What strengths do I bring to a group? What are the developmental relationships in my life?

This Mentoring Group is for the student interested in developing their capacity to work with others. Leading with Others provides an opportunity for students to understand themselves through their relationships with others and practice skills to increase their effectiveness in groups. By the end of the program, students will have a clearer understanding of how they instinctively function within a group, and how they might lead--even through periods of difficulty--with confidence, integrity, and generosity.

Please note that attendance to all program activities is required. See below for required dates, times and session descriptions below:

Date & Time   Session Description

Friday, February 28th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop I: Self-Awareness Through Strengths Rethink leadership as a process of working with others to solve complex challenges. Reflect on the roles you typically play in groups, increase self-awareness and discover how to lead with your strengths and those of others.

Friday, March 13th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop II: Networks Discover how friends, family and that person who recommended you for an opportunity already play key roles in your network. What is the difference between a mentor, coach and sponsor? Map your existing contacts; identify strengths and gaps in your network; and practice sharing your story to turn faculty, administrators and professionals into key members of your leadership network.
March 23rd - April 3rd First Mentoring Meeting Students will sign up for a 30-minute mentoring meeting during this time period.  

Friday, April 10th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Workshop III: Strategies for Inclusive Leadership Learn how to incorporate diverse perspectives in working towards a shared goal and navigate conflicts that arise when working in groups. Recognize your default response to conflict and practice strategies to navigate difficult conversations and deal skillfully with interpersonal and group conflict.
Friday, April 24th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop IV: Leading with Integrity What do you do when you are asked to do something that is in conflict with your core values? Deepen your understanding of “values” conflicts so that you’re prepared for that moment. Reframe what is actually at stake for you and all parties involved, explore what inhibits or enables the voicing of values, and engage in role playing exercises to develop a moral muscle memory.
April 27th - May 8th Second Mentoring Meeting Students will sign up for a 30-minute mentoring meeting during this time period.

Before applying, ensure you are available for all the workshops dates listed above and block your calendar to avoid conflicts. If you know you have a scheduling conflict, we encourage you to apply next semester. If an accepted student misses a workshop, outside of emergency circumstances, they will be asked to withdraw from the program.