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Leadership Library

Training CDs

The National Center for Student Leadership has been providing leadership development opportunities for college student leaders and their advisors for more than 30 years. NCSL has created a series of computer presentations on CD. Each 30-minute presentation is focused on a specific leadership area that will help create strong, autonomous campus leaders.

“Oops” as Opportunities

Help your team move forward through challenging situations
and build relationships in the process.

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Reflection Activity
  • Apology Activity
  • Case Study
  • Processing Questions
  • Resources

OUTCOMES

  • Learn how to view mistakes as learning opportunities
  • Examine when and how to implement “do-overs” and apologies
  • Identify three ways to use constructive criticism to your advantage
      

PRESENTER

Teamworks president Kristin Skarie is an international speaker, educator and entrepreneur with 23 years of team-building experience with college, corporate and community organizations. Based in Rochester, New York, Teamworks is an established group of talented facilitators who value education as a key component to creating sustainable change in the world. Kristin is a lead facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute and the Kiwanis Key Leader Program. She received her B.S. in physical education from the University of Wisconsin and her master’s degree in higher education administration from Indiana University. Kristin’s approach to team development is rooted in having a shared vision, open communication and regular opportunities for fun at work. Her keynotes, retreats and workshops are entertaining, inspiring, and relevant with take-away tools to positively impact your life and your organizations.

Back to Basics: Communication in a Web-Focused World

Learn how to take advantage of opportunities in new media …
while avoiding the pitfalls.

OUTCOMES

  • Recognize ways to lay the groundwork for respectful communication within your organization
  • Identify strategies for successful use of social networking and organizational websites
  • Examine how generational variations within groups can enhance as well as impede communication
  • Develop guidelines for the appropriate use of technology for members of your organization

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Generational Reflection Activity
  • Processing Questions
        

PRESENTER

With a widely diverse background, Karin Malkowski Stende delivers programs that touch hearts, challenge minds and explore possibilities. Among her varied professions, Karin has been a buffalo rancher and a nontraditional college student; she has coached numerous state speech champions and taught at-risk students; she is a speaker/trainer on the college lecture circuit, and she is a mediator, meeting facilitator, and conflict resolution consultant. Karin and her husband, speaker-trainer-author Troy Stende, have co-authored the book, Student Success Secrets They Don’t Teach You in the Classroom. A member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Karin creates effective keynotes, trainings and dispute resolution programs for campuses, organizations and individuals.

Being an Ally to LGBTIQQA People

Learn about the LGBTIQQA community and how to begin the journey
to become a strong advocate and ally.

OUTCOMES

  • Articulate the definition and attributes of an ally 
  • Develop strategies for combating anti-LGBTIQQA language and behavior
  • Create a plan of advocacy, action, and support

HANDOUTS 

  • Presentation Slides
  • Activity
  • Case Study
  • Processing Questions
  • An Ally’s Promise
  • Daily Effects of Straight Privilege
  • LGBTQI Terminology
  • Gender Neutral Pronoun Usage Table
  • Resources
      

PRESENTER

Willem Van Roosenbeek is an educator, advocate and change-maker who has been working on social justice issues for over 15 years. He currently directs the Pride Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and along with his daily work with students, faculty and staff he teaches a section of the course Understanding Human Differences. Willem has presented on topics related to the LGBTIQQA community, its allies, hate incidents, diversity, social justice and inclusivity and has shared his personal story as a transgender man. Through his own process of understanding privilege and power to come to terms with his sexual orientation and eventually his gender identity, he will help you begin your journey, look at your privileges and help you be an ally to all.

Better Meetings with Parliamentary Procedure

Say goodbye to energy-sapping, time-wasting meetings.
Learn how to run them right!

OUTCOMES

  • Learn the skills necessary to implement and maintain Robert’s Rules of Order
    as a tool of efficiency in meetings
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the foundation of parliamentary procedure
  • Utilize parliamentary procedure as a means to increase organizational efficacy
  • Understand the benefits of well-managed parliamentary procedure in meetings

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Mock Meeting Activity
  • Processing Questions
    

PRESENTER

Susan Leahy is the co-founder of The Freeway Guides audiobook series and is a sought-after speaker and presenter who has been speaking to student groups and corporations for over a decade. She is a communication expert who turns groups into teams. Learn to run better meetings, increase communication and drive results. Her DVD, Driving the Language of Parliamentary Procedure, has helped thousands learn how to run better meetings, and her workshops and keynotes challenge her clients to earn the right to call themselves a team. Susan has been featured in Library Journal, Student Leader Magazine and itbusiness.ca, and she is a featured blogger on the Kappa Delta site www.inkdandbeyond.org.

Civility in the Age of “Whatever”

Learn how to treat others with respect … and earn their respect in return.

OUTCOMES

  • Understand the meaning of civility
  • Be equipped with three essential questions of personal civility
  • Identify uncivil behaviors, attitudes, language, and appearance
  • Be inspired to take inventory of personal uncivil behaviors
  • Connect the value of being civil to leadership

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Civility Assessment: How Civil are You?
  • Value of Civility – Positive Outcomes
  • Tips on Being More Civil: Take PRIDE in Where You Are and in Who You Are!
  • Processing Questions
    

PRESENTER

Nancy Hunter Denney is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author and leadership trainer who seeks to inspire in others a personal sense of responsibility (and obligation) for serving a greater social good. She passionately presents her own original definitions, theories and lessons on life and leadership while possessing a unique ability to teach audience members how to apply them. She is the author or contributor to five books, including her very own Zing! 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence and The Now Factors of College Success. Prior to starting her own speaking business in 1993, Nancy Hunter Denney worked in higher education student affairs. She has appeared on over 800 campuses and on stage with such personalities as Dr. Phil, Soledad O’Brien, Dana Reeve and Suze Orman.

Creating an Inclusive Group Environment

Explore the definition of diversity and focus on inclusivity through
thoughtful, intentional awareness and planning.

OUTCOMES

  • Articulate the definition of inclusivity
  • Understand the role of inclusivity in leadership
  • Create an action plan for your organization to work towards a more inclusive environment

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Mosaic of Diversity
  • Case Study
  • Processing Questions
  • Privilege
  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
     

PRESENTER

Willem Van Roosenbeek is an educator, advocate and change-maker who has been working on social justice issues for over 15 years. He currently directs the Pride Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and along with his daily work with students, faculty and staff he teaches a section of the course Understanding Human Differences. Willem has presented on topics related to the LGBTIQQA community, its allies, hate incidents, diversity, social justice and inclusivity and has shared his personal story as a transgender man. Through his own process of understanding privilege and power to come to terms with his sexual orientation and eventually his gender identity, he will help you begin your journey, look at your privileges and help you be an ally to all.

Effective Public Speaking

Learn the proven techniques and tricks of the trade that you need to become a
confident, comfortable public speaker.

OUTCOMES

  • Gain a speaker’s perspective on effective speaking
  • Be equipped with a fail-safe format for putting together a speech or presentation
  • Understand the value of paying attention to preparation and performance
  • Develop a flawless delivery
  • Consider audience needs prior to writing a speech.

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Putting Together a Quality Speech
  • Public Speaking 101
  • Processing Questions
    

PRESENTER

Nancy Hunter Denney is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author and leadership trainer who seeks to inspire in others a personal sense of responsibility (and obligation) for serving a greater social good. She passionately presents her own original definitions, theories and lessons on life and leadership while possessing a unique ability to teach audience members how to apply them. She is the author or contributor to five books, including her very own Zing! 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence and The Now Factors of College Success. Prior to starting her own speaking business in 1993, Nancy Hunter Denney worked in higher education student affairs. She has appeared on over 800 campuses and on stage with such personalities as Dr. Phil, Soledad O’Brien, Dana Reeve and Suze Orman.

Energize Your Membership: Creating Active Members

Learn how you can ignite passion, encourage action and
create a stronger, more dynamic organization.

OUTCOMES

  • Learn strategies for increasing member involvement and engagement
  • Develop and implement programs and activities to promote membership action
  • Identify what constitutes an “active” member

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Processing Questions
   

PRESENTER

Chuck Lloyd is the director of student life at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, as well as advisor to NHTI’s Campus Activities Board. In addition to overseeing all of the over 30 clubs and organizations on campus, he also crosses over into the athletic department with his position as the assistant men’s basketball coach. Most recently he has joined the faculty side of the college by teaching in the Sports Management Department. With his undergraduate experience as a class representative and his current role working with orientation leaders, club officers and student leaders, Chuck has gained an extraordinary amount of experience related to leadership programming. Recipients of the 2006 NHTI Service Learning Award and 2007 Commissioner’s Award for Service Excellence at NHTI, Chuck knows what it takes to get students involved in service and leadership. In the past few years, Chuck has offered dozens of workshops and presentations in the U.S. and internationally, addressing a number of organizations in the leadership field.

Flex Your Creative Muscle: Use It or Lose It!

Explore the benefits of implementing creative ideas within your organization and
learn how to overcome creativity challenges.

OUTCOMES

  • Examine the connection among creativity, trust, and risk-taking
  • Learn simple tools to help bring out creativity in yourself and within your organization
  • Understand the power that creative ideas can bring to your organization

HANDOUTS

  • Presentation Slides
  • Circle Activity
  • Impossible Hybrids Activity
  • Processing Questions
    

PRESENTER

Creative, open and inspiring, Amy Climer brings her passion and energy to every group she facilitates. Her passion for teaching is transparent as she engages groups with stories, ideas and activities that lead to growth and change. She loves facilitating and focuses on bringing out the best learning in her audiences. She’s organized yet spontaneous; creative yet thoughtful. As owner of Climer Consulting, Amy has over 15 years of experience working with college students in teambuilding, creativity and leadership development.

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