Sloan Inclusive Leadership Workshop Series

The Sloan Inclusive Leadership Workshop Series is supported by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Cornell and Purdue Universities. This series is focused on providing current Sloan Scholars and Alumni from the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership and University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring communities with skills and knowledge that will support their development as leaders within academia and beyond.

Each Sloan Inclusive Leadership Workshop can serve 40-50 Sloan UCEM and SIGP Scholars and Alumni. To allow for equitable access for scholars and alumni from across Sloan UCEM and SIGP institutions, registration for a workshop does not confirm selection for participation. Rather registrants will be notified of their selection status and the Zoom meeting link for a workshop will be shared only with those scholars selected to participate. 

Sloan Scholars and Alumni may register for any workshop of interest to them, as participation in one workshop is not contingent on participation in any of the other workshops.

2021 Sloan Inclusive Leadership Workshops

What is Emotional Intelligence?

March 12, 2021, 12-1:30 pm EST
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Summary

Emotional intelligence (often referred to as EQ) is defined as “a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way” (Bar-On, 2006). Emotional intelligence as defined here and applied in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) reflects one’s overall well-being and ability to succeed in life. This workshop will focus on understanding the 15 key emotional intelligent practices as well as clustering these 15 practices into five major behavioral composites: Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making, and Stress Management.  As a leader, your ability to understand your emotions, as well as the emotions of your team, will be instrumental to your success. 

Inclusion and Belonging – We All Want It, How Do We Get It?

March 25, 2021, 4-5:30 pm EST
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Summary

Identity is inextricably linked to power and privilege. Being aware of the power and privilege (or lack thereof) that comes with multiple identities is an important foundation for cultivating self-awareness as a leader. In this session you will learn about: the characteristics of oppression that are systemic within the academy and workplace culture, ways to recognize and respond to imposter syndrome, self-advocacy as a form of self-care, and how to create an environment in which all individuals feel empowered to express their opinions in order to sustain a culture of belonging.  

Inclusive Leadership Frameworks

April 14, 2021, 4-5:30 pm EST
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Summary

While many leadership models exist to provide a framework for what truly effective leadership looks like, this module will identify a few that are indicative of successful, inclusive leadership – encompassing all the ways that we can be prepared to lead a multi-faceted, diverse team. We will take a look at these models, styles, and traits – examining what resonates with each participant and how they can be used for their own inclusive leadership growth. 

Conflict Management 

April 21, 2021, 4-:5:30pm EST
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Summary

Our approach to conflict resolution will be based on the Thomas –Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).  The TKI approach allows you to discover whether you might be overusing or underusing one or more of five conflict-handling modes (collaborating, competing, compromising, accommodating, and avoiding), so you can improve how you manage conflict in the future.  Because no two individuals have exactly the same needs and concerns, conflict is a natural part of our interactions with others—whether in our personal life or in our organizational life.  Conflict resolution skills for leaders is of paramount importance.  A lot of what leaders do is “putting out fires.”  Many of these “fires” are between humans whether they are a part of our organization, a customer, or a vendor. 

Culture – Power, Awareness, and Humility

May 14, 2021, 12-1:30pm EST
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Summary

Cultural intelligence describes one’s ability to understand, relate to and work effectively across various cultures and identities. During this module, participants will use these concepts to evaluate their own abilities to be curious about, value and include others’ perspectives. They will leave with strategies that will set them up for ongoing growth in the areas of self-awareness, humility and learning to create an inclusive environment for everyone. 

Leadership Visioning 

June 8, 2021, 4-5:30pm EST
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Summary

The characteristics of leadership are not exclusive to the most senior ranking persons within an organization; they are characteristics that any person can embody. Establishing a sentiment of safety, requires authenticity and vulnerability. This can be achieved by stepping outside of oneself to learn about the lived experiences of others. Through reflective dialogue, this session will provide you with strategies you can employ in the future in order to strategically navigate organizational culture as part of your leadership practice. Additionally, you will develop an action plan for continued learning in aspects of inclusive leadership. 

Questions?

Please contact Sara Xayarath Hernandez, Graduate School Associate Dean for Inclusion & Student Engagement, Cornell University at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu