New Leadership Tools With New Colleagues

After a welcome address from the Dean and a quick tour around campus, the class of 50 students were broken into three groups and rotated through three interactive stations covering a range of topics (see below). In these small group of 10-15 students, participants began to form bonds with their new classmates while also learning new collaboration, speaking and brainstorming tools that could be applied to their upcoming group work and ongoing job responsibilities. 

The Three Breakout Sessions:

  1. Collaborative Leadership: Practice body language and listening skills. Learn “Yes, And” techniques for  and building on a colleague’s ideas.
  2. Storytelling: Learn to apply improv techniques to co-create a compelling and creative narrative that catches an audience’s attention.
  3. Public Speaking: Develop your point of view to hone a message to an intended audience. Learn techniques to prepare your mind, body and voice to speak on a topic with no preparation time.

“A great way to begin to build a team, develop listening skills, hone presentation skills, and begin to build the skills to be creative.”
— Santa Clara MBA Student