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L.E.A.P. Workshops

 

Leadership Experiences to Achieve your Potential

The Center for Student Leadership and Engagement working with the Leadership Resource Team is jazzed to offer a variety of workshops for the ECU community. If you would like to request a workshop for your academic class student organization, or residence hall meeting, click the link below.

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2012-2013 L.E.A.P. Workshops Overview

 

 

  1. A Vision for Leadership


Description: 

 

A leader without vision is an architect without hammers and nails.  In order to create a plan, run an organization, or make a positive change, a vision must be established.  This workshop enables students to understand the importance of having a vision and the benefits it has on the success of any project, idea, or team of people.

 

Objectives:

-Understand how to create a vision
-Gain better understanding of how a vision drives the success of a leadership plan
-Develop strategies for creating a personal vision for success

 

  1. An Introduction to Leadership


Description:

We constantly hear plenty about leadership.  We hear about it at home, we see it mentioned on television, we read about it in books and magazines, we see organizations and businesses with leadership in their names; it's just everywhere!  So what exactly is this leadership thing all about?  Where did it come from?  This workshop will give a basic introduction to leadership and highlight some common leadership theories and types of leadership.  It will highlight aspects commonly associated with leadership like power, coercion, management, and other misnomers.

 

Objectives:

 

-Identify various leadership theories and styles
-Differentiate between leadership and management
-Understand that leadership is a relational process
-Be exposed to the idea that everyone has the capacity to lead
-Identify leadership situations as they occur

 

  1. Ethical Decision Making

 

Description: 

 

This workshop will assist students in recognizing the consistencies or inconsistencies in what they say they value and what their actions reflect as values.  The workshop focuses on creating a shared understanding of basic concepts related to morals, values, integrity and ethics which will be used for the duration of the workshop; discuss the moral theory concept, values theory as it relates to personal values, and identify how ethical standards are developed.  Participants will learn skills to help their actions reflect their identified values and ethical standards.

 

Objectives:

 

-Define ethics as it relates to personal values
-Develop and utilize an individual and group decision making model
-Discuss how ethics and values influence the personal and group decision making process
-Analyze how being able to make ethical decisions can make one a more effective leader

 

  1. Fail Forward:  Innovation and Leadership

 

Description: 

 

All too often we focus on what we need to do in order to be successful.  Rarely do we take time to truly understand and appreciate the process of innovation and the failures that lead us to success.  This interactive workshop will provide students with the tools they need to  successfully navigate the waters of innovation.  If you are looking for a new way of thinking about leadership, your organization or the ways in which you can make a positive impact on the world, this workshop is for you.

 

Objectives:

 

-Gain a greater understanding regarding the value of failing forward
-Develop skills that will help participants successfully brainstorm new and exciting ideas
-Discuss the relationship between creativity, innovation and leadership

 

  1. Making the Connection

 

Description: 

 

Relationships extend from the one with yourself to those with other people.  Making a strong and true connection with others can be one of the greatest tools an individual can have for making a positive difference.  This workshop challenges students to reflect upon how they establish relationships and what impact their actions have on those around them.

 

Objectives:

 

-Define how we make connections with others
-Understand the effect positive relationships have on team dynamics
-Gain a greater understanding of the importance of self knowledge

 

  1. The Power of Why

 

Description: 

 

A team is not simply a group of people who work together.  A team is a group of people who aspire to successfully accomplish a goal by building off each others' strengths.  This is best accomplished when the team is less focused on the how and what of this goal, but driven by why the team is striving towards this goal.  This workshop will explore the importance of discovering your why and how to share that with your organizations, communities and even with yourselves.

 

Objectives:

 

-Gain a greater understanding of the power of why (Sinek, 2012)
-Articulate personal why
-Fuse together the importance of why with the realities of day to day demands and tasks
-Develop an understanding of how to identify whys

 

  1. Value This

 

Description: 

 

There is greater reward in defining, articulating, and practicing one's values.  In teaching individuals how to be agents of change in their community; consistently sharing your beliefs can make all of the difference.  This workshop encourages students to not only define their own values but to live by them in their daily activities.

 

Objectives:

 

-Explore the importance of defining values
-Define how values assist in enhancing personal development
-Identify how values help in finding common purpose within a community

 

  1. Well-Being & Leadership

 

Description: 

 

As college students, personal well-being is sometimes forgotten in the stress of papers, exams, and personal life crises.  In this workshop, students understand the importance of being healthy, both physically and mentally and how their own personal well-being can have a positive impact on those around them.

 

Objectives:

 

-Define what it means to be accountable for one's personal well-being
-Connect well-being to leadership development and competence
-Identify ways to strengthen one's well-being status

 

  1. When Collaboration Happens

 

Description: 

 

Too often we see collaboration and automatically assume that collaboration refers to a group or groups working with other groups to achieve some common goal.  While this is one aspect of collaboration, this definition fails to recognize that collaboration also involves individuals empowering each other to achieve common goals and success.  Collaboration is a process that can occur within organizations and amongst individuals.  This workshop will explore the different aspects of collaboration and highlight the important role individuals play in collaborating on the grassroots level.

 

Objectives:

 

-Identify the difference between group collaborations and individual to individual collaborations
-Understand the difference between empowerment and delegation
-Use effective strategies for promoting collaboration and teamwork among group and individuals
-Differentiate between collaboration, cooperation, compromise, and competition
-Define collaboration
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