Live Gold Leadership Conference
The Live Gold Leadership Conference was held on September 30, 2012. Many of the presentations and materials used in the conference can be found below.
Live Gold Leadership 2012 Program
5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership – Michelle Lowery and Zach Wood
This presentation will discuss “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” from Kouzes & Posner’s book “The Leadership Challenge.” Presenters will give an overview of the five practices and students will discuss what each of the five practices mean to them and how they can apply them in their life, at work, and in their student organization leadership positions.
Exemplary Leadership Handout
Challenging Apathy: Understanding Group Dynamics and Supporting the “Middle Third” – Michael Smith
T.J. Sullivan’s “Motivating the Middle” (2012) provides an excellent starting point for student leaders to understand the dynamics of any organization. By acknowledging the challenges of member apathy, students will leave this presentation ready to support those members who want the organization to succeed, but may not be able to commit on the same level as an officer. By supporting this “Middle Third,” student leaders can enable others to act and address organizational controversy with civility.
Event Planning 101 – Josh Englund and Craig Marcus
Are you having issues planning your next event? Need a few pointers on how to run it successfully? Then look no further, as we prepare you to put on the absolute best event you can, giving you the tools to become a world class event planner for your organization!
Friends, Foes and Foreigners, Oh My!: Learning to Learn Without Bias – Mary Vaughn
While student leaders typically have strong ties to the communities and other campus officials, such leaders typically work primarily with students. Student leaders may be working with friends, associates,
enemies, etc. The purpose of this session is to ensure that students do not let preconceived notions and/or personal biases affect their leadership.
Learning Without Bias
Getting it Together: The Art of Conflict Resolution – Jennie StewartWorking as a team is often met with challenges, as no two people are the same. This session allows participants to assess and identify their personal conflict resolution style and identify methods for incorporating healthy conflict resolution.
Going for the Gold: S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting – Eric Shapiro and Paige LeBlanc
Setting goals isn’t just about high expectations; it’s about making them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. This presentation will outline a simple yet comprehensive process you can use to make goal-setting a success!
Leading with Personality Type – Joan Gallagher
Understanding your personality type allows you to see how to lead with your natural strengths and to develop in areas needed to lead well while understanding the dynamics of interaction with others.
Leading With Personality Type
Leading with Type Handout
Make Your Organization “Social”: Useful Tactics of Marketing Through Social Media – Kendra Bayne
This presentation will review useful tactics of the do’s and don’ts of helping a student organization market their programs and events through social media. The presentation will also showcase a useful
marketing tool that students can utilize to plan out their marketing efforts on social media avenues.
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Robert’s Rules: How to Run an Effective Meeting – Chad FreemanStudent leaders navigate a lot of meetings during their tenure. Staff, Executive Board, general and committee meetings just to name a few. But how can you get the most out of your precious time with
you peers? Come learn how! A few, simple tasks can have your meetings moving along and getting more accomplished in a confined amount of time.
Stop Trying to Make me Grow Up: Life After College – Logan DavisDo you love college? Do you think everyone should love college as much as you? Do you wish you could stay in college forever? College is a once in a lifetime experience. The end of a college journey can be one the scariest times in life, but it doesn’t have to be. There are options. What if these options had ways of giving back to your University? What if your contributions to LSU did not have to stop after graduation? As a result of participation in this educational program, participants will learn the value of life after college and some of the options available to them.
Life After College
Stress and Time Management – Seirra Fowler
This presentation will provide educational information about the effects of stress, and will discuss tips and resources to cope with stress and manage time more efficiently.
“This is What I Believe, Don’t You Know that?” How Our Actions Reflect Our Beliefs – Josh Dean and Claudia Valbuena
In this presentation, we will explore the ideas of values congruence. Why when we believe one thing, do our actions and behaviors reflect something else? How do we represent our ideas, beliefs and attitudes in a way that accurately reflects what we believe internally? This session will be based around interactive activities that will help us explore what we believe, as well as group discussion.
When Things Go Wrong: Practical Approaches to Problem Solving – Rachel Spencer
Problem-solving is a skill that we often assume everyone possesses, but when things don’t go as planned we quickly realize that this skill needs to be refreshed from time to time! We will go beyond what you should do in a situation when things go awry to discuss how to troubleshoot, understanding your resources (and when to use them), and most importantly, what your strengths are in the midst of a problem. This presentation will use a combination of role playing, scenarios, and guided discussion to allow student leaders to explore their problem-solving strengths and areas they could improve upon. We will have plenty of real-world examples so that you can leave feeling confident when the next problem creeps up!
Why Should I Care About Risk Management? – Micah Glenn and Lauren Brown
Learn some of the basic risk management techniques to protect your organization. We’ll explain the significance these play and why it’s important for everyone to be concerned about mitigating risk. There
will be some breakout time and a round table discussion.