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 3 Break-Out Descriptions:
Social Justice Education: Controlling your Hot Buttons Moments to Accomplish Social Justice
Kerry Hooks and Francesca Martelli, Drexel University
Learn how to control your own hot button triggers that stop you from being an educator and leader. We all know the feeling we want to be social justice educators, but we all get caught up in our own moments when we are triggered by a word, comment, or facial expression because others may not get what is happening or they make a surprising comment. Come to this workshop to help us get passed that moment so we can move into the goal of positive social justice education.
Discover your Leadership Potential: An interactive workshop
Bradley Hoffman PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
What makes an effective leader? What images best portray the most important leadership traits? Discussing famous leaders of past or present who embody the best traits, you will learn key competencies of inclusive leadership, including active listening, self-awareness, recognizing personal biases, and finding commonalities in groups. You will also examine personal identity development and how it impacts leadership of those who are similar and different from you, leading you to further discover your leadership potential.
Leadership: Side-to-side, not Top-down
Sharon Torres, Temple University
(:-D) (;-)) (;-0) (:-[) Emoticons and Leadership? Yes! Leadership is not always about one person at the helm. Leadership also has to do with the process of people working together harmoniously. In fact, your relationship with others often influences the way you lead. Using the book, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, this workshop will explore the side-by-side as opposed to top-down phenomenon of leadership. Using reflection-based exercises, you will examine your own EIL competencies and learn how to apply them effectively.
A Vision for Just and Inclusive Leadership
Aurelio Valente, Philadelphia University
This interactive session will guide you in the process of identifying a vision for your just and inclusive leadership approach. Broad examples of leadership visions will be discussed, with a focus on strategies for implementing your passions and articulating short- and long-term goals. You will leave empowered to make your vision for a just and inclusive society a reality!
Identifying Your Inner GLEEK!
Michael Bumbry and Steve Dexter, Temple University
Did you ever think that GLEE could teach you how to be a better student leader? Well, it does! This exciting presentation will discuss many of the central themes of the FOX hit series and highlight how those relate to student development concepts including moral, homosexual identity development, as well as the ideas in Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge. Come and explore what defines a leader, the process of moral and ethical decision making, and why embracing diverse perspectives are critical to success.
Diverse Identity Development Panel Discussion
Women’s Leadership Panel Discussion
2011 Inclusive Leadership Conference Keynote speaker, Dr. Jamie Washington, will speak on the topic "Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century."