Leadership Workshop series

The Leadership Workshop Series is designed specifically for students who want to develop personal leadership skills. You do not need to be a member or an officer of a student organization to attend and benefit from these workshops!

Join us to:

  • discover more about yourself
  • learn how to use your abilities to lead others
  • apply these skills to life after college

Students who attend at least four workshops during the spring semester will receive a certificate of completion.

To register for workshops or for questions, please contact Kristine.Koehler@nau.edu

Spring 2014 Leadership Workshop Series

Planning Successful Events 

This workshop is aimed at student organizations who want to plan on-campus events, but the material would be useful for any student or group thinking about planning a large or small-scale event. We will talk about the event approval process and all of the pieces that go into a successful event including finding a space, working with performers or musicians, ordering food, marketing your event, and more.

Thursday, February 6th, 4 to 5 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C

Finding Money for Student Organizations

So you want to bring an awesome speaker to campus or take your student organization to a national conference. Great! But how do you pay for it? In this workshop you will learn about various opportunities for student organization funding and how to make the most of them. We will cover ASNAU funding, STAC funding, Sodexo programming grants, and have time for questions.

Tuesday, February 11th, 4 to 5 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C

Putting Things Right

"Putting Things Right" is a workshop for the enhancement of interpersonal dispute management skills. Participants will explore the most common ways in which interpersonal conflict causes club dysfunction and will learn how to implement a group process specially designed for restoring respect and club functionality. The facilitator, Dr. Phoebe Morgan, is an experienced mediator, an alternative dispute resolution expert, and has advised the NAU Phi Alpha Delta Chapter and the CCJ ADR Club.

Presenter: Dr. Phoebe Morgan, Criminology & Criminal Justice
Wednesday, February 19th, 5:00 to 6:00 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C

Leadership Is For the Birds

Is leadership about style or is it about strategy? As emerging leaders, we often focus on our understanding our own style. As we grow in leadership, we may shift our leadership approach and utilize different strategies to accomplish different goals or work with different people. Come to this interactive workshop to learn more about your own strengths as a leader, as well as to effectively lead others in your club or organization.

Presenter: Wendy M.W. Bruun, Director of Student Support Services
Thursday, February 27th, 4:00 to 5:30 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C

Are We Really Doing What We Say We're Doing? CANCELLED

This workshop will focus on reviewing your mission statement and determining whether you are really living out that mission. You can bring your organization's mission statement with you to review or use the tips provided to craft a new and improved mission statement. We will also spend time talking about linking your goals to your mission statement and then measuring those goals.

Presenter: Dr. Margot Saltonstall, EMSA Assessment
Tuesday, March 11th, 4 to 5 pm -- University Union, Sycamore


This workshop is to help teach techniques of effective officer transitions within a leadership role. Some topics we will be discussing are setting SMART goals for individual officers, working with your adviser, evaluation and assessment of membership, creating transition binders and hosting executive board retreats.

Presenters: Erica Keller & Brittany Johnson, Greek Life                                                                 

Tuesday, April 8th, 2:30 to 3:30 pm-- University Union, Havasupai C

Greening Your Events

Want to lessen the environmental impact of your club or organization's events? Want to save resources AND produce lest waste? The Green NAU Energy Initiative has some great tips and practices to help your club or organization have great events that are also green.

Presenter: Kevin Ordean, Green NAU Energy Initiative
Thursday, March 27th, 4 to 5 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C

The COVER Model of Ethics Decision Making--Making Good Choices for Your Organization

Many times decision-makers are asked to make tough ethical decisions but don't have the background or the tools to make a good decision. Or they decide based on their gut and then justify the decision. This workshop will walk through a tool that incorporates basic decision-making strategy with a broad assortment of ethical lenses to help decision-makers find a solid and appropriate solution to an ethical dilemma.
Presenter: Eric Yordy, J.D., Associate Dean, The W.A. Franke College of Business
Wednesday, April 2nd, 4 to 5 pm -- University Union, Havasupai C