Contact

Bethany A. Piraino
Assistant Director of Student Activities
205 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-5294
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)

If at any time, you or your organization needs refreshing on any of the following leadership skills, feel free to request a workshop!  Student Activities will work with your organization to tailor these topics to what you want out of them, and even design a specific topic workshop of your choice.  Free and open to the Utica College community, each workshop can be held multiple times, any day or time that fits your organization's schedule.  We'll even book the space!
 

Check out some of the options we have to choose from below:


LEADERSHIP STYLES AND DEFINITIONS

     Become more aware of yourself and how you operate in your leadership position, or how you may operate if you ever wanted to become a leader.  Your values and personal goals have a lot more to do with your style than you might think.  Learn also how to respect others' opinions and how leaders can join together the thoughts and ideas of many people to come out with a widely accepted common goal.


EARNING RESPECT & INFLUENCING OTHERS

     Being respected is about being authentic, and being authentic is about respecting yourself.  It's also about respecting others, appreciating the differences between people, and understanding that we all come from different backgrounds.  Only then will leaders be able to reach their followers on a deeper level, and be able to attain buy-in from the people they are leading.


COMMUNICATION AND DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

     Ever get sad or angry or upset, but don't know what to do or how to handle it?  The best thing to do is talk it out.  With the stress of academics, piling on personal and emotional stress can be overwhelming.  We'll share some tips on how to start difficult conversations, learn what to say and how to say it to the specific person you're confronting, and practice our strategies with each other.


GET ORGANIZED!

     College is about learning: full of class and papers and homework and studying.  It's also about growing: full of friends and activities and sports and new experiences.  How are you supposed to manage to remember everything you have to do and when you have to do it?!  Organization is more than using Post-Its and binder dividers.  Get into the 21st century and organize your life now so you can be successful in the future.


MANAGING A TEAM

     Wouldn't it be great if everyone did what you told them to when you told them to do it?  We all know that's not the case with most operations though.  Learn how to manage your team by using schedules, delegating responsibilities, creating the desire to actually do the work, and giving your team something to be proud of.  Don't forget, your team needs to know how proud of them you are too.


CREATING AND ACHIEVING GOALS

     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?  Where do you see yourself in the next 5 hours?  Think of a GPS... you have to tell it the destination first, or else it won't be able to tell you how to get there.  Goals work the same way.  You need to know where you want to go so you can take the correct steps to get there.  We'll brainstorm some general life goals and some more personal goals, then learn strategies for creating the path to achieving the goal.


APPLYING YOUR SKILLS AND BUILDING YOUR RESUME

     Resumes are unique documents about how you became the person you are advertising to future employers, they are not just a list of the jobs you've had and the schools you've attended. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things.  They can be confusing and intimidating, but if we take a look at the different parts of a resume, and what information employers look for, you can easily just plug in the puzzle pieces and walk into an interview with confidence.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN TOPIC

     We can design a specific workshop for your organization's needs.  Just let us know what you want to learn more about, and we'll do the rest!  You can count on the topic being researched by a professional or paraprofessional staff member, and we'll even make sure to give you handouts and worksheets so you'll be able to walk away with the new knowledge you've learned.  Please just give us 2 weeks in advance if you're requesting a specific topic workshop.


TO REQUEST A WORKSHOP
EMAIL BETHANY PIRAINO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP
AT
BAPIRAIN@UTICA.EDU

AT LEAST 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.