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1 UMKC Starr Women Leaders Program UMKC Mentors’ Retreat Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 Agenda Check-in & Refreshments Welcome & Overview of the Starr Women Leaders Program Introductions What is Leadership? Personal-Best Leadership Experience 5 Leadership Practices & Student Leadership Practices Inventory Action Planning Wrap-Up Starr Women Leaders Program

3 SWLP Overview Mission Points Summary Schedule Facebook Group Starr Women Leaders Program

4 SWLP Mission The mission of the Starr Women Leaders Program is to provide leadership-focused social support and to increase leadership competence among undergraduate women in order to strengthen women's leadership in all its diversity at UMKC and in the community. Starr Women Leaders Program

5 Women & Leadership Starr Women Leaders Program

6 Women & Leadership Secretary Clinton’s Confirmation Hearing ▫http://jezebel.com/ /hillary-will-not-let- women-obamas-mom-go-unheardhttp://jezebel.com/ /hillary-will-not-let- women-obamas-mom-go-unheard Wall Street & Women ▫http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= nhttp://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= n Starr Women Leaders Program

7 The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Starr Women Leaders Program Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart

8 Model the Way Find your voice by clarifying your personal values. Set the example by aligning actions with shared values. Starr Women Leaders Program

9 Inspire a Shared Vision Envision the future by imagining exciting an ennobling possibilities. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. Starr Women Leaders Program

10 Challenge the Process Search for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow, and improve. Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes Starr Women Leaders Program

11 Enable Others to Act Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust. Strengthen others by sharing power and discretion. Starr Women Leaders Program

12 Encourage the Heart Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. Starr Women Leaders Program

13 Ten Commitments of Leadership 1. Find your voice by clarifying your personal values. 2. Set the example by aligning actions with shared values. 3. Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities. 4. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. 5. Search for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow, and improve. Starr Women Leaders Program

14 Ten Commitments of Leadership 6. Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes. 7. Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust. 8. Strengthen others by sharing power and discretion. 9. Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. 10. Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. Starr Women Leaders Program

15 Strengths & Opportunities Summary Worksheet Strengths Which of the leadership practices and behaviors are you most comfortable with? Why? Can you do more? Areas for Improvement What can you do to use a practice more frequently? What will it take to feel more comfortable? Starr Women Leaders Program

16 Action-Planning Worksheet 1. What would you like to be better able to do? 2. What specific actions will you take? 3. What is the first action you will take? Who will be involved? When will you begin? Action People Involved Target Date 4. Complete this sentence: “I will know I have improved in this leadership skill when...” 5. When will you review your progress? Starr Women Leaders Program


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