President's Initiatives

Lunch & Learn Sessions (2013-2014)

PSLI is a co-curricular, certificate program designed to expose students to contemporary issues in leadership and professional development in order to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse work place.  PSLI aims to bring students from different levels of leadership development from all schools on campus together to learn and or enhance skills necessary for leadership on and off campus.  Many of these courses offer an opportunity to engage in conversation in an Interprofessional manner, in order to deepen the conversation and learning. 

This program will utilize a series of lunch time seminars, discussions and service to support the learning throughout the course of the academic year.  Upon completion of PSLI, the candidates will be acknowledged for their distinction at a reception with the University President.

Requirements and Seminar Information

After completion of the application and upon notification of acceptance into the cohort, the student is encouraged to plan out the classes that she/he will attend throughout the course of the year.  Planning is key for completing the program successfully. 

There are two levels of completion of PSLI; any candidate who is accepted into the cohort may choose to proceed in either level.  The Platinum level is the most prestigious level in which a student completes four (4) required sessions, as well as eight (8) elective sessions of their choice, these students also complete 50 hours of service in the community.  The Gold level candidate completes four (4) required sessions, as well as five (5) elective sessions of their choice as well as 40 hours of service in the community. Candidates are also encouraged to attend one networking session that is offered during the course of the year.

*If there is a course with multiple dates, a student will only be required to attend that course once.

All classes are in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center (SMC CC) Room 351 unless otherwise indicated.

Core Seminars

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collaborative Case Study

Sept. 24, 2013Marik Moen (SON)Noon - 2 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2013Reba Cornman (Graduate)Noon - 2 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2013Jacqueline Fried (SOD)Noon - 2 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2013David Mallott (SOM)

Noon - 2 p.m.

Feb. 3, 2014Ed Pecukonis (SSW)Noon - 2 p.m.
Mar. 3, 2014Lynn McPherson (SOP)Noon - 2 p.m.
Apr. 7, 2014Diane Hoffman (SOL)Noon - 2 p.m.

Cultural Understanding

Oct. 9, 2013

Bonnie Bissonette & Jody Olsen

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 18, 2013

Bonnie Bissonette & Jody Olsen

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 10, 2014

Bonnie Bissonette & Jody Olsen

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Measuring Success Through Assessment

Nov. 20, 2013Bill Crockett                        Noon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 24, 2014Bill CrockettNoon - 1 p.m.
Mar. 10, 2014Bill CrockettNoon - 1 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Show and Tell 

Oct. 14, 2013Student Panel               Noon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 10, 2014Student PanelNoon - 1 p.m.


Elective Seminars

Balance & Leadership

Sept. 30, 2013Hillary Edwards               Noon - 1 p.m.

Time Management & Goal Setting

Oct. 3, 2013      Deborah Levi                  Noon - 1 p.m.

Moral and Ethical Leadership

Oct. 17, 2013      Adil Shamoo                     Noon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 26, 2014Adil ShamooNoon - 1 p.m.

If You Build it, They Will Come: How to Market Your Events in a Compelling Way

Oct. 21, 2013          Jenny Owens & Katie WollmanNoon - 1 p.m.

Type and Leadership (MBTI)

Oct. 22, 2013          Courtney J. JonesNoon - 1 p.m.
Mar. 5, 2014Courtney J. Jones                      Noon - 1 p.m.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Oct. 24, 2013   Roger Ward                         Noon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2014Roger WardNoon - 1 p.m.

Interview Skills

Oct. 29, 2013Juliet DickersonNoon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 5, 2014Juliet DickersonNoon - 1 p.m.

Event Planning and Management

Nov. 4, 2013Sara WakeleyNoon - 1 p.m.

Happy Leaders

Nov. 6, 2013Flavius LillyNoon - 1 p.m.

Public Speaking

Nov. 12, 2013David FlinchbaughNoon - 1 p.m.
Feb. 18, 2014David FlinchbaughNoon - 1 p.m.

Movie Screening: Examined Life

Nov. 19, 2013Clancy ClawsonNoon - 1:30 p.m.

Book Discussion: Examined Life

Nov. 21, 2013Clancy ClawsonNoon - 1 p.m.

Work-Life Balance: Engaging the Fire Within Us

Feb. 13, 2014Hillary EdwardsNoon - 1 p.m.

Creative Problem Solving

Mar. 13, 2014Pete GilbertNoon - 1 p.m.

Leading in a Diverse and Global Society (recommended Prerequisite Cultural Understanding)

Mar. 26, 2014Bonnie BissonetteNoon - 1 p.m.

Building Consensus

Apr. 2, 2014Megan MeyerNoon -1 p.m.


Additional PSLI Events

Leaders Mingle Mingle Networking Event

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

Sept. 3, 2013SMC CC 3495-7 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2013SMC CC Elm room B5-7 p.m.

Dining Etiquette Dinner

Suggested Attire: Business

Apr. 14, 2014SMC CC Elm Rooms5-7:30 p.m.

Student Leadership Celebration Reception

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

Apr. 17, 2014SMC CC Elm Rooms5-8 p.m.