Information Sessions are required for students seeking to enroll in BHLP certification. RSVP is requested. Hosted in Trabant 157A,
the Blue Hen Leadership Program Center, sessions are a half hour in length and guide you through the expectations of the program.
Mondays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 at: 12:00, 12:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00
Tuesdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 at: 12:00, 12:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00
Wednesdays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 at: 12:00, 12:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00
Thursdays: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 at: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00
Fridays: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 at: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Effective Group Facilitation (Online Workshop)
(Enable Others to Act)
**Required for Advanced Tier 1 participants
Presented by leadership educator, Darin Eich, Ph.D., these four 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, or 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 under Current Programs, Online Workshops. Please complete the activities for each of the four videos as your reflection.
Why Leadership (Model the Way)
**Required for Tier 1 certification
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:
Wednesday, Sept. 4 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Monday, Sept. 9 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Monday, Sept. 16 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Sept. 18 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Friday, Sept. 20 | 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Sept. 26 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Monday, Sept. 30 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Friday, Oct. 4 | 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 7:00-8:30 P.M. | 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 5 exemplary practices. This workshop will introduce the practices and provide an opportunity to make application of how those practices can be incorporated into your personal development as a leader:
Wednesday, Sept. 4 | 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 5 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Monday, Sept. 16 | 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Sept. 19 | 5:30-7:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Friday, Sept. 20 | 1:30-3:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Sept. 25 | 5:30-7:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 26 | 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Monday, Sept. 30 | 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Monday, Oct. 28 | 7:00-8:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 7:00-8:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
True Colors (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act) **Required for Tier 1 certification
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, then use these to develop your personal mission and vision statements:
Wednesday, Sept. 4 | 8:00-9:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery with Matt Creasy
Friday, Sept. 6 | 12:30-1:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Wednesday, Sept. 11 | 5:00-6:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Monday, Sept. 16 | 8:00-9:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Monday, Sept. 23 | 5:00-6:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Sept. 26 | 8:00-9:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Monday, Sept. 30 | 8:00-9:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Friday, Oct. 4 | 1:30-2:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Thursday, Nov. 21 | 7:00-8:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
BHLP Center Grand Opening Event
Thursday, Sept. 12 | 5:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Keynote speaker, Corey Ciocchetti, returns by popular demand to present his engaging and inspiring message about chasing authentic success. Reception and ribbon cutting ceremony to follow in the BHLP Center, Trabant 157A. Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new center! (coreyspeaks.com)
Identifying your Personal Mission with Susan Luchey (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Wednesday, Sept. 18 | 6:30-7:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
How much thought do you give to your purpose in life? Your direction? How you lead? Having a personal mission statement can keep you focused on your path to success. Learn how to create a mission statement that has meaning, style and some flair. Bring your creativity!
Diversity Timeline presented by Jason Kong (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Sept. 23 | 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Diversity is more than ethnicity, background and abilities. Our experiences can also add to how we define the diversity of any particular group. This is a fun, interactive workshop that teaches you to look at diversity through a new lens, allowing you to enhance the chemistry and strength of your organization.
Setting SMART Goals with Susan Luchey (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Experts say that people who regularly write down their goals are 80% more likely to achieve success. Why risk the odds? Learn how to write, revise and evaluate goals that will set you on the path to personal and organizational success.
Social Media & Leadership with Matthew Creasy (Model the Way)
Thursday, Oct. 3 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
How do you use social media? Is it a tool, or does it consume you? This interactive and discussion based workshop will explore the use and nature of social media and its impact on individuals, society, and leadership!
Organization Teambuilders with Vincent Jackson and Matthew Creasy (Enable Others to Act)
Saturday, Oct. 5 | 1:00-3:00 P.M. | Harrington Turf (rain location: Perkins Rodney Room) - CANCELED - New details coming soon
Looking to strengthen your group through fun and engaging activities? BHLP now offers this workshop on team-building exercises. Learn how to lead teambuilders that focus on communication, conflict management, and differing perspectives as well as how to access various resources available on campus.
Active Listening with Adam Cantley (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Oct. 7 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Many of us hear but do not listen. In this Active Listening workshop, you'll learn to put listening techniques to work. With some basic listening skills you can work to become a better leader, student, teammate, friend, or partner.
Sustainability Whose Line Is It Anyway Workshop (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 5:00-6:15 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Upcycling is a new process that makes creative, sustainable uses out of ordinary objects. Come learn, create and play and help us build a more sustainable UD!
Aspects of Cross-Cultural Leadership with Matthew Creasy (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Oct. 10 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | 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.
Making Time Count with Carlos Pereira ( Model the Way)
Monday, Oct. 14 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Where do the 168 hours you have each week go? This is a question that you as a college student will ask yourself during exams, papers and finals this year, so come out and get a step ahead. This workshop will introduce you to time management techniques that you can use to be more in control of the way you spend your time and your life.
Encourage the Heart with Sara Penchina, Danielle Imhoff, Jessica Colton (Encourage the Heart)
Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 7:00-8:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
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!
Who's In Your Locker Room? An Athlete Ally Panel with Brendon Ayanbadejo and Hudson Taylor
(Challenge the Process) (Model the Way)
Thursday, Oct. 17 | 7:00-8:00 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Followed by small group discussions
The world of athletics is considered, by many, to be a homophobic environment that results in bullying, and non acceptance of athletes who may be gay, lesbian or transgendered. Hudson Taylor, a former Division 1 athlete and current Division 1 coach, founded Athlete Ally, an organization that encourages straight athletes to embrace difference and to accept LGBT athletes. Many professional athletes, including members of the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens such as Brendon Ayanbadejo, have signed on as allies and they are beginning to change the environment in the locker room and on the field to be open and accepting. Join Hudson and Brendon in a discussion about the importance of this ally movement and how you can be a part of the change.
Finding Your Path in Leadership with Jonathan DuWald, CEO of Trifecta Industries, LLC. (Model the Way) (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Friday, Oct. 18 | 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211 | lunch served, RSVP REQUIRED.
Jonathan DuWald has achieved extraordinary success as an entrepreneur at a very young age. He shares his personal vision of leadership, which focuses on the importance of being a leader no matter where you are. He will talk about the decisions he has made to get him where he is today. Trifecta Industries, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business energy services company who acknowledges the importance of the energy efficiency in our lives and the impact it has on the environment. (trifectaindustries.com)
Power of Positive Leadership with Dr. Jack Baroudi (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Oct. 21 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
In this seminar, Professor Baroudi will share some of the findings from the research into positive leadership and help you learn how to become a more positive leader. Using a self-assessment as a guide, you will learn about several positive leadership practices including: the building of a positive organizational climate, enabling positive relationships among your group, ensuring positive communications and helping people find positive meaning in their work for your organization. Come learn how to be "Positively Deviant" with Prof. Baroudi!
Advertising 101 with Casey Impagliazzo (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
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)
Inclusive Leadership and Organizations with Katie Connolly (Enable Others to Act)
Thursday, Oct. 24 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant Theater
Do you want to increase membership within your organization or participants at your events? Have you ever considered if there are barriers preventing people from participating? This interactive session will help bridge your leadership practice with disability awareness. Come learn how incorporating inclusivity and access into your planning discussions for events and/or recruitment for an RSO or other group can appeal to a larger audience!
Conflict Management with Matthew Creasy (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
Friday, Oct. 25 | 1:30-3:00 P.M. | 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. You will leave this highly interactive session with a specific strategy for evaluating the best conflict resolution option, thereby increasing your opportunity for successful management of conflict.
Halloween HERO Walk and Awareness Fair (Community Service)
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 9:00 A.M. | Independence Turf
The HERO campaign was formed by a family affected by drunk driving. The goal of the organization is to prevent drunk driving and promote designated drivers. Students can earn BHLP Community Service credit by participating on a walking team in the event. Please visit www.theherowalk.org in order to register before October 26th!
Complexities of Color (Inspire a Shared Vision)
Saturday, Oct. 26 | 3:00 P.M. | Mitchell Hall
As a response to George Zimmerman's acquittal, the Complexities of Color Summit seeks to engage a diverse audience in a discussion on the role of race in contemporary society. The event includes a keynote by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, host of HuffPost Live and Our World with Black Enterprise, and Associate Professor of Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, and a panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public, but you must pick up a ticket at the Center for Black Culture.
Sharing a Vision with Kelsey Edmond and Alyssa Freid (Inspire a Shared Vision) (Challenge the Process)
Monday, Oct. 28 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Part of learning how to lead is learning how to incorporate the ideas of others into a shared vision. Connected with that is understanding that things don't always work out perfectly, so compromise and using innovation and creativity become essential leadership tools. This is a fun, interactive workshop that will challenge your creativity and ability to create a shared vision.
Art of Networking with Susan Luchey (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Thursday, Oct. 31 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | 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.
Etiquette Dinner with Susan Luchey (Model the Way)
Saturday, Nov. 2 | 5:00-8:00 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
Practice the art of networking and learn the rules of fine dining etiquette as you enjoy a four-course gourmet meal and the company of UD Alumni and local business owners. (Must also attend Art of Networking on Oct. 30 or Oct. 31)
Personal Finance with Josh Berger (Challenge the Process)
Monday, Nov. 4 | 6:00-7:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
40% of Americans are shockingly undereducated* when it comes to matters of personal finance, but you can subtract yourself from their company. This workshop will provide a foundational understanding for making informed real-world financial decisions. Topics covered include money management, understanding credit scores, saving and investing, student loan debt, and having money for fun! Enhance your financial literacy, but more importantly, learn how to approach financial decision-making. *according to the 2012 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey
Followership and What Leaders Need to Know
About It with Susan Luchey (Enable Others to Act) (Encourage the Heart)
Wednesday Nov. 6 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
As you learned from The Dancing Guy, followership is every bit as important as leadership. In this workshop,
participants will learn about 5 types of followers and understand how each has impacted history. The importance of the fluid leader-follower relationship will also be discussed.
Leadership at Work, Employee Panel (Model the Way) (Challenge the Process)
Thursday, Nov. 7 | 6:00-8:00 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Come hear stories from successful UD Alumni about how they use the 5 practices of exemplary leadership in their fields. This is a great networking opportunity and a chance to learn about the application of the leadership skills you are learning through BHLP. Check the website for a list of panelists.
Ethics and Leadership in Practice with Joe Petito (Inspire a Shared Vision) (Model the Way)
(Challenge the Process)
Friday, Nov. 8 | 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
This workshop examines the role of ethics in becoming an effective leader, including the interplay of character, integrity and actions taken by the leader. Woven into discussion is the role that daily personal choices play and the idea of a personal ethical brand. Mr. Petito is a Principal Partner in Government, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy at Price, Waterhouse, Coopers.
Emotional Intelligence and Values with Ashley
Nickelson (Model the Way) (Enable Others to Act)
Monday, Nov. 11 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Critical thinking. Understanding of group dynamics. Internal reflection. Interpersonal communication. Fact: Every student leader can include a list of these skill sets on their resumés after participating in a leadership opportunity. Myth: Every student leader has acquired and reflected on these skill sets after participating in a leadership opportunity. Join us as we discuss new strategies for students to model the way and effectively gain skill sets that will enhance their emotionally intelligent leadership.
Transitioning Your Organization with Susan Luchey (Enable Others to Act)
Wednesday Nov 13 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Perkins Gallery
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.
Good Leaders Say "No" with Matthew Creasy (Challenge the Process)
Thursday Nov. 14 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant Theater
It's that time of the semester. Papers due, exams are here, club meetings, activities, and other events all demand our time. Can you afford to say 'NO' when someone asks you to just add one more thing? The better question is, can you afford to always say 'YES'? Burnout is a real phenomenon. Come learn about what it is and how we can work to avoid it.
Building Special Teams with Susan Luchey (Enable Others to Act) (Encourage the Heart)
Monday, Nov. 18 | 5:00pm - 6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
What does it take to have a team achieve its goals, work well together and unite under agreed upon values? This workshop will provide a blueprint for building a successful team or organization.
Motivating the Middle with Matthew Creasy (Encourage the Heart)
Thursday, Nov. 21 | 5:00-6:30 P.M. | Trabant 209/211
Often as leaders we focus our attention on followers who are the most vocal, those who are 'checking out' of meetings, and those who cause problems. But
focusing on those who play more of a supporting role needs attention and development. Come learn a simple, empowering strategy to focus on Motivating