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2014 Sessions Schedule 


Timing  Workshop Title Description
10:15-11:15am 

Sharing stories, supporting community, building resilience: Playback Theatre for grassroots change.

The power of theater lies in its ability to build communities and connect people across barriers.  True stories told honestly and artfully offer healing and hope to the tellers and the hearers.  This workshop will identify techniques that have worked successfully with traumatized communities and methods that have revealed and performed personal experiences to educate and mobilize community members to take action.  

10:15-11:15am 

Ready.. Set... Go.. Get that Job (Pathway to Action)

We all have career goals! What are yours? Having a goal is the easy part. Getting it can be challenging. At this workshop students will discover the 5 key factors to getting the job and explore the pathway to action .

10:15-11:15am 

Your Leadership Journey:  Use Your Story to Fuel Your Passion!

This session will take a look at how life experiences help to shape you into the person you are today, and will continue to influence you as you forge ahead on your Leadership Journey. As the Journey progresses you can take those experiences and use them to fuel your Passion, which will help you to become a successful leader.

10:15-11:15am 

Be Unstoppable  Know Your Passion

Are you unstoppable? Are you filled with power, energy, and motivation? The most effective leaders are because they lead with passion. To lead like them you need to know your passion. Do you know yours? Come experience the first 3 steps of the simple, powerful 6-step process for discovering your passion. You will leave with the worksheets, directions, and tools you need to finish the last 3 on your own. 

10:15-11:15am 

Effectively Communicating Your Passions

Lee Iacocca, an American Businessman for both Ford and Chrysler, once said “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”  Come to this activity based session to help you strengthen your communication abilities. 

10:15-11:15am 

Explore the yogi inside of you

Being in a leadership position can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Yoga is one form of relaxation which will make you feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and will hopefully help you gain clarity and peace of mind. In this session, Emily will share her story and passion for yoga and guid you through some basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Comfortable and movable clothing is preferred and recommended.

10:15-11:15am 

Restorative Justice: Principles, Values and Practices

What is justice? What does justice feel like? This session will explore the principles, values and practices of Restorative Justice through interactive conversation, storytelling, and other activities. We will explore the concept of justice from the perspectives of crime victims, offenders and community members. Come prepared to engage others around the big ideas of justice, crime, and harm.

10:15-11:15am 

Head in the Clouds: Effective Leadership through Online Collaboration

We at the JMU Technology and Design office are going to share how we use technology to help run activities and everyday tasks in our organization. We'll showcase the many free online tools that exist and methods you can use to improve your own organizations' activities from planning to execution.

11:30am-12:30pm 

The Employment Visa Minefield: Life After F-1

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.

11:30am-12:30pm

Exploring your True colors

Come and discover the role of relationships as they pertain to your personal and leadership styles. Determine your own leadership style, and how you can adjust or improve your behaviors and address areas of needed improvement.

11:30am-12:30pm 

Sharing your story.  Packaging the passion.

We live in a world of memes, blogs, tweets and pins. Stories whittled down to 140 characters can hardly be complete, let alone passionate.  Or can they?  This session will explore the various means and effectiveness of modern day storytelling, including the use of technology and social media as a way to record and convey oral history. 

11:30am-12:30pm

What do you value: A discussion on your values and where they can take you

Should you study or go to a party? Spend time practicing your faith or with friends? Knowing your values and where they come from will help shape your future! Our values guide every decision we make, don’t miss the opportunity to find more about what drives you to lead with passion

11:30am-12:30pm

Ethical Leadership 

Dr. Kolodinsky will facilitate an interactive discussion of ethical leadership in organizations as well as the relevant role of values, trust, relationships, and more. This session is required for all scholarship recipients.

11:30am-12:30pm

Passions and leadership skills for college and beyond!

Come explore how JMU Alumni Emily and Pratik applied the skills they gained through their own passions and their on-campus involvement to the 'real-world.' They'll combine their experiences together to provide you some tips on how to become a stronger and more passionate leader with the specific leadership issues and concerns that you might be facing.

11:30am-12:30pm

Leading in Your Career: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Job Search

The job search process should be exciting. It is an opportunity to reflect on your values, skills and interests to find a career that will be engaging and rewarding. In this workshop participants will identify their own career values to help lead their search while gaining valuable advice on areas like resume and cover letter writing and interviewing techniques to help them shine throughout the process. 

11:30am-12:30pm

Icebreakers for group leaders

This workshop will teach you the essential skills and importance of presenting your needs in everyday interpersonal relationships. It teaches audience the harmonic ways to express yourself. If you have difficulties saying "No", this workshop is for you.
11:30am-12:30pm

What the hell is social media? And is yours contagious?

Look at all the social media platforms out there today. You've got Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn and more, but, you still cannot get people to pay attention to your organization. Come find out some fun strategies to make these platforms work for you!