GS SOLD series teach about leadership

Bailey Adcock

Georgia Southern’s Office of Leadership and Community Engagement and the Office of Student Activities have been putting on Student Organization and Leadership Development (SOLD) series workshops for students for the past few semesters.

These free workshops are open to all GS students and each one focuses on a different topic of conversation and tutorials, the most recent being on Event Planning.

Each workshop focuses on a topic that greatly benefits college students in general.

“I think that the SOLD workshop was super helpful when it came to planning events because it taught me that you can’t just think of the overall event, but you need to focus in detail about what is going to be happening,” Dani Diaz, sophomore international studies major, said.

In addition to gaining useful knowledge, student organizations gain WINGS incentive points by having members attend. Organizations can receive various awards after accumulating a certain amount of incentive points.

The overall goal of the workshops is to develop greater leaders within student organizations on campus.

“I’ve been to multiple workshops and one that really helped me was the Leadership SOLD Series last month. The SOLD series allowed us as an organization to develop leadership skills that we may not have had before,” Nik Davis, sophomore biology major and member of the Theta Xi fraternity, said, “It also benefits us in a way to not only learn new skills but we are able to apply the skills to the success of the fraternity.”

The upcoming workshops for the rest of the semester will be held in the Russell Union room 2080 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include workshops on diversity, leadership development and conflict management.

A schedule can be found on the Georgia Southern Leadership and Community Engagement webpage.