Melissa Boyd-Colvin, Luckson Omoaregba

What Are Your Strengths? Delving Deeper for Personal Tools for Real and Sustained Change

Melissa Boyd-Colvin, Luckson Omoaregba

What Are Your Strengths? Delving Deeper for Personal Tools for Real and Sustained Change

Biography

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1998, Melissa pursued her love of psychology as a Mental Health Counselor at a residential treatment facility for adolescent females, infusing adventure based counseling into her work with teens. After completing her Master of Science degree in Human Development & Family Studies at URI in 2003, she served as the Associate Director at Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Leadership Center as a facilitator, educator, consultant and organizational advisor. While at TCU, Melissa also served as the Strengths Coordinator, where she successfully advocated for the campus-wide use of Gallup’s strengths- based approach to leadership development, and focused on providing individualized development and training opportunities to both students and community members. Melissa has also completed the coursework towards a Ph.D. in Higher Education and currently serves as the Assistant Director to URI’s Center for Student Leadership Development. She thrives as a result of time in the classroom, in the outdoors, and with organizational leaders.

Luckson Omoaregba, is a senior at the University of Rhode Island (URI), majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Leadership Studies, Africana Studies and Sociology. He is also Speakers and Presenters chairman for the 2016 DIVE RI Conference. After he graduates from URI he plans on pursuing a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs, he hopes to one day become a president of a university.

Workshop Title: What are your Strengths? Delving deeper for personal tools for real and sustained change

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for individuals who wish to better understand their values, how these frame their leadership, and how to better understand their “WHY” for leadership – and ultimately to align their values for meaningful and lasting change at their own institutions. Participants wishing to explore their personal values, and develop a plan for action based on these, would particularly benefit from this introductory discussion and interactive session. Attendees will engage in dialogue, share personal values,discuss issues of leadership & identity, espoused campus values, and and shared approaches for change. Attendees will leave with a draft plan for change based on mobilizing their personal values. In addition, attendees will be provided with a link to complete the VIA Character Values in Action inventory, a tool for personal leadership development and a catalyst for change agency. Learn more about their personal values and espoused campus values; develop personalized action plans to put their values into action.

Workshop Location: Session III in Quinn Hall Room 103