WWU Leadership Conference to be Held Saturday

Good,
quality leadership. Now, that’s something everyone can appreciate.

That’s
why William Woods University is hosting its second annual on-campus leadership
conference for all types of WWU students.

The
conference, sponsored by the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and
the William Woods Center for Student Involvement, will be held from 11:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2). Registration is due by Wednesday (Jan. 30) to
Lacey Sweeten in the Center for Student Involvement (Burton 005).

“The
William Woods University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa started this leadership
conference last year as a way to get more students on campus opened up to the
possibility of leadership opportunities here at The Woods,” said senior
Katherine Wortmann, president of the Omicron Delta Kappa William Woods circle.

“This
is the second year we have sponsored this event and we are hoping it will
become an annual event that everyone will look forward to.”

This
year’s event features WWU’s Melissa Alpers-Springer, assistant professor of
communications and theatre; and TaLisa Maxwell, multicultural affairs
coordinator; Michelle Murphy and Analisa Ortiz from the Center for Leadership
Development at the University of Missouri; and WWU alumna Cori Gilbert Wallace,
director of brand initiatives at Delta Epsilon
Fraternity.

The
focus of the conference is personal development. Some topics will include
communication styles, personal values, decision making, group dynamics and
breaking out of your comfort zone.

“I’m
very excited for our speakers this year,” said Wortmann. “We are having some
facilitators come from the University of Missouri, so it will be a great chance
for our students to hear some different voices and perspectives. We have a
great array of speakers and sessions this year.”

This
event doubles as a LEAD event, and all WWU students are welcome to attend.

“At
first glance, it may seem that leadership conferences like this are very much
one and the same,” said Wortmann. “But that isn’t the case. Each individual
leadership conference has its own unique perspective on what leadership is and
how it can be developed in each student.”
She
added, “Student leaders who want to have the best possible influence on their
organizations should have open minds and attend all the workshops they can to
help them be the best leaders they can be.”

CUTLINES:
Melissa Alpers-Springer
TaLisa Maxwell
Cori Gilbert Wallace