ExCEL Leadership Series Events for Fall 2014

Below is the schedule of ExCEL leadership events scheduled to be held in the Fall 2014 semester.  All programs listed are ExCEL coordinated programs or events sponsored by campus departments that are a part of the ExCEL calendar.  Each program listed here counts for ExCEL hours credit.

Keep Your Guard Up: Protect Yourself and Your Brand - September 9

Connections: A Leadershape Workshop - September 17

Budeting 101 - September 22

Event Planning for Student Leaders - September 29

Mock Interview Day  - October 1

Working Effectively In Teams: Insights and Techniques to Enhance Your Success - October 2

Branding Yourself - October 8

Leading with Empathy - October 22

Ethical Leadership - October 30

Network Your Way to Success Prep Session - November 4

Making First Impressions Count - November 13

I Lead - November 18

Proven Practices Leaders Use for Effective Delegation - December 2 


Keep Your Guard Up: Protect Your Brand and Your Future

Tuesday, September 9

4:30PM

Northside Commons 125

 Dreams can be built or destroyed.  In this engaging presentation, explore how to protect your brand and future.  This session will help participants construct a stronger understanding of what can build or destroy their personal brand.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: DaVida Anderson, M.Ed., Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Connections: A Leadershape Workshop

Wednesday, September 17

5:30PM

William Walker Room, Student Union

In today’s world successful leaders must understand and educate themselves on the changing demographics within the community, nation, and world. But what does leadership really mean and how can we be the best we can be in such a diverse world? In light of this, this workshop will propel you into a journey that will allow you to explore the impact that a diverse community may have in your personal interactions with others and ways to embrace multiculturalism. You will be challenged to reexamine your personal values and beliefs, and discover stereotypes and biases that you may hold. It will help you develop an openness and appreciation of difference and underscore the richness that diversity can add to a group or organization as well as venture into different techniques for building community cohesion for a better world.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Yoleidy Rosario, Assistant Director, Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Budgeting 101

Monday, September 22

5:00PM

William Walker Room, Student Union

Throughout a student’s college career budgeting is something that they must acquaint themselves with. In this presentation, participants will be shown different methods and learn tips of the trade to benefit their financial future. This seminar will delve into budgeting for both individuals and organizations.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Chris Betzler, Treasurer for YCP Student Senate, Rhapsody, and IFC
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Event Planning for Student Leaders

Monday, September 29

6:00PM

William Walker Room, Student Union

Have you ever wanted to plan an event for your organization but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe some of your organization’s previous events haven’t been as successful as you hoped. “Event Planning for Student Leaders” will help you hone in on your event planning skills to create impactful and effective events for your organization. Whether you’re thinking of planning a large-scale event to welcome back alumni or a small meeting for current members, this workshop will help your organization succeed in event planning!
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Sean Lindemann, VP for Campus Activities Board
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Mock Interview Day

Wednesday October 1

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Alumni Hall

Looking to improve your interview skills and would like to learn from the best HR reps in your industry? RSVP in the Career Development Office to this event to have a practice interview conducted by a professional in your field. 
RSVPs will open September 2nd in the CDC office.

Presented By: Career Development Center and local Human Resources Professionals
Sponsored By: Career Development Center


Working Effectively in Teams: Insights and Techniques to Enhance Your Success

 

Thursday October 2

4:00PM

WPAC

For a class team to achieve its goal, its members must do more than just carry their own weight.  They must involve, support, and collaborate with their fellow students. They must commit to the success of the entire team, not simply their own success.  Learn the essentials of how to work well together in order to reduce wasted time and lessen conflict.

Presented By: Darrien Davenport, Director, Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming
Sponsored By: Center for Professional Excellence


Branding Yourself

Wednesday, October 8

12:00 NOON

Willman Business Center 112

Join us for pizza and the chance to learn how to stand out both in a social and professional setting. You will learn how to get yourself noticed to land the job and then stand out after you’ve started working there!
RSVPs will open September 17th through Spartan Career Path.

Presented By: Mandy Arnold, from Gavin Advertising
Sponsored By: Career Development Center


Leading with Empathy

Wednesday, October 22

4:30PM

William Walker Room, Student Union

The most effective leaders are those who can cultivate their emotional intelligence and empathize with others, particularly during times of conflict. During this session you will learn more about empathetic leadership, how you can begin to transform the conflicts around you, and you will leave with tools to increase your own emotional intelligence.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Dr. Shelly Clay-Robison, Professor of Communications
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Ethical Leadership

Thursday, October 30

4:30PM

Northside Commons 125

Ask a dozen different people what they mean by ethics and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. Add leadership to the mix, as in ethical leadership, and things are guaranteed to get confusing fast. What’s a person to do, especially a person who wants to be an ethical leader? In this presentation and discussion, Professor of Philosophy Dennis Weiss, will walk participants through some of the thorny dilemmas surrounding ethics and ethical leadership and try to bring some clarity to the confusion.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Dr. Dennis Weiss, Professor, English and Humanities
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Network Your Way to Success Prep Session

Tuesday, November 4

3:30PM

Campbell Hall 232

Planning to attend the Evening of Networking but aren’t quite sure of the best networking practices? Career Development and Amy Reinart from Express Employment Professionals will show you how to present your best self when networking!

Presented By: Amy Reinart, Express Employment Professionals
Sponsored By: Career Development Center


Making First Impressions Count

Thursday November 13

3:30PM

WPAC

Individuals form opinions on you based on your appearance, body language, interpersonal skills, etc.   Come learn from a York College alum proven tips that will help you change how people view you for the first time.

Presented By: Dale Carey, CEO of Eco-Site and YCP Alumnus
Sponsored By: Center for Professional Excellence


I Lead

Tuesday November 18

3:30PM

Northside Commons 125

People become leaders for many reasons. Many become leaders because they are motivated by someone who made a positive difference in their life. Some become leaders to prevent others from experiencing hardships that they have had to face. Still others become leaders to change the world they live in and leave their footprint for years to come. "iLead" will give students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and help them to realize what inspires them to lead and how to reach their full potential as a leader.
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Nick McConnell, Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Sponsored By: ExCEL


Proven Practices Leaders Use for Effective Delegation

Tuesday December 2

3:30PM

Northside Commons 125

The best leaders know that they can’t do everything by themselves. Instead, they learn how to delegate responsibilities to others that they trust. As a leader, it is just as important to know when to pass a task on to others…as it is to complete the whole project yourself. In this session, you’ll learn practical delegation techniques that will help to manage your time and prevent overload. 
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Presented By: Matthew Randall, Executive Director, Center for Professional Excellence
Sponsored By: ExCEL