Thursday, May 27, 2021
Leadership is a critical skill for graduate students and one increasingly in-demand in the job market. Despite this, graduate students often complete their degrees without ever receiving leadership training. This gap leaves graduate students in a vulnerable position in both interviews and work environments: while they hold expertise, they too often rely on outdated notions of leadership, relying on their formal authority and jeopardizing their ability to foster change and mobilize others. In this interactive workshop, graduate students will engage in an experiential learning activity to identify the differences between authority and leadership while exploring their relationship to both. This workshop aims to acquaint grad students with some key leadership skills and inspire them to learn more.
- Cristina Stasia, Director of Instruction, Peter Lougheed Leadership College