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Workshop Descriptions

The Leadership Resource Center, in partnership with Student Life and Development, offers a wide array of workshops to participants of the Leadership Academy. Here you can find the titles and short paragraph descriptions of the various workshops being offered in the next 4 months.

The workshops are categorized by either mandatory workshops (which follow the "Seven Cs" Social Change Leadership Model) or Electives. If you don't see a subject you are interested in or have suggestions for new workshops, please let us know. We are always open for innovative experiences.

If you have any questions, contact the Leadership Academy: Contact Us or by calling (562) 985-1936.

Leadership Theory

This interactive workshop provides an overview of the qualities, beliefs and values of Transformative leadership and the social change model as well as individual and group applications of theory to practice. This workshop fulfills the Citizenship Requirement.

Communication Skills

This workshop will focus on the importance of good communication skills and how to effectively communicate to individuals and groups via spoken communications, written communications, and even electronic communications. It fulfills the Collaboration requirement.


In the Multiculturalism workshop, students learn to keep their identities, take pride in their ancestry, and have a sense of belonging in a multicultural society. Facilitators encourage racial and ethnic harmony and cross-cultural understanding, and discourage ghettoization, hatred, discrimination and violence. This fulfills the Commitment requirement.

Creating Your Vision

Effective leadership is created with a clear and consistent vision of leadership linked to improved teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to develop and sustain visionary ideas and actions, how to assess and improve readiness for change, and how to sustain these changes over the long-term. This fulfills the Common Purpose requirement.

Ethical Decision Making

Discover the characteristics of an ethical leader with this informational workshop. Students will focus on trustworthiness, fairness, responsibility, respect, care, and citizenship, which will help students lay the groundwork for ethical decision making. It fulfills the Congruency workshop.

Who Am I?

"Who am I" is a required self-evaluation workshop. A great leader must first understand his/her own strengths and weaknesses before they can lead effectively. This workshop will include personality analyses and character evaluations. This will fulfill the Consciousness of Self requirement.

Collaborating with Difficult People

Teaching Conflict Resolution builds a stronger and more cohesive organization and more rewarding relationships. This workshop will teach students how to deal with problems that may arise in their student organizations or everyday life and effective ways to deal with these problems. It will fulfill the Controversy with Civility requirement.