Wednesday, October 16, 2019
1:00–2:00 p.m.


Nexus Building, Room 126

Strengths Based Leadership

A growing area of psychology, known as Positive Psychology, incorporates the concept that our natural talents can be developed into strengths and individuals who operate from a position of strength make very successful and effective leaders. Strengths-based leadership involves identifying one’s own individual personality strengths and then becoming aware of how to use your top five strengths to create success in any domain of life including academics, athletics, work and personal relationships. There is no universal set of talents that leaders have in common but all effective leaders use their own strengths to the fullest, whatever those strengths are. This workshop, led by Executive Director of Off-Campus Administration James McGowan, will help each individual to identify their own unique strengths and how to maximize them for success.

This event is part of the Leadership Certificate Program. Prior registration is required to attend.

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James McGowan, Executive Director of Off Campus Administration, has been with Adelphi University since 2002. He provides supervision and academic oversight to the University’s extension centers and off campus programs, including the Manhattan Center, Hauppauge Center, Hudson Valley Center, Catholic Health Services MBA programs, and several others. Jim holds two Masters Degrees in Psychology and is a certified School Psychologist. He has taught Psychology at Mercy College, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University for over 30 years. Some of his courses include Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice, Theories of Human Behavior, Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Managing Stress, Psychology of Learning, Human Development, Child Psychology and several others. He has frequently used his expertise in human behavior to assist others in the business and corporate world, including workshops and seminars with various Chambers of Commerce and business associations. Jim has worked previously for the US Deptartment of Health and Human Services and EEOC as well as over 10 years as a Ground Service Supervisor for British Airways.

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Leadership Certificate Program LogoAbout the Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is an interdepartmental initiative hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Its goal is to offer Adelphi undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills. Participants are able to attend workshops on a wide variety of topics during the course of the year. 

Requirements for Students

To participate in the Leadership Certificate Program, you must RSVP for a minimum of six events. Each student must complete the workshops within the academic year. Events are added throughout the year.

For further information, please contact:

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