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Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Thyself Before Leading Others

Virtually all graduate students will eventually find themselves managing and leading others whatever career they pursue. Being an effective manager/leader requires hard work and training. This leadership workshop focuses on helping participants assess some of their core leadership strengths and areas for development.

Participants will take three behavioral assessments designed to identify their ability to self manage, develop others, think strategically, influence and exert power, build relationships and teams, and achieve results. As part of the assessment process, participants also receive confidential input from colleagues, peers, and advisors (of their choosing) through an online 360 degree feedback instrument. Then in three, three-hour workshops, participants learn their results and then participate in experiential exercises and discussions aimed at learning practical tools for increasing their personal leadership effectiveness. The workshop focuses on three core areas of understanding:

1.     How do you behave under stress and what behaviors may be derailing your interpersonal effectiveness with others?

2.     How are you perceived by others in terms of thinking strategically, influencing others, building relationships, achieving results?

3.     How do you handle changing circumstances and how should you work with (or manage) others who have very different strengths and challenges?

Specific learning objectives for each workshop are provided below. This is an active experiential class where participants are expected to both give and receive feedback. Approximately 90 minutes of pre-work is expected before the series begins and an hour of reading before each workshop.

INSTRUCTOR: Evelyn Williams

Registration Process

Open to all current Stanford graduate students, space is limited.

If selected, participants will be required to submit a $100 deposit check made out to Stanford University.  Participants must attend all three sessions and checks will be returned upon successful completion of all sessions. Instructions for submitting the deposit will be included with the notification information.

Not currently scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.