Leadership and Communication Workshop Series

WHERE LEADERS ARE MADE

As your responsibilities grow, your communication and leadership skills can help you succeed – or hold you back.

In any business role or function, you must be able to convey your ideas in ways that drive effective decision making, teamwork, and action.

In Eureka’s Leadership and Communication certificate program, you will delve into the communication tools and techniques used by the world’s most successful managers. Exploring spoken, written, and nonverbal communication, this program will help you become a more persuasive communicator in a range of settings. From one-on-ones to large groups, and from informal to formal formats, you will become a more confident communicator with a solid understanding of why and how to shift between communication types.

Through small group activities, you will put these techniques into practice, test out new approaches, and learn to communicate with poise, clarity, and conviction. You will leave the program with the skills needed to engage, inform, and inspire others – and improve your ability to communicate like a leader.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions
  • Grow confidence in your presentation abilities
  • Convey your insights and recommendations more effectively
  • Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Eureka College

TOPICS COVERED

  • Understand your leadership style and various styles that exist
  • Discover strategies that enable you to identify and solve problems
  • Learn techniques that will help motivate yourself and others to accomplish excellent job performance
  • Generate ideas for negotiating conflict quickly, and serving as a liaison between parties

For more information about this series, contact the Eureka College Office of the Provost at:

(309) 467-6300

provost@eureka.edu

Workshops Included in the Series

Sign up for individual workshops or the entire series.

Leaders and Followers

Do you have the capacity to be a leader?  Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that can be learned by anyone with the desire and dedication to lead.  This workshop introduces you to the 4 essentials of leadership.  Through role play, group activities, and discussion, you will develop a framework for understanding your leadership style and the various styles of followers.

You will leave this workshop with a renewed understanding of leadership, an awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses, adn the ability to practice leadership on the job site.

February 4 and 7
or
March 4 and 7
or
April 1 and 4

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Instructors:

  • Mr. Bill King, retired State Farm Executive Vice President and Eureka College Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Ann Fulop, Industrial / Organizational Psychologist and Eureka College Provost

Problem Solving

This workshop will present attendees with specific, proven strategies for identifying the roots of problems as well as tactics for brainstorming and implementing effective solutions.

In the first session, attendees will learn strategies, and in the second session, they will discuss the application of those strategies in real-world contexts.

February 11 and 13
or
March 18 and 21
or
April 8 and 11

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Instructors:

  • Dr. Maura Cherney, Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Ezekiel Jarvis, Professor of Creative Writing

Motivation and Teams

How do you build a motivated team?  What really motivates people to do good work?

This workshop will help you to understand the basic psychology of human motivation (it’s not what you think) and give you techniques to help motivate people to perform on the job and collaborate with each other.

Strategies for building and leading teams will be practiced in the classroom and in the field.

February 18 and 21
or
March 11 and 14
or
April 15 and 18

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Instructors:

  • Mr. Bill King, retired State Farm Executive Vice President and Eureka College Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Ann Fulop, Industrial / Organizational Psychologist and Eureka College Provost

Conflict Management

This workshop will help attendees address the kind of complex, multiparty conflicts that can occur in the workplace.

Attendees will learn strategies for negotiating conflict quickly and for serving as a liaison between parties that come at a conflict from very different perspectives.  Special attention will be paid to effective communication (both written and oral) strategies.

February 25 and 28
or
March 25 and 28
or
April 23 and 25

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Instructors:

  • Dr. Maura Cherney, Assistant Professor of Communication
  • Dr. Jamel Wright, President of Eureka College

Registration Form

  • Include city and state. Use a descriptor such as "self employed", "freelance", or "not employed" if appropriate.
  • Select individual workshops, or sign up for an entire series at a discount.