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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 20, 2010

Bearcat Leadership Training aims to create more effective student leaders

Maryville, Mo. - Northwest students can develop new leadership skills and enhance existing skills during a variety of workshops at the university's first Bearcat Leadership Training conference.

BLT, which is free, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the J.W. Jones Student Union. Check-in will be 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

In addition to guiding students, the conference is designed to assist student organizations and their leaders with improving and advancing operations and group management.

The conference will feature keynote speakers Alumni Association President Neil Neumeyer and Tim McMahon, Northwest's vice president of marketing and university relations.

Workshop topics will include leadership styles and personality traits, goal setting, motivation, event planning, interculturalism and diversity, teamwork, balance and well-being, conflict management, running effective meetings and organizational structure.

Students must register by 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Students can register by clicking this link:

For more information, contact Beyza Aydar, leadership graduate assistant in the Office of Campus Activities, at 660.562.1226 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468