LDI (South)
June 21 -24, 2018
U
niversity of Maryland
Baltimore County
                                                    Pre-Institute Workshops

The Leadership Development Institute and the ETL Education Foundation Virtual University Initiative (VUI) have
partnered to provide a series of synchronous and asynchronous internet-based leadership workshops.  For
three to four weeks prior to convening at Hampton University, Ambassadors participate in these pre-institute
workshops that include the completion of selected readings, review of custom YouTube presentations, and
participation in synchronous workshop via interactive e-conferencing.
The pre-institute workshops include:  (1) Leadership 101:  Impetus and Styles; this workshop presents
general and specific circumstances that promote leadership behavior, reviews popular leadership styles, and
explores leadership opportunities. (2)
Leadership in the 21st Century:  Understanding the Issues; this
workshop surveys three African American/Ethnic issues critical to societal success. The reviewed issues
include education attainment, economic/entrepreneur development, and cultural/historical awareness. and (3)  
Effective Presentation Tips; this workshop presents the skills required for the making of effective
presentations.  Effective outlining, summarizing, and research skills are reviewed.  Ambassadors also complete
a leadership development action plan electronic poster that is displayed during the Institute.  Each ambassador
provides an oral presentation of their work during the Leadership Development Institute..
Leadership Development Institute Agenda
Thursday -- The Call to Leadership
8:30 AM
Registration/Check-In
9:00  AM
Welcome
James Thomas
William Mills
9:30 AM
Review of Rules, Regulations, and Logistics
10:15 AM
Workshop #1:  Organizational Behavior
10:45 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM
Ambassador Presentations
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:45 PM
Workshop #2:  Conflict Resolution Through Negotiation
3:00 PM
Ambassador Presentations
4:00 PM
Residence Hall Check-In
5:15PM
Dinner
7:00 PM
Evening Keynote:  21st Century Education Success
8:00 PM
Education Roundtable
10:00 PM
Residence Hall
12:00 AM
Lights Out
Friday  -- Preparing to Lead
8:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00  AM
Workshop #3:  Dress for Success
Workshop #4:  Goal Setting
9:45 AM
Workshop #3B: Dress for Success
Workshop #4B: Goal Setting
10:45 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM
Money Matters:  Banking Customs, Practices and Safety
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
Workshop #5:  Mentoring and Mentor Selection
2:00 PM
Ambassador Presentations
3:00 PM
BREAK
4:00 PM
Depart for Dinner
7:30 PM
Cultural Event
10:00 PM
Recreation Event:  Dave and Buster's
12:00 AM
Return to Residence Hall
Saturday -- Leadership: A Personal Commitment
8:00 AM
Breakfast
9:15  AM
Workshop #6:  Money Matters:  Financial Literacy
Workshop #7:  Male Responsibility:  Health and Sexuality
10:15 AM
Workshop #6B:  Money Matters:  Financial Literacy
Workshop #7B:  Male Responsibility: Health and Sexuality
10:30 AM
Ambassador Presentations
11:35 AM
Workshop #8:  Effective Communication Strategies
12:45
Lunch and Workshop #9:  Dining/Business Etiquette
2:15 PM
Workshop #10:  Leadership Concepts Review
3:15 PM
Ambassador Presentations
4:15 PM
Workshop #11:  The Importance of Effective Networking
5:00
BREAK
6:30 PM
Campus BBQ
7:00 PM
Evening Keynote:  Education Success
8:00 PM
Open Discussion:  On Being Black...
10:00 PM
Residence Hall
12:00 AM
Lights Out
Sunday -- Celebrating Leadership
9:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM
Ecumenical and Recognition Ceremony
11:15 AM
Closing Remarks
“My son was a reluctant participant.  He
returned home with positive feedback,
and enthusiasm!!  The program was a
success!”
     2013 Parent Survey Response