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2016 Sessions Schedule 

Location Workshop Title Description

9:30 - 10: 30 a.m. - Session I

Madison Union 302

[A] Health, Leadership, & You

Being a leader can sometimes come with many stressors and leave little time to take care of the most important person; YOU! Not being well balanced can have negative effects on your physical, mental, and social health. This session will help build skills that are necessary to live a healthier lifestyle while growing and learning as an effective leader..

Madison Union 305

[B] The immigration obstacle: planning accordingly to be on top!

If you are graduating soon and want to know how you may be able to stay in the U.S. to work, this is the session for you!  Come ready to ask any questions you ever had about "H-1B's" and other work visas and green cards.

Madison Union 306  

[C] Using Service-Learning to engage the community

Business etiquette is a critical piece of leadership and developing a professional image, regardless of the type of work you do or the industry you work with. Those who aspire leadership roles need a strong handle on professional etiquette practices when networking, dining and interacting with colleagues. Participants in this session will learn tips and methods for building a professional image through etiquette.

Madison Union 400

  

[D] Leading by Example: Etiquette Tips for a Professional Image

Business etiquette is a critical piece of leadership and developing a professional image, regardless of the type of work you do or the industry you work with. Those who aspire leadership roles need a strong handle on professional etiquette practices when networking, dining and interacting with colleagues. Participants in this session will learn tips and methods for building a professional image through etiquette.

Madison Union 402

 

[E] Intercultural Dialogue: Engaging Beyond Differences to Meet Global Challenges

The global and social challenges facing humanity today require a shift to using intercultural communication skills, cooperation, and compassion, in the way professionals and societies solve problems and resolve their differences. Intercultural dialogue is a process and method of learning how to engage in a conversation when discussing ‘hot topics’ among participants who come from different geographical and cultural backgrounds.  In this session participants will learn about, hear former participants’ experience with, and engage in facilitated intercultural dialogue focused on one of the topics challenging humanity and the world today.  

Madison Union 304

[F] Who the Heck Are You? Branding Your Club or Event

Learn what goes into establishing your organization as a reputable brand around campus, in your community, and online. We’ll provide examples through success stories along with resources to both free and cost effective tools we’ve used, such as Wix, Adobe Creative Suites, and Instagram. You’ll learn about the importance of social media marketing, how to visually brand your event or club, how to create a easy to use website, and the importance of creating an interdisciplinary team.


1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Session II

Madison Union 302 

[A] Your Personal Brand: THE Key to a Productive and Happy Life

Developping and knowing your Personal Brand will dramatically increase your self-knowledge /awareness and will provide you the tools necessary to manage any personal and professional situation with confidence and competence. Let's begin the process of crafting your own Personal Brand. 

Madison Union 305

 

[B] What's Your WHY?

Leadership can find us in many ways. Some may walk towards it intentionally, others may fall into it by accident. Regardless of how we got there, we know what the role entails how to execute it to the best of our abilities. But do we know our WHY? What keeps us thriving in these leadership roles? This interactive session will help you identify and/or refine your WHY to help you continue your legacy of leadership and purpose. 

Madison Union 306

[C] Know Your Facts! Building Your Leadership Résumé for Social Justice

To be a leader/activist, being passionate is just one piece of the puzzle. To be taken more seriously, it helps to conduct or use research to promote your cause. Learn about the Madison Matters project and how research is changing things for the better at JMU, and take away some lessons in how to justify your passions using the right information.

Madison Union 400

[D] Making an Impact as a Campus Activist 

We are both women, students, and activists. Our passions are making of our community a better place, but balancing everything is very tough! Come hear our stories about how we got to the place we are in, and how we developed a love for what we do: diversity!  

Madison Union 402

[E] Ethi-nopoly

Health issues impact everyone, whether you become leaders in health organizations or face health decisions in your personal life. Bring your leadership hat and come play the game of ethical monopoly as we explore how ethics play a role in important health decisions.


3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Session III

Madison Union 302 

[A] Cultural Values and Leadership preferences

The "Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness" (GLOBE) research program was started by Robert J. House (professor of the Wharton School of Business, UPenn) in 1991. In this study, 170,300 middle managers in 951 organizations (food processing, financial services, telecommunication industry) in 58 different countries were involved and analyzed. From the study, culturally different ideas of the characteristics of outstanding leadership were measured and examined. It is found that aspects of leadership are culturally dependent that people's idea of good leadership vary across cultures.

Madison Union 305

 

[B] Market your story and international experiences

One of the main issues that keynote speaker Wajahat Ali wants you to take away is that “stories help us communicate our ideas, our values, and our beliefs.” While this concept is meant to be applied in a leadership and activist context, it very much applies to searching for a job. Share your story, share your international and leadership experiences as they are great assets and they help set you apart from the others.

Madison Union 306

[C] “You May Be Right:” Humanistic Techniques for Facilitating Trust and Motivation in Others

It is inevitable that in our personal and professional relationships we will experience conflict, resistance, and differences in perspectives. While these moments often feel frustrating and challenging, they are also powerful opportunities to strengthen bonds and form shared goals. Originally developed out of the need for an effective way to help clients suffering from addiction, the principles behind Motivational Interviewing can be used by individuals in leadership positions to inspire trust, collaboration, and positive change in those we interact with.

Madison Union 400

[D] The place is here. The time is now! 

When tension arises, when disaster strikes, when a consensus must be met, a leader - someone who listens, inspire and empower - is required. However leadership is like a muscle, it needs to be challenged often in order to get stronger. Through this inspiring and down-to earth presentation Coralie offers you her insight on the leadership abilities that she used to become an influential agent of change in her own community despite her young age and after she survived the massive Haitian earthquake of 2010. 

Madison Union 402

[E] U.S. Elections - The 2016 U.S. Democratic Process

U.S. Elections for president are currently underway. The stakes are higher than ever, with the outcome promising to be a major factor in world issues over the coming four years. This session will review the U.S. political system, provide detailed information about the front runners in each party, and conclude with a mock election.