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Newcomb Leadership Workshops

March 10, 2010 10:45 AM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

Newcomb Student Programs is sponsoring workshops to foster leadership skills among undergraduate students. On Sunday (March 14) from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the workshop will be on leadership and change.

"Many Tulane students set out to change the world through service initiatives, but few succeed in the projects that they propose," say Rachel Spencer, assistant director of Newcomb Student Programs. "This workshop will discuss the importance of networking, preparation, logistics and enlisting other students in your project. Becoming a change agent will be the focus of activities, and participants will take away a plan of action for their idea for change."

On April 18 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the workshop will be on keys to communication for effective leadership and successful organizations. "We will discuss basic communication techniques, common breakdowns and strategies for repair, managing your supervision of other leaders on your team, and how to effectively reward and celebrate others around you. Several assessments will be used to illustrate differences in communication styles and values," Spencer says.

Previous workshop topics have included diversity awareness and fostering group commitment. The workshops are open to all Tulane students, but members of Newcomb student organizations are particularly encouraged to attend.

Lunch will be provided at the workshops, which take place at the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute.

For more information on leadership development opportunities through the Newcomb College Institute, contact Spencer at 504-247-1633.