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.
Register for the Leadership Summit on November 20th.
Fall 2015 LEADStrong Workshops
Opening Workshop for all LEADStrong Participants Friday, Sept. 18, 3:00 - 5:00PM, Grace Hall Atrium
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 Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3:15 - 4:15PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitators: Anne Filippone and Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1 point) Consciousness of Self
Before you can lead others, you have to lead yourself. In this workshop, you will discover new aspects of yourself that will help you be more effective in other areas of your life: team settings, relationships, interviews, jobs, and more.
Student participants will complete a brief assessment before meeting with other students to discuss similarities and differences from the assessment results.
You’ll also learn how you can use this information to be more effective in your leadership roles. Ultimately, you’ll know yourself a little better than you did before!
Laying Out the Roadmap to Success Monday, Oct. 5, 3:15 - 4:30PM, Founder's Hall, Room 211
Facilitator: Maria Vizcarrondo, Nerney Leadership Institute (1 point) Consciousness of Self
This workshop will serve as a coaching session for students to reflect on all of the learnings and experiences of the semester and map out leadership principles that will assist them as they transition from school to work.
Facilitator: Maritza DeJesus, Center for Teaching and Learning (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Commitment
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 Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5:00 - 6:00PM, Founder's Hall, Room 207
Facilitator: Sarah Carter, Student Diversity Initiatives (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence
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.
Resume Clinic Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:15 - 4:30PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitator: Richie Gebauer, First-Year Experience (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
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? Tuesday, Oct. 20, 4:00 - 5:00PM, Iadarola CenterLecture Hall
Facilitator: Nakia Mack, Enrollment Retention (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Collaboration
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.
Facilitator: Maritza DeJesus, Center for Teaching and Learning (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
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 Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:15 - 4:30PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitators: Richie Gebauer, First-Year Experience, and Anne Filippone, SEaL (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence
Inside Scoop: What Employers Want! Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12:00 - 2:00PM, Grace Hall
Facilitators: Center for Career and Professional Development (2 points) Consciousness of Self, Citizenship
Would you like to hear from employers what it really takes to land a job or internship within their organization? Well, here is your opportunity!
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! Snacks will be served during the networking portion of this event.
Business Professional Attire is requested for this event.
Writing With Purpose Monday, Nov. 2, 4:00 - 5:00PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitator: Matt Slutz, Center for Teaching & Learning (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence
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 Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4:00 - 5:00PM, Grace Hall Multipurpose Room
Facilitator: Sarah Carter, Student Diversity Initiatives (1 point) Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, Citizenship
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? Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30 - 6:30PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitator: Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Commitment
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 Thursday, Nov. 12, 3:30 - 4:30PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitator: Lisa Podolsky, SEaL (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Commitment, Collaboration
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 Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4:30 - 5:30PM, Iadarola Center Lecture Hall
Facilitator: Amber LaJeunesse, SEaL (1.5 hours) Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment
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 Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:00 - 5:00PM, Grace Hall Multipurpose RoomFacilitator: Sarah Carter, Student Diversity Initiatives (1 point) Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Common Purpose
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.
Leadership Summit Friday, Nov. 20, 12:30 - 6:30PM, Widener Center Lecture Hall & Founder's Hall
Register Here for the Leadership Summit!
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 Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3:15 - 4:45PM, Iadarola Center, Room 118
Facilitator: Anne Filippone, SEaL (1 point) Consciousness of Self
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.