Leadership and communication
Communication for Leaders
Dr. Emily Lehning, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of New Student Services
Successful leaders know that communication is key in engaging group members and moving their organization closer to their goals. This interactive session is designed to develop communication skills in young leaders and prepare them for work in student organizations.
Finding Your Butter!
Dixie Schierlman, Associate Dean of Student Life at K-State Salina
Finding Your Butter! is a presentation about finding your inner strength when you have to face adversity. It is the story of the difference an education can make in your life and where there is a will, there is truly a way. This presentation could be considered a motivational talk for any age, but particularly 7th to 12th graders, women’s groups, and social services groups.
How Good Do You Want to Be?
Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Bands
Lessons in Leadership
Dr. Emily Lehning
This workshop or speech is designed to help participants consider their personal definition
of leadership and how they can work to influence others in a positive way.
Motivating Yourself and Others
Dr. Pat Bosco, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Mike Finnegan, Instructor of Leadership Studies and Programs
This interactive lecture allows students to look at the process of navigating and managing change through a leader/follower relationship. This presentation can be adapted to both individual and group change with an emphasis on mission, vision, and goal setting. This lecture is best for middle school, high school, or community college students.
Ever wonder what types of systems exist within organizations and how we perceive different types of leadership? This interactive presentation introduces students to Bolman’s and Deal’s four frames for learning organizations. Students will gain valuable insight on how they view organizations and interact with people. This lecture is best for juniors or seniors in high school and community college students.
Organize for Success
Dr. Frank Tracz
This session is geared to help students understand how to organize their lives, schoolwork, future, etc., in hopes of becoming more productive people while learning to enjoy the "process." We identify the most common time and energy wasters and learn how to eliminate, control, and deal with them.
Personal Goal Setting
Blue Key students, Blue Key Senior Honorary
This presentation will encourage students to think more deeply and more specifically
about the goals they have in the short term as well as over a lifetime. We will also
look at goal-setting within a larger context in order to identify the importance of
flexibility and seeing the bigger picture.
Public Relations Management: The Invisible Contributor to an Organization's Bottom
Barbara DeSanto, APR, Fellow PRSA
Many organizations do not know the importance of creating and maintaining a stable organizational/company communication voice. The wake-up call comes when a crisis hits, and that’s not the time to be trying to create a credible voice with important groups. This lecture focuses on recognizing and developing communication opportunities before the crisis hits, and on how this strategy is actually linked to better organizational/corporate earnings.
Recharging Your Volunteer Batteries
Dr. Donita Whitney-Bammerlin, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Management
At a time when the mass media utilizes words such as “accountability” and “community service,” the need to understand the impact of volunteering is at an all time high. Yet the need to be financially competitive has driven society to place a high priority on the “paying activities.”
Many of the communities we live in and our current workplaces do not stimulate, reinforce, or reward volunteerism. Individuals are often asked to volunteer as an extra assignment or even justify their contribution to volunteer activities. With this kind of scrutiny, those involved in service to others find themselves burned out. There is little formal training that teaches volunteerism, and much of society views volunteering as something that somebody else does.
This session deals with the motivating factors of volunteering, identifies ways to recharge yourself as a volunteer, and facilitates ways that is can be stimulated throughout your organization.
Recruit, Retain, Recognize
Dr. Emily Lehning
Student leaders will come together to share ideas and create a plan to build membership in their student organizations. This session focuses on the three R’s of volunteer management: recruitment, retention, and recognition.
Self Motivation: The Key to Success
Dr. Frank Tracz
You’ve Made It This Far: Will You Make It the Rest of the Way?
Dr. Frank Tracz