Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Speaker: Elizabeth Manuel

Grit is an individual's ability to work through challenges to meet their end goal - rather that be getting the perfect job or completing that first 5K race. Many leaders seek to make an impact and create social change; however, it will not always be a smooth race.

This presentation will discuss the importance of resilience and how to incorporate grit into your leadership style. Leaders should embrace failure as they seek to make an impact on the world around them; it is all about how you turn that failure into an opportunity and persist towards your established goals.

Revolving around the theme of "it's a marathon, not a sprint," this presentation will utilize discussion and engaging activities to help student leaders lace up with a clear "training plan."

Bio: Elizabeth serves as the interim Associate Director for FYE. Previously, she joined the FYE office as the Orientation Coordinator in December 2014. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Master’s degree from the University of Georgia. Prior to her arrival to UCF, Elizabeth worked at California Lutheran University as the Coordinator for Student Involvement and Wellness. Elizabeth enjoys exploring new places, trying unique restaurants, watching all different sports, and spending time with her friends.


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