ExCEL Leadership Series 2015-2016

Spring 2016 ExCEL Series

For more information check out the Spring 2016 ExCEL Brochure or Spring 2016 ExCEL Poster.

Dance Floor Theory
Thursday, February 11 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Yorkview Hall
After the music fades and the hard work sets in, it might feel like you are the only one left doing all the work. Every year a massive number students join student groups only to disappear a few months later. Why does this happen and how can you prevent it in your group? In this session we'll break down the hidden secrets to recruiting and retaining group members and officers so that the party keeps going on long after you've left the dance floor.
Presented by – Tom Krieglstein, Professional Speaker and Founder of Swift Kick
Sponsored by – Student Senate

The Secret to Unleashing Inner Greatness
Tuesday, February 16 • 4 p.m. • WPAC
A Rhodes scholar and the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP, Ben Jealous is known for being one of the most effective civil rights leaders of our day. However, it was not always clear that he would follow this path. In this speech, Ben tells the inside history of more than 50 years of great civil rights battles, both known and unknown. He offers insight into both what our nation's greatest change agents have in common and how any of us can dramatically increase our capacity to make the world a better place.
Presented by – Benjamin Jealous, Civil and Human Rights Leader, Former NAACP President, Venture Capitalist
Sponsored by – Center for Professional Excellence, International Student Life and Global Programming

Five Levels of Leadership
Thursday, February 18 • 4:30 p.m. • William Walker Room
Leadership does not come from your title. In fact, being named to a position is only the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than a title people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders.
Presented by – Jason Keller, Student Senate President, YCP
Sponsored by – Phi Sigma Sigma

True Colors
Wednesday, February 24 • 12 p.m. • Weinstock Lecture Hall
Each of us has a different and unique personality; however, there are commonalities that we share. True Colors is an attempt to identify various personality styles and label them with colors. Once you learn your color, you will have a better understanding of why you and others behave the way you do!
Presented by – Phillips Thomas, Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming, YCP
Sponsored by – To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

Etiquette Dinner
Thursday, March 10 • 4:45 p.m. • Yorkview Hall
Proper etiquette and table manners can be crucial in your future job ventures. This hands-on presentation is perfect for you, a college student entering the workforce or graduate school, who wishes to make a fantastic first impression. Come to our Etiquette Dinner to properly learn and practice business etiquette. Space is limited and advanced reservation is required. Students can RSVP in the Career Development Center with a required $5 deposit that will be reimbursed the evening of the event.
Presented by – Woman's Auxiliary
Sponsored by – Career Development Center

After the Handshake
Tuesday, March 15 • 4 p.m. • CH-232
You've probably heard by now that networking is the key to landing internships and jobs, but you may still be wondering HOW exactly to do that. Come to this session to get tips on how to make lasting impressions that can lead to job and internship opportunities, hear key points employers want to hear regarding your interest in their company, and learn about the appropriate etiquette for following up with employees after the job fair.
Presented by – Dustin Keiser, Express Employment Professionals
Sponsored by – Philosophy Club

Tuesday, March 15 • 7 p.m. • WPAC
Chris Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA only to lose it all to the nightmare of drug addiction. It's a tale of harrowing decent from the NBA to addiction, a miraculous recovery, and his new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life. This special event is part of the Vizzi Family Lectureship in Professional Excellence Series.
Presented by – Chris Herren, Former NBA Basketball Player, Founder of The Herren Project, Author
Sponsored by – Center for Professional Excellence

Becoming a Servant Leader Through Community Engagement
Thursday, March 31 • 12:30 p.m. • William Walker Room
Leadership can take many forms. Leadership as part of community engagement can be particularly challenging, as we are entering someone else's world and need to find ways to lead through listening, serving, and honoring the community's priorities. This program will help you learn some "rules of (community) engagement" that can help you lead community-based efforts.
Presented by – Dr. Dominic DelliCarpini, Dean, Center for Community Engagement, YCP
Sponsored by – Colleges Against Cancer

Thursday, April 7 • 3:30 p.m. • Keystone Room
StrengthsQuest is a personal assessment that focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses. In this session, students will complete the StrengthsQuest assessment, discover their top strengths, and learn to leverage those as a student leader. Space is limited to 20 students and advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Monday, March 14, in the OSAO.
Presented by – Matthew Randall, Executive Director, Center for Professional Excellence,YCP
Sponsored by – Center for Professional Excellence

Crisis Leadership: What Now?*
Tuesday, April 12 • 4:30 p.m. • Weinstock Lecture Hall
If a crisis in your world occurred, how would you react? Something sudden, requiring immediate skillful action to keep perspective and sustain your image and that of your organization. Join us and learn more about what steps to take when a crisis occurs and how to handle yourself as a leader.
Presented by – Lowell Briggs, Instructor of Communication, YCP
Sponsored by – Sigma Delta Tau
***Date changed from 4/19 to 4/12***

Are You LinkedIn!?
Wednesday, April 13 • 12 p.m. • Weinstock Lecture Hall
Everyone knows how to use Facebook, but what about LinkedIn? Who should you connect with and what should your profile contain? Come learn more about the importance and fundamental value of LinkedIn.
Presented by – Andy Shaw, Director of Web Communications, YCP

Leader on Paper: Tips for Writing an Effective Resume
Wednesday, April 20 • 4 p.m. • Weinstock Lecture Hall
You have worked hard being involved on campus in your club and organization. Now, find out how to show off all your hard work on your resume so you can snag that upcoming internship or job. Bring your laptop or most recent copy of your resume.
Presented by – Taylor King, HR Generalist II, Glatfelter
Sponsored by – Enactus

Leading Imperfectly
Monday, April 25 • 5 p.m. • Wolf Gym
James challenges students to think about leadership differently by considering this concept: authentic leadership is about using your experiences, your shortcomings, and lessons learned so your followers can feel more connected to you. Rather than dwelling on cliché leadership topics and merely reaffirming leadership talents, this keynote drives past all that and pushes students to bring their strengths and struggles to their leadership style.
Presented by – James Robillota, Professional Speaker and Author
Sponsored by – Greek Life