WWU Leadership Conference to be Held Saturday
|1/29/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Good, quality leadership. Now, that’s something everyone can appreciate.
That’s why William Woods University is hosting its second annual on-campus leadership conference for all types of WWU students.
The conference, sponsored by the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and the William Woods Center for Student Involvement, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2). Registration is due by Wednesday (Jan. 30) to Lacey Sweeten in the Center for Student Involvement (Burton 005).
“The William Woods University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa started this leadership conference last year as a way to get more students on campus opened up to the possibility of leadership opportunities here at The Woods,” said senior Katherine Wortmann, president of the Omicron Delta Kappa William Woods circle.
“This is the second year we have sponsored this event and we are hoping it will become an annual event that everyone will look forward to.”
This year’s event features WWU’s Melissa Alpers-Springer, assistant professor of communications and theatre; and TaLisa Maxwell, multicultural affairs coordinator; Michelle Murphy and Analisa Ortiz from the Center for Leadership Development at the University of Missouri; and WWU alumna Cori Gilbert Wallace, director of brand initiatives at Delta Epsilon Fraternity.
The focus of the conference is personal development. Some topics will include communication styles, personal values, decision making, group dynamics and breaking out of your comfort zone.
“I'm very excited for our speakers this year,” said Wortmann. “We are having some facilitators come from the University of Missouri, so it will be a great chance for our students to hear some different voices and perspectives. We have a great array of speakers and sessions this year.”
This event doubles as a LEAD event, and all WWU students are welcome to attend.
“At first glance, it may seem that leadership conferences like this are very much one and the same,” said Wortmann. “But that isn't the case. Each individual leadership conference has its own unique perspective on what leadership is and how it can be developed in each student.”
She added, “Student leaders who want to have the best possible influence on their organizations should have open minds and attend all the workshops they can to help them be the best leaders they can be.”
Cori Gilbert Wallace