December 18, 2018

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.

Read the article and watch the video here

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.

View the Photo Gallery here

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.

Read the Bucknell University Athletics Announcement

NCAA Champion Magazine: Safely Putting Ethics to the Test

“Ask any neurologist – or parent – and they’ll tell you that the decision-making centers in the brain aren’t fully formed until the mid- to late 20’s. So it’s little surprise that college students aren’t always celebrated for showing sound judgment.”

Read the rest of the article here

After the firing: What does the Petrino case mean to Arkansas and college football?

“Yet again we fans of college football find ourselves in a quandary, albeit a false one.   We recognize that excellent coaches are tough to find.  Coaches such as Nick Saban, Paul Johnson, or Urban Meyer can have an immediate, dramatic impact on a program.  By going 21-5 over the past two seasons and beginning the upcoming season with a top ten ranking in the perennially tough SEC, Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino surely belonged in that very exclusive fraternity…”

Read the rest of the commentary by Joe Thomas, S-LS Founder and CEO

 

University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Team’s Core Values – Anson Dorrance (2006)

Every year when I meet with the rising seniors each week in the spring our discussions center around our core values and what they can do to live them and how they can help drive everyone within the culture to live them as well.  Human nature being what it is, some leaders embrace the personal and public challenge of our discussions and some don’t; just like some people within the culture live the core values and some just don’t have the strength.

Original article by Coach Anson Dorrance 2006 (pdf)

Do Sports Build Character or Damage It? by Mark Edmundson

“Do sports build character? For those of us who claim to be educators, it’s important to know. Physical-education teachers, coaches, boosters, most trustees, and the balance of alumni seem sure that they do. And so they push sports, sports, and more sports. As for professors, they often see sports as a diversion from the real business of education—empty, time-wasting, and claiming far too much of students’ attention. It often seems that neither the boosters nor the bashers want to go too far in examining their assumptions about sports.”

Original article by Mark Edmundson (PDF)

ESPN article highlights college coaches as false leaders

“In a universe where players show up for coffee and are gone by lunch, the coach is the only stable element the college game has, outside of the venerable universities themselves. He generously profits from his image as leader, through outsize salaries, sneaker deals and book and motivational tours. The image is a facade. ”

Original ESPN article by Howard Bryant