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Train the Trainer for Everyday Leaders

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Strand Union Building, Room 233 & 235

Space is reserved for staff and students. The event is free, but participants must register online with the MSU Human Resources Department.

Session I:  Wednesday, September 25th 9:00am-12:00pm
MSU Strand Union Building 233 and 235

Session II:  Tuesday, November 5th 9:00am-11:00am
MSU Strand Union Building Ballroom A

Session III:  Monday, November 25th 9:00am-11:00am
MSU Strand Union Building Ballroom A

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. 

Everyone Leads

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.

Session III centers on facilitated conversations lead by the class members and includes invited guests. All three sessions include a morning catered break.

Everyday Leaders is spread out over a period of two months, giving students, staff and faculty the opportunity to engage in leadership dialogue and facilitation within their communities between meetings. At the end of the program, participants who have completed all three sessions will be awarded with an MSU Everyday Leaders Facilitator Certificate.

Betsy Webb, MSU Professional Development & Training Manager and Carmen McSpadden, Director of the MSU Leadership Institute will deliver the training. Assisting the training will be a Leadership Institute student associate.

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