Student Leadership Workshops

Take advantage of the Weissman Center’s co-curricular Student Leadership Workshops offered each semester to hone your leadership skills. These workshops are open to any student with a desire and commitment to advance her leadership acumen. No prior leadership experience required.

Will this Business Survive? Reading Financial Documents Like a Pro

With Janet Lansberry, MBA, Assistant Director, Weissman Center for Leadership
Tuesday, April 8
4:30-5:45 pm, Dwight 202

Whether working at a business, or a non-profit or government institution, being able to analyze financial documents to discover the strengths or weaknesses of an enterprise is especially important in today’s workforce climate. If you are interested in gaining a working knowledge of financial documents, this interactive workshop is for you. We will look at what numbers can tell us about a business and unlock the ‘story’ that is hidden within. An introduction to some key financial terms will be covered.

Meet Your Inner Risk Taker

A workshop with Selena Rezvani, author and women’s leadership consultant
Friday, March 7, 2014
Free networking lunch, workshop and round-trip transportation to Smith

Pre-registration for students is required by Friday, February 28.

Have you ever talked yourself out of taking a risk for fear of failing? Learn how to approach risk with a thick skin and resilient mindset. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn methods to let go of paralyzing beliefs, and build skills and confidence used by successful women who risked and prospered.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify your appetite for risk and clarify whether or not it’s holding you back 
  • Make decisions while grappling with a risk scenario and risk-free alternatives
  • Incorporate risk-taking into short- and long-term career planning
  • Identify when to “dial up” and “dial down” risk