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Leadership Workshop Series

The Leadership Workshop Series provides speakers, interactive sessions, panels, and other activities throughout the semester designed to help you develop a strong foundation of leadership beyond the classroom setting. We offer 3 workshops each semester and offer you an opportunity to discuss important leadership concepts and issues associated with the Institute's core values. Join us for our engaging leadership workshops where we focus on your personal leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with peers, faculty, and staff in a small engaging setting. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the safety of our participants and the Leadership Institute team, our Leadership Workshop Series will be held virtually unless notified otherwise. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out.

ARCHIVE: Previous Leadership Workshop Series

Workshop #1: Lollipop Moments
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-3.1


Workshop #2: To Apologize or Not to Apologize?
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-3.1


CANCELED: Workshop #3: Translating Your Leadership Experience to the Workplace
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-10.1


A Call to Action: Civically-Engaged Leadership

Featuring League of Women Voters
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-3.1

Our ability to engage our community and to call others to action is crucial for change. Join us as we discuss what it means to be socially responsible in this interactive workshop!


Trustworthy Leadership
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-3.1


Navigating Healthy Conflict In Student Organizations
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-3.1


Leadership Stories

Featuring Brenda Rodriguez
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-9.1

Sometimes learning from those who have gone before us can be the greatest inspiration in our leadership journeys. Join us for an intimate conversation with campus leader, Brenda Rodriguez. Brenda serves as the Associate Director of Student Involvement here at Texas State, is currently working towards her doctorate, and is the busy mom to a four-year old. Brenda will take us through the twists and turns of her own leadership journey, share the lessons she has learned along the way, and answer any questions you may have as you write your own leadership story.


Leadership Roundtable
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-9.1


Get Real: Leadership + Authenticity

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

Join us as we host our last Leadership Workshop Series of the semester! Our workshop will feature a special guest, Glynis Christine from the Dean of Students Emergency Services. Our discussion will consist of the role of emotions in leadership, understanding that we don't have to have it all together when doing leadership, and sharing your story to connect with others.

Hacking Graffiti to Bring Communities Together - Collaboration with Texas Monthly and the Texas Optimism Project

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

The Leadership Institute presents a collaborative event with The Texas Optimism Project featuring graffiti artist Mario E. Figueroa, Jr., aka Gonzo247. Gonzo247's work is well known and recognized across Houston, where he was born and raised. As a self-taught artist, he is challenging perceptions of graffiti, and creates art on a local, national, and international levels. He opened the Aerosol Warfare Gallery, founded The Graffiti & Street Art Art Museum of Texas, produced an Aerosol Warfare video series, established a Houston Wall of Fame, and has participated in over 50 exhibitions and art projects while also working with top brand campaigns that speak to urban communities. Gonzo247 will explore perceptions of graffiti as an art form and its impact on culture, and how his art brings communities together.


Passion, Action, Impact - Leadership & Civic Engagement for Change
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

From a spark of passion, to lasting community impact - we all have it in us to change the world! Whether you have spent time organizing public demonstrations, are interested in volunteering for a cause, or have simply felt a personal pull towards a social issue, this workshop will inspire you to engage with your community in new and powerful ways. Join us with special guest Kama Davis, Attorney for Students, as we name our passions, clarify actions, and maximize impact for the good of others.


A Leader's Skill in Listening
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

Listen... No really, listen.  One of the greatest challenges that many student leaders face is actively listening to others.  While seemingly simple, it is a skill that often gets overlooked.  Please join us and presenter Dr. Steven Beebe, University Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies, as we discuss the ways in which we can effectively listen to others and lead more effectively as a result. 


Enhancing Your Organization's Potential
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 4-1.6

It is easy to slide into a routine of meetings with members, officers and advisors, with participants meeting only the minimal obligations.  Whether you are a member or an officer within your organization, is your team/group reaching its full potential? Keep your organization from becoming stagnant by attending this session and exploring the techniques in which an organization can fully invest in and utilize its members, officers, and advisors. 


Presenting Powerfully
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LBJSC 3-13.1

Do you know how to give a powerful presentation? Join us in discussing Presenting Powerfully with McCoy College Lecturer & Curriculum Coordinator, Christina Moore, to learn what is needed to give a presentation that will engross your audience and keep them engaged throughout the presentation.