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Presenters: Jennifer Fogerty and Jennifer M. Gronsky

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, September 15th - 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 16th - 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 17th - 12:00pm-1:00pm

What is leadership? Join us as we discuss this question and provide you with an overview of the Leadership LIVE program. Participants will consider what makes someone a great leader, what qualities and skills are essential to leadership, and how a good leader makes others feel, as they work to create their own Personal Statement of Leadership. 

* Note: Content for this first session will be similar to last year, so you may not wish to repeat this session if you previously attended.

Presenters: Kenneth Lastowka and Anna Miller

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Personal and Professional Development, Service, Teamwork

  • Monday, September 29th – 5:30pm-6:30pm  
  • Tuesday, September 30th – 12:00pm-1:00pm  

How do you define community?  Do you serve as an agent of change within your community(ies)? This session encourages participants to explore the different elements used to define community, service and volunteerism.  By attending this presentation, students will be equipped with a toolkit to help them recognize issues within their community(ies) and identify ways to lead and implement sustainable change by engaging others.

Presenter: Colleen Dempsey

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, October 13th – 12:00pm-1:00pm 
  • Tuesday, October 14th - 5:30pm-6:30pm  

Executives’ self-awareness about leadership cascade down the ranks and influence the organization’s overall ethical climate and the way people act and lead throughout an organization. According to The Center for Creative Leadership a leader’s character shapes the culture of his or her organization and also of public opinion about an organization. This session will discuss character strengths of mid and upper level managers and how and where integrity is seen as an important and valuable character strength.

Presenters: Kaitlyn Delengowski and Justin Holman

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, October 27th – 5:30pm-6:30pm  
  • Tuesday, October 28th – 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Networking is an incredibly important professional tool.  It is consistently cited as the number one way to learn about professional opportunities and experiences.  Participants will engage in an interactive workshop that will break down networking into its simplest form through useful tips, examples and techniques.  Students will be asked to engage in a series of short conversations with their peers and use some of the tips they have learned to ease any uncertainties!

Presenters: Brian Cuzzolina, Kaitlyn Delengowski, and Cory Miller

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Tuesday, November 11th- 5:30pm-7:30pm

Meet our Jefferson alumni from across schools as they share the key moments, decisions and skills that brought them to their current role in the fields of healthcare or research. What has led to their success? What can you do now as a student to prepare for your career? How do you transition from follower to leader? Alumni will first answer questions in a facilitated panel and then break out into smaller group sessions each with their own specific topic. Expand your network and meet potential mentors. Career biographies are provided, along with a complimentary reception.

Presenters: Katie Damon and Michael Marotta

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Personal and Professional Development, Teamwork

  • Monday, December 1st – 12:00pm-1:00pm  
  • Tuesday, December 2nd – 5:30pm-6:30pm  

Without followers, where would our leaders be?  A leader may seem to be at the top of the pyramid, but a good follower builds the foundation through hard work, collaboration, and dedication – the same skills needed to be a great leader.  This session will discuss Robert Kelley's five dimensions of followership, the concept of groupthink, and will include numerous small group videos and activities.

Guest Presenter: Dr. Dayna Levy, Director, Center for Career and Professional Development, Bryn Mawr College

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Teamwork

  • Tuesday, January 13th – 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 14th – 5:30pm-6:30pm

Everyone has multiple identities (Student, Son/Daughter, Spouse/Partner, Employee, Professional, etc.).  This session will demonstrate how people express their different identities and provide a new understanding of the wide range of diversity that exists in our daily interactions with other people.  Using their own lives as examples, participants will reflect upon how they express their own identity in their daily lives; identify the wide range of diversity that is present within different peoples' identity expressions; and understand how their identity expression affects their lives and the people around them. Session format will be a combination of presentation, individual reflection, and interactive group discussion. 

Presenter: Anna Miller and Marybeth Pavlik

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, January 26th – 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 27th – 5:30pm-6:30pm

Is it difficult to trust leaders in today’s healthcare organizations?  During this session, participants will review the theory of Authentic Leadership and how they, as leaders, can instill trust and empower employees in the workplace.  The four dimensions of Authentic Leadership: Self Awareness, Transparency, Ethical/Moral, and Objective Exploration will be examined in the context of current events.  At the conclusion of the session, participants will have gleaned practical applications for creating their personal and authentic leadership plan.

Presenter: Brian Cuzzolina

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, February 9th – 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 10th – 12:00pm-1:00pm

Why do we talk to patients in this manner? Why do we interact with colleagues in that manner? Research has shown that unless we reflect and interrogate our practice as practitioners we are at risk of adopting the behavior, consciously or unconsciously, of those we have learned from, which can be an issue when those practices do not match our philosophies and values. Ethnography is a qualitative research method for exploring and answering complex social questions. In this interactive session we will explore how we can use elements of ethnography to strengthen your practice as professionals and leaders in healthcare.

Presenters: Katie Damon and Lisa VanCoppenolle

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Service, Teamwork

  • Monday, February 23rd – 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 24th– 5:30pm-6:30pm

John Quincy Adams said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." In this session, we'll draw from Simon Sinek's book "Leaders Eat Last", and learn what biology and hunters and gatherers have to do with leadership. Through videos, activities and discussion, we’ll find out how true leadership comes from trust and inspiration, not authority.​

Presenters: Jennifer Fogerty and Jennifer Ravelli

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, March 16th – 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 17th – 12:00pm-1:00pm

Successful leaders are often described as innovative.  Innovation means doing things differently - creating new ideas, new processes and new ways of asking questions.  But in order to be successfully innovative you have to learn how to bring an idea to fruition.  This involves intellectual property - a work or invention to which one has the rights to and may apply for a patent, copyright or trademark.  In this session students will learn about intellectual property basics and ways to move ideas forward.  After the presentation students are encouraged to bring their ideas for discussion.

Presenters: Justin Holman and Kenneth Lastowka

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, March 30th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 31st - 5:30pm-6:30pm

Are you influencing others in a positive way? This session will explore the qualities of being a mentor and the importance developing mentoring relationships. Students will leave this presentation with tips to become a mentor and information they can apply to their own careers to build mentor/mentee relationships in the workplace

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Service, Teamwork

Service is an important component of leadership. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to actively engage and reflect upon a service opportunity within the community. A variety of service opportunities will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. Students may select the one that best fits with their own goals and personal philanthropy. 

Students completing a service activity, along with submitting a reflection response after the opportunity, will receive TWO Leadership Credits (2LC). Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis; all students must sign-up in advance to participate. Due to popular demand, students may only participate in one service activity per year. However, if space is available in a service activity and no additional students are volunteering, a student may sign up for a second service activity. Please note that a maximum of two Leadership Credits will be awarded regardless of the number of opportunities completed.