According to Samford, “Leadership Lunches are a monthly lecture series intended to provide Samford students leadership training through a 30-minute, seminar-style presentation. It is our hope that these presentations are interactive and encourage open dialogue among participants. Free lunch will be provided for the first 40 students who register each month.”
On Wednesday, March 10 Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Ashley George spoke on Emphatic Leadership during the most recent Leadership Lunch event.
“Most of my research centers on the ways that effective social support impacts our health and our lives positively, and I found it an easy connection with leadership that is full of humility and care,” George said when asked why she chose this particular topic.
Overall, George said she thought the event went well, and that students seemed engaged and inquisitive. She decided to be a speaker, she said, because she is always excited about any opportunity that allows her to connect with students across campus.
George hopes that students left the event feeling encouraged and received enough information to know that when it comes to leadership, strength and humility can coexist.
Office of Student Leadership and Involvement Intern Rylee Jones discussed how the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement is continuing with the event despite COVID-19.
“Even while we are working with the COVID restrictions and guidelines, we are still able to create an environment where students can learn and openly discuss our leadership topics with the speaker. We are thrilled that we have been able to find a way to make this Leadership Lunch work safely,” Jones said.
According to Jones, there are two more Leadership Lunches for this spring semester. They are taking place on March 24 and April 14.
For news about the last two Leadership Lunches, follow @samfordleadership on Instagram.