The fourth session of PAAIA NexGen NY’s Leadership Development program is focused on how we can manage our First Impressions. After taking a self-assessment test (as part of the Pyramid of Self-Awareness Scale), you will practice making more effective first-impressions in pairs and small groups. Before and after the session, participants will have some time to meet and network with a dynamic and talented group of young professionals committed to leadership development, community building and personal growth.
The importance of first impressions
Connection Style Self-Assessment (adapted from the Pyramid of Self-Awareness Scale*)
The Leadership Development Workshop is designed to provide a holistic perspective on leadership concepts and practices particularly for individuals with scientific and healthcare backgrounds. The key topics that are going to be covered in this interactive workshop consist of the following: Self-knowledge and self-awareness; How to set a personal vision and strategy; How to develop a realistic and effective personal development plan; Leadership styles and competencies; Role of mentorship in leadership development; Rational-emotional model of decision making and its application on innovative thinking; Networking with a purpose.
PART 1 – Vision, Path and Leadership Styles
Introduction and workshop overview
Self-Knowledge and Personal Vision for Future Leaders
Self-reflective activity: Drawing a personal vision
Leadership development curriculum and personal development path
Discussion: Constructs of a personal leadership development plan
Six leadership styles and its application in academic and healthcare settings
PART 2 – Mentorship, Decision-Making and Networking
The value of having mentors
Self-reflective activity: Who is my ideal mentor?
Rational-Emotional Model of Decision Making
Bayesian Decision theory
Robert Plutchik’s Psychoevolutionary Theory of Basic Emotions
Comfort zone, calculated risk taking and innovation
Self-reflective activity: What’s my emotional state for making a decision?
Group activity: Networking with a purpose (collaboration, influence, self-interest)
A short video on how we can learn from three superhero metaphors (superman, ironman and spider-man) to identify our dominant Mental Model for success. Using this simple analogy, we can raise our self-awareness and fine tune our approach if it’s not optimized to fulfill our vision.