Leadership Summit 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Keynote (1-2:30): A Foundation of Social and Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Lew Dotterer

The practices and behaviors associated with Social and Emotional Intelligence (SEI) account for 58% of performance in all jobs in the workplace. These skills are also strongly correlated with leadership development: to know how to set goals, make decisions, motive oneself, build relationships with others, deal with stress, manage conflicts, awareness of one's own feelings and others, and be a change agent are just some of the skills associated with one’s effectiveness on the job and in life. In this session, participants will be provided an overview of what SEI entails and will also dive deeper into four of the specific skill sets measured by many of the SEI instruments. Those four skill sets include: Self Control, Personal Power, Service Orientation, and Inspirational Leadership. All of these skills can be assessed and developed – people can increase their Social and Emotional Intelligence!

 To prepare for this session, you will find it helpful to take this free online assessment (it takes about 10 minutes): If you don’t have time, please still come anyway!  If you want to go the extra mile, you can order the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0”, which is a resource Dr. Dotterer recommends and uses in his presentation. The book comes with a free online assessment that you can take before the session. If you get a chance, please read over the first three chapters. https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-2-0-Travis-Bradberry/dp/0974320625. If you would like to order the book but finances are a concern, please email Dr. Meg Moore at akehimeg@msu.edu.

 Student Leadership Opportunities Panel (2:30-3:30)

Come hear insights from graduate students who have taken on leadership roles and responsibilities at MSU. They will share lessons learned as well as how their involvement has impacted them in positive ways. They will also share suggestions for how to get more involved in opportunities across campus.


Next Steps: How to Develop as a Leader in Graduate School (3:30-4:00)

Developing as a leader requires building skills as well as taking on new challenges. This may seem a daunting task in addition to all of the work you have to do in graduate school. This wrap-up session will include tips on how to grow as a leader through thoughtful engagement and intentional reflection.