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Student Leadership Development Program Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

 

SLDP/Volunteer Services Orientation

**All orientations will be held in the Morris University Center International Room**

August 21

2:00 p.m.

August 26

3:00 p.m.

August 28

1:00 p.m.

September 3

4:00 p.m.

Learn more about SLDP and Volunteer Services.  These short sessions will give students the opportunity to learn more about these worthwhile programs. Students will also be introduced to Involvement@SIUE, our new involvement management tracking system that will allow students to track their progress in SLDP. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteer Fair

August 27, 2014

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Morris University Center Goshen Lounge

Come learn about volunteer opportunities available with dozens of agencies from the St. Louis area. 

 

Voter Registration

August 26, 27, 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

1st Floor, Morris University Center

Near the Information Desk

Register to vote in Illinois or Missouri!

 
 

Fall Modules

Special Notes:

“B” denotes a Bronze Certificate Required Session

“S” denotes a Silver Certificate Required Session

“G” denotes a Gold Certificate Required Session

“E” denotes an Elective Session

“O” denotes a Certificate in Student Organization Leadership Session

 

9/16/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Entrepreneurial Thinking (E) (O)

Patrick McKeehan, Director

Metro East Small Business Development Center

Not a business student?  That’s okay!  This session will help you think like an entrepreneur to help leverage your leadership skills in an effective way.



9/17/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Dealing With Change (G) (O)

Dr. Robyn Berkley, Associate Professor

SIUE Department of Management and Marketing

Participants will learn the effects of change both on organizational and individual levels.  Techniques will be explored to mediate adverse effects of change and how to use change as a tool for improvement.

 

9/23/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

LinkedIn: What’s In It For You

Julie Stauthammer, Career Counselor

SIUE Career Development Center

Do you want to learn more about LinkedIn and how it can help you get a great job?  Join the Career Development Center staff as they discuss the different parts of the profile, how you can add a  recommendation or endorsement, how to search for contacts/network, and join groups. This informative session will cover all the basics of LinkedIn as well as offer you great tips and tricks that you might not know about!

 

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Leadership Issues in the LGBT Community (E) (O)

John Davenport, Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life
SIUE Kimmel Student Involvement Center

What issues face the LGBT community as they take on leadership roles within organizations and in the workplace?  This session will introduce all students to this concept and provide great insight into a growing area of leadership.

 

9/24/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Conflict Resolution (B) (O)

Dr. Jayme Swanke, Assistant Professor

SIUE Department of Social Work

This module familiarizes participants with sources of conflict and how differences can be resolved in an appropriate manner. An area of emphasis in this module is the development of effective negotiation skills.

 

9/30/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Sustainable Leadership (E)

Dr. Connie Frey-Spurlock, Associate Professor

SIUE Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

This module will focus on how principles of sustainability apply to leadership, as well as opportunities for leadership in sustainability on campus.


6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Stress Management (S) (O)

Riane Greenwalt, Director

SIUE Health Services

Participants learn to recognize, to assess, and to reduce stress in their personal lives and in work groups for which they are responsible as leaders.

 

10/1/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

The Power of Persuasion (E) (O)

Dr. Sorin Nastasia, Assistant Professor

SIUE Department of Speech Communication


What can the power of persuasion do for you?  How does this impact your daily life?  How can you use persuasion to assist in meeting your goals?  Come to this informative session to learn more!


10/7/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Interviewing Skills (E) (O)

Dr. Vicki Van Tuyle, Assistant Professor

SIUE Department of Educational Leadership

Participants will learn how to secure, prepare for and succeed in an interview.  This module will cover frequently asked questions and explain how to answer tough questions.

 

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Effective Communication (B) (O)

Alyse Jenkins, Academic Advisor

Participants learn principles and techniques of effective communication within the context of the leader’s and members’ roles,(ex.. psychological principles of communication, listening effectively, non-verbal behaviors, patterns of miscommunication, understanding communication flow, and barriers to communication).

 

10/8/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Cross Cultural Awareness (B) (O)

Dr. Chad Martinez, Director

SIUE Department of Equal Opportunity and Access

Participants enhance their awareness of cross-cultural differences; become more aware of their own cultural perceptions, values, and behavior; and lean more appropriate cultural perceptions.

 

10/14/14

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Keys to Leadership Success (G) (O)

Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, Chancellor

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Join us for this special session featuring SIUE Chancellor Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe.  Participants will learn about the keys and nuances to successfully being a leader from an individual with fine-tuned and extensive leadership experience.

 

10/15/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1202

Social Change Model of Leadership (E) (O)

Sandra Tamari, Specialist

SIUE Center for International Programs

Participants will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership, including basics of social change and the role that leaders and followers play in the process of making changes for the common good.

 

10/21/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Positive Psychology in Leadership (E) (O)

Sarah Laux, Assistant Director for Community Engagement

Michelle Welter, Associate Director

SIUE Kimmel Student Involvement Center

This session introduces participants to the basic positive psychology concept of wellbeing. Participants will explore career, social, financial, physical, and community wellbeing as related to motivating others, overcoming challenges, and developing as a leader.

 

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Leading Effective Meetings (E) (O)

Dave Heth, Director

SIUE Financial Affairs

Leading a meeting may seem like an easy task, but often times individuals are surprised to find how difficult it can be.  This session will cover ways to effectively lead a group of people through a successful and productive meeting. 

 

10/22/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

True Colors (E) (O)

Kelly Jo Karnes, Director

SIUE Kimmel Student Involvement Center

Learning what type of leader you are can be extremely valuable.  Come to this session where you will take the True Colors leadership assessment and learn more about what your leadership “color” means. 

 

10/28/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Navigating Gender Issues in Leadership: Advice for Men and Women (E) (O)

Dr. Joel Nadler, Assistant Professor, SIUE Department of Psychology

Dr. Meghan Lowery, Director, Organizational Development Consulting, Psychological Associates

The presenters will discuss experimental and field evidence that gender does matter in organizations. This will then be followed by a discussion of what men and women can do to minimize these effects in their own careers and how organizations can guard against such biases damaging their bottom lines.

 

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Social Media (E) (O)

Dr. Pamela Gay, Assistant Professor

SIUE Center for STEM Research

Sure social media is fun, but do you know how to effectively use it to lead a group?  Do you know the do’s and don’ts of social media as you try to get a job?  This session will provide you with useful tools to successfully navigate the ever changing world of social media. 

 

10/29/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Professional Etiquette (B) (O)

Dr. Denise Degarmo, Associate Professor and Chair

SIUE Department of Political Science

This module teaches a variety of skills one needs to be successful within the workplace, including mistakes to avoid and survival skills needed to thrive.

 

11/4/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Building Your Resume (E) (O)

John Gally, Career Counselor

SIUE Career Development Center

Participants will focus on evaluating their college careers and preparing for life after SIUE.  They will learn how to identify skills built as a student and/or employee and how to communicate those to a future employer or graduate program.  This process will help students build stronger resumes and cover letters.

 

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

Team Leadership (G) (O)

Jeremy Sippel, Program Assistant

SIUE Kimmel Student Involvement Center

Participants will learn to provide guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results.


11/5/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Social Justice (G)

Anee Korme, Assistant Director, Campus Life

SIUE Kimmel Student Involvement Center

Participants will investigate the idea of creating a society that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity.  Students will investigate the movement that works to understand and value human rights.

 

11/11/14

6:00 p.m.

SSC 1203

StrengthsQuest** (S) (O)

Michelle Welter, Associate Director

SIUE Kimmel Leadership Center

Participants will increase self-awareness, deepen knowledge and appreciation of others' talents, learn how to form and maximize teams, and learn how to help others to affirm, develop, and apply their talents. This will be done through the use of StrengthsQuest software.

**Students must complete an online assessment prior to this session.  Contact the Kimmel Student Involvement  Center to receive the log-in information no later than November 3. 

 

11/12/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Event Planning (E) (O)

Sara Colvin, Director of Development

SIUE School of Business

Participants will explore important aspects of event planning, including common processes, basic steps, setting priorities, as well as key principles for program planning.

 

11/18/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Cross Cultural Awareness (B) (O)

Alexandria White, Community Director

SIUE University Housing

Participants enhance their awareness of cross-cultural differences; become more aware of their own cultural perceptions, values, and behavior; and lean more appropriate cultural perceptions.

 

11/19/14

2:00 p.m.

SSC 1201

Civic Responsibility (S) (O)

Dr. Kimberly Carter, Assistant Professor

SIUE Department of Social Work

This module introduces participants to their roles as active and informed citizens. Topics for discussion include the rights and responsibilities of leaders who influence public policy decisions and governmental reform.

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