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1 The REAL Experience Rams Engaging in Active Leadership Orientation

2 Orientation Process 1.Allow this presentation to self-run 2.If you miss something, press the left arrow on your keyboard 3.This presentation will take approximately 10 minutes 4.At the end of the presentation, follow the directions listed to complete this orientation 5.It’s that easy!

3 Purpose The REAL Experience … is a Leadership Preparation Program is an accessible and available opportunity for all students; serves as a “readiness program” for students who hope to further their involvement at CSU or beyond; is a complementary training resource for University/LSC student staff to gain exposure to staff learning outcomes.

4 WHY do REAL? To build your résumé To prepare for opportunities and positions To complement skills-based training To get connected on campus

5 The Basics Drop-in opportunity sponsored by SLiCE & collaborating partners across CSU’s campus Training & readiness Leadership preparation No application process One-time workshop or earn a Leadership Preparation Certification Can go to any workshop in any order at anytime Workshops are offered on a ten-week cycle, 2x per week in the SLiCE classroom

6 How to Receive an LPC? 1.Attend… All 10 workshops to gain experience with the LSC competency areas. (You may also drop by any REAL Workshop to be engaged and involved, even if you are not working towards the Leadership Preparation Certification.) 2.Meet… with a designated Leadership Coach twice to: - Connect current involvement (mid-way through the workshops) - Help set goals/action plan (after completion of all 10 workshops) *Your Leadership Coach will email you once you have completed between 1-5 workshops 3. Pass… a 20-question quiz online 4. Receive… a Leadership Preparation Certification – backed by SLiCE

7 Overview Orientation Online Overview of the program, competencies, and purpose. 10 Workshops Students attend 10 core workshops. Up to 3 of the workshops may be substituted for: CSU involvement Event attendance *You can discuss your involvement with your Leadership Coach 2 Leadership Coach Meetings Meet with a Leadership Coach twice. First meeting: mid- way Second meeting: reflective/action plan meeting to guide the student forward. 20 Question Certification Quiz Questions based on workshops Application to own experience Leadership Preparation Certification

8 Schedule Work- shop # Competency AddressedTitle Option 1 (Time/Date/Location) Option 2 (Time/Date/Location) 1 Intellectual Development“What is Leadership?” Monday, 2/2, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 Thursday, 4/16, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 2 Intrapersonal Development #1“Branding Yourself” Monday, 2/9, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 Thursday, 4/9, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 3 Intrapersonal Development #2 “Resiliency and Grit: You’re Stronger than You Think” Monday, 2/16, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 Thursday, 4/2, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 4Ethics“Ethics at the End of the World” Monday, 2/23, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 Thursday, 3/26, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 5 Multicultural Competence“Power, Privilege, and Leadership” Monday, 3/2, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 Thursday, 3/12, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 6 Interpersonal Competence “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” Thursday, 3/5, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 Monday, 3/9, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 7Leadership“Situational Leadership” Thursday, 2/26, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 Monday, 3/23, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 8 Practical Competence #1 “Don’t Be Scared: Giving and Receiving Feedback” Thursday, 2/19, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 Monday, 3/30, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 9 Practical Competence #2“Leading Through Conflict” Thursday, 2/12, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 Monday, 4/6, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212 10 Community Engagement“Leading Through Service” Thursday, 2/5, 3:30 p.m. SLiCE 212 Monday, 4/13, 5:00 p.m. SLiCE 212

9 Leadership Coach: Colin Collin is the primary Leadership Coach and liaison for other Leadership Coaches. If you have any questions about setting up meetings with your leadership coach you can contact Collin at

10 What is a Leadership Coach? Your designated Leadership Coach is the person who you will meet with twice throughout your time working towards your Leadership Preparation Certification. Your Leadership Coach meetings will be structured the following way: First meeting: mid-way through your workshop completion, to connect your current involvement to the skills you are developing throughout the REAL Workshops you have already taken part of. Second meeting: after you have completed all 10 workshops, you will meet to reflect on your growth and development and create and action plan to guide you forward in leadership opportunities and involvements.

11 How are the workshops chosen? Much research has been done on leadership theories and competency areas which enhance leadership in general. The workshop “topics” are designed to give students exposure to eight competency areas which are crucial to quality leadership. These have been based on the works of the following areas: The Social Change Model of Leadership Development Learning Reconsidered 2 The Council for the Advancement of Standards: Leadership Competencies

12 Can I choose my own Leadership Coach? Yes. If you have a relationship with a professional on campus whom you would like to serve as your leadership coach, you may ask them. The criteria is that they agree to meet with you at least twice, and use the materials provided by REAL to connect your learning to your involvement. You may ask the REAL Coordinator more about this option.

13 Does it cost anything to attend? No. This program is a student fee funded program, with very minimal costs due to the generosity and time of many faculty and staff across our campus.

14 What are the time requirements? Total hours : ~15 to receive the Leadership Preparation Certification Workshops are 60 minutes x 10 = ~10 hours Two Leadership Coach meetings = ~3 hours Orientation and Completion Quiz = ~1 hour OR Drop In to any workshop you like! Try it out depending on the topic and your interest!

15 Who can participate in the REAL Experience? STUDENTS! Students seeking involvement or a Leadership Preparation Certificate Student staff members reaching for management/leadership positions *LSC student staff: Make sure to check with your supervisor regarding compensation!

16 How do we know how far along we are in the completion process of our Leadership Preparation Certificate? Do you keep track of our activity? We require participants to sign in at each workshop they attend so we can record attendance. You will have access to your recorded progress through a Google Doc form.

17 When and where are the workshops? February 1st- April 20th, 2015 Mondays @ 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. LSC 212; SLiCE Classroom (Across from the Info Desk)

18 I'm a senior graduating in May, can I fulfill a certificate in time? Yes. There are multiple opportunities each semester to complete each required workshop. The completion of the Leadership Preparation Certification just depends on how much time you want to put in.

19 What if I'm not involved on campus, can I still participate? Yes! This could be your first step in connecting with a staff member or other participants in which your interest has been peaked to get involved somewhere else in the community.

20 How do I apply? There is no application process, just drop by a workshop today!

21 Almost Done! Your final step before completing this orientation is filling out an online form on RamLink. 1.When you click the link below, it will take you RamLink and ask you to log-in. You will use your CSU eID and ePassword to enter into the site. Once you fill out the form, press submit and you are done! Click Here and You are Almost Done!!! Click Here and You are Almost Done!!! 2.Click on the link above which should automatically open RAMLINK (If not, please email

22 Thank You! From the REAL Team Samantha, Niamh & Emily

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