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 2 Break-Out Descriptions:
Do You See What I See?
Laura Randolph, Temple University
Students often discuss their desire to attend a college/university to meet new and different people. However, when provided the opportunity, these same students surround themselves with what is comfortable and familiar. This session will provide you the opportunity to see how vast diversity exists on a college campus. Using this understanding of diversity, we will explore how to use your role as a leader to gain a better perspective of others and to serve as an advocate to the larger community. This interactive session will empower you to be a leader and create change in the climate within your own college or university.
How to Shape your Brand: An interactive session on the power of YOU
Bradley Hoffman PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Come and learn how to discover and refine your personal brand, become aware of others', and deploy your brand in practical use. You will also learn how to develop you own personal Board of Directors and discover how to use the tools and resources around you to succeed as a leader. In addition, you will learn the brands of others and how to successfully utilize the unique blends of skills that each individual can contribute to the bigger picture.
Safe Zone 101: An Introduction to LGBT Issues on College Campuses
Brett Krutzsch and Sasha Gamburg, Temple University and Widener University
Safe Zone 101 will provide you an understanding of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Through interactive dialogues and activities, come and explore sexual orientation identity, gender performance, heterosexism, and homophobia. At the end of this session you will begin to gain tangible skills and knowledge to help support LGBT students and become a more inclusive leader in your community.
Building Powerful Partnerships for Creating Change
Aurelio Valente, Philadelphia University
Gandhi is widely quoted as saying, "Be the change you want to see in the world." But can one person be the change while involving others in the process? This interactive session dissects the change process and examines the roles people play in creating change as well as the reactions and responses to change. You will learn about the "Universal Change Principle" and how to effectively build powerful partnerships for change.
Leadership Today...Leader Tomorrow
Jan Harris & Tracey Hanton, Community College of Philadelphia
As college students you are developing leadership roles in your college and community. You may be part of a club, organization or civic group, holding an office or participating as a member. While it is exciting and fun to be involved, you might not be focused on the fact that the skills you are learning and refining will follow you into your career future. This workshop will examine how you can define your skills and use them to promote your career success in our diverse and globalized world.
What’s on Your Cover: Labels, Identities, and Interactions
Natalie M. Byrdsong, Temple University
What’s the first thing someone might think when they meet you? It is true? What happens when you're in a group and you are perceived one way and actually you're the other? Come and engage in dialogue about personal perceptions regarding labels, and reflect on personal responsibility and action steps towards inclusiveness.
Intergenerational Leadership in the Workplace Panel Discussion
2011 Inclusive Leadership Conference Keynote speaker, Dr. Jamie Washington, will speak on the topic "Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century."