Day 2 - Engage - Examples of Possible Programs
2019 Program Descriptions on their Way!
Breakout Session 3
Explore & Engage Track
Influencing Up, Down, and Across Your Organization [Career Track]
Competency: Productive Relationships (Working with Co-Workers and Group Mates)
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Are you a person of influence? Do you know the secrets to cultivating healthy and authentic relationships? Can you get your point across without being or appearing aggressive, arrogant, or annoying? 85% of your success in life, school, and work is determined by your ability to get along with others. Participate and learn the principles and practices used by great communicators and leaders when influencing up, down, and across their organizations.
Increase their credibility utilizing the L-Factor Activity
Create a safe space to engage in Courageous Conversations
Build interpersonal trust with others utilizing the Trust Formula
Resolve conflicts and disagreements using the N.E.W. Approach
Would You Follow You? How to Build Your Leadership Confidence
The competency of "confidence" is defined as "appearing certain of your beliefs, knowledge, convictions and capabilities." No matter if you think (or do) things differently than your predecessor, do you believe in YOUR leadership? Would YOU follow You? Build your confidence by knowing how to examine your current leadership in this revealing session.
Be able to define and recognize the competency of "confidence"
Identify when repeating unproductive behaviors and expecting productive outcomes
Learn how to self-assess without being self-critical
Know how to apply the elements of the SWOT Analysis to your own leadership
Breakout Session 4
Money Management For Leaders
Do you have a good relationship with your finances? Do you even know what "assets" and "debt" you carry? Money management is an essential leadership skill demonstrating your ability to be accountable, control stress, and direct and plan your future success.
Know the two most important numbers when it comes to student loans
Create a personal spending plan
Be able to apply strategies for improving your current credit score
Define "money management"
Accurately assess personal relationship with money
Motivating the Masses: The Secrets of Inspirational Leaders
Leadership is a process of transformation through inspiration. Great leaders are self-motivated with the required skills to inspire others. Learn how to encourage action and excellence in yourself and others (i.e. family, friends, and associates) regardless of the circumstances.
Personalize your approach to motivating others
Learn 3 strategies for motivating group members and entire teams
Identify how to create environments of influence and inspiration
Nothing Gets Accomplished by Yourself: Building High Performance Teams
Competency: Group Development
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Do you ever get frustrated leading teams? Tired of ending up with slackers and non-performers who just want their picture in the school paper? Learn the tools needed to establish "work" teams, identify the personal assets of team members, and provide suitable training within a short turnaround time!
Discuss why "work" teams significantly improve overall group productivity
Understand the value in creating high performance teams versus not creating them
Apply steps to make your team highly effective
Integrate teamwork activities to build trust and engage performance
Day 3 - Engage & Evolve - Examples of Possible Programs
2019 Program Descriptions on their Way!
Breakout Session 5
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM [These are extended session blocks.]
Engage & Evolve Track
Thriving as a Team: Moving from ME to WE!
Collaboration is working together as a team to achieve a common goal. Sounds simple right? But most collaborations fail before they start. Teams that learn how to collaborate significantly reduce team burnout, disengagement, and stress. Come have fun as you learn how to move from ME to WE.
Resolve collaborative conflicts using a 3-step process
Manage the four barriers to collaboration and team effectiveness
Regroup and refocus as a team using the P.V.G. Theory and Approach
Recognize and repair team breakdowns with Empathic Communication and Cognitive Complexity
Believe Me - It's You: How to Deal with Difficult People
Competency: Conflict Negotiation
Nancy Hunter Denney
There is no escaping "difficult" co-workers, teammates, leaders and family members. So the one thing you can control is how YOU respond and YOUR role in the interaction. Work through one of your challenging relationships step by step in this practical skill based session on dealing with difficult people. Is it possible YOU are the "difficult" one?
Know three strategies for dealing with challenging individuals
Understand the characteristics of "challenging" or "difficult"
Recognize personal communication traits causing unproductive responses
Hey, Can We Talk? Providing Courageous Feedback
Competency: Providing Feedback
Challenging your peers is complicated, scary and a very necessary aspect of leadership. Holding others accountable is an essential tool needed to take responsibility for your teams and relationships. This session teaches how to provide courageous feedback and examines why it matters. Crush those team goals!
Identify the value in holding others accountable
Connect being an effective leader and giving feedback
Know strategies for providing productive feedback
Breakout Session 6
Creating Your Road to Abundance
Competency: Strategic Planning & Vision
What's in your piggy bank? Consistent savings is one way to strategically conduct "financial planning." Taking advantage of "compounding interest" is another. This session provides three significant factors necessary to ensure your desired life style throughout your career and retirement.
Be able to articulate and define characteristics of effective "financial planning"
Identify the consequences of not engaging in financial planning as an undergraduate
Know the value of consistent saving, financial focus, and money vs. resources
Create and prioritize a path for the future
Exploring Conscious Leadership: Bringing Positive Change to Challenging Team and Organizational Culture [Career Track]
Competency: Other's Perspectives in the Workplace
Speak up or say nothing? Act or stand still? The session has the power to empower YOU to exercise the commitments of conscious leadership. Learn how to become a positive influence where challenging team, workplace and organizational culture exist. Participants will also learn effective leadership tools that engage the perspective of others in ones' decision-making process.
Identify personal commitments of conscious leadership
Know essential leadership traits
Better understand how to be more inclusive of other ideas and perspectives
From Awareness to Action: Creating Real Social Justice Change
Curriculum Theme: Evolve
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
Competency: Social Justice and Productive Relationships
Many folks are struggling with how to be effective change agents. It's easy to call someone out because they don't see the world the way we do, but are we willing to do the work required to build relationships across difference so that change can occur? This session will help the next generation of leaders (i.e. YOU) build capacity for social justice change.
Be able to create learning organizations and communities
Manage yourself in "triggering" moments
Build skills for developing relationships based on finding common ground
Breakout Session 7
Chaos or Control: Organizational and Self-Management Strategies
Competency Being Asked to Address: Organization
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
As president of a community college, Dr. Lloyd relies on personal and organizational structures to effectively "manage, monitor, and utilize information, resources and materials." Learn how to set yourself up for success and make your environment support your personal and organizational mission.
Explore the real outcomes of a lack of organizational systems for life and leadership
Identify elements of your current organizational structures causing chaos
Utilize five proven self-management and organizational strategies
Ummm... So... Like... Let's Talk about Public Speaking [Career Track]
Competency: Verbal Communication (Public Speaking)
Jerry Seinfeld once said, "People fear public speaking more than they fear death. So that means, at a funeral most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy." Which would you choose? You've observed amazing displays of engagement by conference speakers learn what separates them from a mundane monologist.
Know characteristics and behaviors of engaging speakers
Identify personal assets and liabilities at the podium
Appreciate the reality: Success is linked to WHAT you say not HOW
5 Tricks To Unlocking Your Team’s Creative Genius
Competency: Idea Generation
Creativity is a muscle that needs development just like any other muscle in your body. Once you know the best exercises to flex your creative muscle, you’ll be generating genius ideas on a regular basis. If you keep hearing the same ideas over and over again, come to this session and discover five tricks to unlocking you and your team’s creative genius!
Understand creativity and become an idea generating machine
Utilize five activities to unlock creativity within yourself and others
Integrate creativity building into your daily and weekly engagements