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Our leadership workshops provide a dynamic, transformative environment and focus on strengths-based learning to cultivate powerful results. Our range of workshops we offer are designed to target specific challenges facing today’s youth. The Paradigm Shift staff creates every workshop based on your current curriculum, props, and staff to develop an individualized event perfect for your program. We also offer assistance with registration and related logistics, as well as pre- and post-event evaluation and analysis so your students get the most out of each workshop. Your program can potentially book one or all workshops depending on your needs. Let us partner with you to make a difference.

Check out the different workshops we offer:

1) Big Money, Big Moves – How to Pay for College

Paying for college can be a HUGE concern for any student pursuing a degree. At Paradigm Shift, we want to limit that concern by planning ahead. Amidst the transition into college life, we want all students to be aware of the financial planning needed. This workshop takes a look into the actual cost of attendance, how to find sources of funding, and tips for having a successful financial plan.

2) Money Matters – How to Budget

One of the most important factors of living a successful life is learning to handle money wisely. No matter the income level, we can all create a plan to spend our money. A budget is not restrictive. It is freeing. In this workshop, we analyze what it takes to take control of our finances.

3) Oh, The Places I Could Go! (College Options)

In this workshop, we examine all of the options available for a student desiring a college degree. Exposure is key! There is no single, one-college fits all approach. Rather, there are hundreds of options to fit a student’s location preference, cost affordance, and desired degree. From a trade school certificate to a 4 year out of state university, we cover multiple post secondary options.

4) Getting Ready for College

The transition from high school to college can be daunting! How do we prepare?
How do students know what to expect? In this workshop, Paradigm Shift provides experienced collegiate students or graduates to lead students in preparing for their college transition. Students will learn adequate expectations and tips as they plan for their degree pursuit.

5) Paradigm Shift’s College Survival Guide

Admission and enrollment are incredible accomplishments for a student!
However, the journey towards graduation and lifelong memories has only just begun. We want students to not only survive college, but to thrive in their time as a student. Engaged students are more likely to graduate. This workshop examines how a student can pass classes, earn a degree, and create the best college experience!

6) Write a Winning Resume

A resume can win you the scholarship or lose a committee’s interest. How does a student create a resume that stands out from the rest? How does one showcase their accomplishments? In this workshop, we cover simple tips and tricks to help students win with resume building.

7) Habitual Greatness – Managing Time with Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” A great way to manage one’s time is to create a successful habit. Whether we like it or not, we are creatures of habit. The only question is: do our habits help us or hurt us in our pursuit of success? While managing our time, consistent habits can lead to incredible results.

8) Time and Leadership – Managing Time Effectively

Time is a limited resource. As leaders, we must learn to effectively manage our time to ensure that our values, goals, and projects are accomplished. This workshop takes a deep dive into how leaders can stay focused on what matters most.

9) Time Management 101: Charting the Basics

In this workshop, we look at the basics of Time Management. To do so, we must learn to track and measure our time. As we know, whatever is measured can be improved. Once measured, we can categorize how we spend our time by importance to our current and future goals. Paradigm Shift leaders will help your students create a time management chart that will set them up for success.

10) Adapting to Change

In life, change is a constant. How change affects us relies largely upon how we handle it as leaders and students. At Paradigm Shift, we believe that any situation can be made better with a proactive approach. In this workshop, we look at strategies to effectively manage change while lowering our stress.

11) Leading From Within

At Paradigm Shift, we know that influence equals leadership. Influence can originate from a plethora of sources. We want students to know that each of us has something to contribute to a team. The difficult part is discovering our leadership strength and developing our style. This workshop uncovers the knowledge it takes to begin using our influence and leading from our strengths.

12) Effective Communication = Effective Leadership

In this workshop, we develop effective leadership through effective communication. Communication is a large part of soft skill development, and soft skills are at the epicenter of leadership. “Not all great communicators are great leaders, but if one is to become a great leader, they must be a great communicator.” Students will learn what it takes to lead a team of different individuals towards a common goal while growing their communication abilities.

13) Level Up – Education Brings Opportunity To Rise

At Paradigm Shift, we believe that education equals opportunity. Education allows students to level up their capabilities. Education comes with the offering of a better future. An educated mind can take advantage of the resources and opportunities around it. In this workshop, we communicate the importance of education and the benefits that follow.

14) The “Yet” Mindset – How We Grow

Having a growth mindset allows us to overcome our obstacles. Leading a successful life is not easy. We will have obstacles, pitfalls, challenges, and mountains in our way, but we must climb on. At Paradigm Shift, we believe that we can grow our skills, talents, and knowledge to increase our capabilities… and it all begins with one small word. Yet.

15) Values-Based Decision Making

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” The decisions we make matter. If we align our values and decisions together, we will enjoy the future we create tomorrow. This workshop analyzes the practical skills of decision making.

16) Expecting Greatness – Setting and Achieving SMART Goals

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work.” This quote by Daniel Burnham reflects one of our core values at Paradigm Shift, “Expect Greatness’. We want students to dream big while setting practical steps to accomplish their goals. This workshop offers students an interactive goal setting experience.

17) World Changers – Making a Difference

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways.” If we want to change the world, we have to become the change we wish to see. Only when we recognize our power, can we understand our potential to make the world a better place. At Paradigm Shift, we believe in the next generation.
Students can make the world a more inclusive and efficient place while doing what has never been done.

18) Professional Prep

In this workshop, we take a deep dive into what students need to know about their future careers. Certain principles correlate among all careers to make successful people stand out. We look at those principles and teach them to students in this interactive experience.

19) Surrounded by Resources

Resources are all around students to help them succeed. Exposure to these resources is key. What is all out there for students to use? What can students do to access these resources? This workshop answers those questions and encourages students to take advantage of the help that surrounds them.

20) The Science of Social Media

Social media has been a new frontier in the recent decades. Learning to use it beneficially can give great rewards. However, using social media does come with “cons”, if used inappropriately. These “cons” can follow us into our future, so using social media the right way is needed. We teach students the “do’s and don’ts” of social media.

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