9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
Research shows that people who know and use their strengths are:
- more engaged at work
- more productive in their roles
- happier and healthier
If you are interested in a Leadership role, knowing your strengths and weakness give you better insight into yourself and how you work with others. Your greatest room for overall personal improvement isn’t where you’re weakest, but rather where you’re strongest.
We want our Athenians to thrive by doing what you naturally do best so that you can maximize your potential. If you are being considered for the Student Advisory Board or would like to be an Officer, this workshop is required.
You will need to complete the full test prior to the workshop. We will have a fun day of working on our talents individually and as a group.
This is a full day of funshine with an extended break in the middle. We will have one morning session, a break to work on individual projects, and return for an afternoon session.
This workshop is open to all members. Non-members are not allowed.
MONDAYS – September 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25
4 – 5 P.m. PST
As a leader you will be expected to know how to respond with grace in environments that may test your patience. Being able to confidently respond under pressure will set you apart from your colleagues and while it may not immediately show a return on your salary, it will garnish added respect.
Etiquette training is like a gentle glove with a firm hand: it covers the basics of manners, yet it is also a presence that attracts like-minded friends. We will cover the basics and then dive deep into business etiquette. We’ll also explore cultures and discuss how to best approach a variety of situations.
By the holidays you should be properly prepared to impress your family and friends. From small intimate gatherings to large conferences, you’ll have the know-how and be able to shake hands with the best of them!
PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATE
MONDAYS – September 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26
4 – 5 P.m. PST
Being able to command a crowd – and now, the added pressure and distance of online conferencing – can be a daunting task! But it doesn’t have to be. Learn powerful speaking tools that will boost your confidence, put you at ease, and engage your audience. Whether your audience is a large crowd or one person, knowing how to correctly add all aspects of speaking – vocal variety, enunciation, emotion, facial expressions, hand gestures, body language – will boost your magnetism.
Further develop your critical thinking skills by refining your ability to debate. Researching the pros and cons of a topic and being able to argue both points can expand your worldview. Debating also instills the confidence to stand up for your ideas, perspectives, and truths.
Both public speaking and debate will teach you how to research and better structure your thoughts. Being able to succinctly express yourself in a way that is clear to those around you is a management and leadership skill that will benefit you throughout your career.
MONDAYS – November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
4 – 5 P.m. PST
What are the most memorable conversations and moments in your life? When laughter, great energy, and a fun experience are had! Are you ready to bring more joy and laughter into your life? Improv gets you one step closer. If nothing else, you’ll crack yourself up!
You’ll become more confident speaking in front of a group while injecting some fast-thinking humor into your dialogue. You’ll develop your natural ability to respond with spontaneity and a quicker reaction time. Eventually, you’ll be a more effective speaker, expressing yourself with ease and skill.
It’s a challenge to build the relationships and spontaneity needed to succeed. Life is unscripted. Learn how to respond to it quickly and with humor!
VIDEO WATCH CLUB
TUESDAYS – November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
4 – 5 P.m. PST
The engineering video watch club is like a book club, but with videos. “This Old Tony” is an excellent video series that shows dissections, rebuilds, new builds, all types of engineering feats, but you most likely have some “How did he do that?” questions. After all, most of us are just beginning our engineering journey. Each week we’ll have a guest expert who will lead a discussion around that week’s video topic. Our expert will be able to answer questions and inspire you to pursue the topic further.