WWU Student Organization Sponsors Leadership Week

Leadership is an important trait that William Woods University hopes to foster in each student.


To encourage leadership among students, Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, is sponsoring Leadership Week Monday-Wednesday (Feb. 9-11). Students will participate in various activities designed to help them understand and utilize their leadership skills on campus and beyond.


On Monday, students will participate in service-learning projects in the Fulton community, volunteering at Faith Maternity Care, STARS, Fulton Preschool or SERVE. Tuesday, they will take the “Colors Test” to determine the type of leader they are and they will participate in team-building activities.


Leadership Week activities will close Wednesday with keynote speaker Rick Barnes, who will present “Lead Your Way to the Top,” at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. His program takes a fun, interactive approach to leadership.


Going beyond the basics, he addresses organizational change theory, specifically the role of the leader in the process. Participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves throughout the presentation as principles of leadership are shared.


Then at 9 p.m., also in Cutlip, Barnes will address members of sororities and fraternities, challenging them to get excited about membership in their organization. The program promises to address the issues facing fraternities and sororities, and leave the participants with the desire to get out and make a difference.


For more information, contact Neil Stanglein, coordinator of Greek Life and student involvement, at (573) 592-1658 or neil.stanglein@williamwoods.edu.