Students Assess Leadership Strengths, Talents at Day 2 of Global Summit

| March 12, 2015
Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit participants spent the second day of sessions learning more about their strengths and how to use their talents to achieve success as leaders.

On Wednesday, the 29 participants in the Global Student Leadership Summit spent the day learning more about their strengths and how to use their talents to achieve success as leaders, with keynote speaker Lori Stohs, a professional consultant with more than 17 years of experience in strategic planning; organizational performance consulting; executive, team and individual performance coaching; talent management; and employee & customer engagement.

Lori Stohs (far right) led Summit students in learning about the interaction of their strengths. Stohs spent 10 years at the Gallup Organization, as executive director of Gallup University, a global learning center with public and corporate locations serving over 287 companies worldwide, and as principal consultant, managing client accounts and project teams that included many Fortune 500 organizations.

Lori Stohs (far right) led student leaders in learning about the interaction of their strengths. Stohs spent 10 years at the Gallup Organization, as executive director of Gallup University, a global learning center with public and corporate locations serving over 287 companies worldwide, and as principal consultant, managing client accounts and project teams that included many Fortune 500 organizations.

Stohs, a parent of a current Webster student, waived her usual fee and donated her time and expertise. Prior to arriving at the Summit, each of the participants completed the StrengthsQuest assessment in preparation for these sessions. The students gained insights into the interactions of their strengths and explored how their strengths help them in their role as students and as leaders. They also identified areas and situations where they need partners to complement their strengths.

The Summit participants also gathered in small groups to reflect on their learning experiences, and continued to work on their proposals for student-centered initiatives to to help achieve the new Webster strategic plan, which will be presented to the University community on Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. in the Community Music School. For those that cannot attend the March 13 event in person, the presentations will be streamed live at webster.edu/live.

Visit the Global Student Leadership Summit site for more information, a list of student participants and the Summit committee members who all offered valuable input to help make this event a reality.

Global Student Leadership Summit

Students met in small groups to research, prepare and communicate ideas, opinions, and information to the University’s senior leadership team on Friday.

GSLS on Social Media

View more photos of the Summit at the University’s Facebook page and follow along on Twitter as the students tweet about their experience using the #WUSUMMIT hashtag.

Next Up

On Thursday, March 12, Summit participants will engage in a case study simulation and action planning to apply key-learnings from the Summit to their home campuses. They will also explore how they will take an active role in identifying future student leaders and how they will continue to develop and maintain strong connections among student leaders across the Webster campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit participants will join the Global Leadership Academy fellows for a joint dinner in the East Academic Building, followed by a presentation of leadership models by students enrolled in a WebsterLEADS course.

Student Presentations March 13

The entire Webster University community is invited to attend the culminating event of the Global Student Leadership Summit, a Centennial Signature Event, on Friday, March 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Community Music School.

Six groups of five students will present a modified Delegates’ Agenda-type presentation. These presentations will student-centered initiative proposals for the new Webster University Strategic Plan. For those who cannot attend in person, the presentations will be streamed at www.webster.edu/live.

As a signature event of the University’s Centennial Celebration, from March 10-13, 2015, 29 student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses have gathered on the home campus in St. Louis to discuss leadership and advocacy. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. This immersion experience will challenge students to reflect on their own leadership ability, involve them in crucial conversations about the student experience at Webster, and strengthen the connections among student leaders throughout the University’s global network.

 

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