Workshop Requests

Thank you for considering a workshop from the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office! We have Peer to Peer workshops facilitated by our student Leadership Consultants (LCs) and workshops facilitated by our professional staff members. Please note the following before requesting a workshop:


Peer to Peer IN PERSON ONLY Workshops: Requests 

UPDATE as of 9/17/21: Currently, the Student Leadership Consultants are fully booked with workshop requests until November 1st. If you are interested in having the Leadership Consultants facilitate a workshop for your class or organization, please request a date from November 1st on. If you need a date prior to November 1st, please consider requesting a workshop from our Professional Staff. Thank you for your understanding. 


To request an in person peer to peer workshop, please click here.  Please note that our Student Leadership Consultants typically facilitate presentations for the Fall Semester from early September-early December and early February-late April.  This allows time for our students to prepare for upcoming final exams.  If you require a presentation during the time they are unavailable, please request a program facilitated by our professional staff (see below).  Please note that we are typically unable to facilitate over the weekends.  If possible, please try to select a date during the week, Monday-Friday.  

Workshops and training sessions typically presented by our Student Leadership Consultants:

  • Everyday Leadership (1 hour) 
    • Attend this fun and interactive workshop to explore the complex topic of leadership. Who do you consider a leader? Does the term “leader” apply only to those in positions of power, or others as well? What characteristics are people looking for in their leaders? Where do you stand on some leadership topics: Are there “born leaders”? Do you need charisma to be a good leader? We will explore how leadership relates to you and your life today. Students will have a chance to watch a short Ted Talk (Everyday Leadership with Drew Dudley) and participate in an engaging and interactive workshop experience focused around “everyday leadership moments.”  Students will have a chance to discover their own “lollipop moments” of leadership.
  • Ice Breakers, Energizers, and Team Building (30 mins to 1 hour)
    • Allows individuals, teams, and groups to get to know one another while participating in engaging and interactive activities
  • Leadership Values (1 hour) 
    • Allows for students to identify their personal ethical values, the ethical values of their teammates, and how they connect to their leadership style and presence.
  • Goal Setting and Vision Development (1 hour) 
    • Facilitates the process of envisioning future possibilities, discovering commitment and passion, and understanding the big picture
  • True Colors (1 to 1.5 hours, depending upon group size)
    • Provides a model for understanding yourself based on your personality temperament. Students will have a chance to engage and interact with one another and learn more about the following:
      • Enhancing relationships – bringing out the best in us.
      • Promoting responsibilities – respecting and building upon our strengths.
      • Fostering understanding – learning to view the world through other lenses.
      • Gaining insights into different motivations, actions and communication approaches
      • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers; students will also be asked to complete the True Color assessment BEFORE the workshop.  The assessment will be shared with workshop participants ahead of time to complete.

Our Student Leadership Consultants are great for leadership training programs geared towards:

  • University Transition Courses
  • Student Organizations
  • Resident Advisors
  • Residence Halls
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Peer Leaders

Professional Staff Facilitated IN PERSON ONLY Workshops: Requests 


To request an in person professional staff facilitated workshop, please click HERE.

Below are the workshops and training sessions typically presented by our professional staff. The recommended length of each workshop is listed, but can be adjusted based on the size and needs of your group. Please note the following:

  • 2 weeks notice: We require at least 2 weeks notice before presentations/facilitations.
  • 10 or more: We facilitate workshops for groups of 10 or more participants (if you are a small group, please consider joining with another group to request a workshop)
  • Weekdays (Monday-Friday): We are typically unable to facilitate over the weekends.  If possible, please try to select a weekday date (Monday-Friday).
  • Months available: We typically facilitate presentations during the months of mid-August through mid-May. We have limited available during the summer months of June, July, and early August.

Workshops and training sessions typically presented by our professional staff:

  • Leadership 101: What is Leadership? (1 to 1.5 hours)
    • Attend this fun and interactive workshop to explore the complex topic of leadership. Who do you consider a leader? Does the term “leader” apply only to those in positions of power, or others as well? What characteristics are people looking for in their leaders? Where do you stand on some leadership topics: Are there “born leaders”? Do you need charisma to be a good leader? We will explore how leadership relates to you and your life today.
  • StrengthsFinder: Discovering and using your Top 5 (Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Instrument) (1 to 2 hours)
    • This is the 1st of 2 Strengths workshops that we offer. Attend this highly interactive workshop to learn about your top talents and strengths. You will also learn about the talents/strengths of others and how to have a team that balances difference strengths. By attending this session, you will better understand the strengths philosophy, identify and share your talents and strengths, see how your strengths may impact your choices and preferences and the choices and preferences of others, learn new ways to use your strengths in your organization, work, and your life in general.
    • Information about how to access the CliftonStrengths assessment will be shared with the workshop requestor.
    • Participants will need to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment BEFORE the workshop. It typically takes about 20 minutes to complete.
  • What can TV’s “The Good Place” teach us about Positive Change? (1 to 2 hours) 
    • Can a TV sitcom help us learn ways to create positive change for ourselves, our groups, and society? NBC’s “The Good Place” is a show in which humans are scored on how ethical they are, in order to determine their place in the afterlife. This workshop will introduce participants to the 5A’s of positive change using engaging and entertaining examples and video clips from “The Good Place.” Are you focusing on all 5A’s of positive change? This session will help participants to better understand the 5A’s of positive change and how they can re-focus our work and our lives.
  • What Would You Do? Making Tough Choices During Difficult Times (1.5 to 2 hours)
    • Need to make a difficult decision individually or as a group? What questions do you consider when trying to decide what to do? Consider the following: If you’re unvaccinated, would you visit an immunocompromised family member during a global pandemic? Would you speak up if you heard someone that you do not know make a racist comment? Would you tell a friend that you discovered that their partner is cheating on them if you are also friends with the person doing the cheating? How do you decide what’s best? During this interactive workshop you will engage in activities designed to uncover the pros and cons of the ethical approaches you are already using. You will also learn about other helpful approaches. Practical resources for making difficult choices will be provided.
  • Bringing Your Purpose to Life: Goal Setting (1 hour)
    • What is your purpose? What is most important to you, your group, and society? Attend this interactive workshop to clarify your purpose, develop a vision, and then design SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Based) that can help you reach your vision.
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. More important than IQ? (EQ-i 2.0) (1.5 to 2 hours)
    • What are the top qualities that people are looking for in their leaders? What is Emotional Intelligence? Is Emotional Intelligence important in your daily life and also in leadership? Participants will learn practical ways to further develop as leaders in multiple contexts (career, family, community, etc.), whether they have a formal leadership position or not. Participants will also will have the opportunity to self-assess on 15 different leadership qualities. Attend this workshop to better understand your own levels of Emotional Intelligence, whether or not they can change and what it means for leadership and teamwork.
  • LEGO Leadership (1 to 1.5 hours)
    • This workshop provides a fun, interactive, and engaging way to look deeply at the way we communicate, work together in teams, manage conflict, and problem solve… all while using a creative mind approach. Participants will have a chance to work with Lego building blocks to reflect on their personal leadership stories, styles, and approaches, as well as working on team building and engagement.  Participants will have an opportunity to play, imagine, create, build, communicate, collaborate, and have fun while engaging in this workshop. Maximum number of participants this workshop can manage: 80
  • Positive Conflict Management (1.5 to 2 hours)
    • Conflict in groups and organizations is inevitable, and can be very positive and productive. This workshop will help participants better understand various approaches to conflict, which approaches they utilize more frequently, and how to use each approach appropriately. We may approach conflict differently, but if we better understand ourselves and others, we can navigate conflict in a more constructive manner. This workshop will equip participants with various approaches to positive conflict management.
  • StrengthsFinder, Part 2: Leading Positive Change (Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Instrument) (1.5 to 2 hours)
    • This is the 2nd of 2 Strengths workshops that we offer. Participants in this “Part 2” workshop should already be familiar with their Top 5 from Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment instrument. This highly interactive workshop is designed to help participants learn more about using their Top 5 with purpose. This workshop takes a values-based approach to strengths. Participants will go through a series of activities and conversations in order to discover how they can help lead positive change with their Top 5.
    • Participants will need to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment BEFORE the workshop. It typically takes about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Values Based Leadership: Uncovering and clarifying your top values (1 to 1.5 hours)
    • Uncover your top values! You will go through an activity to clarify your most deeply held personal values and learn how your values overlap (or do not overlap) with others. Begin to critically examine the idea of values (e.g. Are some values “higher order” than others) and how they can inspire and motivate both you and other people.
  • Myers Briggs Type Inventory: Understanding Preferences (MBTI Assessment Instrument) (1.5 to 2 hours)
    • Discover how your preferences and psychological type affect who you are and how you work with others. Learn about psychological types and how teams can be more successful through an understanding of similarities and differences in cognition, communication and motivation.
    • Note: We do not charge Mason participants for this workshop, but the MBTI costs $15 per person (please confirm with us after requesting this workshop to make sure the cost has not changed).
    • Information about how to access the MBTI assessment will be shared with the workshop requestor.
    • Participants will need to complete the MBTI assessment BEFORE the workshop.
  • True Colors (1 to 1.5 hours, depending upon group size)
    • Provides a model for understanding yourself based on your personality temperament. Participants will have a chance to engage and interact with one another and learn more about the following:
      • Enhancing relationships – bringing out the best in us.
      • Promoting responsibilities – respecting and building upon our strengths.
      • Fostering understanding – learning to view the world through other lenses.
      • Gaining insights into different motivations, actions and communication approaches
      • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers; students will also be asked to complete the True Color assessment BEFORE the workshop.  The assessment will be shared with workshop participants ahead of time to complete.
  • Team Building: It’s more than just “Breaking the Ice” (1 to 2 hours)
    • Want to help your group get to know each other better in fun and engaging ways? Looking for new ways to help build and motivate your team? Want to partner and collaborate more effectively? Join us for this workshop as we will interact with one another through a variety of simulation exercises that will touch on team building, communication, and leadership styles. Participants will not only walk away having had the opportunity to engage in a few simulation activities, but they will also walk away with a brief facilitation guide. This helpful guide can be used and adjusted for students and staff you work with.
  • Leadership Communication (1 hour)
  • LEAD Overview and Training Opportunities (30 min to 1 hour)
  • Customized Workshops

These opportunities are great for leadership training programs geared towards:

  • University Life (UL) departments and offices
  • Campus departments and offices
  • Campus partners and stakeholders
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students
  • Learning more about yourself and working with others to help make positive change

Peer to Peer VIRTUAL ONLY Workshops: Requests 

UPDATE as of 9/17/21: Currently, the Student Leadership Consultants are fully booked with workshop requests until November 1st. If you are interested in having the Leadership Consultants facilitate a workshop for your class or organization, please request a date from November 1st on. If you need a date prior to November 1st, please consider requesting a workshop from our Professional Staff. Thank you for your understanding. 


To request a peer to peer VIRTUAL workshop, please click here.  Please note that our Student Leadership Consultants typically facilitate presentations for the Fall Semester from early September-early December and early February-late April.  This allows time for our students to prepare for upcoming final exams.  If you require a presentation during the time they are unavailable, please request a program facilitated by our professional staff (see below).  Please note that we are typically unable to facilitate over the weekends.  If possible, please try to select a date during the week, Monday-Friday.  

Workshops and training sessions typically presented by our Student Leadership Consultants:

  • Everyday Leadership (45 mins) 
    • Students will have a chance to watch a short Ted Talk (Everyday Leadership with Drew Dudley) and participate in an engaging and interactive workshop experience focused around “everyday leadership moments.”  Students will have a chance to discover their own “lollipop moments” of leadership.
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, scissors, markers, and tape/glue stick
  • Ice Breakers, Energizers, and Team Building (30 mins to 1 hour)
    • Allows individuals, teams, and groups to get to know one another while participating in engaging and interactive activities
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers
  • Leadership Values (45 mins to 1 hour) 
    • Allows for students to identify their personal ethical values, the ethical values of their teammates, and how they connect to their leadership style and presence.
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers
  • SMART Goals (1 hour) 
    • Facilitates the process of envisioning future possibilities, discovering commitment and passion, and understanding the big picture
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper and pen
  • True Colors (1 to 1.5 hours, depending upon group size)
    • Provides a model for understanding yourself based on your personality temperament. Students will have a chance to engage and interact with one another and learn more about the following:
      • Enhancing relationships – bringing out the best in us.
      • Promoting responsibilities – respecting and building upon our strengths.
      • Fostering understanding – learning to view the world through other lenses.
      • Gaining insights into different motivations, actions and communication approaches
      • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers; students will also be asked to complete the True Color assessment BEFORE the workshop.  The assessment will be shared with workshop participants ahead of time to complete.

Our Student Leadership Consultants are great for leadership training programs geared towards:

  • University Transition Courses
  • Student Organizations
  • Resident Advisors
  • Residence Halls
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Peer Leaders

Professional Staff Facilitated VIRTUAL ONLY Workshops: Requests 


To request a professional staff facilitated VIRTUAL workshop, please click HERE.

Below are the workshops and training sessions typically presented by our professional staff. These are all available virtually (typically via a Zoom link that we will create and share with you). The recommended length of each workshop is listed, but can be adjusted based on the size and needs of your group. Please note the following:

  • 2 weeks notice: We require at least 2 weeks notice before presentations/facilitations.
  • 10 or more: We facilitate workshops for groups of 10 or more participants (if you are a small group, please consider joining with another group to request a workshop)
  • NEW: We now offer some virtual workshops on evenings and weekends. These workshops can start after 6:30pm on weekdays (Wednesday availability starts as early as 4:30pm). These are also available most hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Look below for the workshops with a * next to them. Other workshops are typically offered from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.
  • Months available: We typically facilitate presentations during the months of mid-August through mid-May. We have limited available during the summer months of June, July, and early August.

Workshops and training sessions typically presented by our professional staff:

  • Everyday Leadership (45 mins) * (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Participants will have a chance to watch a short Ted Talk (Everyday Leadership with Drew Dudley) and participate in an engaging and interactive workshop experience focused around “everyday leadership moments.”  Participants will have a chance to discover their own “lollipop moments” of leadership.
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, scissors, markers, and tape/glue stick
  • Ice Breakers, Energizers, and Team Building (30 mins to 1 hour) * (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Allows individuals, teams, and groups to get to know one another while participating in engaging and interactive activities
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers
  • Leadership Values (45 mins to 1 hour) * (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Allows for participants to identify their personal ethical values, the ethical values of their teammates, and how they connect to their leadership style and presence.
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers
  • SMART Goals (1 hour) * (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Facilitates the process of envisioning future possibilities, discovering commitment and passion, and understanding the big picture
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper and pen
  • True Colors (1 to 1.5 hours, depending upon group size) * (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Provides a model for understanding yourself based on your personality temperament. Participants will have a chance to engage and interact with one another and learn more about the following:
      • Enhancing relationships – bringing out the best in us.
      • Promoting responsibilities – respecting and building upon our strengths.
      • Fostering understanding – learning to view the world through other lenses.
      • Gaining insights into different motivations, actions and communication approaches
    • Supplies needed for this workshop (participants will need to provide for themselves): paper, pen, and markers; participants will also be asked to complete the True Color assessment during the workshop.  The assessment will be shared with workshop participants during the workshop.
  • COMING SOON: Avoiding Burn-out through Leadership (ONLY available on evenings and weekends)
    • Leaning on Roy Baumeister’s 4 needs for meaning to avoid burn-out through positional and non-positional leadership. This workshop will focus on self-reflection and talking through Purpose, Value, Efficacy, and Self-Worth.
  • Leadership 101: What is Leadership? (1 to 1.5 hours) * (available on weekdays, evenings and weekends)
    • Attend this fun and interactive workshop to explore the complex topic of leadership. Who do you consider a leader? Does the term “leader” apply only to those in positions of power, or others as well? What characteristics are people looking for in their leaders? Where do you stand on some leadership topics: Are there “born leaders”? Do you need charisma to be a good leader? We will explore how leadership relates to you and your life today.
  • What can TV’s “The Good Place” teach us about Positive Change? (1 to 2 hours) * (available on weekdays, evenings and weekends)
    • Can a TV sitcom help us learn ways to create positive change for ourselves, our groups, and society? NBC’s “The Good Place” is a show in which humans are scored on how ethical they are, in order to determine their place in the afterlife. This workshop will introduce participants to the 5A’s of positive change using engaging and entertaining examples and video clips from “The Good Place.” Are you focusing on all 5A’s of positive change? This session will help participants to better understand the 5A’s of positive change and how they can re-focus our work and our lives.
  • What Would You Do? Making Tough Choices During Difficult Times (1.5 to 2 hours) *(available on weekdays, evenings and weekends)
    • Need to make a difficult decision individually or as a group? What questions do you consider when trying to decide what to do? Consider the following: If you’re unvaccinated, would you visit an immunocompromised family member during a global pandemic? Would you speak up if you heard someone that you do not know make a racist comment? Would you tell a friend that you discovered that their partner is cheating on them if you are also friends with the person doing the cheating? How do you decide what’s best? During this interactive workshop you will engage in activities designed to uncover the pros and cons of the ethical approaches you are already using. You will also learn about other helpful approaches. Practical resources for making difficult choices will be provided.
  • Bringing Your Purpose to Life: Goal Setting (1 hour) * (available on weekdays, evenings and weekends)
    • What is your purpose? What is most important to you, your group, and society? Attend this interactive workshop to clarify your purpose, develop a vision, and then design SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Based) that can help you reach your vision.
  • StrengthsFinder: Discovering and using your Top 5 (Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Instrument) (1 to 2 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
      • This is the 1st of 2 Strengths workshops that we offer. Attend this highly interactive workshop to learn about your top talents and strengths. You will also learn about the talents/strengths of others and how to have a team that balances difference strengths. By attending this session, you will better understand the strengths philosophy, identify and share your talents and strengths, see how your strengths may impact your choices and preferences and the choices and preferences of others, learn new ways to use your strengths in your organization, work, and your life in general.
      • Information about how to access the CliftonStrengths assessment will be shared with the workshop requestor.
      • Participants will need to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment BEFORE the workshop. It typically takes about 20 minutes to complete
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. More important than IQ? (EQ-i 2.0) (1.5 to 2 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
    • What are the top qualities that people are looking for in their leaders? What is Emotional Intelligence? Is Emotional Intelligence important in your daily life and also in leadership? Participants will learn practical ways to further develop as leaders in multiple contexts (career, family, community, etc.), whether they have a formal leadership position or not. Participants will also will have the opportunity to self-assess on 15 different leadership qualities. Attend this workshop to better understand your own levels of Emotional Intelligence, whether or not they can change and what it means for leadership and teamwork.
  • Positive Conflict Management (1.5 to 2 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
    • Conflict in groups and organizations is inevitable, and can be very positive and productive. This workshop will help participants better understand various approaches to conflict, which approaches they utilize more frequently, and how to use each approach appropriately. We may approach conflict differently, but if we better understand ourselves and others, we can navigate conflict in a more constructive manner. This workshop will equip participants with various approaches to positive conflict management.
  • StrengthsFinder, Part 2: Leading Positive Change (Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Instrument) (1.5 to 2 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
    • This is the 2nd of 2 Strengths workshops that we offer. Participants in this “Part 2” workshop should already be familiar with their Top 5 from Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment instrument. This highly interactive workshop is designed to help participants learn more about using their Top 5 with purpose. This workshop takes a values-based approach to strengths. Participants will go through a series of activities and conversations in order to discover how they can help lead positive change with their Top 5.
    • Participants will need to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment BEFORE the workshop. It typically takes about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Values Based Leadership: Uncovering and clarifying your top values (1 to 1.5 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
    • Uncover your top values! You will go through an activity to clarify your most deeply held personal values and learn how your values overlap (or do not overlap) with others. Begin to critically examine the idea of values (e.g. Are some values “higher order” than others) and how they can inspire and motivate both you and other people.
  • Myers Briggs Type Inventory: Understanding Preferences (MBTI Assessment Instrument) (1.5 to 2 hours) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
    • Discover how your preferences and psychological type affect who you are and how you work with others. Learn about psychological types and how teams can be more successful through an understanding of similarities and differences in cognition, communication and motivation.
    • Note: We do not charge Mason participants for this workshop, bu the MBTI costs $15 per person (please confirm with us after requesting this workshop to make sure the cost has not changed).
    • Information about how to access the MBTI assessment will be shared with the workshop requestor.
    • Participants will need to complete the MBTI assessment BEFORE the workshop.
  • LEAD Overview and Training Opportunities (30 min to 1 hour) (only available weekdays, 9am-5pm)
  • Customized Workshops

These opportunities are great for leadership training programs geared towards:

  • University Life (UL) departments and offices
  • Campus departments and offices
  • Campus partners and stakeholders
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students
  • Learning more about yourself and working with others to help make positive change