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LeaDOREship ToolBox Series

Series Overview 

What’s a toolbox if you do not have the tools you need to get the job done? The LeaDOREship ToolBox Series will help you cultivate all the tools you need to improve your skills as a leader!  This series includes sessions about communication, conflict, self-care and reflections, resiliency, and personal values to name a few. Not only will you learn new skills and leadership techniques, you will engage with your peers and have fun doing it! We hope to see you soon!

Days/Times: Tuesdays at 12 pm and Wednesdays at 4pm 
Location: Sarratt 325/327 (except on Oct. 6 in Sarratt 189) 

Click on the corresponding dates to RSVP and to view more information about the events.

Session 1

Finding the Inner You 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenter: Tassany Henderson
OverviewWe all want to be great leaders! Before we can do that, we need to find out a little about who we are in the inside. In this session students will take the time think about, meditate on, evaluate, and give serious thought to your behaviors, thoughts, attitudes, motivates, desires, and leadership styles. Additionally, students will develop personal SMARTER goals as they plan for the academic year.

Attendees will  

  • Students will be able to demonstrate self-awareness and personal understanding. 
  • Students will design and generate (on an individual basis) at least one SMARTER goal by the end of the program. 
  • Students will develop a plan to implement their new SMARTER goal.

Session 2 

The Power of Prioritization and Defining What’s Important 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM

: Kenzie Poston

Overview: How do you effectively prioritize your responsibilities and align them with your goals? In this workshop, we’ll answer that question and discuss how to stay true to our values and commitments by learning how to prioritize leadership roles, decisions, actions, and busy schedules. 

Attendees will 

  • Identify their personal priorities and reflect on how they align with their values and commitments. 
  • Understand how their priorities can directly influence their responsibilities and goals. 

Session 3 

Navigating Communicating 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Roshaunda Ross-Orta

Overview: Getting your message across as a leader is essential…especially when the message is something your team member does not want to hear. During this workshop, we will identify which communication methods work best in different situations. And we will explore how to share constructive feedback with peers. 
Attendees will 

  • Recognize the pros and cons of various modes of communication.
  • Identify the most effective modes of communication for their leadership role.
  • Differentiate between criticism and constructive/corrective feedback.

Session 4  

eVALUEating your Motivation: Using Values to Drive your Life 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM

: Emma Duncliffe

Overview: Values are the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, right? But, what if we don’t know what our values are? How can we make decisions as leaders, as students, as friends, if we can’t identify the things we value most? In this session, we will dive deeper into the things that motivate us, drive our decisions, and make us who we are.  

Attendees will 

  • Define values-based leadership. 
  • Identify their top 5 core values.  
  • Learn strategies to apply their values to their role on campus / everyday life. 

Session 5

Road to Resiliency 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenter: Tassany Henderson
Overview: This session will enable students to develop mechanisms for protection against experiences that could be overwhelming, helps to maintain balance in their lives during difficult or stressful periods, and also develop healthy wellness habits. 

Attendees will

  • Students will define resilience and a range of resilience protective factors.
  • Students will identify the challenges and issues that continue to test their sense of resilience.
  • Students will identify resilience-related strengths and suggest ways in which they could build upon them.

Session 6

Finding Commonality Through Difference

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenters: Roshaunda Ross-Orta, Antonella Valdivia
Overview: Knowing yourself and who you are leading can be key to accomplishing your team’s common goals. Together we will reflect on your team’s identities and beliefs and learn how to lead those who are different.

Attendees will

  • Reflect on their personal/social identities and beliefs.
  • Identify how their identities/beliefs may differ from team members.
  • Learn tangible tools on how to navigate across identified differences on the team.

Session 7

The 3 C’s: Conflict, Challenging, and Confronting

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenter: Roshaunda Ross-Orta
Overview: Conflict is a good thing! During this workshop, we will discuss how leaders can manage conflict and use it to their organization’s advantage. We will also discuss how holding team members accountable is essential for leaders, those individual team members, and the organization as a whole.

Attendees will

  • Reflect on their own experiences and feelings regarding accountability.
  • Practice language that can be utilized during confrontation.
  • Examine potential causes of conflict.
  • Recognize how conflict can be a beneficial tool for learning and growth.

Session 8  

Learning and Serving: Servant Leadership 101  

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenter: Emma Duncliffe
Overview: _______. ________. ________. What are the qualities that make these leaders special? How can we embody these qualities in our own work? This session will focus on servant leaders, their qualities, and the ways in which we can incorporate servant leadership into our work at Vanderbilt and beyond. We will hone in on the attributes of servant leaders, begin to craft our own personal servant leader styles, and brainstorm ways we can implement servant leadership in our organizations.  

Attendees will 

  • Identify the 6 key characteristics of servant leaders and how they apply to their own work /role on campus.  
  • Analyze the ways they have interacted with servant leaders (pop culture, everyday figures, themselves, etc.) and what attributes these figures have.  
  • Apply the 6 attributes of a servant leader to their own organization or role.  

Session 9 

From What Is to What Could Be: Using Asset Mapping to Empower Your Community 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Presenter: Kenzie Poston
Overview: In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to identify both individual and community strengths. By using Positive Psychology and Community Asset Mapping, we will learn to capitalize on our strengths and find connections to solve problems and bring positive change to the Vanderbilt community. 

Attendees Will…  

  • Identify the tenants of Positive Psychology. 
  • Understand resources and relationships within the Vanderbilt. 
  • Apply concepts of Community Asset Mapping directly to Vanderbilt University and Nashville.