Speaking at at the ISLC Conference this Saturday
I have been asked by the Office of International Programs here at JMU to speak at the International Student Leadership Conference this coming Saturday. There are a couple of reasons why they asked me, I think. Firstly, the audience is mostly comprised of international students and, perhaps, as an "international" faculty member, I can offer some insights into leading. Secondly, I am a writing teacher and when I proposed "writing for leadership" as the topic of my session, it was received rather well.
So, as I prepare for the session, I think I will structure it around the rhetoric of the current presidential campaign and will begin with the instant-classic Obama speech on race last week. So, I will probably end up talking about the role of rhetoric and persuasion in mobilizing the masses for a cause.
Now, after the presentation, the Powerpoint file is attached, for anyone interested.