Student Services and Events
Workshops and Training Programs
Excel in your professional career by developing leadership skills. We emphasize eight leadership skills carefully selected based on research into the qualities of leaders across an array of fields. The skills are self-awareness, team development, problem solving, interpersonal development, adaptability, well-being, intercultural competency and innovation. Students have the opportunity to mix workshops with our coaching services to complete one of our two training programs, as well.
The workshops listed below will be presented live in a remote setting through Microsoft Teams in fall semester 2020. These sessions are all one hour and require access to video and audio to fully participate in the session. We encourage all participants to attend through the free Microsoft Teams app, rather than the web-based Teams, to have full access to the chat during workshops.
CLDC 15-Minute Overview Presentation
Encourage awareness of the CLDC and our many resources. This 15-minute introduction to the Career & Leadership Development Center explores the variety of services and resources offered by the CLDC, including an overview of coaching services, leadership workshops, and career events. Students will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to engage with the CLDC and how our services and resources best fit their needs.
Keys to Networking Success
This workshop will challenge participants to reflect on their personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage their brand for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.
Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter
Sharpen your resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. Participants will receive tips on the development of professional documents, learn how to customize application materials, and increase their understanding of the content that should (or should not) be included in a resume and cover letter.
Job Search and Interviewing
Are you clueless about how to find a job or an internship? Do you feel anxious about the interview process? This workshop will help demystify the job search process and help prepare participants for the job interviews. Explore resources to create a job search plan, and get tips for before, during, and after the interview.
Understanding Ethics and Values
Knowing how your values and ethics influence your actions is the key to self-awareness. By working in small groups and assessing personal values, participants delve into the gray areas of ethical leadership. Participants will learn the power of values in decision making and the ethics that drive multidimensional communities through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities.
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Have you ever overreacted to a situation or hurt someone's feelings unintentionally? Emotional Intelligence is described as the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess, and manage emotions in a given situation. During this workshop, participants will learn to contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way and become more self-aware through "pair-and-share" active listening activities.
Do you know how to effectively use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is often the first social media platform used by employers and recruiters to screen potential candidates. This workshop examines how to best use this platform to build your network, appear in numerous employer and recruiter searches, and translate past and current experiences into future job and transferrable skills.
The CLDC's Strengths Workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth reflection of an individual's Top 5 Strengths. All participants of this workshop will complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the session and engage in dynamic activities to better understand how to leverage their natural talents and build upon their strengths. Participants will also learn to articulate their personal Top 5 Strengths, incorporate their strengths into goal setting and discover the unique strengths of other participants. Strengths is a 2-hour workshop with a fee of $20 per participant. The fee includes access to the online Strengths assessment and the customized workshop facilitation. A reduced rate of $10 per participant is available for attendees who have recently completed the Strengths assessment but will participate in the workshop experience. To request a virtual Strengths facilitation, please complete our workshop request form.
Enhance your skillset through career and leadership development training programs! Completing these programs is free and does not require workshop registration. You can also use the online programs listed above to continue your work toward a training program while in-person programs are suspended. Complete the Training Program Verification Form when you complete the requirements for one or both programs described below.
Career Readiness Training Program
Complete three career readiness workshops, a 30-minute career coaching appointment and a mock interview to feel more confident about career development and a plan for future success. Students can schedule these appointments through Handshake. The Career Readiness Training Program is free and does not require workshop registration. The three required workshops are Keys to Networking Success, Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter, and Job Search and Interviewing.
21st Century Leadership Program
Complete this program by engaging in the three leadership development workshops listed below, in addition to one or more 30-minute leadership coaching sessions. Students can schedule leadership coaching through Handshake. The 21st Century Leadership Program is free and does not require workshop registration. The three required workshops are Understanding Ethics and Values, Understanding Emotional Intelligence, and LinkedIn. LinkedIn is being offered as a remote alternative to Understanding Team Development, the typical offering in this program.
True Colors, Building an Awesome Team, and BaFa Bafa are only offered in an in-person format. Requests for these workshops are suspended until further notice.