Real World Leadership

Do you ever wonder the backstory of prominent leaders? What skills do they find the most valuable in a new college graduate hire? How have they cultivated those skills to become community leaders themselves?

This luncheon series invites professionals to share advice with student leaders with an emphasis on practical skill development. Topics and speakers are chosen according to student input, in order to keep the series relevant and interesting for the student body. RSVP is always required. Each lunch is eligible for Passport and the Leadership Drury Certificate.

Spring 2018 Schedule:

February 28, noon - 1 p.m. in the Hoblit Suite

Topic: The Power of Negotiation

Guest Speaker: Dan Prater

“The Power of Negotiation” will be led by Dan Prater, Director of the Center of Nonprofit Leadership at Drury. In this session, he will be discussing the fundamentals of negotiation. These skills are very important to being a good leader and can be transferred to many situations. For example, negotiating a salary or job, problem solving, listening, and effectively communicating. 

March 28, 5 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m. in the Hoblit Suite

Topic: Etiquette Dinner

Guest Speaker: Emily Buckmaster

Learning proper dining etiquette is a necessary skill for any career path, whether you are dining with a business associate or interviewing for a position. This free etiquette dinner, sponsored by Real World Leadership, will include a three course meal and guided instruction on proper dining etiquette lead by Emily Buckmaster, Director for Career Planning and Development. 

April 19, noon - 1 p.m. in the Hoblit Suite

Topic: Networking Know-How

Are you like the majority in that a "networking" function leaves you more than a little nervous? Maybe you simply don't understand what all the fuss is about networking - why do others claim it's valuable? If you find yourself shaking your head affirmatively to either question, attend Real World Leadership! We'll be discussing in-person networking strategies and why they are so valuable, identifying networking opportunities at and beyond Drury, and learning tips for how to maintain connections effectively. 

Please RSVP by April 16. 

For more information and to RSVP, contact Hannah Bunch.

Co-sponsored by Student Activities, Community Outreach & Leadership Development, and SGA.