01 April 2014

University of Utah- Leadership April Newsletter

Student Leadership Awards
The University of Utah is home to a host of excellent student leaders and the Office of Orientation and Leadership Development is looking to recognize the great work that goes on around campus. Eleven categories will be recognized this year. Seats and tables are now available to purchase here

Diversity and the Workplace
Judith Lindenberger

A diverse body of talent with fresh ideas and perspectives is one of the essential ingredients to a company's long-term success.
As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of the American workforce consisted of white males. They were typically the sole breadwinners in the household, expected to retire by age 65 and spend their retirement years in leisure activities. Today, the American workforce is a better reflection of the population with a significant mix of genders, race, religion, age and other background factors. Click here to read more.

Why You Can Never Finish Anything and How to Finally Change It
Jane Porter

The law of inertia tells us a body in motion stays in motion. And the same goes for projects, creative ideas, daily tasks, half-written emails, and that thing you stopped working on to read this article. When you interrupt a task, it can be difficult to pick it up again. And we are interrupted nearly every three minutes, according to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at University of California, Irvine. What's telling is that roughly half those interruptions are self-imposed. Click here to read more.

10 Ways to Motivate Anyone
Geil Browning

I am often asked about how I keep employees inspired and productive. It's an essential question since companies today must accomplish more, with fewer people. The most successful start-ups must be lean, nimble, and fierce.
In a nutshell, you should hire bright, energetic, innovative employees. Then offer them the right incentives--the ones that will impact their personal brain and personality types--to keep them mentally and emotionally invested in doing their best. Click here to read more.

 Leadership Opportunities

March 31st: LGBT Resource Center Scholarship
The LGBT Resource Center is now accepting applications to our 2014-2015 LGBT Resource Center Scholarship. It can be found here: http://lgbt.utah.edu/documents/ScholarshipApp2014_2015.doc

April 3rd-5th: 2014 NASPA Region V Power of One Conference
A NASPA LGBTQA leadership conference invites students to educate and learn about intersecting identities while promoting social justice.  Hosted by the Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah.  More information can be found here.
April 5th-6th: Relay for Life 2014
To register go to: www.relayforlife.org/uofuut
For more information please contact: Brianna Coopman, Brianna.Coopman@cancer.org

April 8th: La Conferencia
La Conferencia will be held at the University of Utah Union Building on Tuesday April 8th. Registration will be from 7:45am to 8:30am. The conference will begin at 8:35 am and end at 4:00pm. As part of La Conferencia, we will hosting a dance after the conference that will go from 8:00-11:00pm. La Conferecia is free to attend and will include breakfast and lunch. Please register by Friday, April 4th.Registration link: http://goo.gl/CZNq3M

April 22nd: CMES Earth Day Contest

Post pictures to Instagram with the hashtag #cmesearthday for a change to win a $50 gift card to the University Campus Store! Photos should represent how the earth sustains you.  More details can be found here: http://www.cmes.utah.edu/students/earthdaycontest.php

The Center for Student Wellness
Offering one-on-one Well coaching sessions for $5!
Click here for more information.

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