Personal Perspectives Session DescriptionsPersonal Perspectives sessions are full of opportunities to discover and define your strengths and gifts. Check out the descriptions below, take a look at the current schedule and register for a session today!
Get equipped with the tools you need to discover your potential as a leader on campus. You’ll participate in a few activities, hear an overview of the LeadNow program and find out the benefits of participating. You were created for great things, now it’s up to you to start doing them! BREW Cafe is offered to all new students during Fall Orientation, immediately following Hands for Change.
Ever feel like you just don’t quite communicate with someone? It could be that you have very different communication styles. Find out your communication style and the effect different styles have on communication.
What are your greatest gifts (talents, abilities, qualities, and interests)? Delve deeper into the process of figuring out what these are for you and how you might be able to apply them throughout your college career and your life!
Exploring Self and Others
You have a unique background and experiences that have shaped who you are today, as does everyone else you encounter throughout your life. Understanding your personal identity will help you to work across the differences you encounter in an intercultural world.
The way you respond to conflict with others is crucial for your future. In fact, it has been shown that this is one of the key skills that define an individual’s success in dialogue. Come and learn how to facilitate these “crucial conversations” in a non-threatening way that will naturally lead to better solutions for all.
Spirituality and Leadership
If you are to become an authentic leader, you must also be a holistic leader who draws on the wisdom and gifts of all of who you are - body, mind and spirit. Consider how your spiritual tradition influences your understanding of leadership, how you might draw on the wisdom of your tradition in shaping your leadership, and how your spiritual tradition can sustain you in the challenging times all leaders face.
Group Service Project
In this one time service experience, you will spend a couple of hours serving in the Fargo-Moorhead community followed by a thoughtful discussion of the people and circumstances you encountered.
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.