APSAC to offer Purdue professor's live-streamed 'Leadership is an Attitude' talk

November 4, 2013  

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee will offer a live-streamed workshop titled "Leadership is an Attitude" on Tuesday (Nov. 5) as part of its Lovell Leadership Series. Registration for the workshop is full, but all Purdue staff members can watch the event via live stream.

Rodney Vandeveer, professor of technology leadership and innovation, will lead the workshop. It will take place at 9-11:30 a.m., and the live stream will be available at www.kaltura.com/tiny/onf5t. The stream will not be archived, so those interested in the workshop must watch it in real time.

Those who plan to watch the stream are encouraged to download or print Vandeveer’s workshop materials before the event. They can be found at www.purdue.edu/apsac/doc/Leadership%20is%20an%20Attitude%20WORKSHEETS.pdf.

This workshop will show participants the importance of creating positive relationships with workplace leaders and maintaining positive workplace attitudes. Participants will assess their work-related attitudes and learn six quick techniques for attitude adjustment. They also will learn how one's attitude affects work teams' performances and effectiveness.

In addition to his position at Purdue, Vandeveer has 30 years of industrial and business experience in management positions involving human resources, training and development, and manufacturing. Vandeveer is an accomplished speaker who has given talks to professional and academic groups throughout the country. He specializes in speaking about the importance of positive attitudes and of the interpersonal leadership skills required for effective leadership.

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