Contact

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

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

Free and open to the Utica College community, each workshop is held on the first Wednesday of each month for the 2012-2013 Academic Year in Bell Hall Conference Room at 6pm, unless otherwise noted.

 

OCTOBER 3, 2012: 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.


 

NOVEMBER 7, 2012: 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.


 

DECEMBER 5, 2012: 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.


 

FEBRUARY 6, 2013: 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.


 

MARCH 6, 2013: 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.


 

APRIL 3, 2013: 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.


 

MAY 1, 2013: 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.