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10 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the Leadership Summit

Posted on 11/11/2016 11:46:22 AM by Bryana Manning

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LEADStrong is a leadership program that offers students the chance to improve themselves, whether it be through their leadership abilities, personal skills, or professionalism. LEADStrong is an individualized program that is “what you make of it.”

This program allows you to build skills based on your individualized need, with the help of your Cabrini professional staff mentor. By picking and choosing which offered workshops would best serve your needs, LEADStrongers are prepped and prepared for whatever life throws their way. This semester's Leadership Summit will take place on Friday, November 11. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend the summit in the future!

10. Free food, friends, and fun 
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At the event you spend a few hours of your busy day in workshops that are actually rather entertaining. For participating you are offered a light dinner, and you get to meet some new people!

9. Anyone can get involved ... it is open to ALL students
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You don’t have to be a part of the LEADStrong program, or have a Leadership Minor. You can still participate in the summit and gain some skills along the way, and who knows you might enjoy it and later decide to participate in the LEADStrong program!

8.  Easiest way to gain 6 LEADStrong points!
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Most LEADStrong workshops range from 1-2 points that are spread out across the semester. The LEADStrong Summit is the easiest way for you to earn points at one time. During the summit, you will rotate between four hour-long workshops that are offered in a variety based on your interests! 

7. More options of different workshops to attendOMG
During the semester there are a decent amount of workshops offered. Yes, classes and our busy lives get in the way and sometimes the workshops aren’t our biggest priority. By attending the LEADStrong summit you are able to decide which workshops appeal to you the most; there are three workshops offered for each time block. This provides you with over 20 different combinations to get the most out of your time!

6. Meet new people!

During the summit you move from workshop to workshop and meet new people. It’s important to remember that your friends might need to learn different things and at different times. Rather than moving workshop to workshop as a group, split up ... learn new things and meet new people! 

5. Work with the SEaL staff (Anne, Amber, and Lisa) and their LEADStrong interns

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The different workshops are run by the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership staff: Anne, Amber, and Lisa. They are all trained in leadership skills and have a wealth of knowledge to share with us. The LEADStrong interns work throughout the semester with Lisa to develop more leadership skills, and they become very helpful members in the LEADStrong process.

4. Gain professional experience and leadership training that can be added to your resume

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You mean I can put this on my resume? YES!!! Embellish your resume by adding the LEADStrong program to your roster. Attend the workshops and learn the best way to interview for a job, how to properly use your LinkedIn account, or how to give your best elevator pitch. 

3. Learn skills 
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Besides professional experience, you will gain tons of skills in these workshops, ranging from time management, to motivating yourself and others, to sharing and recognizing your strengths over your weaknesses. Many skills that are utilized at these workshops will help you in the future, whether it be by knowing yourself better in a relationship or by sharing your best self with a potential employer.

2. Learn more about others
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Everyone has different skill sets, different traits, and different interests. These workshops really highlight how different we truly are. Although you may have different strengths and weaknesses than someone else, that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to work with someone else based on those strengths. Exploring how different morals, values, and strengths lead a person.

1. Learn more about yourself
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The best way to be able to work with other people is by first knowing yourself. By attending these workshops, you will understand your strengths and weaknesses on a deeper level. You become more aware of yourself as an individual which will furthermore help you hone and develop other skills needed to be a fully functional member of society.