Leadership Workshops

The Student Activities Office now has a menu of leadership and student involvement workshops available for student organizations, resident advisors, and any other group or class that would like to request us. You can request a workshop for your entire group or for your executive board. The workshops are below. Most workshops can be adapted to run between 15 minutes and one hour, unless otherwise noted.

Once you have chosen a workshop, please fill out the Leadership Workshop Request form through CU Involved. The form is found on the SAO's page. Requests must be received at least one week before the requested date.

Break Away: This workshop will help students assess those things that limit them or hold them back, as well as what motivates them to move forward. How can we use our energy to push or break through the negative and become more positive and productive people? This is best for smaller groups, particularly executive boards. This workshop lasts approximately one hour and the organization may be required to pay for supplies.

Communication: Communication is key in helping any group be successful. Learn some communication strategies and ways to improve how you work with others.

Conflict Resolution: See below for the Student Dispute Resolution Center.

Contracting/Programming: Do you need to know more about developing a large campus program? This workshop will help student organizations develop a plan if they are trying to bring a large campus program or need some help knowing how to get through the process.

Game of Life/Game of Oppression: Our staff can facilitate a game that will help your members reflect on power, privilege, and diversity. A large group (30+) is needed for the Game of Life. The Game of Oppression is best played with groups of 15 or less. One to two hours are needed for both games.

Go  Green: Recruit, Retain, Reward: For student organizations that are having trouble recruiting or retaining members or for organizations that just need to step it up; this presentation offers a little bit of both and ends with how to reward your organization membership.

Leadership in the Jesuit tradition: In this workshop, students will learn one leadership philosophy based on the Jesuit tradition. Students will be asked to read a chapter of Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney before the workshop.

Meal Etiquette: Ever wondered which fork to use when you are at a fancy meal or which glass is yours? This workshop will help students learn general meal etiquette for fine dining and receptions. The workshop can be done on campus with a Sodexo-catered meal or at a location close to campus. The organization is responsible for setting up and paying for the meal; the Student Activities staff will only provide the presentation and handouts. This workshop is approximately one hour.

Officer Transitions:Does your organization need help planning officer transitions? We can help a student plan an effective transition meeting or we can also help facilitate a transition meeting so that your organization will be set up for success by the previous officers.

Press Releases 101: Do you want to alert the campus community, Omaha community or media about an event your organization is hosting but do not know where to start? Get a one-on-one or small group press release consultation to help you get the most coverage for your organization and event.  

Student Org 101: Does your organization have questions about the policies and procedures for student organizations? In this workshop, we will discuss the various policies and procedures for student organizations, including all of the forms in the Student Activities Office that student organizations need to use. This is a great workshop for a new executive board.

Team Building and Ice Breakers: Having trouble coming up with your own teambuilders? Need an outside facilitator to help your team grow? This workshop will help students bond together as a team and learn how to communicate more clearly with one another.

Top Ten: In this workshop students will learn about the top ten leadership attributes and reflect on how they do or do not exemplify those attributes.

True Colors: This is a personality inventory that helps groups learn about the different personality traits of team members and how to work better together once you learn about each other?s traits.

Values/Character: What are my values?  What are the values of my organization?  Where do values fit in my life?  This workshop will help bring to light many questions--Who am I and what do I want out of life and delves into values based decision making and making ethical choices. 

Zen and the Art of Leadership: This is a presentation based on time management and stress and gives students some tips on stress relief. We will even do some exercises!

Workshops Outside of Student Activities

The Student Activities Office recognizes there are other offices on campus who have more expertise on specific subjects than we might have. Below is some information about these offices and what they might be able to offer you.

Campus Ministry
Need help planning a retreat or reflection activity for your organization? The Campus Ministry office is available to help plan or even come to your organization's meeting. Visit their website or contact Christine Basque-Malloy at 280-2779 for more information.

Career Center
For workshops or information on career development topics, such as resume writing or interview tips, contact careercenter@creighton.edu or visit their website.

Center for Service and Justice
Join their weekly update by sending an email to ccsj@creighton.edu for one-time service and justice events. This office can help with setting up service sites and service reflection activities. They will also be able to assist if your group has an interest in a specific social justice issue. In addition to these services, the CCSJ can do Community Orientations of North Omaha, South Omaha, or Sustainability Efforts in Omaha (minimum 3 hours) for small groups of student leaders (5-8). Visit their website or contact them at ccsj@creighton.edu for more information or to request one of these services. 

Center for Student Success and Retention
This center can help with workshops related to study skills and being successful in and outside of the classroom. Please see their website for more information.

Financial Literacy
The Financial Aid Office can provide workshops on financial literacy, understanding student loans, creating a budget, and more. Please contact Dean Obenauer, Assistant Director for Financial Literacy, or visit their website.

Violence, Intervention, and Prevention Center:  The VIP Center offers trainings and workshops on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, harassment, stalking, bullying, and cyberbullying.  If you're interested in having the VIP Center present to your group, please contact respect@creighton.edu for more information or visit our website.

Peer Education At Creighton (PEAC): Peer educators facilitate interactive workshops that discuss important areas of health and wellness that are critical to living a well-balanced and healthy college life.  PEAC is able to present on alcohol, fitness, nutrition, body image, and is happy to work with your group on other health related topics.  Contact PEAC to set up a workshop for your group!