I attended the leadership colloquium on behalf of Students Helping Honduras in order to try and better myself as a student leader. When I first arrived at the colloquium I was impressed by how much organization and planning had gone into setting up the Great Hall and having the pamphlets and giveaway items prepared. I was also shocked to know that there were so many speakers at the colloquium with such a broad range of topics. Both sessions that I attended were very well thought out and it was obvious that each speaker was a leader somewhere in the UMW community and knew much about their chosen topic. I benefitted greatly from attending this workshop, not only as a leader, but as an active member in the UMW community.
Pat Emsley, ’13
The 2012 Leadership Colloquium was a great experience because I was given an opportunity to work with my peers and to reflect upon my experiences as a UMW student. The sessions offered unique perspectives of leadership from both students and faculty, and I was able to enrich my understanding of what it means to be a student leader. All students should take advantage of educational opportunities such as the colloquium because it is important to learn how to be positive influences in corporate settings and in the UMW community.
Kianna Davis, ‘13
The leadership conference gave me a chance to learn about my strengths and channel them to become a better leader in my clubs among my friends. The workshops were beneficial in that I learned what it takes to run an organization and how to deal with some of the problems that arise. The Strength Finder workshop gave me a chance to explore my hidden talents and learn how to use them in my personal life and in the workplace.