Leadership Foundations Program
The Law School's Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program each January. This program aims to introduce and develop leadership concepts and to build tangible skills students will use to network, interview for jobs, and practice law. The ultimate goal is for students to walk away with a better understanding of themselves, an improved ability to successfully work with others in a team setting, and a concrete plan for applying these leadership skills to projects in the community and beyond.
The Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program to all current students at no cost. Space is limited. Participants must register no later than Monday, December 2, 2013.
January 15-17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Why Leadership Matters
Ann Rainhart, Chief Talent Officer at Faegre Baker Daniels, discusses the leadership skills that are required of actual attorneys, and why they make a difference in real world practice.
Leadership Development 101
Leadership consultant Grayce Belvedere-Young leads an interactive session aimed at developing specific techniques for successfully engaging others.
- Applying Signature Themes and Strengths to Teams and Leadership
After completing a StrengthsFinder assessment, participants explore their signature themes and investigate how these themes affect their daily interactions. The program is led by Todd Sorensen, professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy and head of the award winning Leadership Emphasis Area in the Pharm.D. program.
Practicing attorney and former Congressional candidate Ashwin Madia shares his expertise from both a Big Law and solo practice setting.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
- Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Industry expert Lisa Griebel, principal of the performance consulting firm Crescendo Inc., guides participants through the concepts of Emotional Intelligence. The interactive program involves large group lectures as well as small group discussions led by trained professionals.
- "Leading UP!"
An extremely relevant dialogue about how new associates without many leadership obligations or responsibilities can still find ways to lead their organizations.
New and Improved Lego Activity
Reinforcing the skills learned throughout the program, the Lego Activity challenges participants to effectively lead and communicate from a variety of roles. The activity features a revamped format and increased engagement for all members of the team.
Friday, January 17, 2014
- Making Connections
Pat Courtemanche, the Director of Business Development at Dorsey, talks about building client relationships and networking. As a marketing and business development expert, he guides participants through successful strategies for making effective, lasting connections.
Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson ties the program together through the story of Marriott International’s success and the obstacles he and the company have overcome along the way.