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Leadership Workshop Series

Spring 2017 Leadership Workshop Series

Mark your calendars for the following spring workshops!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:00 p.m., LBJ Student Center 3-15.1
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 5:00 p.m., LBJ Student Center 3-15.1
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00 p.m., LBJ Student Center 3-15.1

ARCHIVE: Fall 2016 Leadership Workshop Series

Click here to register to attend one of our fall workshops!

Redirecting Rejection: Moving Past the 'No'
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-15.1

How do you move on when you have experienced rejection or failure as a leader? This workshop, presented by Jesse Silva from the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, will explore how to learn and grow from those tough experiences that make us more effective leaders.
 

Leaders Empowering Others
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-15.1

Are you an empowering leader? Effective leaders must understand the importance of developing future leadership through empowerment. This workshop will focus on strategies and practices that will help student leaders engage their membership and equip them with the tools to lead in their own capacity. Mark Madrid, President and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will present this session, using his background and experience to help student leaders recognize the importance of cultivating leadership in others.
 

Leading Effectively in Teams
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-10.1

Have you experienced difficulty in working with team members? Do you wonder what makes some teams very successful while other teams never quite seem to reach potential? Do you wonder how to improve the performance of persons on teams for which you are responsible?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", please join us to explore the function and success of teams, a workshop based on the work of Patrick Lencioni (5 Dysfunctions of Teams) and Google's Aristotle Project (What Google Learned from its Quest to Build a Perfect Team). As we consider these models and findings, we will explore data about what makes for successful teams, investigate issues that cause teams to fail and experience techniques you can use to improve team function and allow your group to succeed at the highest of levels.

 

Click here to register to attend one of our fall workshops!

 

Archive: Fall 2015 Leadership Workshop Series

Leadership Workshop Series Fall 2015

 

CLICK HERE to RSVP for the workshop series!

 

Power Words: Power Results
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

 

Are You LinkedIn? The Professional Polish
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

Does your LinkedIn profile have the professional polish? LinkedIn (the world's largest professional social network!) is undoubtedly the most effective social medium for personal branding and demonstrating your professional expertise. This workshop will help you understand how to craft a LinkedIn profile that effectively communicates your experiences to potential employers. If you don't yet have a LinkedIn profile or wish to improve your current profile to maximize its impact, this workshop is for you!

 

Get Connected: Technology & The Student Leader
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

The rising use of technology among college students can be a powerful tool to aid leaders in accomplishing their goals. An effective leader is knowledgeable of the positive and negative aspects of technology and how to incorporate its use within a group. This workshop will explore how student leaders can utilize technology to promote community among their members and advance an organization in achieving their initiatives.

Using Body Language to Navigate Conflict
Presented by: Officer Sue Taylor, University Police Department, Texas State University
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-5.1

Body language is often an unnoticed instigator at the core of conflict. Many people are unaware of how their non-verbal cues contribute and escalate tension within an organization. This session will explore the correlation between body language and conflict, and strategies to take control of your own non-verbal cues to resolve disagreements.

 

Beginning with the Handshake: New Practices for Professionalism
Presented by: Kristina Graves, Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-5.1

What does your handshake say about you and are you making a lasting impression? Every opportunity begins with a handshake and has an impact on how others perceive you. Join us to learn more about trends in professionalism and techniques to wow employers during the interview. 

 

The Leadership Edge: Translating Student Involvement to the Workplace
Presented by: Mr. Ross Wood, Assistant Director, Career Services, Texas State University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Have you ever wondered how to transfer your leadership experiences in college to your resume or an interview? Many student leaders across campus invest a lot of time into their leadership and personal development, but have difficulty finding the right words to articulate how those experiences will benefit a company. This session will help you to better understand how your leadership involvement will transfer to success in a post-collegiate career.

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Spring 2015

Using Body Language to Navigate Conflict
Presented by: Officer Sue Taylor, University Police Department, Texas State University
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-5.1

Body language is often an unnoticed instigator at the core of conflict. Many people are unaware of how their non-verbal cues contribute and escalate tension within an organization. This session will explore the correlation between body language and conflict, and strategies to take control of your own non-verbal cues to resolve disagreements.

 

Beginning with the Handshake: New Practices for Professionalism
Presented by: Kristina Graves, Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-5.1

What does your handshake say about you and are you making a lasting impression? Every opportunity begins with a handshake and has an impact on how others perceive you. Join us to learn more about trends in professionalism and techniques to wow employers during the interview. 

 

The Leadership Edge: Translating Student Involvement to the Workplace
Presented by: Mr. Ross Wood, Assistant Director, Career Services, Texas State University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Have you ever wondered how to transfer your leadership experiences in college to your resume or an interview? Many student leaders across campus invest a lot of time into their leadership and personal development, but have difficulty finding the right words to articulate how those experiences will benefit a company. This session will help you to better understand how your leadership involvement will transfer to success in a post-collegiate career.

 

Fall 2014

Common ₵ents: Making Your Money Work for You
Presented by: Ms. Marla M. Heger, M.Ed., SPHR, University Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

For many students, the freedom of college also mean managing a budget for the first time and living independently. This level of financial independence may be new to you, and even if it’s not, chances are, you could still use some advice. This session, hosted by University Federal Credit Union, is designed to enhance your Common ₵ents and uncover healthy money management tips and solutions for common college student financial challenges.
 

Leading Differently: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice
Presented by: Dr. Cheryl Fulton, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Monday, October 20, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-10.1
In the coming year the professional and educational fields will be significantly influenced by the Mindfulness Movement that is sweeping the nation. From healthcare to business to social services, the applications are profound and wide-reaching.  Neuroscience studies and burgeoning research demonstrate that sustained mindfulness practice brings about changes in the brain that enhance well-being. This session will explore mindfulness and ways in which you can incorporate it into your leadership practice.

 

Forming to Performing: Understanding Group Development
Presented by: Ms. Lanita Legan, Associate Director, LBJ Student Center
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Noon - 1:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Has your organization hit its stride or are you experiencing apathy and growing pains? As organizations grow and experience change in leadership they may also lose sight of their founding purpose and passion. As an emerging or advanced leader within the organization you may be the push that kick starts your organization back on track. This session will explore how teams develop over time and what you can do to help improve the effectiveness and cohesion of your organization.

ARCHIVE: Spring 2014 Leadership Workshop Series

Spring Workshop poster

CLICK HERE to RSVP for the workshop series!

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.
 

ARCHIVE: Fall 2013 Leadership Workshop Series

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
 

ARCHIVE: Spring 2013 Leadership Workshop Series

Leadership Workshop Series poster

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.

 

Bystander Behavior: Leadership in a Social Setting

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
LBJ Student Center, 3-15.1
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Bringing Out the Best in Your Team

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

 

Archive: Fall 2012 Workshop Series

Fall 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

 

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

 

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


 

Archive: Spring Workshop Series

List of spring 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

 

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

 

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