WWU offers leadership conference for students

Calling all leaders and wanna-be leaders. William Woods University will conduct a
leadership conference for WWU students Feb. 11.
 
Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and
the Center for Student Involvement, the conference will kick off at
11a.m. with a motivational speaker Dave
Roberts, assistant dean of student
affairs at Columbia College.
 
Lauren Greenwald, president of
ODK, and Lacey Sweeten, adviser, are planning the
events for the day.
 
“All of ODK discussed what we could do as members, how
to make the organization grow, and how to help the campus by promoting
leadership,” Greenwald said.
 
Student organizations have been asked to send at least two
members to the event.
 
Greenwald said, “Our hope is that by word-of-mouth,
members will reach out
to others who want to get
involved.”
 
Sweeten said the conference mainly targets, “younger students
who would like the
potential to be involved and want to be a leader.”
 
However, Greenwald said students who are already
involved as members of
organizations would still benefit from the
conference.
 
“If you’re already a leader,” Sweeten added, “the conference will remind you
of importance, teach you skills and provide motivation and help leaders who may already
be burned out.”
 
Lunch will be
provided, and participants will receive
t-shirts, along with two LEAD points for the leadership conference. Roberts will speak
first, followed by four break-out sessions on
servant leadership, dealing with conflict, teambuilding and how to become a
leader.
 
“There are
amazing students on campus that may not be
involved who may want to
be that leader and
want to take that next step,”
Greenwald said. “They may need encouragement and a push to take that
opportunity. This conference is it.”