- Time Frame: 2.5 or 3 hours. Longer time for more participants.
- Suggested number of participants: 6-18
- Materials needed: Blank thank you notecards [do I include worksheets here?]
- Room Setup: tables of 4-6
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- What is the value of a community and network for leadership?
- Who is in your network? How are you connected to them? Why do you value these relationships?
- What skills/competencies/perspectives are you interested in developing, and who can help you do so?
- How do you keep connected and be of help to people in your community and network?
|Facilitator Outcomes||Participants will be able to:|
||Describe why relationships matter for leadership, careers, and impact and express understanding that generosity in relationships is helpful in this work.|
||Visualize their own key relationships and networks and recognize important connections, missing links, and useful patterns.|
||Articulate skills/capacities they would like to develop and identify potential people who could be mentors for developing these skills/capacities.|
||Discuss ways to keep vibrant network connections and use the tool of writing a thank you note.|
||Recognize that they have many things to offer others in their networks and community and practice doing so.|
||Propose an action step or two to improve network relationships.|
|1:30 – 2:00||Introductions & Icebreakers
|2:00 – 2:30||Connecting the Dots of Your Cultural Background
|3:00-3:50||Case Study: Why Diversity Can Lead to Better Ideas|
|4:10-4:30||Reflection & Integration
Ask students to share what actions steps they will be taking.
We recommend sending out the pre-workshop email one-week before and a short follow-up two days before the workshop. This workshop does not require any pre-work before the workshop, but you could include a link to a TED Talk to help prime students for the workshop experience.
Here’s an example:
Dear Workshop Participants:
There is no pre-work required for this workshop. You will need a pen. If you do have 18 minutes to spare, we recommend watching this TED Talk, “The danger of a single story” before the workshop.
We look forward to meeting with you soon,
We recommend sending out the post-workshop email within a day or two of the completion of the workshop, to remind participants of any actions they planned to take on going forward, and to get feedback while experience is still fresh. For this workshop, it may simply involve reminding them to utilize what they learned in their upcoming presentations.
Here’s an example:
Dear Workshop Participants:
If not, what did you hope to learn that you would like to see in a future workshop?
What were the most valuable take-aways?
Do you feel like the presentation you brought with you was improved as a result of the workshop?
Overall, do you feel more confident about your ability to produce and deliver effective presentations?
Please use this space to offer any other feedback you feel would be useful for the facilitators and for future workshops.
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Bartsch, R. A., & Cobern, K. M. (2003). Effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations in lectures. Computers & education, 41(1), 77-86.
Reynolds, Garr. (2011). Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition). Berkely, Ca: New Riders.
Reynolds, Garr. (2011). The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides. Berkely, Ca: New Riders.
Baron, Nancy. (2010). Escape From The Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter. Washington, DC: Island Press.
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