Leadership Workshops

The Spork Principle: 4 Key Strategies for Running a Lean and High Performing Student Organization

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The Spork Principle is an effective, practical, and powerful workshop for student organization leaders.  This presentation reveals 4 core key strategies that all high performing and efficient groups utilize.  This workshop is ideal if:

  • You feel like your student club is overworked, underfunded, and under staffed
  • As an organizational leader are you beginning to feel burnt out or like the success of the club/organisation is all on you
  • You want to break your organization out of its rut and take it to a higher level.

Paul Artale has worked with student organizations 20 years and has worked at campuses of all sizes (small liberal arts colleges to major research universities).  He has advised Greek Councils, Student Governments, Campus Activities Boards, and overseen the training of hundreds of student organizations.

Participants will learn:

  • 4 key strategies to running a high performing and efficient student organization
  • 1 key tool student leaders need to master to avoid burnout
  • How to create an organization success plan

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The Strengths Advantage:   The Benefits of Strengths-based Leadership Programs

StrengthsQuest is a tool that provides you with the opportunity to develop strengths by building on what you do best – the way you most naturally think, feel, and behave as a unique individual.  As a certified Gallup StrengthsQuest instructor, my strengths based workshops will deepen your understanding of strengths-based strategies, their advantages, and how to build a successful team culture around them.   Your organization benefits from strengths by teaching you:

  • Behavior patterns that make you effective
  • Thought patterns that make you efficient
  • Beliefs that empower you to succeed
  • Attitudes that sustain your efforts toward achievement and excellence
  • Motivations that propel you to take action and maintain the energy needed to achieve

Strengths-based workshops offered:

* Please note workshops below can be combined into half-day or full day offerings.

  • Strengths 101: This introductory session has participants go over their results and helps them better understand their strengths and the strengths of others around them.
  • Strengths in the Team Environment: This session is ideal for teams wanting to come together and understand 1) how strengths play out in the team environment and 2) how to align the department/unit for success using a strengths-based approach.
  • Becoming A Strengths Based Manager: In this workshop (or private sessions) participants will understand how they can strategically use strengths in leading their organization or department.
  • Strengths and Career Exploration. This workshop will help guide participants towards a career that best aligns with their strengths.
  • Individual Strengths Coaching. 1-on-1 strengths coaching is available as well to go over results and formulate action strategies.



Draft Them or Find Them:  How to Recruit  High Performing Members to Your Organization 

I have has been involved in recruiting members to student organizations and departments for  over 20 years.   I having worked in athletics, career services, fraternity and sorority life, and residence life.  Recruiting quality and lifelong members to strengthen organizations has always been at the forefront of my work.  This isn’t just rhetoric.  I applied these principles to my struggling community organization and helped bring them from near death to the national club awards.    From tracking prospects to conducting national recruitment initiatives with a limited budget to having frank and honest conversations with prospects, Paul I share what can be learned and applied from recruiting college athletes and fraternity/sorority members.   In this session you will:

  • Learn key strategies that can be used to attract prospective members
  • Identify simple self-assessment methods
  • Understand how to create a dynamic, organization wide recruitment culture.

Being Superman: 4 Concepts That Help Leaders Understand (Dis)Ability.

More than 25% of the population has a disability in some form.   With this in mind, we have to keep working to ensure that 1)  our organization creates an environment that is accepting of persons with (dis)abilities and 2) we as leaders have a working knowledge of what (dis)ability is and how to celebrate it.   During this presentation I infuse my life story of overcoming challenges both on and off the football field with practical knowledge relating to ability and inclusion.   Specifically, participants will:

  1. Learn the key tenants of Disability Identity Theory
  2. Understand and identify microagressions and how to combat them
  3. Define and understand intersectionality both broadly and on a personal level
  4. Understand (dis)ability as both a social and medical construct

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Finding the Fit: 3 Strategies to Maximize the Multi-Generational Workforce

Building high performing teams is both a difficult and rewarding task.   Today’s workforce has seen more multi- generational dynamics than any other workforce in history.  With this dynamic comes the potential for increased inter-generational conflict which can lead to a toxic work environment.  In this session participants will learn:

*the core characteristics of the 4 generations in the workplace

*The 4 C’s that lead to inter-generational collaboration

*The 2 most critical first steps in bridging the divide.