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Excellence Series: Applied Critical Leadership - Part 1 Social Identity 101

Excellence Series

Excellence Series

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2263


Presented by Relando Thompkins-Jones, GVSU Social Justice Educator/Coordinator
 -- Participants must register for all 4 Parts of Applied Critical Leadership (Parts 3 and 4 will be available during the Winter Semester)

What do you bring to the table as a leader? Do you want to learn ways to approach leadership from a social justice framework?  This four-part series will introduce you to the concept of Applied Critical Leadership; a strengths-based model of leadership where, regardless of position, leaders consider the social context of their environment and work to empower members of their communities based on their social identities.

Part 1: Social Identity 101: This introductory session exposes participants to the concept of social identity and its influence on our experiences. Participants begin to explore the social identities they hold. Participants will also learn more about Applied Critical Leadership and how thinking more deeply about ourselves can enable us to better support and empower others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will obtain introductory knowledge of applied critical leadership and its role in higher education, particularly as it relates to supporting people with marginalized identities
  • Participants will obtain introductory knowledge of the concept of social identities and begin thinking about how identity can influence their experiences in the work place.

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Program approved for PSS Development Credit


Human Resources



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