Leadership Over Lunch

Leadership Over Lunch

Each semester, the Department of Leadership Initiatives hosts five Leadership Over Lunch events that cover various topics in leadership and professional development. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy a free lunch and engage in discussions about various aspects of leadership.

By attending a Leadership Over Lunch event, you will be able to...

  • Describe key attributes of an effective leader
  • Examine issues facing leaders today
  • Apply knowledge from Leadership Over Lunch to daily practice in developing leadership skills

Fall 2018 Schedule

Date/Time/Location Speaker and Department Topic  Summary

September 12th

11:00-12:00 LSC 315

Brittni MacLeod, MEd

Department of Leadership Initiatives

The Prospective Leader The Department of Leadership Initiatives believes that leadership lives in everyone! Join Brittni MacLeod, Program Specialist for the department, to discuss taking on leadership roles as introverts and how leadership with a lasting impact can look different on everyone.

September 26th 

11:00-12:00 LSC 315

Dr. Ashly Smith

Department of General Business and Finance

Talking the Talk Effective communication is the foundation for strong leadership. Join Dr. Ashly Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of General Business and Finance, for a lunchtime discussion of how you can confidently communicate with others.

October 10th 

11:00-12:00 LSC 315

Benjamin Cantu, MA

Career Services

The Employable Leader Have you ever asked yourself, "What do employers want from me?" Benjamin Cantu, Career Counselor Liaison for the College of Education, will discuss key attributes that employers are looking for in Sam Houston State University graduates.

October 24th 

11:00-12:00 LSC 315

Max Walling, MPA

Department of Leadership Initiatives

Self-Promotion in the Digital Age It's not bragging if it's done with tact. Join Max Walling, Associate Director for the Department of Leadership Initiatives, in a workshop focused on platforms such as LinkedIn and how to present yourself as a positive professional on social media.

November 7th 

11:00-12:00 LSC 315

The Counseling Center Navigating Burnout Sometimes burnout happens, but there are strategies to work through it and emerge stronger. Join staff from The Counseling Center to learn how to recognize the signs of burnout, stress management, and productivity.

Need More Information?

Department of Leadership Initiatives

(936) 294-3000


Lowman Student Center, Suite 328T