November 09, 2023

Leadership training workshops for staff set for Dec. 6-7

Seats are available for free leadership training workshops being offered in December by the Staff Advisory Committee for the SIU System. These will be the last in-person workshops offered until the fall 2024 semester. 

The 4 1/2 hour in-person, interactive workshops are appropriate for all staff and will involve individual, small group and large group activities. The workshops follow a similar workshop offered in fall 2022 to all interested non-faculty employees at SIU Carbondale, SIU Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield. Participant ratings for the workshops average 4.9 out of 5.

Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to improve leadership skills, increase confidence, build relationships and have fun.  

As with the previous trainings, this workshop is supported by the system president, SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville chancellors, and the dean and provost of the School of Medicine. The administration encourages supervisors to allow their employees to attend this professional development opportunity, as operations permit. Staff should seek approval to attend from their supervisors as early as possible. Staff are not required to take vacation, personal time or lose their lunch hour to attend this event. 

The workshop schedule for SIU Carbondale for December where seats remain, with registration links, is: 

  • Dec. 6 — Section 237 — The Roles of a Leader.
  • Dec. 7 — Section 238 — Unleash Initiative and Enhance Decisions. 

Each of the sessions is from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Room 150/160. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. 

For more information, contact Heth at