Leadership Seminar

SSS/MHU Biltmore Leadership Seminar

The SSS/MHU Biltmore Leadership Seminar will take place Monday, February 26, 2018 from 8am-5pm.

Students receive: 

  • Professional development in a corporate setting from trained workshop facilitators.
  • Direction in discovering a personal mission and a personal brand.
  • Tools and resources necessary to pursue personal goals.
  • Breakfast and lunch with workshop leaders and facilitators.
  • Entrance to the famed Biltmore House and grounds.

Session Summaries:

Workplace Etiquette

Biltmore’s program on workplace etiquette takes students on an exploration of the spoken and unspoken expectations of professionalism for those new to the workplace. This discussion focuses on appropriate behavior with colleagues both at work and “off the clock,” managing personal devices and social media at work and with colleagues, appropriate communication with coworkers and boss, email etiquette, and best practices for developing a professional and well-respected reputation at work.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be better prepared for the transition from college to the workplace
  • Gain skills to navigate the workplace culture and protocol through communication, personal interactions, and use of technology
  • Have an understanding of unspoken workplace etiquette and expectations on the job

Communication

This program takes a deep dive into workplace communication practices that hold us back and propel us forward. From listening skills, navigating workplace disagreements, and choosing words that build relationships rather than walls, discussion will include introspective activities for communication self-analysis.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Gain insight into their personal communication practices that may limit their advancement in the workplace
  • Learn best practices in the art of navigating difficult conversations that build relationships at work and in life
  • Experience immediate application of newly learned communication skills through activities with colleagues throughout this program

Emotional & Social Intelligence

Based on Biltmore’s internal training for managers and directors, Emotional & Social Intelligence (EISI) focuses on the four key elements of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. This program explores the impact of EISI on success in the workplace, and participants leave with an action plan to improve their personal EISI.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of EISI and its impact on success in the workplace
  • Explore the four essential skills that compose the EISI model
  • Develop an action plan to improve personal EISI utilizing strengths and opportunities

Team-Building Exercise

As the pace of life moves quicker each day and as the flood of technology shortens attention spans, the impact of meaningful connections and dialogue has never been more critical. With collaborative activities and a card deck full of insightful questions that connect on a personal and professional level, participants learn the nuances of how and when to ask powerful questions that matter and the importance of listening in the relationship building process.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of EISI and its impact on success in the workplace
  • Explore the four essential skills that compose the EISI model
  • Develop an action plan to improve personal EISI utilizing strengths and opportunities

Student Support Services is a TRIO grant funded by the Department of Education. Mars Hill University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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