Learn About Leadership Through Children’s Books

Friday, April 23, 2021

What can you learn from a T-Rex who is about to start school? Well, not to eat your classmates, of course. But you may be in for a lesson on empathy as well if you read New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins’ book, “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates.”

If you’d like to explore this empathy lesson as well as many other leadership lessons that you can learn from children’s books, don’t miss the upcoming Storybook Leadership Series.

The purpose of the Storybook Leadership Series is to explore leadership skills in a unique way: through the nostalgia of children’s books. Rather than exploring dry articles or cliché parables, we will go back to a time when learning was fun and explore the leadership qualities we had all along. These universal concepts will allow participants to look at leadership through a new lens, while connecting with colleagues across the College.

In addition to empathy, other topics covered will include servant leadership, communication, influence, change management and conflict management.

To view the full schedule of the series and register, visit the Valencia EDGE. Individual sessions can be viewed below:

Session 1
Servant Leadership

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Online

Session 2
Influence

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: Online

Session 3
Change Management

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Online

Session 4
Communication

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Online

Session 5
Empathy

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 9 – 10 a.m.
Location: Online

Session 6
Conflict Management
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: Online

1 Comment

  • Natasha McIlmurray said:

    If anyone has any additional questions about the series, please reach out to me at nmcilmurray@valenciacollege.edu.

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