Inclusive Leadership Collaboratory

The Inclusive Leadership Collaboratory (ILC) will foster a multicultural environment where students can engage in foundational learning experiences that will help them develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Students will develop and strengthen inclusive qualities needed for leadership, such as self-understanding, confidence, empathy, communication and building connections in a multicultural and global community.

Student groups are welcome to use the Inclusive Leadership Collaboratory for collaborative activities and educational events that support the mission and vision of the space.

Inclusive Leadership Series

Presenter: Emily Erickson

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this interactive session, students will have the opportunity to explore their own identities and experiences with privilege and marginalization.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Explore the concepts of power, privilege and oppression as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, mental and physical health
  • Reflect on their own personal experiences of both privilege and oppression
  • Gain skills and practice in identifying systemic privilege and power

 

Presenter: Rev. Medhat Yoakiem

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We honor you as a whole human being and we believe in the holistic approach to all your needs. This session is to address spirituality and religion to promote self-understanding and knowledge of others as we journey together as a community at St. Thomas

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn about spirituality vs Religions.
  • How to nurture your faith journey at UST
  • Able to name your personal values in the light of what they believe in
  • Develop the skill to gain knowledge about other faith traditions and how to connect with them
  • Spirituality as a bridge between different cultures and religions.

Presenter: Jake Reilly

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this workshop you will learn basic concepts and practice skills to strengthen your understanding of Allyship as a concept and how to support members of marginalized group(s), specifically through the lens of supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. Participants of this workshop will walk away with vocabulary and recommended action to continue developing a framework of inclusion and social justice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Describe barriers that limit access and success among members of the LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Identify behaviors that are more inclusive to members of the LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Apply knowledge to a broader range of identities

Past Inclusive Leadership Series Topics

Presenter: Prof. Jeanne Zimmer

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Unaddressed conflict can undermine group productivity and fracture relationships. Through a hands-on, experiential approach, participants will practice assessing and managing conflict in their daily lives.

Presenter: Ozzy Zaimi

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Develop your intercultural skills through an interactive presentation that will help you understand your own cultural values as well as how to approach and understand others with different values.

Presenter: Erica Diehn

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Erica Diehn will lead a leadership skill building session on inclusive leadership.  Inclusive leadership is an approach of increasing importance for college students as well as working professionals, managers and leaders in organizations. Today’s leaders need insight, agility, courage and the ability to embrace diverse talents and backgrounds. This session will dive into the concept of inclusive leadership and provide hands-on learning, tools and resources to increase your leadership skill set.  Dr. Diehn has formally presented publicly on the topics of leadership, purpose, workforce development, and the millennial generation.  Most recently she led a Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Drive Leadership Laboratory session on Inclusive Leadership.

Presenter: Mike Klein

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Finding voice, making decisions, taking action. Address how to create simple structures to help people find and use their voice, and to distribute decision-making power in a group, to promote collective action. How to work collaboratively to organize people who might be interested, how to share responsibilities to make it easier and more inclusive, and distribute responsibility so that everyone has a stake in its success.

 

Presenter: Xiaowen Guan

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Competently communicating with people from different cultural backgrounds is no longer an option, but a must-have skill in an ever-increasingly diverse world. But what does intercultural communication competence really mean? What does it involve? Where should you get started? This session gives a general introduction about intercultural communication, and the first steps to achieve intercultural communication competence.  

Presenter: Dia Yang 

Location: Sunberg Leadership Center in ASC 316

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Each of you has your own story, values, and identities that makes you who you are. This session will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own values, while learning to understand how to connect with those around you. Come to this session to learn how you can create a more inclusive campus community by understanding who you are and how to shift your paradigm. 

Inclusive Leadership Library