Information Sessions (General BHLP Credit) (Advanced Tier 1)
Information sessions are required for students seeking to enroll in BHLP Advanced Tier 1 and also for newly enrolled Tier 1 certificate earners to learn the requirements of the program. RSVP is requested. Hosted in Trabant 157A, the Blue Hen Leadership Program Center, sessions are a half hour in length and guide participants through the expectations of the program.
Tuesday February 11, 2014 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm
Wednesday February 12, 2014 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm
Thursday February 13, 2014 12:30pm, 1:00pm
Friday February 14, 2014 12:30pm, 1:00pm
Poster Information Session:
In order to successfully complete BHLP Tier 1 Certification, all students must create a poster which explains their leadership journey throughout the year. This session will provide information about how to create the poster, requirements for what must be included on the poster, and tips for presenting the posters May 5-7, 2014. All Tier 1 students must attend.
Tuesday, Feb.11 | 5:00 PM | BHLP Center, Trabant 157A
Monday, Feb. 24 | 5:00 and 5:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Mar. 19 | 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00 PM I Perkins Gallery
Effective Group Facilitation (Online Workshop) (Enable Others to Act) **Required for Advanced Tier 1 participants
Presented by leadership educator Darin Eich, Ph.D., these 4 brief video workshops present a collaborative process designed to lead you through the process of becoming a better group facilitator using tools, tips, and techniques based on tested theories. Make your RSO or chapter meetings more effective, see more engagement from the students who live on your floor, use these tools to lead committee meetings, or strengthen your peer mentor role. Proceed video by video, and engage others to collaborate with you on your own facilitation challenge. You can access the link to this presentation at www.udel.edu/bhlp. Click on the Current Programs window; at the top of the page there will be a link to Online Workshops. Please complete the activities for each of the 4 videos as your reflection. Password is "Delaware"
Why Leadership (Required for Tier 1 certification)
(Model the Way) There is a lot of talk today about the importance of leadership, about the sorry state of leadership, and about the end of leadership as it has been understood for centuries. But why is leadership the subject of so much discussion, learning, and debate? How should leadership be defined today, and what about followership? This interactive workshop will guide you to answer these questions, will help you to develop a working definition of both leadership and followership, and will focus on identifying the values that form the basis of your leadership style.
Monday, Feb. 17 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Feb. 20 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Mar. 12 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
Leadership Challenge (Required for Tier 1 certification)
BHLP Tier 1 is grounded in The Leadership Challenge, a model of leadership that focuses on five Exemplary Practices. This workshop will introduce the practices and provide an opportunity to explore how those practices can be incorporated into your personal development as a leader.
Monday, Feb. 17 | 7:30-9:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Feb. 20 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Mar. 12 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Perkins Gallery
True Colors (Required for Tier 1 certification) (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
The first step in effectively leading is to know yourself well. Take a quick and fun assessment that identifies your preferences, leadership style, and areas of comfort level behavior you may want to develop. Use your increased self-awareness to develop your personal mission and vision statements.
Thursday, Feb. 20 | 8:00-9:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Mar. 12 | 8:00-9:00 PM | Perkins Gallery
Encourage the Heart with Sara Penchina, Danielle Imhoff and Jessica Colton, BHLP Community Fellows (Encourage the Heart)
Friday, Feb. 14 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
Learn how to build motivation among your group members, how to be a positive leader, and how to increase productivity and group success. And, because we want to encourage your heart, enjoy some chocolate goodies while learning!
Email Etiquette with Vincent Jackson, University Student Centers Manager of Facilities & Event Operations and Jason Kong, Residence Hall Coordinator (Model the Way)
Wednesday, Feb. 19 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
After participating in this workshop, participants will be familiar with creating professional emails using effective communication. Different ways that tone can be perceived through written communication and recognizing common mistakes in email etiquette will be presented. Share some of your own best practices as well as some of your bad experiences.
Google Drive in 60 Minutes with Vincent Jackson, University Student Centers Manager of Facilities & Event Operations (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
Wednesday, Feb. 19 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Perkins Gallery
This workshop will focus on using Google's Mail, Drive, and Calendar features. It will demonstrate using Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms in order to enhance communication for both academic group work as well as information-sharing in your student organization. It is strongly recommended to bring a laptop to participate in the workshop.
Managing Your Professional Brand for Career Success! with Chris Barton, Founder and President of Barton Career Advisors (Challenge the Process)
Monday, Feb. 24 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Learn how critical it is to maintain your brand in this competitive job market. You will gain key insights into what will get you noticed by hiring managers, recruiters and key decisionmakers. Learn the basics of developing an impressive list of accomplishments, powerful search materials and a peerless social media presence. We are all in charge of marketing the most important product ever --- ourselves!
Roundtable Discussion: Happiness and Stress Management with Dr. Steve Goodwin, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 4pm. | BHLP Center Trabant 157
Art of Networking with Susan Luchey, University Student Centers Associate Director of Leadership Development (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery OR Friday, Feb. 27 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
Prepare for professional events and interviews by learning techniques and appropriate behaviors for the all-important Art of Networking. Participants will create an elevator speech to deliver at the Etiquette Dinner. This workshop is required by those attending the Etiquette Dinner.
Kye Allums - Haven Speaker (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process) (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 6:00 PM | Perkins Rodney Room
Kye Allums is the first openly Trans Black Man in sports history. Allums attended The George Washington University where he played Division I Basketball and received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. For the past three years he has been an LGBTQ icon during Black History Month. Allums is now a public speaker, mentor, and Project Director of I Am Enough, a project dedicated to sharing LGBTQ voices from around the world. Kye Allums is also an Emerging Leader for the National Black Justice Coalition, and is on the Board of Directors for GO! (Generation Out) Athletes.
BHLP Spring Kick Off Speaker: Jeff MacKinnon (Challenge the Process) (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Feb. 27 | 7:00 PM | Trabant Theater
In one hour at CBS Studios, Jeff went from being a fan of The Price is Right to being part of its history. He went from sweating about his soon-to-explode car to winning a brand new one, from one who expects very little to one who believes in the power of the unexpected and the value in positivity. Jeff pairs the thrill of being a contestant on the show with the mental attitudes that can make anyone a winner. The experience of "Comeback Kid" is not a simple re-telling of a cool experience on television - it is living proof that anything is possible with an open mind. Jeff takes ideas that have been long ingrained in motivational and spiritual practices and brings them alive in a fun, accessible experience. This event is co-sponsored by SCPAB!
Etiquette Dinner (Model the Way)
Friday, Feb. 28 | 6:00-9:00 PM | Perkins West Lounge
Practice the Art of Networking and learn the rules of fine dining etiquette as you enjoy a four-course gourmet meal along with the company of UD Alumni and members of the Parent's Fund Council. (Must also attend Art of Networking on Feb. 26 or Feb . 27)
Resilient Leadership: The Fourth Annual Spring Leadership Conference (3 General BHLP Credits)
Saturday, Mar. 1 | 9:00 AM-2:30 PM | Trabant MPR
Attend our Fourth Annual Spring Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by Greek Council, and learn about resiliency and leadership. The conference will consist of a morning keynote, lunch, and two rounds of breakout sessions. Keynote speaker Kimberly Rivers Roberts will speak on resilience when faced with impossible challenges. Kimberly found her national voice in collaborating on an award-winning documentary about surviving Hurricane Katrina. Audience members will leave with an empowered sense of how they can overcome the obstacles in their life and become better leaders through resiliency. Check www.udel.edu/bhlp for breakout sessions and registration information (separate RSVP required).
Positive Leadership in Practice with Dr. Jack Baroudi, Professor in UD's Lerner College of Business & Economics (Encourage the Heart) (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Mar. 3 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
This workshop will open with an introduction to positive psychology and positive leadership, and will focus on what actions we can take to increase positivity in our organizations. You will learn how to become a more positive leader and how we can create positivity throughout our leadership lives. Come learn how to be "Positively Deviant" with Prof. Baroudi!
Harry Potter Leadership
Monday, Mar. 3 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
We all love Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Come see how they grow in their leadership styles and identities, overcome obstacles, and navigate team dynamics. Key lessons will include how a leader develops and mentors future leaders, how leaders may make unpopular decisions, and how to take a stand to challenge the process!
Roundtable Discussion: Discuss the Book "Give and Take, or The Happiness Project."with Nicole Wasilus, Program Director, Hillel
Tuesday, Mar. 4 | 5 pm | BHLP Center Trabant 157A
Do More in Less Time with Joan Lu, QUEST Peer Mentor and Tier 2 Participant and Ellie Rosen, Tier 1 Participant (Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act)
Wednesday, Mar. 5 | 3:30-4:30 PM | BHLP Center Trabant 157A
Danger of a Single Story with Dr. José Riera, Interim Dean of Students (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Mar. 5 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
The Social Change Model of Leadership is based on three perspectives of leadership: Individual, Group, and Society. Using a TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie, this workshop will explore the Social Change Model of Leadership.
Building Effective Leaders Through Public Speaking with Christopher Volker, Masters Fellow in UD's Department of Communication (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Thursday, Mar. 6 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Whether it is a fear or a passion, public speaking is a skill utilized by leaders within all aspects of society. This workshop will address speaking apprehension, effective use of PowerPoint/visual aids, developing your own style, and creating connections between you and your audience.
The Mentor in Me with Adam Cantley, University Student Centers Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity & Sorority Life (Encourage the Heart) (Enable Others to Act) (Model the Way)
Monday, Mar. 10 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Mentoring younger members of an organization is a practice often neglected by student leaders. Mentoring is about creating a trust-based relationship that allows both people to succeed and grow. This presentation highlights the basic building blocks needed to create these relationships, and provides for a better understanding of how to become a mentor.
Cross Cultural Leadership with Matthew Creasy, University Student Centers Program Coordinator of Leadership Development (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Mar. 13 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant Theater
Everyone knows that there are differences among cultures, but it is harder to realize how those differences impact leadership strategies and outcomes. By examining five dimensions that span all cultures, we can gain insight into a culture's mindset and how leadership and followership are impacted.
Managing Conflicts with Style with Fran Fletcher, Mediator and Instructor at UD's Center for Community Research & Service (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Friday, Mar. 14 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
For some, the word 'conflict' evokes strong and negative emotions; for others, it presents an opportunity. Understanding your personal conflict management style and learning about other style options is the first step to recognizing that conflict resolution choices start with you. Through a highly interactive session, you will leave with a specific strategy for evaluating the best conflict resolution option and thereby increase your opportunity for successful management of conflict.
Roundtable Discussion: Advertising 101 with Casey Impagliazzo, Communications Specialist for the University Student Centers
Wednesday, Mar. 19 | 10am | Trabant 157A
Are you in charge of advertising your student group's events? Don't miss this overview of the many advertising methods available to student groups at UD. Learn what is available, how to choose options that are appropriate for your event, and how to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts. This session will provide an overview of the essential first step in student event advertising, StUDent Central, as well as a variety of other digital and traditional advertising avenues available on campus. (studentcentral.udel.edu)
Roundtable Discussion: How Religious "Nones" (atheists, agnostics, etc.) Create and Engage in Moral Communities to Shape their Identities and Promote Social Change with Dr. Eric Tranby, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Wednesday, Mar. 19 | 5pm | Trabant 157A
Lean In with Nicole Wasilus, Assistant Director of UD Hillel (Inspire a Shared Vision) (Challenge the Process) (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Mar. 20 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Based on the New York Times' Best Selling book by Sheryl Sandberg, this workshop will explore the ways in which women can break through the 'Glass Ceiling' and why women's attainment of leadership roles stalled.
Creating your "Space Jam": Leadership Lessons from Kid President with Adam Cantley, University Student Centers Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity & Sorority Life (Inspire a Shared Vision) (Encourage the Heart)
Monday, Mar. 24 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Kid President became an internet sensation in 2013 when he gave us all a "Pep Talk!" 30 million views and many videos later, he still gives advice to adults on how to be less boring and why we should all give the world a reason to dance. In this workshop, participants will enter the world of this ten-year-old leader and use his lessons to further explore the lessons of "The Student Leadership Challenge." As Kid President says, this workshop will help you "Be More Awesome!"
Thor: Leadership with a Hammer with Vincent Jackson, University Student Centers Manager of Facilities & Event Operations and Matthew Creasy, University Student Centers Program Coordinator of Leadership Development (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
Wednesday, Mar. 26 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
You may have seen Thor in his two movies, and in The Avengers, but did you consider the leadership he displays - or the lack thereof? Come to this engaging workshop to explore Thor's leadership!
Improv for Leaders with Matt Selba and Mackenzie Perkett, BHLP Tier 2 Participants and QUEST Peer Mentors (Challenge the Process)
Thursday, Mar. 27 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant Theater
Psychologists often say that a person who is "left-brained" is more logical, analytical, and objective, while a person who is "right-brained" is said to be more creative, emotional, and subjective. Improv for Leaders is a full-blown workshop that shows leaders how they can use the right AND left sides of their brain! Throughout the workshop we will go through many fun, high-energy improvisation games that challenge you to think outside the box and help spark creativity. Each game will teach listening skills, teamwork, leadership, and public speaking in a way that is just downright fun!
Stand Up, Speak Up, and Do the Right Thing with William Baker, BHLP Tier 2 Participant and QUEST Peer Mentor; Christine Hennessey and Matt Kantner, BHLP Advanced Tier 1 Participants (Challenge the Process) (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Apr. 7 | 5:00-9:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
In this workshop, we will look at attitudes, different people's beliefs and behaviors, discrimination, and the STOP model on how to intervene in a situation.
Roundtable Discussion: The Shadow of the Leader with Dr. Steve Mortenson, Associate Professor of Communication
Tuesday, Apr. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM | BHLP Center, Trabant 157A
Follow Me 2 #SUCCESS with Carlos Pereira and Tierra Fields, Residence Hall Coordinators (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Apr. 9 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
What is your branding strategy? Are you using social media to present yourself to future jobs and schools? How can social media help your RSO/group get to that next level? In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss various social media branding strategies for success with careers and school as well as with your student organization! Join us as we explore ways to use social media to create an engaged community for your organization. Participants will leave with a sense of how to use the different platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to get maximize positive exposure in social media.
Motivation and Influence in Leadership with Dr. Anthony MIddlebrooks, Associate Professor in UD's School of Public Policy and Administration (Inspire a Shared Vision) (Encourage the Heart) (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Apr. 10 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Trabant Theater
Leadership is a process of influence. Successful leaders understand what motivates others, the conditions which encourage motivation, and how leaders' influence must align with that motivation. This workshop introduces ideas and research about motivation which are critical to effective leadership, and allows participants to consider real-world application of these ideas.
Leader...wait for it...Ship: Leadership, Barney Stinson, and HIMYM with Meaghan Davidson, University Student Centers Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Programming and Katie Connolly, Assistant Dean of Students (Model the Way)
Friday, Apr. 11 | 12:30-2:00 PM | Trabant 209/211
We all love to hate, and laugh at, Barney Stinson. Look forward to discussing Barney's leadership style and lessons that can be learned from his character. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss Barney's relationships, work style, and how his decisions affect those around him.
BHLP Community Service Day (Community Service Credit)
Saturday, Apr. 12 | Time TBA | Trabant MPR and local community
Join students from all over campus to give back to local nonprofits in the third annual BHLP Community Service Day. Check www.udel.edu/bhlp for a special RSVP link.
Transitioning Your Organization with Susan Luchey, University Student Centers Associate Director of Leadership Development (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Apr. 14 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant 209/211
Is your organization transitioning to a new set of officers for the fall semester? If so, what plans have you made to provide a smooth transition? This workshop will give you the tools to make sure the change is effective, meaningful, and that it ensures the success of your RSO or Greek chapter.
Bystander Intervention with Student Wellness & Health Promotion (Enable Others to Act) (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Apr. 16 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Gallery
Leaders must tackle difficult situations. This workshop will broach the topic of intervening in difficult times, covering several potential situations you may face as a college student, and offer a variety of ways you can take the lead in becoming an courageous bystander.
A SCANDALous Approach to Leadership with Cara White, University Student Centers Program Coordinator of Student Involvement for Programming (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Thursday, Apr. 17 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Trabant Theater
This presentation will analyze different leadership styles represented by the characters in ABC's hit drama SCANDAL. The presentation will highlight the series' lead character, Olivia Pope, and the influence her leadership has over her 'gladiators', as well as the leadership styles of other prominent figures in the show.
Roundtable Discussion: Leadership in Legends with Rachel Zimmerman, Art History Department
Thursday, Apr. 17 | 5:00-6:00 PM | BHLP Center, Trabant 157A
Advanced Tier 1 Presentations
Advanced Tier 1 students will hold roundtable discussions on a leadership topic in the last few weeks of April. Check www.udel.edu/bhlp for a complete list of these as well as to RSVP for them.
Tier 1 Poster Presentations
Students completing Tier 1 will display their posters showing they are emerging leaders. Individuals must sign up for time slots at the BHLP Center in Trabant 157A. All BHLP participants are invited to attend each presentation, enjoy refreshments, and talk to other participants about their BHLP experiences.
Monday, May 5 | 12:30-2:00 PM and 4:00-6:30 PM | Perkins Rodney Room
Tuesday, May 6 | 12:30-2:00 PM and 4:00-6:30PM | Perkins Rodney Room
Wednesday, May 7 I 12:30-2:00 PM and 4:00-6:30 PM I Perkins Rodney Room
Tier 2 Project Presentations
Students completing Tier 2 will present their campus change projects from this year, discussing their journey from idea to reality and the challenges it presented along the way. All BHLP participants are invited to attend each presentation to learn more about Tier 2 and the work that has been completed through BHLP this year.
Monday, May 5 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Perkins Gallery
Tuesday, May 6 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Perkins Gallery
Wednesday, May 7 | 7:00-9:00PM | Perkins Gallery
BHLP Certification Ceremony
Friday, May 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Trabant MPR A & B
Students who have completed Tier 1, Advanced Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 will receive their certificates. Scholarship winners will also be announced. Dawn Thompson, Vice President for Student Life, will give remarks. Refreshments will be served and parents are welcome. RSVP required.