LEADStrong at Cabrini College is a co-curricular leadership program.
Students with all levels of leadership experience have the opportunity to discover their leadership abilities, hone their skills, and gain an edge on the competition in the workplace.
LEADStrong prepares students through a holistic leadership experience to become socially responsible leaders engaged within diverse communities.
LEADStrong uses the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and StrengthsQuest to cover topics such as:
Students will address these topics in a variety of ways and at their own pace. The program is designed to fit all styles of learners and be manageable for any busy lifestyle.
A staff mentor guides students in creating a leadership-development plan.
Email LEADStrong@cabrini.edu with any questions.
Cabrini also offers a certificate and minor in leadership studies.
All LEADStrong participants will meet with their mentor to register for sessions.
Fall 2015 LEADStrong Workshops
Opening Workshop for all LEADStrong Participants
This workshop counts for the required LEADS 101 Workshop on the Leadership Development Plan.
All members (new and returning) are expected to attend.
Know Yourself…You’re Pretty Cool – Consciousness of Self
Wednesday, September 30, 3:15-4:15pm, IAD118
Facilitators: Anne Filippone and Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1 point)
Laying Out the Roadmap to Success – Consciousness of Self
Monday, October 5; 3:15-4:30pm, Founders 211
Facilitator: Maria Vizcarrondo, Nerney Leadership Institute (1 point)
Time Management – Consciousness of Self, Commitment
Tuesday, October 6; 12:30 – 1:30pm, IAD 325F
Wednesday, October 7; 4:35 – 5:35pm, Founders 205
Thursday, October 8; 3:15 – 4:15pm, Founders 203
Facilitator: Maritza DeJesus, Center for Teaching and Learning (1point)
Develop strategies for greater success by applying specific tools which help you take control of your time! This skill is one of the keys to reduced stress, healthy work-life balance, greater efficiency and can even help contribute to achieving higher grades!
ALLY 101 – Consciousness of Self, Congruence
Tuesday, October 13, 5-6pm, Founders 207
Facilitator: Sarah Carter, Diversity (1 point)
About 3.5% of the population identifies as a Lesbian, gay, or bisexual individual while 0.3% identifies as transgender ("An Ally’s Guide to Issues Facing the LGBT Community"). These individuals are coworkers, classmates, neighbors, friends, among others. Students interested in becoming better allies for their LGBT peers and friends are encouraged to sign up for:
Resume Clinic – Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
Thursday, October 15, 3:15-4:30pm, IAD118
Facilitator: Richie Gebauer, First-Year Experience (1 point)
Learn the basics of writing a resume and develop an understanding of the three components of a resume: content, format and appearance. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the presenter as they get hands-on experience with beginning their resume in this workshop. Strategies for successfully targeting your resume to meet distinct job opportunities and highlight leadership skills will also be offered.
What Is Your Leadership Style? – Consciousness of Self, Collaboration
Tuesday, October 20, 4-5pm, IAD Lecture Hall
Facilitator: Nakia Mack, Enrollment Retention (1 point)
Values provide perspective in the best of times and through difficult times. This workshop will assist attendees with identifying personal values that guide their behavior and influence decision making in their lives.
Empowerment Workshop – Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
Tuesday, October 20; 12:30 – 1:30pm, IAD Lecture Hall
Wednesday, October 21; 5 – 6pm, Founders 352
Thursday, October 22; 3:30 – 4:30pm, Founders 211
Manage the Language of Success! In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to take positive actions towards YOUR desired future and how to get the outcomes and experiences that you want while here at Cabrini.
Living a Values Driven Life – Consciousness of Self, Congruence
Thursday, October 22, 3:15-4:30pm, IAD118
Facilitators: Richie Gebauer, First-Year Experience; Anne Filippone, SEaL (1 point)
Inside Scoop: What Employers Want! - Consciousness of Self, Citizenship
Tuesday, October 27, 12-2pm, Grace
Facilitators: CCPD (2 points)
Would you like to hear from employers what it really takes to land a job or internship within their organization? Well hear is your opportunity! On Tuesday, October 27th you will have the opportunity to hear from employers what they are looking for in a candidate during the application and interview process. After the panel, you will have a chance to speak with employers one on one. You will also have the opportunity to have your LinkedIn profile picture taken for free! Business Professional Attire is requested for this event. Snacks will be served during the networking portion of this event.
Writing With Purpose - Consciousness of Self, Congruence
Monday, November 2, 4-5pm, IAD118
Facilitator: Matt Slutz, Center for Teaching & Learning (1 point)
Individuals will practice various forms of communication during their lives. In college, as one prepares for the workforce or other professional endeavors, learning to write and speak with intention and clarity is paramount. This session will help students learn important strategies and skills to use throughout their life. Tips on email composition, writing during tense situations, and inroads to composing professional documents will be addressed. Examples will be provided and participants will practice writing in the formats described in the previous sentence. Bring your minds and a pen.
#DiversityMatters – Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, Citizenship
Wednesday, November 4, 4-5pm, Grace Boardroom
This workshop will build upon concepts explored in “Exploring Diversity @Cabrini” and explore the many layers of diversity, lived experience, and power in today’s society. Additionally, participants will discover the ways bias, stereotypes, and oppression seep into our culture, our interactions, words, and experiences—often without realizing it—and will discuss ways to be a part of a more inclusive community.
What Do You Mean I Can’t Do Everything? – Consciousness of Self, Commitment
Monday, November 9, 5:30-6:30pm, IAD118
Facilitator: Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1 point)
In this workshop, students will evaluate their values and time commitments, and reflect on a task or position when they were their best self. Through a series of exercises and reflections, students will develop a sense of how they prioritize specific areas of their lives and how to align them better with their values and best performance efforts. The session will conclude with the students creating a 3-step action plan for returning to or maintaining their “best self.”
Motivating Yourself and Others – Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Collaboration
Thursday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm, IAD118
Facilitator: Lisa Podolsky, SEaL (1 point)
In this workshop students will explore psychological theories of motivation and relate them to their own life and leadership experiences. Students will leave with a better understanding of how to choose opportunities in which they will thrive, how to keep themselves motivated and how to create circumstances that will ensure a team that they lead or are a part of stays motivated.
You Can't Sit With Us! The Social Change Model through the Mean Girls Movie- Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-5:30pm, IAD Lecture Hall
Facilitator: Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1.5 hours)
Mean Girls is a funny movie but the Plastics are certainly not good examples of leadership. This workshop will explain the Social Change Model of Leadership Development through the actions and words of the plastics in Mean Girls. Laugh with us as you learn how to be a leader and avoid being a "Mean Girl."
Unpacking and Understanding Gender Identity – Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Common Purpose
Thursday, November 19, 4-5pm, Grace Boardroom
This engaging session will unpack the very broad—and often, very personal—conceptualization of “gender” in our society through dialogue and engaging activities. Participants also will leave this session with tips on how to be an ally to non-gender conforming individuals.
Friday, November 20, 12:30-6:30pm, Widener Lecture Hall & Founders
Facilitators: LEADStrong Committee Members (6 points)
Join us for an afternoon of leadership development and bonding with student leaders across the campus at the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit! The Leadership Summit will serve as a Core basis for the LEADStrong program and get you experience that will be helpful when applying for leadership positions at Cabrini and in your future.
Also, Student Organization leaders will have the chance to learn about ways in which they can lead their group, plan events or fundraisers, and host a meeting. Food and amazing knowledge and experience will be provided! Please let us know what workshops you're thinking of attending so we can properly plan for spacing and such.
"Hey, Smarty Pants!" Understanding and Developing Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Strategies – Consciousness of Self
Wednesday, December 2, 3:15-4:45pm, IAD118
Facilitator: Anne Filippone, SEaL (1 point)
Do you have emotional intelligence or know why you need to have it? Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.
It once was thought that your education was the best measure of your potential and predictor of your success. You only needed to graduate college with good grades and land a good job. Now emotional intelligence is seen as an equally important factor in your success. Studies have shown that people with high EI have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills.
Learn more about Emotional Intelligence and how you can improve your "EQ." This session will cover the basics of Emotional Intelligence, provide an assessment to help students better understand their own EI, and learn strategies for continuing to develop and improve it within themselves.