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Leadership Faculty/Staff Development Conference
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Creating a World of Experiences through Leadership

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast in LUC ARMAH



Welcome & Keynote Speaker
Dr. Janie Harden Fritz
Creating a Culture of Leadership: Communicating a Constructive Organizational Context

Breakout Sessions/Focus Areas  


Staff Development

Sessions focus on training staff to become more effective leaders in relation to the competencies.

LUC 113

Teaching and Training Students to be Leaders

Sessions focus on training leadership development program coordinators to design effective leadership development experiences based on the competencies.

LUC 111


Sessions invite faculty to discuss interdisciplinary research topics related to the competencies.

LUC 110

9:45 - 10:45

Team Competency

Developing Successful Teams

Dr. Michael Monahan

This session will explain the difference between groups and teams and their formation and function in the workplace to achieve organizational goals. In addition, strategies for handling conflict and team building exercises will be presented.

TEAMWORK - How to Get Students to Learn from and Lead in Group Situations

Douglas Baer

Focusing on the competencies of "Understanding Groups" and "Facilitating Group Processes," this session will help faculty and staff to better teach, train, and advise our students to be effective leaders of a team.

Collaboration and Team Building: Does Gender Matter?

Dr. Elesha Ruminski

A brief presentation of research on women's leadership development will preface this roundtable discussion on if and how gender is a factor in collaboration and teamwork in organizations. Then participants will be invited to discuss how to improve collaboration across all organizational members at FSU, with an emphasis on communicative aspects of leadership and alternatives to current face-to-face and online organizational channels.


Interpersonal Competency

Interpersonal Skills that Matter

Dr. Rosemary Thomas

This workshop will provide insight into several interpersonal skills that are essential for leaders. It will give participants an opportunity to think critically about what they do well, what skills they may want to focus on developing further and what skills they can help highlight or "bring out" in others.

Empowering Future Leaders

Dr. Doris Santamaria-Makang

This interactive workshop examines the interpersonal side of the Leadership Competency Model, with a focus on the educational leader's interpersonal skills and its pedagogical effectiveness at developing students and current practitioner for professional success.

Exploring Multiple Research Processes for Relational Leadership

Dr. Thomas Hawk and
Dr. Jeffrey McClellan

No single research method can capture the richness of relational leadership in context.  One's assumptions about reality and learning as well as one's values have a profound impact on the questions about leadership one chooses to investigate and the processes of that investigation. This session will explore those assumptions and the range of research methods available.

12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break in

1:00 - 2:00

Personal Competency

Stand Your Ground:
Building Honorable Leaders
the West Point Way

Dr. Evan Offstein

Drawing on research he conducted at the United States Military Academy at West Point and found in his acclaimed book Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way, Dr. Offstein gives unprecedented access to the process of leadership and character development at West Point and offers insights to leaders on how they can demonstrate character and integrity in their leadership.

Reflective, Authentic, Personal: Guiding Student Leaders to Define & Practice their Purpose

April Baer

This session reviews student leadership development through a strengths-based lens to help educators empower students to reflect upon their individual values as leaders.

Pathways to Personal Leadership

Dr. Kelly Hall

In this session, promising ways to progress personal leadership will be outlined. Habits, techniques, and resources needed to evolve personal leadership will be addressed.

2:15 - 3:15

Global Competency

A Look at Cultural Intelligence

Robin Wynder

In this workshop, participants will examine and discuss what "Cultural Intelligence" is and how this skill can equip them to become more effective leaders in a global world.

Developing Awareness and Openness to Other Cultures

Brian More

This workshop will focus on methods that can be used to increase awareness and openness to other cultures. We will participate in an awareness activity and discuss other ways to help create an understanding of culture that is essential for global leadership.

Developing Global Leadership

Dr. Jeff McClellan

This workshop will provide an examination and discussion of the literature regarding what it means to be, and what it takes to become, an effective global leader. We will discuss some of the literature related to this topic and examine areas of interest that participants may have in relation to research in this arena.