November 7, 2018
Leadership and Powerful Presentation Workshop
University Religious Center Meeting Room 104
9am-12pm ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP: A NEW MODEL for LEADING CHANGE
Making change happen can be done from any position in an organization. Many highly successful people can easily identify what changes need to happen, but find it difficult to lead others to confront the challenges facing their group. The goal of this workshop is to increase the capabilities of participants to effect change within their organization. Participants will learn a new way of thinking about group process. They will experience the power of vocal presence and clarity, learn to differentiate types of challenges, understand how roles determine strategies, identify the pressures behind the resistance to change, and learn how to make effective interventions.
In a highly interactive format that encourages deeply personal learning, we will analyze a case that arises from the group, exploring a method to clarify the larger purpose while identifying the trap of “quick fixes.” Through a personal questioning process and partnered debrief, participants will have an opportunity to examine their own organizational challenges. Participants will leave with new strategies – theoretical, psychological, and physical — for successfully leading change in their institution or organization.
1.30pm-4.30pm The Performing Art of Science Presentation
In their presentations, scientists often focus solely on their subject matter and leave the quality of their public speaking to chance. This workshop offers specific skills from the theater to become a more engaging and memorable speaker, whether at a professional conference, public event, job talk, or in the classroom. Topics include activating connection to the audience, clarifying purpose, moving from concept to structure, enhancing physical and vocal presence, managing stage fright, best uses of PowerPoint, and how to use stories and metaphors. In a highly interactive format, participants will have ample opportunity to practice these skills with personal coaching.