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Wednesday, March 6th

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Mar 6 09:00 am Content Layout, Call to Action and Social Media Small Business Development Center at UCF - National Entrepreneur Center
The internet marketing landscape is evolving at light speed. Following up with last year’s successful series, this year’s seminar will make you current with the latest trends in web design. Led by an experienced e-marketing professional, this seminar is designed to educate new and existing business owners about website planning, development and management for marketing success. The seminar will provide tips and tactics for effective web page copy and graphics. Discussions will be based on breadth versus depth of copy, educational information, user navigation and search engine rating strategies. In addition, we will discuss critical success factors for call-to-action strategies, basic transaction processing and harnessing the power of social media. Participants will leave with a better understanding of using these techniques for building website traffic as well as customer count and spend.
Mar 6 01:00 pm Leadership Challenge Series (Faculty & Staff only) Rescheduled HR
Rescheduled from March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014 to June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. THE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES INVENTORY What Leaders Do to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Program Summary: The Leadership Challenge is a research-based leadership development model. The workshop design uses practical application gleaned from twenty five years of research to transform individuals, teams, and organizations. The workshop is a combination of 16 hours of in-class instruction, in addition to each participant receiving four one-on-one coaching sessions. Based on the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner whose research began in the early 1980s Participants experience and apply The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® through cases, workbook exercises, group problem-solving tasks, lectures and optional outdoor action learning. This workshop is ideal for organizations who wish to develop leaders who consistently get better results Leadership Challenge Assumptions Leadership is an observable set of skills and abilities that can be learned and improved Leadership is a relationship Leadership development includes self-development Leadership Practices Inventory (Self-Assessment) Results clustered around Five Practices The more frequently practices were observed, the more likely viewed as better leaders The Leadership Challenge® Five Practices Leaders model the way Leaders have strong beliefs about matters of principle. To be able to clearly articulate their beliefs, leaders find their voice by clarifying personal values. But clarity is not enough. To be credible, leaders do what they say they will do. They set the example by aligning actions with shared values. Leaders inspire a shared vision They look across the horizon of time and envision an ennobling and uplifting future. Leaders are positive, they bring the future to life, and they enlist others in a common cause. Leaders challenge the process They are pioneers, willing to step out and change the way things are. They experiment and take risks and learn from the accompanying mistakes. Leaders enable others to act They know they cannot do it alone, so they foster collaboration and strengthen others. By actively involving people in planning and decision-making, and through daily acts of trust and respect, leaders increase the competence and confidence of their constituents. Leaders encourage the heart The climb to the top is arduous and steep and because leaders ask constituents to carry out difficult tasks. Leaders recognize and reward individuals along the way and they celebrate achievement and milestones. Genuine acts of caring draw people forward. Program Fee The program fee for this class is only $250 and can be paid by interdepartmental transfer here or personal check. This fee includes a book, all materials provided during the class, and four individual coaching sessions. Facilitators Beth Scheitzach & Patty Farris od&training@ucf.edu 407-823-0440 Leadership Coach Patty Farris, Certified Coach patty.farris@ucf.edu 407-823-0558 Register Now for LPI001 myUCF
Mar 6 02:00 pm Sense and Sensibility Orlando Shakespeare Theater
When a lack of luck makes for difficult marriage prospects, the Dashwood sisters set sail on the volatile seas of courtship. The sisters soon discover that neither reserved Elinor’s common sense nor Marianne’s impulsive passion offers the key to happiness. Scandalous secrets, burning betrayals, and unexpected twists line the path to true love in this fresh adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Mar 6 03:00 pm UCF vs. Boston College Softball Stadium (SBS)
Mar 6 04:00 pm Oral Communication in Academia Series: Visual Aids Classroom Building I (CL1)
Visual aids can be a helpful resource in conveying and clarifying messages. They can also distract and hinder communication. We will familiarize ourselves with several types of visual aids. Take away some best practices for using visual aids. Please RSVP by registering here: http://www.admin.graduate.ucf.edu/surveyASP/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=52Hn57MLm5l5G
Mar 6 05:30 pm UCF vs. Michigan Softball Stadium (SBS)
Mar 6 07:00 pm COS presesnts Science Cafe with Dr. Llew Ehrhart Off-Campus
Professor Ehrhart is a vertebrate zoologist whose research program is focused on reproduction, population biology, ecologic geography, and conservation biology of marine turtles. His most recent research interest involves characterization of juvenile and subadult populations in coastal lagoons and over near-shore reefs, as well as long-term studies of nesting beach productivity. As part of our celebrations for the UCF 50th Anniversary the College of Sciences will be hosting several Science Cafés to showcase our Pegasus Professors and discuss Science Beyond UCF with the Central Florida community. Admission is free, and you need no reservation—just come ready to listen and contribute. Each speaker will begin their presentation at 7 p.m. so please arrive around 6 p.m. if you plan on having dinner at Taste. All Science Cafés will be held at Taste Restaurant, which is located at 717 W. Smith Street in College Park and pictured below. Get directions to the restaurant and view their menu by visiting their website http://www.tastecp.com/.

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