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Leadership Workshop Series

Leadership Workshop Series Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Leadership Workshop Series

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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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Past Events:

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.

ARCHIVE: Fall 2014 Workshops


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.

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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.


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.


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


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


List of spring workshops

Archive: Spring Workshop Series

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