LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

 

 

Fall 2013

 

 

October 1

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TEN THINGS I DIDN’T LEARN AT WAR COLLEGE
Our own Walter Gordon, vice commander of the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls, will present this amazing program that will provide valuable knowledge to all members of the Daemen Community.   The presentation originated as lessons learned from Colonel Gordon’s experience as the deployed commander of the 328th Airlift Squadron for the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.   It subsequently evolved, however, to reflect leadership and personal development lessons throughout the spectrum of an Air Force officer’s career.   At times funny, often touching, Ten Things I Didn’t Learn at War College covers common sense principles such as "Delegate authority -- you can't do it all" and "Know the difference between urgent and important", but vividly illustrated through personal examples from Gordon’s thirty years in the military.
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Veterans & Veteran Family Service  

October 3

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF PROCRASTINATION   
Do you constantly put off tasks then find yourself scrambling with limited time and fast-approaching deadlines? Do you know you could have done better, if only you had started sooner? Do you live to cross items off your To Do list, but find that you haven't accomplished anything at the end of the day? If so, this workshop is for you! Learn to identify common and surprising ways we procrastinate, and develop strategies to overcome your procrastination habits. By implementing ideas discussed during this workshop you will be on your way to building a more productive life academically, professionally and personally. 
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Housing and Residence Life

October 8

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TIME MANAGEMENT
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well. 
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

October 23

Speakers Series:
THE GOLDEN PADDLE
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, which subject has the most to contribute to the future of civilization? YOU decide! Faculty members will present arguments about the importance of their fields. Only one can win! Only one gets the Golden Paddle Award of the Year! And YOU decide!
            Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 10:10am-11:05am  and repeated from 12:20pm-1:15pm
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, IND 101 and Title III Retention Activities

October 24

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
PROFESSIONALISM FOR NOW & LATER
This session will discuss the transformation that students must go through to be successful in the current work force.  We will also discuss the importance/effects of  how what you do NOW can help or hurt you LATER!
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Enrollment Management

October 29

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
RESUME DESIGN 101   
Interested in applying to be an Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Alumni Ambassador, Peer Mentor, or Admissions Tour Guide? Or are you a senior preparing to join the professional world? If so, attend this resume building workshop conducted by Career Services to learn tips on how to best represent yourself on paper and get that interview!
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Career Services

November 5

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
DISARMING THE BOMB:  TOOLS FOR ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
Your ethics are your personal standards of right and wrong and the basis for making ethically sensitive decisions.  Every day, the possibility of having to choose between doing right and wrong exists.  It is important to not only understand your own personal ethics, but the ethics of everyone around you.  Learning to work with different people and different opinions is essential to succeeding in the "real world."
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Office of Housing and Residence Life

November 7

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THE FIVE AGREEMENTS: A LEADER'S GUIDE TO SELF-AWARENESS
Knowing ‘self’ is one of the most important skills for being a transformational leader.  Ruiz and Ruiz (2010) offer five agreements that help us develop our self-awareness so that we can continually improve in leadership and in life.  In an interactive and thoughtful way the presenter unfolds Ruiz’ five agreements and challenges students (and herself) to put them into practice.  
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Student Affairs, and Institutional Advancement

November 12

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
CREATING A SPENDING PLAN & STAYING OUT OF DEBT
Now that you're in college, you have a lot more responsibility.  However, we have the information and tools you need to manage these new demands.   In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your money while in school and establish wise spending habits that will carry you throughout your lifetime.  Learn how to create a spending plan, reach your financial goals, and avoid unnecessary debt from the start.
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid

November 13

Speakers Series:
SNAPSHOT: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, INTERRUPTED BY INVASION  
Mitzi Sinnott is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and activist. She uses art to spark conversations about the legacy of race, class and violence in America. Sinnott firmly believes in the transformative power of creative collaboration as a force for positive change for individuals and communities, a conviction based not only on her work as an educator, but also her personal experience as an award-winning playwright and actor.

Through her critically acclaimed, one-woman play SNAPSHOT: A true story of love interrupted by invasion, Sinnott shares her literal and figurative journey to reconcile with her father, a veteran haunted by his experience in Vietnam. As the biracial daughter of a black man and white woman from Southern Appalachia, Sinnott’s story is in many ways a singular one; but at the same time, the themes she addresses – racial identity, mental illness, the legacy of war – are anything but rare. 
            Wick Center, Social Room ~ 7:00pm 
              Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by:     The LEADS Center, Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs, Diversity Action Committee, 
                                        Core Curriculum, Health & Human Services Division, Housing & Residence Life, and Student 
                                        Association

November 14

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF
Join us for a relaxing yoga class.  This class will include mindful, gentle stretches, breathwork (pranayama) to relieve tension, and a guided systematic relaxation at the end of class.  Please bring a small pillow and a blanket for the relaxation portion of the class.
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided
            The program has reached its capacity.  
            Please email 
LEADS@daemen.edu to be placed on the waitlist.
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Health and Wellness Club

November 19

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TAKING CARE OF YOU: HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED
Daemen’s Director of Counseling Services will help you identify ways for you to keep yourself healthy and happy while coping with the stressors of school and life. Come prepared to listen, share, learn, and relax. 
            Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            Lunch will be provided 
            Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Health & Counseling Services and Health & Wellness Club

 

Spring 2014

February 4

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TIME MANAGEMENT
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well. 
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and The Learning Center

February 6

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
Planning an event can seem like an overwhelming task.  By breaking the process down into steps and following a few simple rules you will learn the keys to having a very successful event.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

February 20

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
CONFLICT!
Often times when we think of conflict, the first thing that comes to our minds are fights, pain, yelling, and disagreements with others. Although conflict does exist in these forms, thinking of conflict in such a negative way can prevent us from seeing how positive conflict can be. It prevents us from realizing that it can bring about change, but more importantly, build relationships. So whether you are very good at handling conflict or run for cover at the first sign of it, this workshop should provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to establish and maintain healthy relationships. We will also learn successful techniques for approaching and effectively dealing with conflict in our daily lives as well as examining the definition of conflict and what it means to us.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life

February 25

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THE SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING
There are many ways to find a job: networking is one of them. Learn the secrets to successful networking from our alumni presenters. Then practice these techniques as you eat lunch and mingle.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Alumni Relations, and Career Services

February 27

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
HISTORY OF THE BLACK CHURCH
This workshop will explore the origin of the establishment of the Black Church from the fields of the South to the post modern day Mega Church throughout the United States.  We will also explore the different denominations, and how some believe they support the path to salvation or increase the gap in the pursuit of Christ. 
    Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Enrollment Management, Diversity Action Committee, and Equity & Diversity 
                            Initiatives Council

March 4

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
LinkedIn
Looking for a job? Do you know that all Fortune 500 companies have members on LinkedIn? Did you know that hundreds of organizations are using LinkedIn to identify prospective new hires?  At this workshop you will learn how to build your own LinkedIn account and learn the tricks to make your profile stand out.  Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to search for jobs, view and make new connections to help you network.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Career Services, and Alumni Relations

March 25

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
LEADING A HEALTHY LIFE
Busy work and school schedules often lead to poor eating habits.  Poor nutrition can lead to low energy levels, difficulty concentrating and the potential for illness.  This workshop will give you the basics on how to eat healthfully and keep your energy level high. 
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door.  EVENT CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Athletics, and Health Care Studies

April 3

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE: POWERFUL LESSONS IN PERSONAL CHANGE
The book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People provides a principle centered approach for addressing personal and professional concerns and became a blueprint for personal leadership development when it was published in 1990. The habits are a remarkable set of inspirational standards for anyone who seeks to live a full, purposeful and good life, and are applicable to individuals of all ages. This session, presented by faculty from Daemen’s M.S. in Executive Leadership and Change program, will highlight how you can bring Covey’s habits into your everyday life.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door.
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and M.S. in Executive Leadership and Change

April 8

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
REPAYING YOUR STUDENT LOANS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Have student loans? Don't have a clue where to start or what to do once you need to start paying them back?  This workshop has the answers for you.  Learn about repayment options, loan consolidation and the do's and don'ts of paying back your loans.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided
    Online registration has ended - you may check in that the door.
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid

April 24

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
MEDITATION: A LEADER'S TOOL TO MANAGE STRESS
Meditation can help us become less stressed. In this session we will learn the basics of meditation and how it can help us take action with integrity. Using integrity to control our own actions helps us develop a sense of peacefulness in our lives.
    Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided
    Reservations Required
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Student Affairs, and Institutional Advancement

April 29

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TAKING CARE OF YOU, HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED 2: DEEP BREATHING, MEDITATION, AND MINDFULNESS
Have you ever heard of mindfulness but not really sure what it is? Took some deep breaths to calm down but not sure if you did it correctly? Stop by this LEADS presentation to learn about and practice these effective and easy ways to cope with stress.  
    Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
    Lunch will be provided 
    Reservations Required
    Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Counseling Services

 

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Attention Faculty, Staff & Students:

Want us to develop a workshop for your class or organization or have topic ideas for future programming? Contact the LEADS Center and we will design a program meeting your needs or the needs of your class or organization.

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