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Join leadership expert Chris Niles in a one-of-a-kind student workshop at RU

Photo of the poster advertisement for Chris Niles workshop

Radford University works hard to provide opportunities for student leaders and an upcoming workshop promises to provide new perspectives on leadership.

Chris Niles, former director of the MBA program at Radford University, will return to campus to hold a workshop based on the book "The Leadership Challenge" by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner on Friday, Nov. 8.

Niles is an alumnus of the University of Vermont and has 20 years of experience in higher education, leadership programing and organizational development. Niles left RU earlier this year to become the chief innovation officer for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (TKE).

"The Leadership Challenge" encourages ordinary people to become leaders through the use of five core principles. According to Kouzes and Posner, these principles are modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act and encouraging the heart. 

The workshop, sponsored by the Department of Student Activities, will be located in Heth Hall 022 from 3 to 6 p.m. and is free to all RU students who would like to attend. 

The workshop is limited to 70 participants so students are encouraged to reserve a seat early via email. Emails should be sent to ruleader@radford.edu and include the student's name and student ID number.

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.

Oct 29, 2013