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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student's name and student ID number.