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Northwest Missouri State University

Personal and Professional Development Opportunities (Fall 2015)


Title of Presentation


Sept. 10 Brand Yo’self 4.0 Kelsey Schriver
Sept. 16 Negotiate: When You Must Be H.E.A.R.D. Mary Redmond
Sept. 28 The Main Event:  The 1-2 Punch for Knockout Events Gina Bradley
Oct. 13 Systematic Leadership Todd Long
Oct. 19 Dare Yourself to be PHENOMENAL… Carolyn McCall
Nov. 4 Group Facilitation Tools Leta Anderson
Nov. 19 The Social Media Resume Steven Chappel
Dec. 1 Working with Purpose and the Importance of Experience Daniel Seddiqui

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Presentation 1 - Brand Yo’self 4.0"

Kelsey SchriverKelsey Schriver, Student & AdInk Member
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

What does it take to get hired? How do I use business cards and network with people? How do I display my work online and impress hiring managers? AdInk has your back! We have constructed this presentation to showcase successful resumes, business cards and websites and want to share the tips and tricks that went into making them. We will walk you through the process to create your own personal brand and ways to make yourself marketable for the future that lies ahead.

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Presentation 2 -  Negotiate: When You Must Be H.E.A.R.D.

Mary RedmondMary Redmond, Speaker, Author, and Negotiation Expert
FearLess Negotiator

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session Times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Negotiation is part of everyday life. You are in a negotiation when you want the best price on new equipment, a competitive service and maintenance contract or when you want your spouse to assume more responsibilities at home. How do you get more from every negotiation and not damage relationships? Successful negotiators are prepared negotiators. They also know how to read the silent messages sent in everyone’s body language.

Mary Redmond reveals the secrets that only veteran negotiators know and use. She has 20+ years of experience negotiating including negotiating on behalf of some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Learn five keys to successful negotiations: H.E.A.R.D.

  • Homework: Research and plan
  • Explore and engage
  • Assess what you know and don't know
  • Recommend and Role Play
  • Document and distribute the agreement

The workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Refresh your techniques as an experienced negotiator.
  • Move beyond rookie negotiator.
  • Hear “yes” more often.
  • Learn when “no” means “maybe” or “tell me more.”
  • Determine if someone is lying to you.

You will be a believer of Mary’s best known quote: “If you Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get!

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Presentation 3 - "The Main Event:  The 1-2 Punch for Knockout Events"

Gina BradleyGina Bradley, Event Coordinator
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Learn the basic elements of event planning, plus “punch” up your game with some fun tricks and tools of the trade for creating successful events of all types. Whether you are planning fundraising event, recruitment party, or dance, you can take your event from the prelims to the Main Event!

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Presentation 4 - “Systematic Leadership"

Todd LongTodd Long
Leadership Innovations

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Session Times: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 90 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

The Systematic Leadership model identifies five attributes that help shape effective leadership.  These attributes are Envision, Involve, Develop, Plan, and Act. 

This interactive workshop will help you as a leader…

  • Discover your leadership strengths within this model through a self-assessment.
  • Learn the Systematic Leadership process in order to move vision to action.
  • Recognize how the five attributes impact one another from a systems perspective in order to lead even better.

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 Presentation 5 - Dare Yourself to be PHENOMENAL…"

Carolyn McCall, Professional Trainer & SpeakerCarolyn McCall
Carolyn McCall Global, LLC

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 
Session Times: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Dare yourself to be Phenomenal and release the POWER and endless possibilities that exist inside you.  This is your time to Dare yourself to be Bold, BRAVE and Innovative by expanding your comfort zone. 

This workshop will teach you how to Dare yourself to….. let go of preconceptions or old beliefs of what won’t or can’t happen.  You will learn to use your imagination to move forward with your ideas, no matter how far-fetched they may seem to others.  You’ll learn how to orchestrate a solution that you can see - when you learn to believe that everything is possible.

Therefore, only attend if you’re ready to “Dare Yourself to be PHENOMENAL!”   

What you can expect:

  • Take a No-Victim No-Excuse approach to solutions
  • Feel the FEAR and Move through it seamlessly
  • A willingness to enlarge your Comfort Zone
  • Proceed with calculated Fear…..

Remember the “Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself”  by Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 Inaugural Address

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Presentation 6 - “Group Facilitation Tools”

Leta AndersonLeta Anderson
LMA Consulting

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Session Times: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Have you ever experienced a powerful and productive group experience? It's likely the following things occurred:

  • The group knew the purpose of being in the same place at the same time
  • Individuals learned about one another - enough to build some trust and good-will
  • Each individual had a constructive role to play
  • A process was followed to achieve results, which included making decisions

No matter the context of a group experience, someone can serve as a facilitator --- a guide that helps harness the energy of a group and helps move the group toward a destination. The "Facilitator as Guide" is always prepared with a toolkit. In this session, you will fill up your toolkit with knowledge, skills, and techniques, leading you to confidently step up and facilitate a group.

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Presentation 7 - The Social Media Resume"

Steven Chappell, Instructor, Mass MediaSteven Chappell
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Session Times: 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Applying for a job can be a daunting task, but there’s much more to it today than just sending a prospective employer a cover letter, resume and a list of references. Once you apply for a job, and probably before any references get phone call, your social media feeds will be scanned and scoured for information about you that will help the employer decide if you are a potential job candidate. This doesn't’t mean you should delete or not have a social media presence; in fact, it means just the opposite. Most companies value social media and your presence in it, the question is whether or not your use of social media will be a potential benefit or a detriment to them after you are hired.

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Presentation 8 - "Working with Purpose and the Importance of Experience

Daniel Seddiqui, Career and Cultural AnalystDaniel Seddiqui
Sponsored by Career Services

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Session Times:  2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. 
Length: 60 Minutes 
Location: Student Union Ballroom

The job search Daniel Seddiqui faced after graduation was no easy feat. Resumes and interviews yielded no result. After being named the Most Rejected Person in the World by USA Today, Daniel developed a great deal of perseverance, risk taking, adaptability, networking, and endurance, which he shares through the stories of his journey of finding and working 50 Jobs in 50 States and his oftenextraordinary efforts to land each one. He had roughly 5,000 rejections over the course of the year, and he tells how he developed the motivation, discipline, and resourcefulness to keep going despite all the setbacks. Daniel offers hope to job seekers intimidated by job prospects, encouraging them to open their minds and continuously challenge themselves.

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