Group Perspectives Session Descriptions
Group Perspectives sessions give you opportunity to learn skills necessary to facilitate effective group interactions so that you can put them into practice no matter what the group. It is best to have completed (or be close to completing) the Personal Perspectives Certification before enrolling in a Group Perspectives Session. Check out the descriptions below, take a look at the current schedule and register for a session today!
Group Leadership Insights
How do you operate in a group? What are you good at and what do you need to work on? What have you never considered? Explore these questions through interactive activities and then get an overview of the requirements for the Group Perspectives certification.
Small Group Facilitation
Have you been a part of a successful group? What about an unsuccessful group? Most of us have had both experiences. This session will explore how can you create healthy, effective, and high-performing group experiences.
The Necessity of Conflict
Conflict. It seems we can’t get away from it! But, when handled effectively, you can make sure group conflict is both healthy and beneficial for all involved. Learn some strategies to utilize conflict to make your group better!
We can’t lead a group without getting other people involved. The question is how to make sure they feel empowered so that leadership is about everyone in the group, not just one person in the group. Discover shared leadership and collaboration...
Group Decision Making
At some point, all groups need to come to a decision. But oftentimes, the decision process is inefficient or doesn't involve the appropriate people or sometimes, the decision doesn't get made at all! In this session you will learn how to guide a group through an effective and empowering decision process aimed towards a positive and productive outcome.
Managing Group Projects
Groups of students and groups of co-workers are often asked to complete projects together. Needless to say, these assignments can be challenging. This session will explore how to effectively and efficiently manage group projects so that the outcome is the best it can be!
To be an authentic leader, your actions must consistently reflect your values and beliefs. But what happens when you find yourself part of a group that believes or acts differently than you do? How can you continue to “walk your talk” in the midst of those differences?
Group Perspectives Service Experience
In Group Perspectives, you will engage in a longer-term, meaningful service experience. You can choose from a semester of involvement with Campus Service Commission, a Justice Journeys trip or a Habitat for Humanity over fall or spring break, a semester working with the America Reads program, or a course with a service-learning component. If none of these will work for you, check out the service experience criteria and contact LeadNow staff for approval of any alternative option.
Leader Mentor Discussion
The final piece to any of the LeadNow certifications is for you to meet with your Leader Mentor. This is a faculty or staff member who is knowledgeable about the LeadNow program and will help you to articulate what you have learned.