Lead The Way – Leadership Development Series

Leadership is a skill. Anyone can be a great leader if they put in the effort. Through this series of free workshops, participants will learn about various leadership theories and adapt those concepts to their own leadership style.

Sessions are designed for students, but all are welcome. Participants in the full five-part series will receive a certificate of completion in April 2022.

Attend your way! Choose to attend any session in person, virtually, or as a self-guided (online) option. Feel free to move freely between these delivery methods from one workshop to the next—you’ll still have a consistent experience.
 


Workshop 1: Who Are You as a Leader?

Tuesday, October 12
In order to lead effectively, you need to know who you are as a leader. This interactive workshop will focus on leading with your CliftonStrengths assessment.

Students who have not yet completed CliftonStrengths through GPS for Student Success, get your free code and instructions. All others, contact Natasha Miller, (715.422.5558) for more information.

How to Attend

In-person and virtual sessions have concluded, but you can explore our self-guided (online) option below.

  • Self-Guided: Go to Blackboard. Click Self-Enroll Courses at the top of your screen, and click the Browse Course Catalog button. Enter Lead the Way in the search field. Click the arrow next to Lead_the_Way and select Enroll. Click Submit to complete your enrollment.

Workshop 2: Who Are You Leading?

Tuesday, November 2
In order to effectively work together, we need to know our team and how different strengths bring different benefits. Through this session, learn more about other strengths and how they can complement your own.

How to Attend

In-person and virtual sessions have concluded, but you can explore our self-guided (online) option below.

  • Self-Guided: Go to Blackboard. Click Self-Enroll Courses at the top of your screen, and click the Browse Course Catalog button. Enter Lead the Way in the search field. Click the arrow next to Lead_the_Way and select Enroll. Click Submit to complete your enrollment.

Workshop 3: What Is Your Leadership Style?

Tuesday, February 1
Are you an authoritarian leader? A democratic one? Or maybe you prefer a laissez-faire approach? Through this session, we’ll touch on three different leadership styles to see which one is your natural style. Then we’ll talk about how different situations and people require different styles, and you’ll get to practice identifying which style is best in various situations. 

How to Attend

Choose your preferred delivery method, and feel free to vary how you attend from one workshop to the next.

  • In Person: Noon – 1:00 p.m. RSVP to receive information on how to attend at the Mid-State campus near you.
  • Virtual: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Attend via Microsoft Teams.
  • Self-Guided: Go to Blackboard. Click Self-Enroll Courses at the top of your screen, and click the Browse Course Catalog button. Enter Lead the Way in the search field. Click the arrow next to Lead_the_Way and select Enroll. Click Submit to complete your enrollment.

Workshop 4: Leadership Challenge Part I

Tuesday, March 1
The Leadership Challenge, written by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, shares that there are five practices that great leaders exhibit. This session will focus on two of those practices: Model the Way and Inspire a Shared Vision.

How to Attend

Choose your preferred delivery method, and feel free to vary how you attend from one workshop to the next.

  • In Person: Noon – 1:00 p.m. RSVP to receive information on how to attend at the Mid-State campus near you.
  • Virtual: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Attend via Microsoft Teams.
  • Self-Guided: Go to Blackboard. Click Self-Enroll Courses at the top of your screen, and click the Browse Course Catalog button. Enter Lead the Way in the search field. Click the arrow next to Lead_the_Way and select Enroll. Click Submit to complete your enrollment.

Workshop 5: Leadership Challenge Part II 

Tuesday, April 5
This session is a continuation of Part I and will focus on the remaining three practices: Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. We’ll also talk about how everything you’ve reflected on throughout the series works together to round out your personal leadership.

How to Attend

Choose your preferred delivery method, and feel free to vary how you attend from one workshop to the next.

  • In Person: Noon – 1:00 p.m. RSVP to receive information on how to attend at the Mid-State campus near you.
  • Virtual: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Attend via Microsoft Teams.
  • Self-Guided: Go to Blackboard. Click Self-Enroll Courses at the top of your screen, and click the Browse Course Catalog button. Enter Lead the Way in the search field. Click the arrow next to Lead_the_Way and select Enroll. Click Submit to complete your enrollment.