Learning Lab | Introverts and Leadership

Part 1: March 2 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: March 7 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: March 14 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: March 21 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

Overview

How do introverts lead? They don’t fit the stereotype, which is often endorsed in management literature, that effective leaders need to be extroverts. Introverts often don’t recognize their strengths and don’t know how to maximize them in the workplace, much less become leaders.

This course will discuss tools and techniques to help introverts discover their strengths and develop strategies for leveraging them. Participants will identify success factors for introverts in leadership roles and will participate in a virtual improvisation workshop focused on improving communication skills. Learners will also develop individual action plans for leadership development.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Understand introvert strengths
  • Apply introvert strengths to leadership
  • Improve verbal communication skills as leaders
  • Develop individual plans for leadership development

Target Audience

Introverts who want to grow their leadership skills and extroverts who want to have a better working relationship with introverts

Facilitators

Ben Woelk Ben Woelk, Governance, Awareness, and Training Manager, Rochester Institute of Technology