2013 Leadership Colloquium

On Saturday October 19th, sixty students attended the annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus. Students chose three sessions to attend on various aspects of leadership. Students were able to hone their leadership skills in sessions led by a twelve different leaders from the community. Sessions included: Cultural Competency, Ethics and Leadership, Win an Argument Without Losing a Friend, Effective Communications, Group Dynamics, Difficult Conversations, Technology and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Fairy Godmother Project, Advanced Practitioner Leadership, and many more. Students were awed by the keynote speaker, as well as the opportunity to discuss key leadership topics with the presenters over lunch. … [Read more...]

Boston NCSL Leadership Conference

The NCSL Leadership Conference was held in Boston from April 4-7. Four hundred participants were in attendance from schools as far as Guam! Here's a look at what one UMW student thought of it: "The 2013 NCSL leadership conference in Boston was amazing! I learned practical leadership skills to implement in my own life and I learned how to succeed after college. Not only did I gain advice to grow as a leader but I was able to network with some of the top leaders in the country in various fields. I loved how the keynote speakers were present to talk to us after their speeches. The workshops have completely changed the way I see challenges and how I approach goals. Through my interactions with a couple of the keynote presenters I have made some valuable connections to help me throughout college and with life after graduation. One of the big takeaways I got out of the conference is always put yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to achieve success." Mary-Kate McCleary … [Read more...]