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Leadership Week

Jan. 28 - Feb. 2, 2019

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the third annual Leadership Week at the University of South Carolina will be held from January 28 to February 2, 2019. 

We invite you to participate in the week-long celebration highlighting leadership for all USC students, faculty and staff. Colleges, schools, the Living/Learning Communities (Capstone, Maxcy, Green Quad, Galen Health Fellows, Rhodos Fellows and Preston), Leadership and Service Center, University Advising, On Your Time, Continuing Education and Conferences and the Office of Undergraduate Research have all joined together to promote leadership for the student body. Activities include seminars, panel discussions, and presentations.

 

Leadership Week 2019 Activities

Listed by Date
Ongoing

Bassoons in Schools
Bassoons in Schools pays UofSC bassoon students to teach private bassoon lessons in Columbia-are public middle and high schools.

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Bassoons in Schools was initially funded by two Spark Creativity in Teaching Grants and continues to raise money for its implementation via a UofSC Bassoon Studio GoFundMe campaign.  It serves many students in the community who might not typically be able to afford private music lessons; as of January 2019, seven different schools have participated in the project.  Currently, six members of the studio are teaching in the program, ranging from an M.M. student to a freshman:  Trevor Bullock, Victoria Shockley, Elizabeth Dodd, Katherine Bloomfield, Zachary Pytel and Jadon Schuler.
Contact: Prof. Michael Harley, mharley@mozart.sc.edu.

CONNECT!
Swearingen Lobby
9:30am-2:00pm
Meet some of the 35 CEC Student Organizations and get involved! Clubs include major specific, college-wide and special interest groups. Clubs offer great opportunities to gain leadership experience relevant to future careers. Stop by between classes to find a club that’s right for you! Contact ReJoyce Armstrong, Student Services Coordinator, armstrrl@cec.sc.edu.

Hang out in the Leadership and Service Center 
Russell House 2nd Floor, directly across from Einstein Bagels
Students can stop by the Leadership and Service Center anytime this week to learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at UofSC.

Leadership Coaching
Leadership and Service Center – appointment needed
Are you looking to start exercising leadership through on-campus involvement? Or do you want to learn more about your personality and how it impacts the way you lead? Schedule a time to meet with a leadership coat to discuss these further! Students who participate in a leadership coaching appointment during Leadership Week will receive a free swag item!

Sistercare Donation Box
On Your Time Offices
This year, On Your Time is focusing on Leadership through Service. During the year, Sistercare will serve approximately 7,000 survivors of domestic violence. They could not aid these thousands of survivors without donations. Sistercare’s wish list can be found here.

Sock Drive 
Close-Hipp Suite 591
Supporting your community and giving back are qualities of great leaders. The Office of Continuing Education and Conferences will hold the sock drive to benefit children in foster care. Sock of all sizes needed! An allternate drop off location is at Osborne on the 1st floor.
Download the Sock Drive Flyer [pdf].

 Window on Leadership
Thomas Cooper Library
Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites.

Learning Leadership in the Library
Thomas Cooper Library
Leadership resources in the libraries’ collections are on display. Stop by and suggest your favorite leadership books/authors. Engage in our discussion of great leadership books on Instagram.

Leadership Quotes (ONGOING)
HRSM Marketing and Communications will run various leadership quotes throughout the academic building, focusing primarily on the digital display boards in the main traffic areas.

College of Pharmacy
Coker 211 – by invitation only
Guest Speaker: Donna J. Walker – Walker Leadership Scholars

The Walker Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 by Donna J. Walker ’79 to identify, educate and recognize top pharmacy student leaders at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). The goals for the program include promoting a vision for leadership development for pharmacy students on the UofSC campus and catalyzing the creation of new projects on campus related to leadership.  The College of Pharmacy will host Mrs. Walker as part of the University of South Carolina Leadership Week.  During her visit to the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy she will interact with various student groups and organizations to discuss her career path, her perspective on leadership, and on the Walker Leadership Scholars program. 

Preston Residential College Annual Leadership Weekend, RSVP Only
Students will have the chance to enhance their person and group leadership skills in an exciting off-campus adventure. 

Preston Residential College Annual Leadership Weekend, RSVP Only
Students will have the chance to enhance their person and group leadership skills in an exciting off-campus adventure.

“Laura Lavender’s Home”
6:00pm
Green Quad
Green Quad students can join us for an evening of personality tests, leadership games, and fellowship around the fire.

Study Abroad Fair
Swearingen Lobby
10:30am - 2:30pm
Engineering and Computing students are invited to stop by to talk about study abroad options for CEC majors.  Learn information about direct exchange opportunities in countries like Spain, UK and Australia, and meet faculty and students from Maymester faculty-led programs to Germany and Thailand.  Students who have already gone abroad will be on hand to share their experiences.  Remember, study abroad counts toward the Global Learning pathway for Graduation with Leadership Distinction. Students in this GLD pathway can explore the significance of study abroad experiences through ideas of multiculturalism, diversity, cultural awareness and diversity. 
Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

Leadership Week Kickoff Celebration
Leadership & Service Center 
11:00am-2:00pm
Stop by to pick up information about the week’s events, engage in a leadership challenge, get a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at UofSC.

Women’s Leadership Lunch & Learn
SJMC 318
12:00-1:00pm
Guest speaker: Kimm Lincoln, President of Nebo Agency

Let’s Mingle Monday
12:00pm at Wardlaw College, 1st Floor, Main Lobby
Come meet Associate Deans and get College of Education Organization Information.

Health and Wellness Talk
Scholars Corner, Thomas Cooper Library
1:00-2:00pm
Taylor Wright, in collaboration with the SG Health and Wellness Team, will be presenting a talk.

Nursing:
Meet the AD for DEI (and Committee Members) and learn why
they need to CUS!
1:00-2:00pm
WMBB 402
Hosted by Dr. Coretta Jenerette, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

“Learning and the Brain”
School of Music Recital Hall
1:10-2:00pm
Guest Speaker in Undergraduate Seminar – Ana Maria Otamendi, UofSC School of Music Alumna
Contact Prof. Michael Wilkinson, mwilkinson@mozart.sc.edu

Close Family Emerging Leaders Program Info Session
Leadership and Service Center Amphitheater
2:30-3:00pm
Join us to learn more about the Close Family Emerging Leaders Program, an eight-week introduction to leadership that explores various aspects of leadership and helps students understand what it means to be a leader at the University of South Carolina. Participants in the program learn more about themselves, enhance their skills, and develop a plan to exercise leadership on campus and in the community.

Unable to make it to the info session, learn more and register to participate in the program by February 15.

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
4:40-7:25pm
Williams Brice Building, Room 231
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff volunteer to assist with this event. Students who complete the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification. 

New Horizons Band: Concert Bands
Advanced, Intermediate and Beginning Concert Bands
String Project

String Project Building
5:30-6:45pm
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time or come back to music they may have participated in years ago. Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, aschlegel@mozart.sc.edu.

PRSSA Chapter Meeting
SJMC 318
6:00-7:00pm
Guest speaker: Brian Easter, Co-founder of Nebo Agency. Open to students in PRSSA.

Maxcy Salon: Conversation Series featuring Rep. Beth Bernstein
Maxcy Lobby  
6:00pm
Open to Maxcy students only. Rep. Bernstein will talk specifically about what goes on in the State House, examples of practical political leadership, women in leadership, and about creative approaches to leadership more generally.

Talk with Mayor Steve Benjamin
Preston Residential College JCR & Seminar Room
6:00pm
Mayor Benjamin will discuss his pathway to leadership, including experiences as a student leader, and how he approaches creative problem solving in his roles as both Columbia mayor and as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Spark Collective Rehearsals 
School of Music, rm. 016
6:00-8:00pm
The Spark Collective is a five-member graduate group focusing on community engagement and innovative performances
Contact: Prof. Rebecca Nagel, rnagel@mozart.sc.edu.

Documentary Film: Bending the Arc 
104 Patterson
6:30-9:00pm

New Horizons Band: Jazz Bands – Beginning and Advanced 
String Project Building
7:00-8:00pm
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time or come back to music they may have participated in years ago. Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, aschlegel@mozart.sc.edu.

 

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
ePortfolio Small Group Advising Sessions
Legare 322
10:05am-11:30am
Restricted to senior GLD applicants. Sign up required, contact uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu).

Academic Advising and the Development of Student Leaders – for Academic Advisors
Brown Bag Lunch – UAC will provide cookies & coffee

Close-Hipp 584 
11:30am-12:30pm 
Facilitators: Sara McConville, University Advising Center & Ambra Hiott, Leadership & Service Center

As academic advisors, we work daily to help students recognize their potential on their pathway to graduation. Advisors help students transform as learners, but how do we help students evolve as leaders? Join us for a brown bag lunch opportunity as we discuss the connection between student leadership development and academic advising. Advisors will also share how they creatively engage student’s leadership capabilities. We’ll also help you evaluate: What are the leadership opportunities in your college, and how are you sharing them in your advising sessions? 

Leading for Creativity Lunch & Learn
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
SJMC 318
Guest speaker: Karen Mallia, Professor in the College of Information and Communications. Open to CIC students. Participants must RSVP online.

Leadership and Management
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
SJMC 225
Guest Speaker: Brad Hamm, Professor at Northwestern University

Launching a New Venture 
Room 334, DMSB
1:30-2:30pm
Instructor: Joel Stevenson – This session focuses on a variety of topics to consider if you have aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur.

Belk Drop-In
1:30-3:30pm
HRSM Main Lobby
Corporate Informational Session for Department of Retail Students.

Columbia City of Women Panel Discussion
Russell House Theater
2:00-3:00pm
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present a panel discussion on this exciting and important new project in Columbia. An initiative of Historic Columbia and the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), Columbia City of Women was the brainchild of former First Lady Rachel Hodges, who was inspired by a New York subway map created by author Rebeca Solnit. Our goal is to honor the legacy of strong women in Columbia – past and present – and to make them known in our city.  The panel discussion will announce this project to students and to encourage their involvement in this initiative.

From the Columbia City of Women website (not yet public): “We’re using the places we know and love in our city as our backdrop to tell the stories of great Columbia women.”  The panel will include several of the Columbia City of Women Organizing Committee alongside other accomplished women, including:

  • Rachel Hodges, former First Lady
  • Tameika Isaac Devine, Columbia City Councilwoman
  • Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia
  • Laura Winburn, WREN Development Director
  • Sally McKay (Moderator), UofSC College of Arts & Sciences

 

Engage in Research: Student Panel 
Student Success Center (SSC) Conference Room
Thomas Cooper Library, Mezzanine Level 
3:00-4:00pm
Undergraduate research provides a great opportunity to lead in your field of interest. Come hear from upperclassmen about their experience doing undergraduate research! A panel of Magellan Ambassadors will share how they got involved in research, the impact research has had on them, and more. The audience is encouraged to come with questions.

This event is part of the 3rd Annual Sophomore Warm Up Series (sponsored by The Sophomore Initiative). There will be a raffle at the end of the event for sophomores attending.

Tea Time with Post Command Sgt. Major Jerimiah Gan, currently stationed at Ft. Jackson– open to Maxcy students only 
Maxcy Dining Area
3:00pm

UofSC String Project – String Project Building
4:00-6:30pm
String classes for community members of all ages & levels.

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
4:25-7:10pm
Gambrell Hall, Room 153
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff volunteer to assist with this event. Students who complete the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

Creative Design Challenge – College of Education Student Edition
Tuesday, January 29
5:30-8:30pm at Wardlaw 274-D

Rhodos Entrepreneurship Incubator Meeting: Proving Ground Preparation  
Rhodos Makerspace
6:00-7:00pm

Galen Fellows Healthcare Professionals Panel
103 & 104 Patterson  
6:00-7:30pm
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with community leaders from various healthcare professions that will give students an opportunity to connect and learn more about different health fields from current healthcare professionals.  Moderated by Galen Health Fellows Faculty Principal and Associate Professor, Dr. David Simmons.  Light refreshments will be served.

Capstone Scholars Leadership Week Dinner 
Capstone Campus Room
6:30-8:00pm
Five Capstone Scholars will be sharing their leadership stories/lessons as speakers at our dinner event. The leadership conversations will cover topics such as resilience, vulnerability, growth, defying odds, doubt, etc.

Rhodos Makers Club Meeting: Proving Ground Preparation
Rhodos Makerspace  
7:00-8:00pm

Congress to Campus Emerging Leaders Brunch– RSVP required 
Russell House Ballroom B
9:00am 
Congress to Campus is a program in which two former congressmen from each side of the political spectrum visit a college campus to engage with students on topics of civic engagement, leadership and careers in public service. The Congress to Campus Emerging Leaders Brunch is meant to encourage conversations on active citizenship and civic leadership among new or emerging leaders on our campus. Free breakfast will be provided. If you have questions, please email zerrcarl@mailbox.sc.edufor more information.  Please RSVP here by January 25th if interested in attending.

“Herding Cats, or Leading Creative People”
A lunch & learn with Professor Karen Mallia
SJMC 318
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Open to all students, faculty and staff. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED – Space is limited. Register online to attend. 

Spark Collective Rehearsals 
School of Music, rm. 016 
11:00am-12:30pm
The Spark Collective is a five-member graduate group focusing on community engagement and innovative performances.
Contact: Prof. Rebecca Nagel, rnagel@mozart.sc.edu.

“Learning and the Brain”
School of Music Recital Hall
1:10-2:00pm
Guest Speaker in Undergraduate Seminar – Ana Maria Otamendi, UofSC School of Music Alumna
Contact Prof. Michael Wilkinson, mwilkinson@mozart.sc.edu

The Essence of Leadership 
Room 334, DMSB
1:30-2:30pm
Instructor Pat Hanly – This is an interactive lecture focusing on the essential traits, styles, attitudes and behaviors of effective leaders historically, currently and in the future! Audience walks away aware of what they need to acquire to become a more effective leader.

Aramark Drop-In
HRSM Main Lobby
1:30-3:30pm
Corporate Informational Session for Department of Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
ePortfolio Small Group Advising Sessions
Legare 322
2:20pm-3:35pm
Restricted to senior GLD applicants. Sign up required, contact uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu).

Leadership Conversation with the Dean
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen 1A03
3:30-4:30pm
All Engineering and Computing students are invited to join Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri for an engaging conversation about topics such as professional development and effective leadership in engineering and computing.  The Dean will provide an update on the College, a look ahead at some exciting new projects and initiatives, and a Q&A on issues affecting students.  Bring a friend and take this opportunity to share your own experiences and ideas with the Dean.  Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.


3rd Annual Arnold School of Public Health Voices in Leadership Panel: “Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies”
Public Health Research Center, Auditorium 114
4:00-5:00pm

Panelists:
Ms. E.A. “Beth” De Santis, MSN,  Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Mr. Monty Robertson, MHA, Program Manager, Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association 

Dr. Geoff Scott, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina


UofSC String Project
 
String Project Building
5:00-6:30pm
String classes for community members of all ages & levels.

Leadership on Film: RBG
Thomas Cooper Library Room 118 (Level 1)
5:30-7pm
Enjoy a screening of this documentary film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discuss themes of leadership with us. This event is open to the entire campus community. Pizza will be served.

New Horizons Band: Clarinet Ensemble  
School of Music, Rm. 012
5:30-6:30pm
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time or come back to music they may have participated in years ago. Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, aschlegel@mozart.sc.edu

3D Forum
Wednesday, January 30
6:00-8:00pm at Wardlaw College 126
Join us for a movie night and College of Education Student Design Challenge Presentations

“Leadership Opportunities and the Challenges of a First-Generation Student” 
Green Quad
6:00pm
Are you the first member of your family to go to college? Did you know Joe was also a first-generation student? Join us for a student panel and Joe to discuss leadership opportunities

New Horizons Band: Dixieland Codgers
School of Music, Rm. 012
6:30-8:00pm
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time or come back to music they may have participated in years ago. Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, aschlegel@mozart.sc.edu.

Healthcare Panel Palooza – Galen Health Fellows
7:00-8:00pm
Patterson Classrooms 103 & 104
Undecided and unsure about what graduate program and/or healthcare field to pursue? Come hear from a panel of students in pharmacy, medicine, public health, social work, exercise science and nursing about the student perspective in these programs and what life after their program looks like. Questions are encouraged to help you identify what field(s) best suite your passions and desires for your future career. Light refreshments will be available for students during the panel.

What is Leadership? [Social Media Event]
January 28-February 2
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media. 

Facebook: GradSchoolAtUSC
Twitter: @gradschoolatUSC
YouTube: The Graduate School at USC 
Blog: https://gradschoolatusc.wordpress.com/ 

Brunch with the Dean of Nursing
Open Forum on Leadership
9:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
College of Nursing, Room 403
(drop-ins welcome!)

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
ePortfolio Small Group Advising Sessions
Legare 322
10:05 am-11:20am
Restricted to senior GLD applicants. Sign up required, contact uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu).

HRSM Dean’s Leadership Workshop *by invitation only
11:30am – 1:30pm
McCutchen House
Select HRSM students currently serving in leadership roles will be invited to lunch with the HRSM Leadership team, and will participate in a workshop on student leadership practices. Special focus will be given to what types of things student leaders actually do.

UofSC String Project
String Project Building
4:00-7:00pm
String classes for community members of all ages & levels.

Leadership and Mental Health Keynote and Discussion 
Russell House Theater 
5:00pm
Join us as we hear Dennis Gillan’s journey towards recovery from the suicide of both of his brothers. As a world class speaker and mental health advocate, come to gain inspiration and courage as leaders to talk about tough topics, including mental health and suicide prevention.

Operation Game Tournament
104 Patterson
6:30-8:30pm

Rhodos Secret Tools, Leadership Week Edition: Demonstrating Leadership and Proving Yourself 
Rhodos Conference Room
7:00-8:00pm
Rhodos Fellows Only – RSVP required

New Faculty Academy: Leadership Development – Strategies and Practices
8:30-10:00am
CTE Offices, Thomas Cooper Library Level 5
New faculty are encouraged to meet in the Center for Teaching Excellence for a session featuring deans from across campus speaking about their development as leaders

Meal Packing for Meals on Wheels 
9:00am-12:00pm
This year, On Your Time is focusing on Leadership through Service. Volunteers are needed to pack and/or deliver meals Monday-Friday. More information can be found at Meal Packing for Meals on Wheels.

Cookies with Mr. Kennedy
12:00-1:00pm
Location TBD
Pharmacy students are invited to attend this Career Exploration event and learn about Mr. Bill Kennedy’s, a USC COP alumnus and entrepreneur, career path.  Mr. Kennedy and his wife are the founders of Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center. USC COP Pharmacy students & students from other majors at USC interested in entrepreurship and/or pharmaceutical company ownership or careers are welcome.

College of Social Work Panel on
Student Leadership: Implications for Professional Development
 
12:15-1:15pm in Hamilton 322
The panel will be composed of social work students, plus staff and faculty of the COSW.

Café Rhodos, Leadership Week Edition: What’s Your Leadership Style? 
Rhodos Makerspace
2:00-3:30pm

Cup of Joe! 
Green Quad, Joe’s Office
2:00pm
Join Joe for a nice cup of coffee/tea/cocoa in his office to discuss leadership skills and opportunities.

The Emerging Leadership Certification– by invitation only 
SONOCO Pavilion
2:00-8:30pm 
Hosted by Alice Leri and BB&T – This distinguished program developed originally for executives is now offered to students who have the potential to be on the fast track to success and leadership. From this experience, students will gain a better understanding of themselves and how they can lead others more effectively. After identifying their signature strengths, leadership preferences, and leadership purpose, students will leave with practical tools and strategies they can use immediately as a leader. Upon completion of the training, students will receive both a certificate and the ability to include this certification on their resume and LinkedIn profile.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
ePortfolio Small Group Advising Sessions
Wardlaw 214
2:20pm - 3:10pm
Restricted to senior GLD applicants. Sign up required, contact uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu).

UofSC String Project 
String Project Building
5:00-6:30pm
String classes for community members of all ages & levels.

Graduate School Professional Development Friday
February 1
The content of Professional Development Friday on February 1 will focus on developing leadership skills as a graduate student. Content will be posted on Graduate School social media.

Facebook: GradSchoolAtUSC
Twitter: @gradschoolatUSC
YouTube: The Graduate School at USC 
Blog: https://gradschoolatusc.wordpress.com/ 

Student Leadership and Diversity Conference – Registration required
Russell House
7:00am-4:00pm 
Learn leadership to make an impact. The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is an opportunity for students and staff from institutions across the Southeast to network and explore important issues in diversity and student leadership. With access to more than 30 educations sessions and keynote speakers, SLDC trains and educates participants in:       

  • Essential leadership skills for a diverse society
  • Developing a leadership identity
  • Creating initiatives and methods to foster sustainable positive change
  • Maximizing their student leadership experience

Panel on Professional Medical Organizations 
M-II Classroom, Building 3
SOM VA Campus
12:00pm
Topic: Leadership in professional organizations.
Panelists and SOM alumni:

  • Richard Frierson M.D. – President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • Mary Beth Poston, M.D. – Governor, South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Caughman Taylor, M.D. – Past President, Columbia Medical Society and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
 


Leadership Week 2019 Activities

Listed by College, School or Program 

Columbia City of Women Panel Discussion
Tuesday, January 29
2:00-3:00pm
Russell House Theater
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present a panel discussion on this exciting and important new project in Columbia. An initiative of Historic Columbia and the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), Columbia City of Women was the brainchild of former First Lady Rachel Hodges, who was inspired by a New York subway map created by author Rebeca Solnit. Our goal is to honor the legacy of strong women in Columbia – past and present – and to make them known in our city.  The panel discussion will announce this project to students and to encourage their involvement in this initiative.

From the Columbia City of Women website (not yet public): “We’re using the places we know and love in our city as our backdrop to tell the stories of great Columbia women.”  The panel will include several of the Columbia City of Women Organizing Committee alongside other accomplished women, including:

  • Rachel Hodges, former First Lady
  • Tameika Isaac Devine, Columbia City Councilwoman
  • Robin Waites, Executive Director of Historic Columbia
  • Laura Winburn, WREN Development Director
  • Sally McKay (Moderator), UofSC College of Arts & Sciences

Launching a New Venture
Tuesday, January 29 from 1:30-2:30pm
Room 334 DMSB
This session focuses on a variety of topics to consider if you aspire to become an entrepreneur.
Instructor: Joel Stevenson

The Essence of Leadership
Wednesday, January 30 from 1:30-2:30pm
Room 334, DMSB
This is an interactive lecture focusing on the essential traits, styles, attitudes and behaviors of effective leaders historically, currently and in the near future! Audience walks away aware of what they need to acquire to become a more effective leader. 
Instructor: Pat Hanly

The Emerging Leadership Certification – by invitation only event
Friday, February 1 from 2:00-8:30pm
SONOCO Pavilion
This distinguished program developed originally for executives is now offered to students who have the potential to be on the fast track to success and leadership. From this experience, students will gain a better understanding of themselves and how they can lead others more effectively. After identifying their signature strengths, leadership preferences, and leadership purpose, students will leave with practical tools and strategies they can use immediately as a leader. Upon completion of this training, students will receive both a certificate and the ability to include this certification on their resume and LinkedIn profile.
Hosted by: Alice Leri & BB&T

Study Abroad Fair
Monday, January 28 from 10:30am-2:30 pm
Swearingen Lobby
Engineering and Computing students are invited to stop by to talk about study abroad options for CEC majors.  Learn information about direct exchange opportunities in countries like Spain, UK and Australia, and meet faculty and students from Maymester faculty-led programs to Germany and Thailand.  Students who have already gone abroad will be on hand to share their experiences.  Remember, study abroad counts toward the Global Learning pathway for Graduation with Leadership Distinction. Students in this GLD pathway can explore the significance of study abroad experiences through ideas of multiculturalism, diversity, cultural awareness and diversity.  Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

Leadership Conversation with the Dean
Wednesday, January 30 from 3:30-4:30pm
Faculty Lounge, Swearingen 1A03
All Engineering and Computing students are invited to join Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri for an engaging conversation about topics such as professional development and effective leadership in engineering and computing.  The Dean will provide an update on the College, a look ahead at some exciting new projects and initiatives, and a Q&A on issues affecting students.  Bring a friend and take this opportunity to share your own experiences and ideas with the Dean. 
Contact:  Ruth Patterson, Assistant Dean for Student Services, ruthp@sc.edu.

CONNECT!
Monday thru Friday, January 28 – February 1 from 9:30am-2:00pm 
Swearingen Lobby
Meet some of the 35 CEC Student Organizations and get involved!  Clubs include major specific, college-wide and special interest groups. Clubs offer great opportunities to gain leadership experience relevant to future careers.  Stop by between classes to find a club that’s right for you! 
Contact:  ReJoyce Armstrong, Student Service Coordinator, armstrrl@cec.sc.edu.  

Download the College of Education Leadership Week Flyer [pdf] for more information on the week's events.

Let’s Mingle Monday
Monday, January 28
12:00pm at Wardlaw College, 1st Floor, Main Lobby
Come meet Associate Deans and get College of Education Organization Information.

Creative Design Challenge – Student Edition
Tuesday, January 29
5:30-8:30pm at Wardlaw 274-D

3D Forum
Wednesday, January 30
6:00-8:00pm at Wardlaw College 126
Join us for a movie night and College of Education Student Design Challenge Presentations

The Graduate School is excited to participate in Carolina Leadership Week 2019. From January 28-February 2, with the Graduate Student Association, we will feature leadership video and written blogs by graduate student leaders on campus via our social media. In addition, we will present content on the importance of developing leadership skills as a graduate student as part of Professional Development Friday on February 1.

What is Leadership? [Social Media Event]
January 28-February 2
Hear from current UofSC graduate students for their takes in our blogs on Graduate School social media. 

Professional Development Friday
February 1
The content of Professional Development Friday on February 1 will focus on developing leadership skills as a graduate student. Content will be posted on Graduate School social media.

Facebook: GradSchoolAtUSC
Twitter: @gradschoolatUSC
YouTube: The Graduate School at USC 
Blog: https://gradschoolatusc.wordpress.com/ 

Pathways to Leadership for Graduate Students
Friday, February 1
11:30am-1:00pm at Wardlaw 126
This event is organized by the Graduate Student Association with the support of the Graduate School. This is an interactive session with leaders of graduate student organizations, graduate alumni, and faculty to learn more about leadership in academic and professional settings.

 

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
January 28
4:40-7:25pm
Williams Brice Building, Room 231
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff volunteer to assist with this event. Students who complete the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

Belk Drop-In
January 29
1:30-3:30pm
HRSM Main Lobby
Corporate Informational Session for Department of Retail Students.

Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
January 29
4:25-7:10pm
Gambrell Hall, Room 153
Students enrolled in HRSM 301 learn professionalism skills (including leadership) desired by HRSM employers. HRSM industry partners, faculty, and staff volunteer to assist with this event. Students who complete the professionalism seminar will be awarded the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Professional Development Certification.

Aramark Drop-In
January 30
1:30-3:30pm
HRSM Main Lobby
Corporate Informational Session for Department of Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Students.

HRSM Dean’s Leadership Workshop *by invitation only
January 31
11:30am – 1:30pm
McCutchen House
Select HRSM students currently serving in leadership roles will be invited to lunch with the HRSM Leadership team, and will participate in a workshop on student leadership practices. Special focus will be given to what types of things student leaders actually do.

Leadership Quotes (ONGOING)
January 28 – February 1 
HRSM Marketing and Communications will run various leadership quotes throughout the academic building, focusing primarily on the digital display boards in the main traffic areas.

Women’s Leadership Lunch & Learn
Monday, January 28 from 12:00-1:00pm
SJMC318
Guest speaker: Kimm Lincoln, President of Nebo Agency 

PRSSA Chapter Meeting
Monday, January 28 from 6:00-7:00pm
SJMC 318
Guest speaker: Brian Easter, Co-founder of Nebo Agency. Open to students in PRSSA.

“Herding Cats, or Leading Creative People”
A lunch & learn with Professor Karen Mallia
SJMC 318
Wednesday, January 30 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Open to all students, faculty and staff. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED – Space is limitedParticipants must RSVP online.

Leadership and Management
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
SJMC 225
Guest Speaker: Brad Hamm, Professor at Northwestern University

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: The Children’s Trust of South Carolina
Tuesday, January 29 from 12:40-1:40pm
Law School, Room 131

2019 Konduros Leadership Development Program – by invitation only
Wednesday, January 30 from 12:30-2:00pm 

2019 Phi Delta Phi Faculty Auction
Thursday, January 31
Law School, Room 101 
The auction is used to raise funds for summer public interest law internships.

Panel on Professional Medical Organizations
Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00pm
M-II Classroom, Building 3 – SOM VA Campus
Topic: Leadership in professional organizations.
Panelists and SOM alumni:

  • Richard Frierson M.D. – President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • Mary Beth Poston, M.D. – Governor, South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Caughman Taylor, M.D. – Past President, Columbia Medical Society and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Guest Speaker in Undergraduate Seminar: Ana Maria Otamendi, USC School of Music alumna
Topic: “Learning and the Brain”
Monday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 30
1:10-2:00pm
School of Music Recital Hall
Contact: Prof. Michael Wilkinson, mwilkinson@mozart.sc.edu

New Horizons Bands – Concert Bands – String Project (advanced, intermediate, and beginning)
Monday, January 28 from 5:30-6:45pm
String Project Building
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time, or come back to music they may have participated in years ago
Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, ASCHLEGEL@mozart.sc.edu 

New Horizons Bands – Jazz Bands (beginning and advanced)
Monday, January 28 from 7:00-8:00pm
String Project Building
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time, or come back to music they may have participated in years ago
Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, ASCHLEGEL@mozart.sc.edu

New Horizons Bands – Clarinet Ensemble
Wednesday, January 30 from 5:30-6:30pm
School of Music, Room 012
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time, or come back to music they may have participated in years ago
Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, ASCHLEGEL@mozart.sc.edu

New Horizons Bands – Dixieland Codgers
Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30-8:00pm
String Project Building 
For people 50 and over who want to learn instruments and music for the first time, or come back to music they may have participated in years ago
Contact: Prof. Mandi Schlegel, ASCHLEGEL@mozart.sc.edu

USC String Project
Tuesday, January 29 from 4:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, January 30 from 5:00-6:30pm
Thursday, January 31 from 4:00-7:00pm
Friday, February 1 from 5:00-6:30pm
String Project Building
String classes for community members of all ages.
Contact: Prof. Gail Barnes, gbarnes@mozart.sc.edu

Spark Collective Rehearsals
Monday, January 28 from 6:00-8:00pm
School of Music, room 016
Wednesday, January 30 from 11:00am-12:30pm
School of Music, room 012
The Spark Collective is a five-member graduate group focusing on community engagement and innovative performances.
Contact: Prof. Rebecca Nagel, rnagel@mozart.sc.edu 

Bassoons in Schools
Bassoons in Schools pays UofSC bassoon students to teach private bassoon lessons in Columbia-area public middle and high schools. Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Bassoons in Schools was initially funded by two Spark Creativity in Teaching Grants and continues to raise money for its implementation via a USC Bassoon Studio GoFundMe campaign.  It serves many students in the community who might not typically be able to afford private music lessons; as of January 2019, seven different schools have participated in the project.  Currently, six members of the studio are teaching in the program, ranging from an M.M. student to a freshman:  Trevor Bullock, Victoria Shockley, Elizabeth Dodd, Katherine Bloomfield, Zachary Pytel, and Jadon Schuler.
Contact: Prof. Michael Harley, mharley@mozart.sc.edu

Meet the AD for DEI (and Committee Members) and learn why
they need to CUS!
Monday, January 28, 2019
1:00-2:00pm
WMBB 402
Hosted by Dr. Coretta Jenerette, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivit

Brunch with the Dean of Nursing
Open Forum on Leadership
Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
College of Nursing, Room 403
(Drop-ins welcome!)

Walker Leadership Scholars
Guest Speaker: Donna J. Walker–– by invitation only
Tuesday, January 22
Coker 211
The Walker Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 by Donna J. Walker ’79 to identify, educate and recognize top pharmacy student leaders at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). The goals for the program include promoting a vision for leadership development for pharmacy students on the UofSC campus and catalyzing the creation of new projects on campus related to leadership.  The College of Pharmacy will host Mrs. Walker as part of the University of South Carolina Leadership Week.  During her visit to the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy she will interact with various student groups and organizations to discuss her career path, her perspective on leadership, and on the Walker Leadership Scholars program.

Healthcare Panel Palooza – Health Science Majors
Wednesday, January 30 from 7:00-8:00pm
Patterson Classrooms 103 & 104
Undecided and unsure about what graduate program and/or healthcare field to pursue? Come hear from a panel of students in pharmacy, medicine, public health, social work, exercise science and nursing about the student perspective in these programs and what life after their program looks like. Questions are encouraged to help you identify what field(s) best suite your passions and desires for your future career. Light refreshments will be available for students during the panel.

Cookies with Mr. Kennedy
12:00-1:00pm
Location TBD
Pharmacy students are invited to attend this Career Exploration event and learn about Mr. Bill Kennedy’s, a USC COP alumnus and entrepreneur, career path.  Mr. Kennedy and his wife are the founders of Nephron Pharmaceuticals and the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center. USC COP Pharmacy students & students from other majors at USC interested in entrepreurship and/or pharmaceutical company ownership or careers are welcome.

 

Student Leadership: Implications for Professional Development
Friday, February 1 from 12:15-1:15pm
Hamilton 322
The panel will be composed of social work students, plus staff and faculty of the COSW.

 

Documentary Film: Bending the Arc
Monday, January 28 from 6:30-9:00pm
Patterson Classroom 104

Healthcare Professionals Panel
Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00-7:30pm
Patterson Classrooms 103 & 104
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with community leaders from various healthcare professions that will give students an opportunity to connect and learn more about different health fields from current healthcare professionals.  Moderated by Galen Health Fellows Faculty Principal and Associate Professor, Dr. David Simmons.  Light refreshments will be served.

Healthcare Panel Palooza – Health Science Majors
Wednesday, January 30 from 7:00-8:00pm
Patterson Classrooms 103 & 104
Undecided and unsure about what graduate program and/or healthcare field to pursue? Come hear from a panel of students in pharmacy, medicine, public health, social work, exercise science and nursing about the student perspective in these programs and what life after their program looks like. Questions are encouraged to help you identify what field(s) best suite your passions and desires for your future career. Light refreshments will be available for students during the panel.

Operation Game Tournament
Thursday, January 31 from 6:30-8:30pm
Patterson Classroom 104

Laura Lavender’s Home
Saturday, January 26 at 6:00pm
Green Quad
Green Quad students can join us for an evening of personality tests, leadership games, and fellowship around the fire.

Leadership Opportunities and the Challenges of a First-generation Student
Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00pm
Green Quad
Are you the first member of your family to go to college? Did you know Joe was also a first-generation student? Join us for a student panel and Joe to discuss leadership opportunities and ways to become a leader at UofSC and beyond!

Cup of Joe!
Friday, February 1 at 2:00pm
Green Quad
Join Joe for a nice cup of coffee/tea/cocoa in his office to discuss leadership skills and opportunities.

Maxcy Salon: Conversation Series featuring Rep. Beth Bernstein – open to Maxcy students only
Monday, January 28 at 6:00pm
Maxcy Lobby
Rep. Beth Bernstein will talk specifically about what goes on in the State House, examples of practical political leadership, women in leadership, and about creative approaches to leadership more generally.

Tea Time with Post Command Sgt. Major Jerimiah Gan– open to Maxcy students only
Tuesday, January 29 at 3:00pm
Maxcy Dining Area
Maxcy House sponsors five students from the Carolina Global Scholars program to attend the SLDC on Saturday, February 2nd.

Preston Residential College’s Annual Leadership WeekendRSVP event only
Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26
Students will have the chance to enhance their personal and group leadership skills in an exciting off-campus adventure.

Talk with Mayor Steve Benjamin
Monday, January 28 at 6:00pm
JCR and Seminar Room
Mayor Benjamin will discuss his pathway to leadership, including experiences as a student leader, and how he approaches creative problem solving in his roles as both Columbia mayor and as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Rhodos Entrepreneurship Incubator Meeting—Proving Ground Preparation
Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00-7:00pm
Rhodos Makerspace

Rhodos Makers Club Meeting—Proving Ground Preparation 
Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00-8:00pm
Rhodos Makerspace

Rhodos Secret Tools, Leadership Week Edition: Demonstrating Leadership and Proving Yourself – Rhodos Fellows only, RSVP required
Thursday, January 31 from 7:00-8:00pm
Rhodos Conference Room

Café Rhodos Leadership Week Edition—What’s Your Leadership Style?
Friday, February 1 from 2:00-3:30pm
Rhodos Makerspace

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New Faculty Academy: Leadership Development – Strategies and Practices
Friday, February 1
8:30-10:00am
CTE Offices, Thomas Cooper Library Level 5
New faculty are encouraged to meet in the Center for Teaching Excellence for a session featuring deans from across campus speaking about their development as leaders.

Sock Drive
Monday thru Friday, January 28 – February 1
Close-Hipp Suite 591
Supporting your community and giving back are qualities of great leaders.  The Office of Continuing Education and Conferences will be holding a “Sock Drive” to benefit children in foster care.  Socks of all sizes are needed. An allternate drop off location is at Osborne on the 1st floor.
Download the Sock Drive flyer [pdf].

Leadership Week Kickoff Celebration
Monday, January 28 from 11:00am-2:00pm
Leadership and Service Center
Stop by to pick up information about the week's events, engage in a leadership challenge, get a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at USC. 

Close Family Emerging Leaders Program Info Session
Monday, January 28 from 2:30-3:00pm
Leadership and Service Center Amphitheater
Join us to learn more about the Close Family Emerging Leaders Program, an eight-week introduction to leadership that explores various aspects of leadership and helps students understand what it means to be a leader at the University of South Carolina. Participants in the program learn more about themselves, enhance their skills, and develop a plan to exercise leadership on campus and in the community.

Unable to make it to the info session, learn more and register to participate in the program by February 15th.

Congress to Campus Emerging Leaders Brunch
Wednesday, January 30 at 9:00am
Russell House Ballroom B
Congress to Campus is a program in which two former congressmen from each side of the political spectrum visit a college campus to engage with students on topics of civic engagement, leadership and careers in public service. The Congress to Campus Emerging Leaders Brunch is meant to encourage conversations on active citizenship and civic leadership among new or emerging leaders on our campus. Free breakfast will be provided, and the event will occur January 30 9:00am in Russell House Ballroom B. If you have questions, please email zerrcarl@mailbox.sc.edu for more information. Please RSVP here by January 25thif interested in attending.

Leadership and Mental Health Keynote and Discussion
Thursday, January 31 at 5:00pm
Russell House Theater
Join us as we hear Dennis Gillan’s journey towards recovery from the suicide of both of his brothers. As a world class speaker and mental health advocate, come to gain inspiration and courage as leaders to talk about tough topics, including mental health and suicide prevention.

Student Leadership and Diversity ConferenceRegistration Required
Saturday, February 2
Russell House
Learn leadership to make an impact. The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is an opportunity for students and staff from institutions across the Southeast to network and explore important issues in diversity and student leadership. With access to more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers, SLDC trains and educates participants in:

  • Essential leadership skills for a diverse society
  • Developing a leadership identity
  • Creating initiatives and methods to foster sustainable positive change
  • Maximizing their student leadership experience

Leadership Coaching
Monday thru Friday, January 28 – February 1
Leadership and Service Center
Are you looking to start exercising leadership through on-campus involvement? Or do you want to learn more about your personality and how it impacts the way you lead? Schedule a time to meet with a leadership coach to discuss these further!

Students who participate in a leadership coaching appointment during Leadership Week will receive a free swag item. Visit the website to learn more about scheduling a coaching appointment!


Hang out in the Leadership and Service Center
Monday thru Friday, January 28 – February 1
Leadership and Service Center
Students can stop by the Leadership and Service Center anytime this week to learn of ongoing leadership development opportunities at UofSC. We are located on the Russell House 2ndfloor, directly across from Einstein Bagels.

Engage in Research: Student Panel
Tuesday, January 29 from 3:00-4:00pm
Student Success Center (SSC) Conference Room | Thomas Cooper Library, Mezzanine Level
Undergraduate research provides a great opportunity to lead in your field of interest. Come hear from upperclassmen about their experience doing undergraduate research! A panel of Magellan Ambassadors will share how they got involved in research, the impact research has had on them, and more. The audience is encouraged to come with questions.


*This event is part of the 3rd Annual Sophomore Warm Up Series (sponsored by The Sophomore Initiative). There will be a raffle at the end of the event for sophomores attending.

This year, On Your Time is focusing on Leadership through Service.

Sistercare Donation Box
Monday thru Friday, January 28 – February 1
On Your Time Offices – Byrnes
During the year, Sistercare will serve approximately 7,000 survivors of domestic violence. They could not aid these thousands of survivors without donations. Sistercare’s wish list can be found here.

Meal Packing for Meals on Wheels
9:00am-12:00pm
Volunteers are needed to pack and/or deliver meals Monday-Friday. More information can be found at Meal Packing for Meals on Wheels.

Academic Advising and the Development of Student Leaders – For Academic Advisors
Tuesday, January 29 from 11:30am-12:30pm 
Close-Hipp 584

Facilitators: Sara McConville, University Advising Center & Ambra Hiott, Leadership & Service Center
As academic advisors, we work daily to help students recognize their potential on their pathway to graduation.  Advisors help students transform as learners, but how do we help students evolve as leaders?  Join us for a brown bag lunch opportunity as we discuss the connection between student leadership development and academic advising.  Advisors will also share how they creatively engage students’ leadership capabilities.  We’ll also help you evaluate:  What are the leadership opportunities in your college, and how are you sharing them in your advising sessions?  

*Brown Bag Lunch, UAC will provide cookies and coffee

Graduation with Leadership Distinction
ePortfolio Small Group Advising Sessions
Restricted to senior GLD applicants. Sign up required, contact uconnect@mailbox.sc.edu).

  • Tuesday, January 29, 10:05-11:30, Legare 322
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2:20-3:35, Legare 322
  • Thursday, January 31, 10:05-11:20, Legare 322
  • Friday, February 1, 2:20-3:10, Wardlaw 214

Window on Leadership
Ongoing
Thomas Cooper Library
Stop by to post your thoughts on leadership on the windows at the Scholars Corner on the main level.  Add your thoughts on a new topic Monday-Thursday, and on Friday we'll repost some of our favorites.  

Learning Leadership in the Library
Ongoing
Thomas Cooper Library
Leadership resources in the libraries’ collections on display.
Stop by and suggest your favorite leadership books/authors.
Engage in our discussion of great leadership books on Instagram.

Health and Wellness Talk
Scholars Corner, Thomas Cooper Library
1:00-2:00pm
Taylor Wright, in collaboration with the SG Health and Wellness Team, will be presenting a talk.

Leadership on Film: RBG
Wednesday, January 30, 5:30-7pm
Thomas Cooper Library Room 118 (Level 1)
Enjoy a screening of this documentary film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discuss themes of leadership with us. This event is open to the entire campus community. Pizza will be served.