Day 2 -Explore - Examples of Possible Programs
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Breakout Session 1
9 AM - 10:15 AM
On Your Own: How to Be an Entrepreneur [Career Track]
Is the entrepreneurship life for you? Ever thought about starting your own business? Whether it’s a full time "gig" or your “side hustle,” contribute to the conversation as we discuss the pros and cons of starting your own business and where to begin. Ready to take the jump?
Appreciation for the challenges versus payoffs of being an entrepreneur
Knowledge of the various types of motivations for doing your own "thing"
Identification of "resources" necessary to be an entrepreneur - including personal characteristics
Ability to apply planning strategies to business idea
Start a legitimate business plan
Leading Imperfectly: Stop Trying to be Perfect -- You are Enough!
Competency: Scope of Competence and Confidence
Instead of waiting for the same cliché leadership lessons, consider this: You don't learn things from "perfect" people, you learn from people who are "imperfect." Own who you are! Be real. In this rather hysterical session, learn how to lead through your faults.
Experience introspective examination
Identify areas of struggle and success
Know strategies for an increased sense of personal confidence
What To Do When "Treat Yo'self" Isn't Good Enough
Does stress sneak up on you? Does your calendar fill up before you know it? Do you get sick often and you're not sure why? Most leaders tend to be the first to show up and the last to leave. Explore and discover what toll that takes on your mind and body and how you can find moments of peace to re-center, re-charge and re-focus.
Identify your biggest stressors are on and off campus
Understand the connection between mental and physical health to your leadership ability
Create an individualized 5-minute self-care routine you can do anywhere
Gettin’ Gritty: Finish What You Start!
Competency: Follow Through or Responsibility for Personal Behavior
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Do you feel like giving up when life and school becomes too difficult? Do you start projects and don’t finish them? Does procrastination interfere with your ability to thrive and succeed? Learn how to take responsibility and follow through on your personal and professional dreams and goals.
Bounce-back and overcome obstacles using Facilitative Emotions
Manage the Four Fears that interferes with short and long-term successes
Manage procrastination using the Principle of Incremental Achievement
Identify healthy and unhealthy, personal and professional relationships using the Dream Team Philosophy
Develop a “Grit-Based” Mindset using the C + R = Success or Failure Formula
Breakout Session 2
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Extended Laboratories of Leadership Learning
Managing The Chaos: Bouncing Back from a Setback
Mistakes, failures, and rejections are part of life. How you respond can negatively or positively impact your future success and leadership potential. Drawing from personal experiences, a self-proclaimed "expert on setbacks" shares his fascinating stories on how to bounce back from a setback (or lifetime of them). Is it time to re-evaluate your attitude?
Be able to define "resiliency" and three strategies for being more resilient
Realize that every setback is also a learning opportunity
Learn how to set your own personal and professional boundaries
Leading Through Change: Recognizing Your Role as Leader
Competency: Responding to Change
What differentiates leaders who can lead through change and respond productively, from those who go down the unproductive road of negativity and divisiveness? Drawing from recent real life work place transition, Sara offers up the consequences of poor change responses then shifts to specific tools for dealing with the one unavoidable constant in leadership -- change!
Identify your personal instinctive responses to transition and change
Know the 5 top negative consequences responding unproductively to change
Lead others through change using identified tools, attitudes and practices
Your Career Success Depends Upon Accepting Feedback [Career Track]
Competency: Receiving Feedback
Do you find it difficult to receive positive and constructive feedback? Do you want to "toughen" up? Learn ways to position yourself correctly to hear all kinds of feedback. What's your frame of mind, ability to listen without defense, and demeanor throughout? See how accepting feedback is connected to career success.
Look inward to reflect upon your typical reaction to feedback
Explore various techniques to enhance your ability to be less defensive
Know a variety of choices for responding while maintaining a positive demeanor
"But Nobody Will Know": Making Ethical Decisions When You’re All Alone
Competency: Ethics & Decision Making
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
How do you know you are doing the right thing? What about when there seems to be two “right” things? How do you find your compass? Are there ethical standards outlined for you position or role? Making ethical decisions is a leadership charge and challenge. Come learn how to meet the challenge head on.
Learn the meaning of ethical behavior
Examine your personal values and their connection (or not) to leadership roles
Learn how to recover from ethical breakdowns
Breakout Session 3 - To the Point Competency Development
3 PM - 3:45 PM
Explore & Engage
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
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Breakout Session 4 - To The Point Competency Development
4 PM - 4:45 PM
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