Emerging Leaders Workshops

Emerging Leaders Workshops are designed for students stepping into new leadership roles, as well as seasoned student leaders who are looking to refresh or gain new skills and knowledge. Workshops are led by the staff of the Office of Student Life and are open to all undergraduate students. Workshops will incorporate skill-building, reflection, goal-setting, and small group activities to help students develop the skills needed to run an effective student organization.

Meals are provided for attendees. Students who register for and attend 2 or more workshops will receive a book-bound "Emerging Leaders" journal.

18X Workshops

To register for any of these workshops, click the workshop title to RSVP through OrgSync. Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are 50-60 minutes long.

Balance, Organization & Time Management

Wednesday, 7/18 – 1pm, Collis 212

Student Leaders at Dartmouth often find themselves pulled between multiple commitments including academics, extracurricular involvements, social life and personal needs. In this session, we'll explore tools and strategies to optimize your organization, increase your bandwidth, and work to have more balance in your life.

Developing a Personal Leadership Philosophy

Thursday, 7/19 – 5:30pm, Collis 212

So here you are - "a leader." But what is important to you and motivates you as a leader? What values and experiences guide your decision making to allow you to lead with others and inspire them? Creating or finding your leadership philosophy means that you must explore and reflect upon your personal values, assumptions, and beliefs about leadership.  This, in turn, can help guide and direct how you'll lead others.

Conflict & Compromise

Tuesday, 7/24 – 12pm, Collis 101

Organizational leadership will eventually lead to a disagreement between constituents. In a group of peers, this is often complicated by friendships and social ties. Learn strategies for having difficult conversations with fellow officers, leaders, friends and volunteers - reach agreement by owning your own contribution to the problems, conveying your side without judgment and seeking first to understand. These are valuable skills that can be used in innumerable settings.                

Member Engagement & Retention

Wednesday, 7/25 – 1pm, Collis 212                        

Sometimes it seems easiest to let the leadership team take care of everything, but one of the most important things you can do for your organization is develop strategies to meaningfully engage new and general members. In this session, we will discuss strategies for making your membership feel engaged and valued, so that they stick around and become reliable members of your organization.

Managing and Transitioning: Skills for Leading an Organization

Thursday, 7/26 – 12pm, Collis 212            

Transitioning to a leadership role in a student organization can be challenging. This workshop will help you learn how to successfully navigate transitions, but also, how to effectively manage a student organization.

Momentum & Resilience

Monday, 7/30 – 1pm, Collis 101

When things are going well, it feels really great! Unfortunately, things come up that stop us and our work in its tracks. Making mistakes or seeing disappointing results to our work can set us back to the point where we don’t know what to do. This work shop is designed to help you identify and think through solutions to these issues and develop a list of resources that can serve to support you.                 

Leadership Styles/Group Dynamics

Wednesday, 8/1 – 1pm, Collis 101

Everyone has their own style and traits as a leader. This workshop will provide an enjoyable and easy-to-remember way for students to explore their own and others distinctive personality traits. Students learn to recognize the values, joys and strengths, stressors and frustrations of each different "personality type" - leading to better relationships, improved teamwork and more effective communication.

Building Self-Awareness for (more) Inclusive Organizations

Thursday, 8/2 – 5:30-7pm, Collis 101

Inclusive organizations start with inclusive individuals--  Come learn how your individual actions can affect change in your organization(s)! This workshop is designed to help student leaders begin this process as we explore: what does it mean to be inclusive? What responsibility do we have to making our organization more inclusive? How do we take action towards a more inclusive organization?                

Navigating the D-Plan

Tuesday, 8/7 – 12pm, Collis 101                  

The flexibility of the D-Plan can provide many opportunities for students to personalize their Dartmouth experience. The D-Plan also presents unique challenges and opportunities for organizations and student leaders. In this session, participants will discuss these opportunities and challenges, and formulate strategies and review tools for helping you and your organization navigate the D-Plan.

Building Partnerships for Collaboration

Thursday, 8/9 – 12pm, Collis 101

You don't have to do it all alone - not as a leader or an organization. Collaborating with other organizations can enhance programming, increase your audience and reach, and foster understanding between students and organizations. But it can also lead to misunderstandings and frustrations if not well-managed. In this session, we will explore how to build mutually beneficial partnerships and communicate between individuals and organizations.