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


Management literature sometimes overly focuses on extroverted leaders, but introverts are equally successful at providing guidance, mentorship, decision-making, and networking. Introverted leaders, about 40% of leaders/executives, possess strengths and abilities that can transform the organization and teams they support.

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 interactive communication exercises focused on leveraging communication skills. Learners will also develop individual action plans with leadership development strategies.

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 leadership strengths
  • Apply introvert strengths to leadership situations
  • Develop and leverage verbal communication skills as leaders
  • Develop individual plans for introverted leaders and their styles

Target Audience

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


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