Workshops by Topic

Workshop Descriptions

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Through our Leadership Essentials Workshops Series, six different topical workshops will be offered multiple times per quarter.  Workshops are held in 1310 The Grove from 6:10-8:00pm and will begin Thursday, October 5, 2017.

  • No advance registration or RSVP is necessary
  • Students must arrive on time and stay for the entire duration
  • Early arrival is encouraged as space is limited

Foundations of Leadership

Foundations of Leadership
  Fall 2017
Thursday, Oct. 5
Monday, Oct. 9
Thursday, Nov. 16
  Winter 2018
Monday, Jan. 8
Thursday, Mar. 1
  Spring 2018
Monday, Apr. 2
Thursday, Apr. 26
Tuesday, May 1
Monday, May 14

Leadership is more than title and position, telling others what to do, or having authority and power. Rather, it is a process of collaborating with others to create positive change.  

This workshop will help you deconstruct outdated ways of thinking about leadership and highlight practices needed to address complex problems for a complex world.

Interpersonal Competence

Interpersonal Competence
  Fall 2017
Thursday, Nov. 2
Monday, Nov. 6
Monday, Nov. 20
  Winter 2018
Thursday, Jan. 18
Monday, Mar. 12
  Spring 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 10
Monday, Apr. 23
Thursday, May 3
Tuesday, May 22

Group work is something you will encounter throughout college and beyond. When working with others it is helpful to have a solid understanding of how groups form, operate, and change.

In this workshop, you will learn how to establish productive relationships and foster teamwork within your group.

Conflict Management

Conflict Management
  Fall 2017
Thursday, Oct. 26
Monday, Oct. 30
Thursday, Nov. 30

  Winter 2018
Monday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Mar. 15

  Spring 2018
Thursday, Apr. 12
Tuesday, Apr. 24
Monday, Apr. 30
Tuesday, May 29

Conflicts are often seen in a negative light, but  when viewed through a different lens, they can become opportunities for change and growth.

In this workshop, you will learn to recognize multiple forms and factors of conflict and practice different approaches of conflict management.


  Fall 2017
Thursday, Nov. 9
Monday, Nov. 13
Monday, Dec. 4

  Winter 2018
Thursday, Jan. 25
Monday, Feb. 26

  Spring 2018
Thursday, Apr. 5
Tuesay, Apr. 17
Monday, May 7
Thursday, May 17

Communication is multidimensional and involves more than just talking. Awareness of what is communicated beyond words is essential.

This workshop will help you learn techniques to use within multiple contexts, develop an awareness of communicating across difference, and employ active listening skills. 

Dimensions of Diversity

Dimensions of Diversity
  Fall 2017
Thursday, Oct. 19
Monday, Oct. 23
Thursday, Dec. 7

  Winter 2018
Monday, Jan. 29
Thursday, March 8

  Spring 2018
Monday, Apr. 9
Thursday, Apr. 19
Tuesday, May 8
Thursday, May 24

To effectively collaborate, we need to understand and learn from others who embody different identities, experiences, and beliefs.  

This workshop will help you explore social identities, ways in which difference impacts how we interact with others, and the concepts of power, privilege and oppression.


  Fall 2017
Thursday, Oct. 12
Monday, Oct. 16
Monday, Nov. 27

  Winter 2018
Thursday, Jan. 11
Monday, March 5

  Spring 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 3
Monday, Apr. 16
Thursday, May 10
Tuesday, May 15

Each person brings individual qualities, experiences and values when engaging in leadership, and understanding of these aspects of yourself is essential.

In this workshop, you will explore how self-knowledge impacts your goals as a leader and helps you navigate interactions with others.