Leadership Development
Programs and Services

Blitz FAQ

  •  When is the Blitz?  The Blitz takes place from 10:30 am - 3 pm on Saturday, March 1.  Registration starts at 10:30 am and the first session at 11 am.  Please be careful about cutting it close that morning.  We know it's tempting.  We like to sleep in as well, but if everyone arrives at 10:55 am to check in, we won't be able to start on time.

    Where is the Blitz?  Registration will be in Pigott Atrium and most sessions will take place in the Pigott Building, although some session will require a little walking.  If you have mobility needs that we should accomodate, let us know in advance.

    Who is the Blitz for? Is it true that only positional leaders can go? The Blitz is for EVERYONE.  We've separated the Blitz from positional leader training, so if you're interested in the material, this is for you!

    What's the theme this year?  Our theme is, "Connections: Relationships in an Age of Technology".  We will explore on the use of technology in leadership, with particular attention to how it impacts how we relate to others.

    Who are the speakers? Dr. Christopher Paul of SU's Communications Department will offer a keynote.  As it's also Homecoming, we're taking advantage of the return of Seattle U alumni.  Our breakout sessions will be presented by them on a wide array of topics. You will have the opportunity to select from the following breakout session topics: 1) "Full Speed Ahead: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Nonprofit Fundraising" presented by Sheely Mauk, MPA '09, 2) "Hi, I'm a brand and I want to be your friend. Really." presented by DJ Weidner, '07, and 3) "Personal Branding in the Digital Age" presented by Paula Fitzgerald Boos.

    What is the dress code?  This is an informal event, so feel free to dress casually.  Jeans and a t-shirt are appropriate. 

    Will there be food?  We will serve lunch.  We try to plan for common food allergies with our menu, but be sure to let us know if you have needs so we can double check to make sure we have what you need.

    Is it free?  The Blitz is free, but please note that late cancelations are suject to a fee of $20 (see below).

    What should I bring?  All you need is yourself and something to write with.

    What if I want to attend part of the Blitz?  We do ask that participants attend the full program, but we also know that sometimes things come up.  If you want to attend part of the event, email Michelle Etchart with your request.  Please include the time you would like to attend and the reason for your request.  Because material builds throughout the day, we'll review your request and let you know what's possible. As long as it doesn't create an awkward situation for others, it's fine.

    I saw there's a fee if I cancel after a certain point.  What's that about?  We set this date based on when we need to make changes to the catering order with Bon Appetit.  The fee offsets the food and supplies purchased for you.  If you have an emergency, please contact Michelle Etchart and we may be able to waive the fee by sliding a "walk up" attendee in that place.  The sooner you contact us, the easier this will be.