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Registration for Workshops, Speaker Broadcasts and Training Days

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Leadership Workshops
  1. The Art of Effective Communication

    Presenter: Jennifer Clark, UHCL Student Life Office

    Description: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” This simple philosophy espoused by Stephen Covey in “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is just one of the tips you will learn as we share tools for how to improve your interpersonal relationships by becoming a better listener and better communicator.

    About the Presenters: Jennifer Clark is the Assistant Director of Student Life (Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement), and has worked at UHCL since 2002. She has a master’s degree in Education (College Student Personnel) from Miami University (OH) and a bachelor’s degree in Human Services (Counseling) from Cal State Fullerton. Jennifer has presented workshops and retreats on numerous leadership-related topics for UHCL and for community organizations. She has also been a team leader for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Texas Gulf Coast seminar, and for the national LeaderShape Institute. She also provides advice for the UHCL student chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  2. Multiculturalism and Diversity: Self-Awareness and Exploration

    Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Day and John Reeves, MA, UHCL Counseling Services

    Description: “Multiculturalism and Diversity: Self-Awareness and Exploration” will provide an opportunity to increase self-awareness and understanding of students’ own and other individuals’ multiculturalism/diversity through an experiential exercise. Individuals will create and share multicultural timelines that reflect their upbringing and participate in a discussion about how similarities and/or differences might impact personal and professional interactions.

    About the Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Day is a licensed psychologist with experience working with adults, children, and families in university counseling, outpatient community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and medical hospital settings. She is interested in diversity and multiculturalism, international and first generation college students, racial and ethnic identity development, and self-care.

  3. Time and Stress Management

    Presenters: John Reeves, MA and Stacy Shields, MA, UHCL Counseling Services

    Description: This workshop will help you identify ways to keep your life in balance in the midst of multiple roles and responsibilities. If you find yourself pulled by different aspects of your life (such as work, family, school, community or UHCL involvements, friends, and fun) and at times feel like you’re caught in a storm of demands, this workshop is designed for you. It will help you learn about and identify ways of managing your time, as well as coping mechanisms and techniques to reduce stress so you can be successful and enjoy a balanced life.

  4. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

    Presenter: Jennifer Clark, UHCL Student Life Office

    Description: “Leadership is all about relationships.” Developing and maintaining healthy, effective relations is all about emotional intelligence. Increasing your understanding of the various capacities of EIL will help you expand your personal capacity to effectively engage with others by focusing on your consciousness of yourself, your consciousness of others, and your consciousness of the context in which you engage in leadership together.

    About the Presenter: Jennifer Clark is the Assistant Director of Student Life (Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement), and has worked at UHCL since 2002. She has a master’s degree in Education (College Student Personnel) from Miami University (OH) and a bachelor’s degree in Human Services (Counseling) from Cal State Fullerton. Jennifer has presented workshops and retreats on numerous leadership-related topics for UHCL and for community organizations. She has also been a team leader for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Texas Gulf Coast seminar, and for the national LeaderShape Institute. She also provides advice for the UHCL student chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  5. “It’s Not What You Say, but How You Say It”… Learning to Deal with “Difficult” People

    Presenter: Dr. Gary Adams, UHCL Counseling Services

    Description: Many students of effective leadership have argued that communication is key. In addition, many relationship specialists have suggested that communication is at the core of any successful interpersonal relationship, whether that of parents, partner/spouse, children or colleagues at work. This workshop will focus on developing healthy, effective relationships with others, especially in the workplace, through the development of always improving communication. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how self-awareness and awareness of others positively shape communication, and provide opportunities for the accomplishment of shared goals. What we say and how we say it can make all the difference!

    About the Presenter: Dr. Gary Adams has been a licensed staff psychologist in UHCL’s Counseling Services for over 13 years. Since receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology – San Francisco in 1990, he has specialized in working with professionals, the seriously mentally ill, LGBT individuals, and those with high levels of stress/anxiety and chronic and or life threatening illness, and college/university students. To manage his own stress, he resorts to travel, both international and domestic, “furry friends” (aka, “pets”), and cooking and eating, his own and others’ food.

  6. What Is Your Leadership Style? (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)

    Presenter: Dr. Cindy Cook and David Chavers, MS, UHCL Counseling Services

    Pre-requisite: Must pre-register prior to taking the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory in the Counseling Services by Wed, Oct 21, 12:00 pm in order to participate in this workshop.

    Description: This seminar will help you learn about your communication/leadership style via the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and how to work better with people who have different styles. All participants will receive their personal profiles from Career Services during this session.

  7. Heart First Leadership

    Presenter: Charity Ellis, UHCL Alumna

    Description: When we think about leadership, we often think about matters of the head such as strategy, competition and intellect. Heart-first leadership does not exclude those matters, but is driven by matters of the heart. Learn how heart-first leadership can not only yield outstanding results, but also an extraordinary day-by-day leadership journey.

    About the Presenter: Charity’s calling in life is to help individuals see themselves as God sees them and to encourage and empower them to wholeheartedly offer their gifts to His world. She aims to put this calling into action each day of her life. As an Independent Distributor with AdvoCare International, she enjoys helping others pursue health and life goals and has built a strong team of leaders who are passionate about using the vehicle of AdvoCare to make a difference in their own lives as they make a difference in the lives of others. She also serves along with her husband as dream team coordinator for their church, First Church of Pearland, and is a member of the board of directors for Pearland Chamber of Commerce.

    Previously, she served as director of alumni and community relations for University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). As a proud UHCL alumna with a passion for education, she enjoyed using a collaborative approach to engage alumni and community audiences through various events, outreach opportunities and activities. Charity also served four years as community resources manager for Bay Area Turning Point, a local shelter and crisis intervention center for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

  8. Leadership Essentials… The Keys to Successful Leadership

    Presenter: Joyce Delores Taylor, UHCL HSH

    Description: This inspiring and uplifting workshop will teach you the definition of leadership, how to recognize leadership styles, and the key traits of successful leaders. You will receive a booklet packed with several leadership assessment tools. You will be engaged, laugh, and have fun in this interactive workshop learning about the essentials of leadership! Several give-away items make this additionally a special workshop to attend.

    About the Presenter: Joyce Delores Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Js Dynamic Transformations, A Leadership Co nsulting Firm and the Internship Coordinator-Lecturer for the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. In her role as CEO she is responsible for providing leadership training and development as well as fostering community relationships and interactions for all types of non-profit companies and training for individuals. As Internship Coordinator and Lecturer for HSH she provides guidance for the internship program for all the inter-disciplinary programs of HSH as well as teaching classes in the Behavior Sciences areas. Joyce is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, a certificate in Physics as an academic study abroad scholar in England, and three masters’ degrees from UHCL in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Criminology, and Cross Cultural and Women’s Studies. Joyce has been very involved on the UHCL campus and served as the President of SGA, the Black Students Association, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and a member of several other National Honor Societies and campus organizations. She is the current Outgoing Chair for the Alumni Association Executive Council after having served as Chair. Joyce believes in leadership and sharing and being a role model for other leaders. She quotes Rosa Parks and believes that “We should live our lives as role model for others.”

NSLS Speaker Broadcasts
  1. Al Roker

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    Live Broadcast:
    Tue, Oct 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Bayou Garden Room 1510

    Encore Presentation:
    Wed, Oct 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, SSCB 3310

    As host and weatherman of NBC's Today Show, Al Roker has the undivided attention of over 32 million viewers each week. With 13 Emmy Awards, and an over 35 year career interviewing newsmakers and celebrities around the world, Al has seen it all. His newest book, The Storm of the Century, is the inspiring true story of leadership, heroism and survival during America's deadliest natural disaster. Al will be speaking to us about these stories of leadership in the toughest of times.

  2. John C. Maxwell

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    Live Broadcast:
    Tue, Oct 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Bayou Forest Room 1418

    Encore Presentation:
    Wed, Oct 28, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, SSCB 3310

    John C. Maxwell has traveled the world to train more than 5 million leaders. He has spoken to Fortune 500 Companies, Presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business executives. Maxwell is the recipient of the Mother Theresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership, and was named the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association. John Maxwell will be speaking about his upcoming book, Intentional Living, and will take you on the first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.

  3. Jesse Eisenberg

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    Live Broadcast:
    Wed, Nov 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    SSCB Lecture Hall 1100

    Jesse Eisenberg is an accomplished actor who you have seen in hit movies, television shows, and on stage. He is also an author, playwright and humorist. With his upcoming book of short stories, Bream Gives Me Hiccups being released in September, Jesse will be joining us for a special broadcast in which he will sit down to discuss his journey in film and literature, and will answer questions from you, our members.

  4. John Leguizamo

    Live Broadcast:
    Tue, Nov 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Bayou Forest Room 1418

    John Leguizamo is an outspoken and versatile actor, producer and playwright who has impressed audiences worldwide throughout his career. He has been seen in films including Ice Age, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Ride Along, and American Ultra. He will be joining us to discuss his rise to fame, the challenges he overcame, and moving beyond self-doubt to find happiness.

Leadership Training Day

Open to all students. NSLS members must complete New Member Orientation prior to registering.

Email to register. Provide your name, email, student ID and preferred date.
Only select one training day:

  • Fri, Sep 11, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, SSCB 3311
  • Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, SSCB 3311
  • Fri, Oct 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, SSCB 3311
  • Thu, Oct 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, TBA
  • Fri, Nov 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, SSCB 3311
  • Sat, Nov 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, SSCB 3311
Contact Information



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Date Updated: 03-SEP-2015


Jennifer Clark
Assistant Director of Student Life

Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement
2700 Bay Area Blvd. (Box 198)
Houston, TX 77058

Phone: 281-283-2611
Fax: 281-283-2566

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