Student Leadership Conference Workshops 2016
Session 1 - 11:00am-noon
Headbands of Hope: How One College Student Refused to Wait to Make a Difference – Jess Ekstrom
Who says an internship can’t change your life? During the summer of her junior year, Jess Ekstrom worked for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. As she interacted with children facing life-threatening illnesses, she discovered that young girls loved to wear headbands instead of wigs after losing their hair to chemotherapy.  Armed with inspiration to do good beyond her internships, she soon after founded Headbands of Hope.
Headbands of Hope creates fun, fashionable headbands, and for every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer. Since launching the organization in 2012, HOH has been featured on The Today Show, Seventeen Magazine, Forbes, and more. Most importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every single children’s hospital in the United States.  Jess is living proof that a college student with an amazing idea and a willingness to act on it need not wait.
Well-being and Leadership: Pursuit of the Good Life – Jennifer Krueger - SESSION FILLED
Come explore how your own personal wellbeing influences your leadership abilities, which in turn helps in a satisfying and happy life—thus “a good life.”  This interactive session will explore components of wellbeing and leadership as posed by the Gallup Foundation.  One small step begins with you!!

Calm Your Mind & Awaken Your Body Through Yoga/Breath Practice – Cheryl Passel
Yoga is an extremely potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise. The first part of this class will emphasize the poses (asanas) combined with proper breathing (pranayama), inner awareness and alignment.  The second half of the class will focus on slow stretches and a short meditation with the intention of promoting relaxation.
LinkedIn, an Invaluable Tool in YOUR Leadership Toolbox – Scott Dell
You’ve heard that leaders and job hunters need to network.  You’ve also heard that LinkedIn is an amazing tool to help you grow personally and professionally.  But how do you use this “Professional Facebook” tool known as LinkedIn to further the success of you and your organization.  Join us to find out!
Applying the Social Change Model to Service, Good Deed Doing and Life - Leadership Integration Seminar Students
This interactive workshop will focus on making the world a better place through service.  The presenters will use the framework of the social change model to apply the principles of project management, service learning and leadership to their own project, and the projects of the participants. 
Embracing Your Leadership BA - Jackie Ciocchetti
Do you want to be the best leader you can be? The kind of leader that others want to work with, look up to, and respect? This session will cover all the ins and outs to unlocking your full leadership potential, and give you tips that will make people say “Wow, they’re one badass leader!”

Session 2 - 1:00-2:00pm
The Leader’s Tool Belt – Chris Durkin - SESSION FILLED
An interactive workshop designed to fill a leader’s tool belt with conventional and unconventional techniques to build strong group dynamics and develop members of clubs and organizations to be the next generation of leaders on campus.

Vision Driven Leadership - Matt Follen (Marian Alum) and John Dinse
How to effectively align actions with vision and driving leadership in self and others. Presented by Matt Follen (Marian Alum) and John Dinse, Internship Development Officer, from Northwest Mutual
Meditation for Leaders – Michael Ketterhagen - SESSION FILLED
Leaders today need to make rapid decisions that are good for themselves and for everyone else with whom they work. They also need to know how to effectively manage all the stress that enters their life.  This session will focus on the preparatory actions for an effective meditation practice and will teach a ten-minute mediation practice that will train the mind and relax the body, breath, and mind.
Shared Leadership: Using Emotional Intelligence as a Tool for Self-Awareness – Beverly Jenkins - SESSION FILLED
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, understand and manage emotions. Many theorists conclude that EQ can be more important than IQ.  These traits are not learned in school, but, they are essential to leadership in both our professional and personal lives.  In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and how this information can help you be a better leader. You will also take a quiz to determine your current level of emotional intelligence and then work on an action plan to further your development in this area.
Quiet Leadership: You don'y have to make a splash to make a difference – Kim Mueller
Do you feel like you are not outgoing enough or too quiet to be a leader?  Do you feel like you cannot be a leader?  You don’t have to make a splash to be a leader.  You can make a difference!
In this workshop, participants discover “quiet” leadership skills useful in every-day situations.  Participants develop insight and specific strategies to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Kim Mueller serves as the nursing learning specialist for Marian University where she teaches nursing students to harness specific strategies toward meeting their academic and life goals.