Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

GOLD Events

Spring 2020

Greyhound Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) offer Loyola students a range of opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Students are highly encouraged to register for the workshops  below at least two business days before the event. No registration necessary for monthly Leadership Cafes. Become Gold Certified when you attend 4 or more Gold Events.

**Due to Loyola's closure, we will continue the GOLD series through interactive online workshops. We encourage students to register as usual and we will contact them with more details regarding the online format.

True Colors: Know Your Style of Leadership and Communication

Thursday, February 13th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Discover your true color and learn about your preferred style of communication and leadership! Explore your style in depth by understanding in which team environments you thrive, including your perceptions, needs, and stressors within group contexts. By knowing your true color, learn how to improve your communication, appreciate others, and leverage your style to build and maintain effective teams and relationships with others.

Did I Really Have That Thought? Learning About & Unpacking Implicit Bias

Wednesday, February 19th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Okay, let’s admit it—we’ve all thought of someone in a not so nice manner. Maybe we believed stereotypes to be true. Or maybe we had a discriminatory thought or two. The important thing is to learn from it and not do it again. During this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to learn about implicit bias through different activities, and will learn how implicit bias can impact their everyday lives—as leaders, friends, students and people. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of what implicit bias is, and how they can apply the lessons learned to grow personally and as leaders. 

Speak Up! To Microaggressions

Sunday, February 23rd 7:00-8:30pm, McGuire Hall

This exciting new program will help students to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and practice strategies to address them.

Habitudes: Thermostat vs. Thermometer

People are either thermometers or thermostats. They will merely reflect the climate around them or they will set it. Leaders develop values and principles to live by and set the tone for others. This workshop will take a look into what it means to be a leader through the lens of Dr. Tim Elmore, author of Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes.

Thursday, March 12th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Build your Launchpad: Learn How to Finance yourself as a Brand-New Adult

Wednesday, March 25th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)


Leadership begins with a solid foundation of self, and that includes finances! Learn how to effectively manage your own finances so you can venture confidently into your own future. We'll discuss everything from taxes and health insurance to student loans and retirement saving.


What's the Problem?: TKI Modes of Handling Conflict

Tuesday, April 7th 3:00-4:00pm, College Center 114


In this workshop, participants will take the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI) to recognize their preferred mode of handling conflicts. They will identify five modes of handling conflict and understand how their preferred mode impacts groups and relationships. Participants will leave this workshop better equipped to assess conflict situations and deploy strategies to address conflict.


The Role of Ethics in Leadership

Thursday, April 23rd 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)


Have you ever wondered how others view leadership and why your personal views may differ from the way others define leadership within their own lives? Join us as we offer an interactive presentation about ethical leadership. Participants will have the opportunity to define ethical leadership in their own lives and reflect on how they make ethical decisions based on personal values. Participants will also gain perspective on how peers use their own personal values and ethical practices to navigate through difficult situations in life.