July 28, 2017

S-LS Helps to Kickoff Bucknell Athletics Leadership Institute 2016-2017 Program

Dr. Joe Thomas and Student-Leader Seminar’s Steve Robbins spent a day with the “Aspiring” and “Principal” leaders of the Bucknell Athletics Leadership Institute to kick off the Institute’s 2016-2017 program year. Principal leaders include team captains and/or experienced leaders of a team, while aspiring leaders are typically underclassmen. Invited by newly-hired Program Director, Lauren Cavallaro, to motivate and inspire the Bucknell student-athletes for the upcoming program year, Dr. Thomas spoke to the team members about prioritization i.e. how they wisely divide their time between athletics, academics, family, and friends and how they “show up” for even the most seemingly unimportant events. Steve Robbins challenged the Bison student-athletes with a “Survival at Sea” outdoor experiential exercise designed to analyze their leadership when operating outside their comfort zone in ad hoc teams with no positional authority. Overall…it was an outstanding day to kick-off the new program year. Well done!

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Dr Joe Thomas Conducts Interviews and Narrates “Warrior Leadership” Program Documentary

‘Warrior Leadership’ is an emerging program designed to draw the lessons from combat-tested leaders returning from our nation’s most recent wars.  These in-depth interviews focus on aspects of these experiences that have direct relevance to leadership in non-combat situations.  Produced by award winning documentary film maker and former NFL player Jess Atkinson of 3 Penny Films, Dr. Joe Thomas conducts wide ranging interviews with Marines, SEALS, and Special Operations soldiers whose hard-earned insights serve as an absolute treasure trove of lessons for managers and supervisors in any organization.

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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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Student Leader Seminar Delivers Sessions To Chinese Delegation From The Hubei Province

Members of Student Leader Seminar delivered sessions on federal government service, public policy and performance, leading change, critical thinking and decision making, and organizational ethics to a visiting Chinese delegation from the Hubei Province.

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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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Student Leader Seminar Teams with University of Maryland to Educate US Customs and Border Protection Leaders

Student Leader Seminar is proud to be teaming with the University of Maryland RH Smith School of Business to direct the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Leadership Institute.

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Student Leader Seminar Faculty Members Announced As Facilitators of Shore Leadership Program 2014

Student Leader Seminar CEO Joe Thomas and faculty member Carol Graser were announced as the Facilitators for the Shore Leadership Program for 2014.  The Shore Leadership program offers executives, managers and leaders on Maryland’s Eastern Shore the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the issues and challenges facing our region.

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