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Boreas Brings Leadership Training to Duluth Campus

The Boreas Leadership Program is a great opportunity for graduate and professional students to access leadership development training and network building. The program is run through the Institute on the Environment and is offered at no cost to students.

We will be offering three different leadership workshops for faculty and graduate/professional students on the Duluth campus on March 9 and 10 over spring break.

Developing Intercultural Competence
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9
Location: Engineering Bldg room 118
Do you want to be more effective at navigating cultural differences at home or abroad? This workshop is designed to give you an overview on strategies not only to successfully overcome sticky cultural barriers and misunderstandings, but to understand and maximize the benefits of working across cultures. Participants will engage in activities to enhance their self-knowledge through the application of real-life scenarios.

Meetings that Matter
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9
Location: Engineering Bldg room 118

You’ve almost certainly sat through a bad meeting. But have you ever been part of a meeting that feels transformational? Done right, meetings facilitate great work. In this workshop, you will learn and practice new strategies to become a master of meetings. Try out some meeting games, and get ready to harness the contributions of colleagues and collaborators while earning gratitude for not wasting time with bad meetings.

Deep Work: Maximizing Your Impact in a Distracted World
9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Friday, March 10
Location: Engineering Bldg room 118
In our digital age, most of us struggle with carving out time to do the work that matters most. Shallow pursuits such as social media, the constant pinging of text notifications, and emails can lead us astray from doing the deep work required to enrich our relationships, communities, and even the world. In this session, you will map out a plan for creating a more meaningful and rewarding life based on the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and by utilizing examples from prolific thought leaders and scientists.

Click here to sign up for any or all of these workshops being offered over spring break. Applications are due on March 3rd.


Director of Graduate & Faculty Leadership Programs


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