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Leadership Lab

Greek students at Main Street Organization Fair

Fall Leadership Lab

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Spring Leadership Lab

Look for more information soon!

Each fall, Leadership & Student Involvement sponsors a Leadership Lab. During the lab, student leaders have the opportunity to select from informative sessions on many aspects of leadership development. These sessions provide students with the basic essentials that are needed to become successful and effective leaders.

Register via Monarch Link!

Keynote Speaker:

Are You Leading with Love?

Joshua Fredenburg

12PM, Hampton-Newport News Room

Hosted by:

Joshua Fredenburg

National Speaker, Author, and Leadership Expert

When you think about leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Mahatmi Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and many other amazing leaders of our past, you will find that one of the main reasons why each of these leaders were able to make such an amazing impact in the world is because they ALL led with LOVE. In essence, each of these leaders made the choice to love others through acts of forgiveness, patience, respect, sacrifice, courage, selflessness, kindness, service, dedication, and humility despite the challenges and obstacles that stood between these powerful leaders and their desired vision for the people they served as leaders.

In this energetic, powerful, inspiring, and life changing leadership program, Joshua not only provides LEADERS with a clear and concise working definition of love from a leadership perspective, but he provides emerging and seasoned leaders with practical leadership strategies that will enable these leaders to see the positive impact and results that transpires in a leaders life when they make the chose to lead with love.

SGA Budgets & Finance (Required for orgs funded by SGA)

Sessions: 11AM, 1PM, & 2PM

Hampton/Newport News Room

(Required for orgs funded by SGA)

Sharoyn Baker & Keisha Monge, Fiscal Technicians, Office of Leadership and Student Involvement

Connor Norton & Saman Aghaebrahim, Financial Representatives, Student Government Association

Confused about the SGA budget process? Don't know how to access your funds? Why is this process important? This session will help answer all of these questions and any others you may possibly have by taking you step-by-step through the process in order for you and your student organization to use your budget successfully. New this year, all budgets will be processed through our new student organization portal, OrgSync! This session will walk you through how to use OrgSync for your budgets and is mandatory for all SGA funded organizations!

Recruitment and Membership

Session: 11AM

Potomac/York River Rooms

Christopher Jefferson, Associate Director, Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

We all know that one size never fits all however many organizations program and provide resources that cater to one type of audience. If you really want to improve your recruitment and retention you have to think outside the box. Attend this session and walk away with new strategies aimed at accommodating the needs/interests of your members and perspective members at all levels!

Officer Transition: Getting Ready

Sessions: 11AM & 3PM

President's Dining Room

Andrew Fortman, Coordinator- Leadership and Student Involvement

Transitioning from one executive board to the next can be intimidating for both incoming and outgoing officers. This session will offer current executive board officers crucial tips on how to prepare yourself and your organization for next year's officer transition.

Advisor Scenario Round Table

Sessions: 1PM & 2PM

President's Dining Room

Making Student Involvement STAND OUT On Your Resume

Session: 1PM

James/Lynn River Rooms

Timothy Mellon, Graduate Assistant for Leadership

Campus involvement is the most exciting form of professional development. You put in long hours and work diligently to grow your student organizations. Your dedication to your organization can make your resume STAND OUT in a crowd of resumes when applying for jobs or to graduate programs. Learn how to make your involvement on campus work for you!

Using MonarchLink to Your Organization’s Advantage

Session: 1PM & 2PM


Fred Hughes, Program Assistant for Student Organizations

Service Based Leadership

Session: 2PM

Potomac/York River Rooms

Emily Whitehouse, Graduate Assistant for Service and Civic Engagement

Zach Schuhart, Programming Assistant for the Center for Service and Civic Engagement

This session will help students learn how to engage in Community Service, Service Learning, and Civic Engagement. We'll discuss how the Center can work for you, the student and present our signature programs along with upcoming opportunities. This session will walk you through how to use OrgSync to utilize the CSCE!

Student Financial Assistance Program

Session: 3PM

Hampton/ Newport News Room

Programming 101

Session: 3PM

Hampton/ Newport News Room

Officer Transition: Starting from Scratch

Session: 3PM

President's Dining Room

Andrew Fortman, Coordinator- Leadership and Student Involvement

Are you a new executive board officer for your organization? Was the transition from last year's executive board not as "thorough" as you had hoped. This session will help you get started as a new officer and offer tips on how to get your organization on the right track.

Register on Monarch Link