Boreas Brings Leadership Programming to Duluth Campus
We’re thrilled to be coming to the Duluth campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27. On tap, we’ll have three workshops for Duluth graduate students, staff and faculty:
Thursday, Oct. 26
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Solving environmental challenges requires the best efforts of teams of people with diverse skills and perspectives. The Boreas integrative leadership workshop empowers participants with integrative leadership skills for making meaningful progress on tough problems.
Participation is required for the full session. This experience is not for spectators! Participants learn about leadership practices and then practice and apply them in an experiential, learning lab format. Participants sharpen their abilities to address common challenges in leading diverse groups working on wicked environmental problems, practice conflict management and polarity mapping tools for engaging in thorny environmental dilemmas, learn from examples of successful integrative leadership, and build networks among participants with differing perspectives and skills.
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Center for Integrative Leadership and Liz Sopdie from CIL will be teaching the workshop.
Telling Your Story
Thursday, Oct. 26
Storytelling is an important leadership skill if you’re interested in science, policy and having an impact. This workshop will help you understand others’ stories and get better at telling your own. You’ll be able to answer the questions: Why do you do what you do? Why does your work matter? You’ll even gain a few ideas about how you can practice telling your story and so grow your leadership.
This workshop is taught by Dr. Michelle LaRue, research ecologist and science communicator who is frequently featured in major media outlets such as NPR and NBC Nightly News. She also has the claim to fame of creating the #cougarornot hashtag on twitter.
Meetings that Matter
Friday, Oct. 27
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.
This workshop is taught by Kristi Kremers, Director of the Boreas Leadership program. Kristi is writing a book on the topic and believes that by changing meeting culture we can change the world, and have more fulfilling and effective work lives in the process.