Free workshop to explain ‘Nutz and Boltz’ of leadership skills to students

Nina Fox

Students will have the opportunity to discover motivational outlets by attending a Nutz and Boltz Leadership Workshop today hosted by the Student Activity Center.

The workshop will be held in the Gallery of the Memorial Union from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. as part of a series of workshops offered monthly by the Student Activities Center.

Laura Bestler, assistant director of the Student Activities Center, will be the facilitator of the workshop titled, “Make Your Life Extraordinary.”

“We’ll be discussing creative ways to motivate yourself and how to be a better leader, as well as a better person,” Bestler said.

She said the workshop will be an interactive learning experience with videos and other devices to get students involved.

The goal of the Nutz and Boltz series is to provide an understanding of leadership skills and communication for students at school and in the future. Each session focuses on a different area essential for leadership development.

The workshops have been in operation since 1997, in the past focusing on careers, stress management, communication and diversity.

Key issues have brought in many guest speakers, including psychologists and hall directors, to share their knowledge with students.

Santos Nunez, hall director of Upper Friley and facilitator at February’s session, “‘Rock Your Reality’ Diversity Workshop,” said the free workshops are a great way of learning about issues that are going on outside of the classroom.

“I did a workshop on diversity, and one of the things that I learned is that there is still a a great need for it on this campus,” Nunez said. “That is why it is important for students to attend these workshops and take advantage of what is being offered.”

Bestler encouraged anyone interested to attend the informational session.

“I really love to have people participate and to see how they can make a difference in their own lives as well as others,” she said.

The last workshop of this semester, which will be held April 20, will focus on informing new student officers for the 2000-2001 school year.