This year, Leadership Development will be expanding our leadership programming from a week-long to a month-long event! 2012 Leadership Month will take place in November. It will feature concentrated programs and opportunities that focus on our mission of developing the leadership potential in all students, empowering them to contribute to a more just and humane world throughout their lives.
If you have additional questions about Leadership Month, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.296.LEAD (5323).
Leadership Month this year is focused on four important leadership themes of Personal Integrity, Personal Strengths, Diversity, and Wellness. All of the programs that are part of Leadership Month intentionally relate back to those themes in an attempt to help students become more well-rounded in their leadership development and encourage them to view leadership as a process, to be approached from multiple angles. Here are the exciting and diverse programs that will be featured during Leadership Month 2012:
Fall Stress Busters (12:30pm - 1:30pm | PAVL 122 | Theme: Wellness)
Stressed or anxious about your classes? Feel like Thanksgiving and Winter Break are still a lifetime away? Stress and anxiety can really get in the way of your leadership potential. Counseling and Psychological Services is providing drop-in stress-busting workshops and advice for all interested students. These workshops are designed to help students who are struggling with any and all signs/symptoms of stress or anxiety. As classes and commitments become more time-consuming, take advantage of this opportunity for self-care and professional advice.
Sponsor Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Mormonism in the Election Spotlight (7:00pm - 9:00pm | Campion Ballroom | Themes: Personal Integrity, Diversity)
The 2012 election season has brought The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints into the center of the public eye. According to the 2012 Religious Congregations and Membership Study, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the fastest growing religious community in half the states in the United States. Still, the Church is a religious community unfamiliar to many, even as Mitt Romney's run for the Presidency causes many people to turn to media and politics for their questions about Mormon beliefs. This trend raises many more questions about the relationship of religion and the public square, such as: What is the prominent role of faith in the LDS community's sense of the public square? For the LDS community, how does faith shape engagement in the public square? Tickets required.
Sponsor School of Theology and Ministry
Opportunities in Post-Graduate Service (12:00pm - 2:00pm) | Student Center Hearth | Themes: Personal Integrity, Diversity)
Service is a great way to develop your leadership potential! Are you wondering about post-graduate service opportunities? Want to learn how to apply for a post-graduate fellowship to teach in India or research in Africa? Then come and talk to representatives from organizations such as the Peace Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, City Year and our own SU Office of Fellowships to learn more about these service opportunities and how to apply.
Sponsor Career Services
Lunches With Leaders featuring Brian Sollom (12:30pm - 1:30pm | STCN 210 | Themes: Personal Strengths, Personal Integrity)
Leadership Development invites you to our November Lunches With Leaders event featuring Brian Sollom, a '97 Seattle University graduate. After receiving a Bachelor's in Political Science (from SU) and a Master's in Strategic Intelligence from the American Military University in Virginia, Mr. Sollom served as a counter-terrorism officer with the Department of Defence. He finished his federal career as Assistant Director of the White House Situation Room. Currently, Mr. Sollom has an international travel security start-up company and is a family operations officer. He will be discussing "Stages of Leadership" and how to find and renew your vocational passion. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com. The First 20 students to RSVP will receive a free lunch during the event.
Sponsors Leadership Development and Integrity Formation
Time Management: Do Less, Accomplish More! (11:00am - 12:30pm | HUNT 110 | Themes: Personal Strengths, Wellness)
Too much to do? Too little time? This workshop will help you filter through all the "noise" that comes at you and work on what truly matters. It is geared towards all SU staff members, and an RSVP is required. Please contact Helaina Sorey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.296.5870).
Sponsor Human Resources
Wear Your Leadership Shirt Day (8:30am - 4:30pm | PAVL 150 | Themes: Personal Integrity, Diversity)
Do you have a group that you belong to, a place where you've volunteered or a cause that you're passionate about? If so, wear a shirt that represents it or any leadership program in which you've participated. Use it as a conversation starter to tell others what's important to you and why. Stop by the Leadership Development office during business hours, tell us about your experience with that organization, and be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize! The winner(s) will be selected at 4:30pm.
Sponsor Leadership Development
Personal Strengths Drop-In Assessments (8:30am - 4:30pm | PAVL 150 | Themes: Personal Strengths, Diversity)
Are your natural personal strengths more of a Blue, a Green, an Orange or a Gold? What about a Lion, an Otter, a Golden Retriever, or a Bluebird? Ever wanted to take a personal strengths test and just haven't had the time or opportunity? Well, now's your chance! Drop by the Leadership Development office any time during business hours and receive some one-on-one guidance and personal leadership advice. There are a variety of personal strengths and personality/leadership styles evaluations available for you to choose from!
Transgender Day of Remembrance (5:00pm - 8:00pm | Queer Youth Space (911 E. Pike St. #202) | Themes: Personal Integrity, Diversity, Wellness)
In collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the University of Washington and Queer Youth Space, the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a time set aside each year to memorialize those killed due to transphobia. This candlelight vigil will be a space to show our love and respect for those murdered due to hatred and transphobia, while celebrating the lives led by trans folks. Participants are more than welcome and encouraged to bring a poem, song, prayer, or loving words. Food will be provided.
Sponsors Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), University of Washington Q Center, Queer Youth Space
Tamim Ansary: The Untold History of Afghanistan (7:30pm - 9:30pm | Great Hall at Town Hall, Seattle business district | Theme: Diversity)
Most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real, says Tamim Ansary (author of West of Kabul, East of New York), but it sits atop deeper, older struggles: between Kabul and the countryside; between order and chaos; between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan, a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam. In Games Without Rules, Ansary explains Afghanistan's history from the inside out, illuminating the long internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood, and offering insight into a country still at the center of political debate. Tickets are required and are $5.00. For more information: http://townhallseattle.org/tamim-ansary-the-untold-history-of-afghanistan/
Sponsor University of Washington Bookstore
Bah Humbug BINGO (7:45pm - 10:00pm | Campion Ballroom | Themes: Diversity, Wellness)
Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Peer Health Action Team (PHAT) in
partnership with Lifelong AIDS Alliance is hosting the 6th Annual Bah
Humbug BINGO. This fun-filled night of BINGO coincides with World AIDS Day.
This event offers students the opportunity to learn more about and engage in the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS worldwide while having fun! There will be a
variety of prizes, including items and gift cards from local supporting
businesses, as well as a grand prize to be revealed later! All proceeds
collected from the event will be donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. This event is aimed to empower students to contribute to a more just and humane world throughout their lives.
Sponsor Peer Health Action Team (PHAT)