Campus Conversations on Everyday Leaders
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A - view map
Join in a book discussion of Everyday Leaders: Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmidtz.
Everyday Leaders is a certificate program designed to prepare participants to facilitate meaningful leadership conversations and dialogue. By combining staff, faculty and students, the training also builds a sense of community on campus and reminds us that it takes every individual to make a difference for all of us.
Sessions I & II are focused on "train the trainer," designed to give participants the tools they need to succeed as a facilitator and a model for leading campus dialogue and discussion. Session I includes a free copy of Paul Schmitz's book, Everyone Leads - Building Leadership from the Community Up. Certificate content is delivered through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussions, and small and large group breakouts.
The "train the trainer" includes an involved look at the difficulties of facilitation such as conflict, diversity of thought, and other challenges that stop conversation. Small group discussion will focus on how to work through these challenges as well as how to face the common fears of leadership roles. Participants will be asked to bring their own stories to the table in order to ensure meaningful conversations that will support them in facing their reservations head on.