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Fall 2013 Modules

SLDP/Volunteer Services Orientation

**All orientations will be held in the Student Success Center Room 1201**

August 20--2:00 & 6:00 p.m.

August 22--1:00 p.m.

August 28--2:00 p.m.

September 3--3:00 p.m.

Learn more about SLDP and Volunteer Services.  These short sessions will give students the opportunity to learn more about these worthwhile programs.

Special Events

Volunteer Fair
August 28, 2013
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 27, 28, 29, 2013
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

**All modules will be held in Student Success Center Room 1201**

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


Wednesday, September 4, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Sustainable Leadership (E)

Dr. Connie Frey-Spurlock, Associate Professor, SIUE Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice

Kevin Atkins, Sustainability Officer, SIUE Office of Sustainability

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


Tuesday, September 10, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Cross Cultural Awareness (B) (O)

Paul Pitts, Assistant Chancellor for Institutional Compliance, SIUE Office of Institutional Compliance

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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Positive Leadership (O) (E)

Jamie Matthews, Community Director, SIUE University Housing

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.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Creating Effective Incentive Programs (O) (E)

Dr. Zach Schaefer, Assistant Professor, SIUE Department of Speech Communication

This session will engage participants in a discussion about what incentive programs are most effective.  This will include rewards, recognition, and constructive criticism.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013--2:00 p.m. 

Being an Effective Leader on Campus (O) (E)

Alexandria White, Community Director, SIUE University Housing

What does it take to be an effective leader at SIUE?  Come to this engaging session to learn valuable tools that will help you become a better, well-rounded leader. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013--2:00 p.m. 

Effective Communication (B) (O)

Dr. Sorin Nastasia, Assistant Professor, SIUE Department of Speech Communication

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).


Tuesday, September 24, 2013--6:00 p.m. 

Dealing with Change (G) (O)

Ellen Krohne, Executive Director, Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois

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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Event Planning (O) (E)

Brittany Williams, SIUE MUC Event Services

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


Tuesday, October 1, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Professionalism: On and Offline (O) (E)

Harry Zollars, PharmD, SIUE Alumni

Social media allows people from across the world to communicate in ways unimaginable in years past, but it also sets up a platform to document all good and bad experiences for the world to see.  Come learn about the etiquette and appropriateness of working with social media to increase one's chance for a successful and professional career.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013--6:00 p.m. 

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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Social Change Model (E)

Kelly Jo Karnes, Director, SIUE Kimmel Leadership Center

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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013--2:00 p.m. 

Civic Responsibility (S) (O)

Denise Degarmo, Associate Professor and Department Chair, SIUE Department of Political Science

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.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Professional Etiquette (B) (O)

Robyn Berkley, Associate Professor, SIUE Department of Management & Marketing

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


Tuesday, October 15, 2013--2:00 p.m.

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

Tom Stearns, Clerk, SIUE Information Technology Services

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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Time Management (E)

Ian Toberman, Advisor, SIUE Academic Advising

With all the technology and distractions available, sometimes it is not easy to manage all of the responsibilities placed on student leaders today.  This session will provide effective techniques to assist with time management.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013--2:00 p.m.

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.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013--6:00 p.m. 

Recruitment & Retention (O) (E)

John Davenport, Coordinator of Greek Life, SIUE Kimmel Leadership Center

Participants will learn the importance of acquiring new members as well as keeping these members.  Further, recruitment plan development, making the organization visible and keeping members involved will be covered.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Social Justice (G)

Anee Korme, Assistant Director, Campus Life, SIUE Kimmel Leadership 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013--6:00 p.m.

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 Leadership Center to receive the log-in information no later than October 15. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013--2:00 p.m.

How to Talk to Anyone, Anywhere, About Anything (E)

Kara Shustrin, Program Specialist, SIUE Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

How to talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything will benefit any student....outgoing, shy, nervous, confident, seniors, freshmen.  You'll explore ways to break the ice, learn the "Golden Rule" of conversation, and find out what the greatest talkers have in common.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013--6:00 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Interviewing Skills (E)

Career Development Center Staff

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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Building Your Resume (O) (E)

Career Development Staff

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.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013--2:00 p.m. 

Ethical Leadership (S) (O)

Kyle Rice, Assistant Director, SIUE University Housing

Participants explore scenarios designed to stimulate discussion of ethical questions facing leaders. Opportunities are provided to examine ethical decision making and problem solving.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Cross Cultural Awareness (B) (O)

Dr. Steven Tamari, Associate Professor, SIUE Department of Historical Studies

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.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013--2:00 p.m.

Team Leadership (G) (O)

Joseph Pearson, Director, SIUE Morris University 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.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013--6:00 p.m.

Structured Reflection**

Michelle Welter, Associate Director, SIUE Kimmel Leadership Center

**Only those who have filed an application to exit the SLDP program should attend a Structured Reflection.  You will be contacted about your attendance prior to the session.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013--2:00 p.m. 

Structured Reflection**

Michelle Welter, Associate Director, SIUE Kimmel Leadership Center

**Only those who have filed an application to exit the SLDP program should attend a Structured Reflection.  You will be contacted about your attendance prior to the session.

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