Rejuvenate Your Leaders! 

A Pandemic Recovery Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on every student, staff, and faculty member. But perhaps the effect is most visible among student leaders. While dealing with all the same coronavirus issues as everyone else, they've attended class (maybe virtually), perhaps worked a job, handled family issues, and struggled to fulfill their leadership duties. And for the last 15 months, they've watched something they love-- their club or organization, their student government, their campus activities board-- whither and collapse. 

This program is designed to rejuvenate your exhausted student leaders. 

Here are the programs that cover the most vital information your surviving student leaders need to know. We'll cover basic leadership skills, recruitment, interpersonal skills, goalsetting and achievement, time management, and more.

Some suggested programs are listed below, and you have plenty of options. Call it whatever you want. If you want to present a full-day or half-day leadership rejuvenation summit, Del will help you design it to fit your needs. 

If you don't have a full or half day to devote to this kind of program, then you might consider  using Del's "Drop-In Conference" format. Simply have Del present the programs you choose over the course of a day, and students can drop-in when they aren't in class or working. It's a great way to provide training for your student leaders without pulling them away from class or stealing their weekend.  

All topics are suggestions only, and can be modified and varied to meet your campus needs.

Pandemic Recovery Sessions

Better Leader Today! TM

One effect of the pandemic is the atrophy of leadership skills. All great leaders have skills in three distinct areas: personal leadership, organizational leadership, and interpersonal skills.  You'll learn the basic sources of leadership plus three ways to become a better leader. You'll learn three ways to do a better job leading your organization. And-- the bonus-- the three most important interpersonal skills. This is a great session for your intermediate leaders, and those who are showing great potential but need some direction to the next level of leadership skill.  You will leave this session a better leader today!

Rejuvenating Your Organization

The pandemic has hit every club and organization. It seems like every organization-- no matter how dynamic-- has lost it's direction. Successful leaders are able to reignite organizations and members, and inspire them to higher goals. This session will cover a number of immediate actions that can be implemented today to improve your organization, plus both short-term and long-term changes which will result in continuing improvements next month and next year. It includes some basic leadership skills, organizational structure, meeting management, concepts of goal setting, and outcome evaluation.

Secrets of Recruitment

Every organization has suffered this past year, struggling to stay active while watching members drift away. It's not unexpected that membership would drop off during these trying times. But how do you get them back?  This session will teach you to recruit more (and better) members, while also teaching you how to get those new members involved. If you want your campus organizations to flourish, then consider presenting this program. You can never have too many volunteers!

The Power of Interpersonal Skills

One of the big losses of the pandemic is becoming obvious. While your campus was locked down, social distancing, and working remotely, student leaders were losing their social skills. It is remarkable how important our interpersonal skills are in our lives. They effect every aspect of your personality and perception-- that is, how you are perceived by others. Interpersonal skills include everything from your manners and habits to your body language and posture to etiquette. Having good interpersonal skills can assure you get the promotion at the interview-- or a date for the Formal. They are too important to lose.  This program will teach your student leaders the power of good interpersonal skills.

Goalsetting and Achievement for Organizations

Clubs and organizations exist to Do Something, but through the pandemic most groups were idle.  Goals are not ethereal, abstract dreams. They are concrete and specific-- and absolutely necessary for every organization and individual. Whether it's raising funds for worthy cause, becoming the largest club on campus, or simply seeking to be "the best," every group must have a goal. There are strategies for setting and achieving goals, strategies which will move you towards success directly and quickly. This session will teach you how.

Making More Time with Time Management

Because of the pandemic, many students have had too much free time. Often, unused time goes unmanaged. But understand that time management is a lie-- we can't manage time.  What we can do is manage how we use the time we have.  This program deals with the "Three P's of Time Management":  Planning, Prioritizing, and Procrastination.  After attending this program, your students will have some solid and useful tools for utilizing their time, and getting more done in their post-pandimic life.  

Avoiding Burnout

Burnout:  a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.
When the alarm clock goes off, do you hit the snooze button and roll back over?  Does your life and job remind you of the film "Groundhog Day"?  At one time you were excited about your role on campus and eagerly embraced each day.  Then the Pandemic came and wrecked everything. Wouldn't you like to bring that enthusiasm back to life? This session is the answer.  Learn to recognize burnout in yourself, and some simple steps to regain the joy in your life and work.

How To Do AnythingTM

What do you want to do? Be SGA President? Be President of the United States? Fly a plane? Be a movie star? Teach? Travel? This session will give you the tools to reach your goals. Success is a matter of goal setting and developing a plan of action. Achieving your goals is really pretty simple...whether they are basic or lofty, material or spiritual. First you have to set a goal, then develop a strategy to accomplish it. But, of course, you have to stay motivated. This session is perfect for nearly any group from Orientation, FYE classes, Student Government, athletic teams & more.

This is only a sampling of topics to assist you in your planning. All topics are suggestions only, and can be modified to meet your needs. If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please contact Del. 

Many Other Available Topics

Remember that YOU know your students.  You know what they need to learn about both personal and organizational leadership.  Del has many different presentations, and you can choose ANY of the programs that he has listed on this website.  You can offer a variety of leadership programs, student activities training, and even professional staff development programs as a part of this Pandemic Recovery Program.