2011 Inclusive Leadership Conference
Building a Better Philadelphia One College Student at a Time
February 19, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Center Underground
Session 1 Break-Out Descriptions:
Taking the "Dis" out of Disability!
Jolene Stephens and Renee Kirby, Temple University
“Disability is not a constant state of being.” If a person is in an environment that is accessible and inclusive, does that person still have a disability? “Disability, like ethnicity, religion, age, gender, and other characteristics, is a natural part of life.” Should a disability define who a person is or dictate what they can achieve? (www.disabilityisnatural.com) Come to this active, multi-sensory workshop to have your beliefs and perceptions about disability challenged. Explore how your attitudes, assumptions and the words you use impact your actions and others. Open you mind to a new way of thinking and take the "dis" out of disability!
Radical Inclusiveness: Native American Concepts of Balanced Leadership
Dr. John DiMino, Temple University
Come and focus on Native American ideas that challenge traditional Western concepts of what it means to be a “good” leader. You will learn about listening skills needed to enter another culture, and a radical form of inclusiveness practiced by Native Americans. Learning how these concepts can be applied to your own life, you will understand the proper balance of energies necessary to be an effective leader. These differences will be highlighted through examples gleaned from the presenter's service and participation in Lakota ceremony on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. This workshop will help you see the value of diverse cultural and leadership perspectives.
Bapu, Barry, Elastigirl, Vivien, Google, oh my!
Sharon Torres, Temple University
Using the legacy of historical/popular figures as a guide, explore your own potential to be an effective leader. By examining the 5 practices of exemplary leaders based on the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, learn what followers value the most and set a goal on becoming the leader you have always wanted to be. Whether you are a member of a student org or president of a Fortune 500 company, you can always find inspiration in other people’s stories.
Jorge Lopez, City Year of Greater Philadelphia
Take the time to explore and understand your style of leadership. Based on the Leadership Compass model, you will begin to appreciate how you function within a group, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how other people on your team are best led. This interactive workshop provides you the chance to make sense of their actions, desires and work style.
True Colors: Finding Your Leadership Crayon in the Crayola Box of Life
Will Fenton & Kate Schaeffer, Temple University
Are you a Blue, Green, Gold, or Orange? Are you a Guardian, Artisan, Rational, or Idealist? Utilizing the True Colors assessment framework by Dr. David Kiersey, you will discover the major components of their unique leadership style. You will also explore in small groups various strategies to successfully work with those in other “colors” and how these four personality dimensions interact and shape our daily interactions. Come and have fun finding your “true colors” in the Crayola Box of Life.
Leadership and Spirituality
Dr. Jamie Washington, The Washington Consulting Group
Many of our most effective leaders talk about how their faith or spirituality informs and impacts their practice. If this is true, how is your leadership impacted by you belief systems? How do you work effectively with others who may have different beliefs than you? This interactive session will invite participants to engage and share how leadership and spirituality are key partners for inclusive leadership.
2011 Inclusive Leadership Conference Keynote speaker, Dr. Jamie Washington, will speak on the topic "Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century."