Student Leadership Week

Embark on a week of empowerment and growth at Student Leadership Week, from March 18 to March 23, 2024. Monday through Thursday, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, join us for stimulating talks by distinguished community experts, covering a spectrum of critical leadership topics, including:

  • Women and Political Leadership
  • Redefining the Leader’s Journey: Inspiration, Integrity, Impact
  • Overcoming Challenges: Biology-inspired Drive to Succeed
  • Inclusive Leadership and International Experiences: A Journey Into Cultural Humility

As you immerse yourself in these evening week sessions, a reception with hors d’oeuvres will follow, fostering a relaxed environment for networking. 

The culmination of Student Leadership Week awaits on March 23, where our final event from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM will feature a keynote speaker* delving into the fascinating realm of Gentelligence. This day offers a unique opportunity for personalized growth through breakout sessions led by CWRU students. Choose sessions tailored to your interests and aspirations, amplifying the impact of your Student Leadership Week experience.

To fuel your day-long leadership development, a delightful breakfast and lunch will be provided. Secure your place for a week of inspiration, learning, and networking. Register now for 2024 Student Leadership Week to elevate your leadership journey, and a chance to receive a copy of our esteemed keynote speaker’s book!

Meet the Speakers 

CEO & Managing Partner, Intethiq

Monday, March 18th: Redefining the Leader’s Journey: Inspiration, Integrity, Impact 

This topic explores the evolving path of leadership, emphasizing the importance of inspiration, authenticity, personal growth and making a lasting impact.  

  1. Authenticity Matters: Leaders shine when embracing vulnerability - acknowledging they don’t have all the answers fosters authenticity.
  2. Minding The Gap: Exceptional leaders thrive by assembling a team of brilliant minds - where they lack, their team excels.
  3. Enduring Influence: The shadow that a leader casts is broad and long-lasting, thereby shaping the organization’s trajectory.

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Mayor of the City of South Euclid, Ohio

Tuesday, March 19th: Women and Political Leadership

The greatest gender inequality in the world is in politics and the political status of women seems to be on the verge of a major lasting change. The change has not yet occurred and in most places it is just beginning. What is the spark that will launch your interest into becoming tomorrow's leaders! 

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Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University

Wednesday, March 20th: Overcoming Challenges: Biology-inspired Drive to Succeed

This talk will provide strategies and examples for overcoming difficult obstacles, addressing challenges, and for deciding when to quit.

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Director of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Engagement Case Western Reserve University

Thursday, March 21st: Inclusive Leadership and International Experiences: A Journey Into Cultural Humility

From distinguishing between cultural humility and cultural competence to addressing the challenge of cultural biases, this presentation utilizes travel storytelling, practical insights, and real-world examples to empower leaders in fostering inclusive environments.

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Professor & Robert D. Johnson Director, The Isaac & Oxley Center for Business Leadership Director of Leadership Development, Farmer School of Business Miami University

Author of Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce

Saturday, March 23rd: Gentelligence®: Understanding & Leveraging Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Featured in Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, NBC News, and more, Megan developed Gentelligence® to help organizations change the way they approach generational differences. Learn why the Gentelligence approach was named a Harvard Business Review Big Idea in 2022 and chosen as one of the 10 most definitive management ideas of the year in 2024! With five generations currently in the workplace, and many leaders view this dynamic as a frustration and a challenge. In this engaging session, you will learn how the strategies of Gentelligence® can help your organization leverage generational diversity as an opportunity and a competitive advantage instead. We will discuss: How to push beyond lazy stereotypes to understand generational and age differences as a valuable form of diversity. The barriers that often prevent organizations (and individuals) from intergenerational collaboration. The 4 key practices of Gentelligence and ways to apply them to workplace challenges. How to have smarter intergenerational conversations. 

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