Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

GOLD Events

Greyhound Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) offer Loyola students a range of opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Come join any of the following sessions that are of interest to you. If you attend 3 or more, you will receive the GOLD Certificate and be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Contact Luke Haus with any questions.

Spring 2021 GOLD Workshops

Imposter Syndrome

January 28, 2021
Presented by Brandon Brito, Office of Admissions

Imposter syndrome is well known for attributing success to luck and a fear that others may call you a fraud. It can be stress-inducing, so how do we turn off that voice in our heads? We will reflect on these struggles and also share techniques on recognizing and overcoming imposter syndrome.

Generation Z

February 10, 2021
Presented by Luke Haus, Office of Student Engagement

Generations change, and so does leadership. Come discuss and learn how your generation is enacting leadership in a changing society.

Healthy Personal and Professional Boundaries

February 24, 2021
Presented by Dominique Abunassar, Office of Student Engagement

Is it difficult to set limits with yourself and others? We will focus on personal and professional relationships, self-worth, and creating healthy physical and emotional boundaries. Setting healthy boundaries is crucial as they help us get our needs met and prevent resentment and burnout.

Leadership Journey

March 10, 2021
Presented by a Panel of Students

Everyone's leadership journey is different, and sometimes you need more support in your own journey. Listen to students across class years, majors, and positions on how they enact leadership.

RISE to the Occasion

March 24, 2021
Presented by Hannah Mannering and John Mirarchi, Class of 2023

You may feel limited in your capacity to affect change in the world. This presentation will help guide you towards methods of effective leadership through the lens of Relational Leadership, and gain insight into how to lead for future opportunities beyond college life.

Authentic Leadership

April 7, 2021
Presented by Michael Fleg, Office of Marketing and Communications

How do you truly get to know yourself on a deeper level? Come explore psychology, meditation, and basic human traditions—all with the goal of leading more effectively through becoming your most authentic self.

Past GOLD Workshops

True Colors: Know Your Style of Leadership and Communication

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.

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.

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

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.