Story provided by Meridian Technology Center
Shyness and leadership don’t seem to go together.
Being shy, though, may mean you have some unique leadership strengths you can leverage to make a difference in your organization.
On February 9, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, John Mark Day will present “Leading While Shy.”
During this session, Day will take a close look at what shyness is (and isn’t), how to build your leadership toolkit and how to support those who want to lead from a place of shyness.
Day currently serves as the Director of Leadership and Campus Life at Oklahoma State University, where he connects, engages and develops students as leaders who make a difference in their communities. He is also a faculty member in OSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences where he teaches courses on leadership and advises capstone projects and dissertations. Day holds a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a master of arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and master of science and bachelor of arts degrees from Texas Christian University.
Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from noon to 1 p.m. and will take place virtually using Zoom. Registration for the February 9 training is $10. Lunchtime Learning sessions take place twice a month. For complete descriptions of each session or to enroll, visit meridiantech.edu/lunchtime or contact Marcy Luter at email@example.com. Once registration has been confirmed, participants will receive a secure link to join the meeting.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.