Signature Workshops

Register Today for the Fall 2018 Workshops!

The Wilks Leadership Signature Workshops are based on four fundamental tenets of leadership development as defined in the Wilks leadership philosophy:

  • Growth and Authenticity
  • Character and Responsibility
  • Vision and Innovation
  • Empowerment and Engagement

Knowledge and practice of each of these tenets will provide you new perspectives and competencies that will increase your skills as both a formal and informal leader. The overarching learning outcomes for the Signature Workshops are:

  • Develop confidence in participants' leadership capabilities;
  • Provide tangible strategies that can be implemented in diverse environments and situations;
  • Inspire participants to continue personal leadership development and take on leadership challenges.

Workshops Scheduled for Fall 2018: 

Short Workshops (6:00-7:30pm) - ASC 1086 unless otherwise noted

  • Tuesday, September 18th: Values-Based Leadership
    • Individuals are often asked what they value, but rarely are they ever asked to truly define what those values mean to them. This workshop takes a closer look at personal and organizational core values, asking individuals to define their core values and to delve into their personal mission statement. If individuals are part of the same group, they will also look at their organization's mission statement and values.
  • Wednesday, October 3rd: Strategic Planning for Leaders
    • We will be guiding you through the process of strategic planning. This process can be used to develop an organization’s or company’s strategic plans or your own personal strategies for living a fulfilling life.
  • Thursday, November 1st: Leadership and Power
    • This workshop covers the six social bases of social power and has participants reflect on the relationship that they have with power in different situations in their lives based on certain identities and privileges.
  • Tuesday, November 13th: Starfish Leadership
    • A starfish is an organism without a central brain or any other cerebral hierarchy; each arm of the starfish can function independently. A spider, on the other hand, is fully dependent on its head for basic survival. Thus, when the spider’s head is cut off, it dies, but when an arm is cut off a starfish, not only does it survive, but it grows an entirely new arm. What applies in biology also applies in the business world. The distributed structures of starfish organizations allow them to function independently of a central head. Their regenerative abilities make them more nimble in reacting to external forces. Seeding starfish networks inside large, hierarchical organizations give them the ability to be agile while still maintaining the necessary accountability to be effective. 

Registration is open for all workshops!

Contact wilksleadership@MiamiOH.edu to learn more about the Signature Workshops.