Breakout Session 2: 11:10 - 12:00 p.m.

How to Spark a Movement

Have you ever had a light bulb moment where everything just clicked, but you couldn't find the right words to articulate your thoughts or struggled to get peers on board with a cause or an idea? Being a leader is challenging yourself to step up and reflect on who you are as a person and as a leader and it all starts with working to identify your strengths. In this session, student leaders will begin by identifying their personal strengths and how those identified strengths can help them in their leadership roles. Participants will brainstorm ways that their identified strengths can help them to spark a movement on their campus.

What is Emotional Intelligence and Why is it Essential?

What's all the talk about emotional intelligence? Why is it important? This session is designed to expose participants to the principles of emotional intelligence and the competencies necessary for it development. This interactive session will demonstrate how leaders go from good to great with the mastery of emotional intelligence. Learn to leverage and enhance your professional and personal relationships when putting emotional intelligence into practice. It makes all of the difference in the world.

Expanding Your Grad Student World

Graduate or professional school is exciting exactly because you can immerse yourself and delve deeply into your area of interest, with people who are just as excited about it as you. But sometimes that intensity can be too much, and you need a grounding in the larger world to keep perspective, meet people from other walks of life, and not miss this amazing city. Join us to share ideas of ways to explore, appreciate, improve, and experience a community beyond CWRU.

Using Sustained Dialogue to become a Better Leader

Dialogue is an important skill to have as a leader. We use it everyday to address issues, communicate with others, and to build relationships. This session will teach the fundamentals of dialogue through the Sustain Dialogue Campus Network model. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice dialogue techniques that will enhance their position as leader.

The Art of Resilience: Coping with Failure and Rejection

Setbacks, rejection, and failure are all part of life though can hit hard if we are not prepared. As student leaders, resiliency is a skill that is necessary throughout our journey. This interactive workshop prepares participants with concrete strategies in how to manage stress, build resilience, and normalizes the experience of failure and rejection. Participants will learn more about the Growth vs. Fixed mindset as a framework for understanding resilience.

Do the Right Thing: Compliance for Student Leaders

You've heard that CWRU has a Compliance Office...but what exactly does it do? Also, what do you need to know (compliance-wise) to help you and your student organization run well? Come to this session to have these questions answered. Bring your own questions, too.

The Default State: Cognitive Linguistics and the Illusion of the Moral Universal

Language is a uniquely human tool possessing a structure which offers a window to the workings of the mind. Theories of cognition and rhetoric will be examined with the purpose of contextualizing practical strategies for effective communication in diverse environments. These strategies will be outlined in an examination of grammatical structures in religious and legal discourse, which will examine the implications of a perceived societal "default state" in diverse democratic societies. Strategies for communicative effectiveness of the individual navigating diverse societies will be outlined and discussed in closing.


Experience the latest "feel happy", Latin rhythm workout! The dance routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO".

Wellness & Food!

Join Executive Chef Tony Smoody and Chef Richard Thompson in the Tink kitchen for demonstration on healthy cooking! Learn basic preparation tips while also hearing more about the importance of creating a balanced and healthy meal.