Bryan Price, Ph.D., executive director of the Buccino Leadership Institute, has announced a special leadership development program this semester for any student (undergrad or grad), staff and faculty member at Seton Hall University.
Starting September 11, Price will be delivering a special curriculum for anyone interested in developing their leadership skills on Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams.
Those who attend at least 80 percent of the sessions will receive a special certificate from the Buccino Leadership Institute. The course is free of charge. No academic credit will be awarded.
In its third year of operation, the Buccino Leadership Institute runs a comprehensive, four-year program for competitively-selected undergraduate students. With this incoming class of freshmen leaders, it boasts over 230 students and eight faculty members.
So why create a leadership program that is accessible to all, free of charge?
Price said "This was an opportunity to give back to the University, and in these trying times, we need effective leadership now more than ever."
The theme for this semester-long program will be "Leading Yourself," the same theme for the Institute's first-year students.
While there are certain aspects of the program that cannot be exactly replicated, such as the professional leadership coaching that every student in the Institute receives, Price noted there will be content unique to this program.
Price, who also runs Top Mental Game and who's worked closely with Seton Hall's baseball and women's golf teams, will be incorporating some of his mental performance training into the curriculum. He said this program is tailored for students, faculty, and staff, or as Price put it, "anyone who wants to invest one hour a week on becoming the best version of themselves."
"Whether you're a leader on the basketball court or the baseball field, in your academic department, in the lab or in the boardroom, it's important to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and how to overcome the things that hold us all back."
In addition to learning about the foundations of leadership development, Price will be covering topics such as understanding your values, goal-setting, the power of self-talk, overcoming self-imposed limitations, personal branding, imposter syndrome, and cutting-edge techniques like visualization and imagery exercises.
"In order to lead others, you have to lead yourself first," Price emphasized. "Attendees will walk away from sessions more confident, resilient, and able to perform at their best when it matters the most."
Students, faculty, and staff must email Janet Fenton to receive invitations to participate via Microsoft Teams. Again, anyone is welcome, whether you plan on attending all or only one session.
When asked whether there is a minimum number of students needed for this free course, Price laughed.
"I'm doing this whether there are two people or 2,000 people signed up. If it's only two people though, well, I guess we'll get a chance to know each other really well."
Price said he'll be holding two live information sessions (via Microsoft Teams) for those who are interested and have questions.
- Friday, Aug 28 @ 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Sep 2 @ 8 p.m.