Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

GOLD Events

Spring 2019

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.

Transformations: What’s Your Leadership Story?

Thursday, January 17th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center) and Friday, January 18th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

How we come to understand and develop leadership is rooted in our personal experience. This session provides a space for participants to identify experiences which shape their understanding of leadership. From this session, participants will be able to articulate a personal leadership narrative which helps tell their unique story to how they understood leadership, how they understand leadership now, and how they aspire to lead in the future.

Followership: The Flipside to Leadership

Tuesday, January 22nd 12:00-1:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Followers are often overlooked, but are essential to any definition of leadership. Without followers, leadership does not exist. Explore the flipside of leadership and the importance of followership! In this session, participants identify the five types of followers and effective qualities associated with each type.

 

True Colors: Know Your Style of Leadership and Communication

Friday, January 25th 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.

 

Leadership Café

Tuesday, January 29th 7:00-8:00pm, Program Room (Student Center)

Join us for monthly Leadership Cafés where special guests share their leadership journey and experience. We hope their stories inspire your thinking around different approaches to leadership. Complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert will be served. Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.

 

Frames of Organizations: What Is Your Lens?

Thursday, January 31st 2:00-3:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Leaders are often called upon to frame the reality of their organizations, and they are challenged to understand their organization from multiple perspectives. In this workshop, participants will identify four distinct frames which describe a specific worldview through which individuals make sense of their environment. Each frame has a range of metaphors, concepts, values and focus which allow us to better understand the organizations and groups to which we belong. Participants will learn which one or two distinct frames they favor, and understand the benefits of engaging in multi-frame thinking.

 

Global Leadership: Leveraging Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

Friday, February 8th 3:00-4:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

What does being global mean to you? How do you plan to lead in an ever changing and expanding world without boundaries? Come learn how to develop key competencies for global leadership including your knowledge, drive, strategy, and action. In this session, identify key ways you can improve your CQ and explore how to leverage your CQ to be a better global citizen and leader.

 

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

Friday, February 15th 2:00-3:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

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.

 

Leadership Café

Monday, February 18th 7:00-8:00pm, 3rd Floor Common Area (Student Center)

Join us for monthly Leadership Cafés where special guests share their leadership journey and experience. We hope their stories inspire your thinking around different approaches to leadership. Complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert will be served. Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.

 

Working With the Brady Brunch: How Birth Order Affects You and Your Organization

Tuesday, February 19th 12:00-1:00pm, E317 Conference Room (Student Center)

Come and learn how to manage your “Brady Bunch” by understanding the impact that birth order has on you and on the members of your organization. Birth order can help you understand people and can be a tool in motivating and organizing your group to meet your goals. Explore how birth order might impact your personality and how individuals of differing birth orders interact in teams. In this workshop, participants will use the timeless example of the “Brady Bunch” to learn common strengths, weaknesses, and interactions among people with differing birth orders.

 

Leadership Café

Wednesday, March 20th 7:00-8:00pm, Program Room (Student Center)

Join us for monthly Leadership Cafés where special guests share their leadership journey and experience. We hope their stories inspire your thinking around different approaches to leadership. Complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert will be served. Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.