Scholars Development Seminar

Scholars Development Seminar group

The Scholars Development Seminar serves a vital role for Reaud Honors students. Just as honors students are leaders among students, researchers are leaders in innovation.


During the Scholars Development Seminar, you will use John C. Maxwell’s book The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader as a guide to understand the connection between research and leadership. While on the surface, these two things might not seem to be related, research participation teaches a variety of skills useful to any leader.

Researchers, like leaders, must know how to:

• communicate
• collaborate
• manage change
• adapt
• demonstrate empathy
• inspire and motivate individuals
• set a direction and vision
• develop mentoring relationships
• have a healthy perspective on ignorance and failure
• sharpen critical thinking and problem-solving skills 


In weekly sessions, the Scholars Development Seminar will address these issues and many more.

Scholars Development Seminar Topics

Aug. 23: Welcome Session

Welcome and Introduction

Aug. 30: Session 1

Passion: Take This Life and Love It

Voice: You Can Seize Only What You Can See

Sept. 6: Library Day

What is a Research Question?

Sept. 13: Session 2

Character: Be a Piece of the Rock

Charisma: The First Impression Can Seal the Deal

Servanthood: To Get Ahead, Put Others First

Sept. 20: Session 3

Communication: Without It You Travel Alone

Listening: To Connect with Their Hearts, Use Your Ears

Sept. 27: Session 4

Relationships: If You Get Along, They’ll Go Along

Generosity: Your Candle Loses Nothing When It Lights Another

Oct. 4: Session 5

Focus: The Sharper It Is, the Sharper You Are

Responsibility: If You Won't Carry the Ball, You Can't Lead the Team

Oct. 11: Session 6

Initiative: You Won’t Leave Home Without It

Commitment: It Separates Doers from Dreamers

Oct. 18: Session 7

Competence: If You Build It, They Will Come

Self-Discipline: The First Person You Lead Is You

Oct. 25: Session 8

Teachability: To Keep Leading, Keep Learning

Courage: One Person with Courage Is a Majority

Security: Competence Never Compensates for Insecurity

Nov. 1: Session 9

Positive Attitude: If You Believe You Can, You Can

Nov. 8: Session 10

Problem-Solving: You Can’t Let Your Problems Be a Problem

Discernment: Put an End to Unsolved Mysteries 

Nov. 15: Presentations

Presentations: Do You See What I See?

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