July 24, 2016

Ethical Principles for Leadership - Dr. Joseph J. Thomas

Student Leader Seminar CEO Dr. Joe Thomas served as a panelist for the session "Ethical Principles For Leadership" for the Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders Program.

Beyond the Call of Duty: A Conversation With Medal of Honor Recipients

Student Leader Seminar CEO and USNA Class of '61 Professor of Leadership Education and Editor, Dr. Joseph Thomas, facilitates a conversation with Medal of Honor recipients as they share their experiences and the lessons they learned.

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Joe Thomas facilitates discussion at Student-Leader Seminar groupThe Student-Leader Seminar (S-LS) is designed to introduce the topic of ethical leadership to students, athletes, educators, public service professionals, and leaders in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. The seminars are highly interactive discussions built around the themes of leading with purpose, ethical decision making, and the value of character. The purpose of the Student-Leader Seminar is to:
  • Develop leaders who are oriented toward achieving outcomes for the organization
  • Build vertical team cohesion (chain-of-command) and lateral team cohesion (co-worker groups)
  • Energize organizations with fun, interactive conversations centered on transformational leadership topics
  • Develop in the learner a personal understanding of the processes and demands of leadership and provide the tools and tactics to realize full potential
  • Encourage thinking about the role of character and the moral/ethical component of leadership
  • Employ diagnostic instruments to help participants learn about themselves, their co-workers, subordinates, and leaders
  • Provide supporting processes to ensure the learning continues beyond the seminar, including leadership coaching, peer coaching, leadership development plans and guides for further learning about leadership.

Joe Thomas is interviewed about The Student-Leader Seminar

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Student Leader Seminar Conducts Leadership Sessions For The Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy

For the second year in a row, members of The Student Leader Seminar conducted leadership sessions for the Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy. The SLS members walked away very impressed with the high caliber of student-athletes at Bucknell University and look forward to doing more sessions in the future.

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Student-Leader Seminar Faculty Lead Educational Sessions at 2015 NCAA Convention

Student-Leader Seminar faculty member and FARA President-Elect Dr. Christine Copper organized and led two panel sessions at the recent 2015 NCAA Convention.  The two panel sessions titled, “Student-Athlete Leadership:  A Cross-Divisional Perspective” and “Faculty Mentorship Programs: Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience and Expanding Faculty Understanding”, were sponsored by the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA), a professional association for faculty athletics representatives.

Read about Dr. Copper’s panel sessions here


Photo Gallery: S-LS Delivers “Leadership Techniques During Challenging Times” To Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy

Student-Leader Seminar delivered a three-part case study to illustrate leadership techniques during challenging times.  Principles of effective communication designed to influence peers, subordinates, and even your boss were discussed. Student-athletes from all men’s and women’s teams at Bucknell participated in a series of seminars on January 22, 2015.

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Bucknell Student-Athletes Attend Hazing Seminar Conducted by Joe Thomas

Dr. Joe Thomas, a distinguished member of the Student-Leader Seminar faculty, returned to campus on Tuesday to speak to Bucknell’s student-athletes about the topic of hazing within the broader scope of team leadership.

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Bucknell Athletics Partners with Student-Leader Seminar for Leadership Program

Student Leader Seminar is excited to be partnering with Bucknell University Athletics to deliver a leadership program to the Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy.

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