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Workshop Descriptions

The Leadership Essentials Workshops Series includes six different topical workshops which are offered multiple times per quarter.
 

Foundations of Leadership

FLLeadership is more than title and position, telling others what to do, or having authority and power. Rather, it is a process of collaborating with others to create positive change.  

This workshop will help you deconstruct outdated ways of thinking about leadership and highlight practices needed to address complex problems for a complex world.

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Understand the complexity of leadership theory and practice
  • Understand the need to apply a critical lens to dominant leadership narratives
  • Develop an awareness of their identity as a leader
  • Begin crafting a pathway to rebuild thoughts and beliefs about leadership


Self-Awareness

SAEach person brings individual qualities, experiences and values when engaging in leadership, and understanding of these aspects of yourself is essential.

In this workshop, you will explore how self-knowledge impacts your goals as a leader and helps you navigate interactions with others. 

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of themselves
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness
  • Identify their personal values and how they contribute to leadership
  • Establish goals for self-development


Communication

COMCommunication is multidimensional and involves more than just talking. Awareness of what is communicated beyond words is essential.

This workshop will help you learn techniques to use within multiple contexts, develop an awareness of communicating across difference, and employ active listening skills. 

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Practice applying appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • Begin developing an awareness of communicating across differences
  • Exercise active listening skills


Group Development

ICGroup work is something you will encounter throughout college and beyond. When working with others it is helpful to have a solid understanding of how groups form, operate, and change.

In this workshop, you will learn how to establish productive relationships and foster teamwork within your group.                     

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Learn how groups form and develop
  • Be able to distinguish between groups and teams
  • Explore strategies to increase group functionality
     

Dimensions of Diversity

DDTo effectively collaborate, we need to understand and learn from others who embody different identities, experiences, and beliefs.  

This workshop will help you explore social identities, ways in which difference impacts how we interact with others, and the concepts of power, privilege and oppression.

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Understand the dimensions of diversity
  • Articulate their personal and social identity
  • Understand how identity influences leadership


Conflict Management

CONConflicts are often seen in a negative light, but  when viewed through a different lens, they can become opportunities for change and growth.

In this workshop, you will learn to recognize multiple forms and factors of conflict and practice different approaches of conflict management.

Students actively participating in this workshop will:

  • Recognize common sources of conflict as they show up in our lives
  • Understand strengths and limitations of the different conflict styles
  • Gain confidence in practicing conflict management