action.


Bringing Out the Best in Your Team

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
LBJ Student Center, 3-13.1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Laura Duhon, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be presenting "Bringing Out the Best in Your Team," an excellent workshop for students to incorporate in their student organizations, with group projects in their academic courses, or in their careers following graduation! Students will understand their leadership style and its impact on the overall organization, evaluate their coaching and mentoring skills (including identifying areas for improvement), learn strategies and approaches for developing their team members in ways that work best for  them, and understand techniques that promote constructive dialogue (listening, validating and agreeing on steps for positive change). Effective leadership is important, regardless of your role, so join us to improve your team's communication, cohesion and productivity!

Fall Workshop Series

Archive: Fall 2012 Workshop Series

Living Your Legacy and Making a Difference: The Next Generation of Activism
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-13.1
Presented by: Kevin Kline

Have you ever wanted to change the world? Join us for a workshop featuring Texas State alumnus Kevin Kline to gain valuable knowledge, tools and inspiration to stand up for social change based on integrity, passion and your vision for a better world. Kevin, a former starting catcher for the Bobcat Baseball team, is now a childhood cancer awareness advocate and raises funds for his own non-profit, the Snowdrop Foundation. He is featured in Dear Chelsey, a documentary where he ran 482 miles across Texas in 13 days. Whether your focus is social, political, economic or environmental change, this session will be helpful in understanding the nuts and bolts of organizing and rallying others around a cause, along with tips for success including goal-setting and assessment of your campaign.


Social Justice: Toward Global Understanding
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-13.1
Presented by: Dr. Kazique "K.P." Prince

Social Justice is about more than diversity and inclusion. Join us and guest speaker Dr. Kazique "K.P." Prince, for this engaging workshop to understand the definition of social justice, along with the local implications of significant global issues, how power, privilege and oppression can affect an individual's ability to recognize and value others, and ways in which students can respond with meaningful, concrete actions. Participants will also understand the challenges and rewards of infusing social justice into their leadership philosophy and striving to create socially-just communities.

Friendraising vs. Fundraising
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-13.1
Presented by: Dr. Barbara Breier

Vice President for University Advancement, Dr. Barbara Breier, will be presenting on the success of Texas State's capital campaign and how student organizations or individuals can emulate this model in their fundraising plans. She will explain the importance of cultivating relationships and will cover topics succh as understanding the components of successful fundraising campaigns,  the importance of ethics and integrity when engaging in fundraising activities, and appropriate ways to communicate with prospective donors.


List of spring workshops

Archive: Spring Workshop Series

Past Workshops:

Effective Communication: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-3.1
Presented by: Dr. Richard Cheatham

Dr. Cheatham, a communication expert, is a faculty member and former dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. He will address topics such as how to speak effectively and clearly to diverse audiences, understanding how to read an audience and use appropriate communication strategies, and overcoming fears when speaking in front of others. Dr. Cheatham is known for his exciting and engaging presentations, and the Leadership Institute invites all students to attend this workshop, regardless of major.  

Leadership Transition: Developing the Next Generation
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-14.1
Presented by: Lanita Legan

Lanita Legan, Associate Director of the LBJ Student Center, will be addressing such topics as how to find and cultivate talent in others, learning techniques for mentoring emerging leaders, and developing a transition plan for your organization. This workshop is especially helpful as organizations plan the officer transition for the next academic year. Make sure your organization is prepared and will be sustained after you pass the reigns on to the next generation of leaders!

Authentic Networking: Becoming More Than Facebook Friends
Presented by: Reagan Pugh
Friday, April 6, 2012, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, 3-3.1

Reagan Pugh, former Student Body President and current Marketing and Development Director at Stelos Alliance, will be sharing tips on preparing to meet and network with new people, building genuine and caring relationships, and maintaining networking relationships while seeking mutual benefit and avoiding selfish motivation. Reagan has been an excellent resource and mentor for Texas State students, and we are excited to have him present at our last workshop of the semester.