Author: Orlando E

John Lof Workshop #3: Identifying Opportunities

On Thursday April 20th the John Lof Leadership Academy will be hosting their third workshop of the semester. The workshop is named “Identifying Opportunities” and is designed to help individuals develop their skills in recognizing and pursuing opportunities that align with their goals, aspirations, and values. During the workshop, participants will be guided through a process of identifying potential opportunities, evaluating them, and deciding which ones to pursue. They will learn how to assess the feasibility and potential of an opportunity, and how to develop a plan to take advantage of it. The workshop may also include real-world examples to demonstrate how successful individuals and organizations have identified and capitalized on opportunities. A guest speaker (Dr. Leila Daneshmandi) has been invited to the workshop to help us identify the above-mentioned.

The workshop will also include an activity where participants will share about one opportunity they have missed and followed by that some discussion of the importance of identifying opportunities and how it can help individuals or teams to achieve their objectives. Overall participants will be engaged in group discussions, and brainstorming sessions to help them develop their skills in these areas.

Effective Negotiation for Women Graduate Students in STEM

On March 28th JLLA, WIMSE and the Women’s Center came together to offer a workshop centered around Effective Negotiation. In the workshop heard from Israela Adah Brill-Cass who is an expert in negotiation and conflict resolution. They discussed how to negotiate salaries and raises, get more support for projects navigate through gender and cultural impact on negotiations and achieve better results.

John Lof Workshop #2: Leadership Philosophy

On March 20th from 4-6 John Lof hosted their second workshop centered in Leadership Philosophy! The workshop focused on “Leadership Philosophy”, which aims to assist members in comprehending their personal leadership style and values. The workshop was specifically designed to encourage participants to reflect on their individual beliefs and attitudes towards leadership, formulate a leadership vision, establish a philosophy, and acquire the ability to manage ethical challenges and dilemmas.

We are honored to have hosted Professor Thomas Bontly from the Department of Philosophy as our guest speaker, who shared his knowledge and experience on the topic. To make the learning experience more engaging, we included some interactive activities that helped members identify their own leadership values.

Human Rights Graduate Research Forum

On this Wednesday March 8th from 2 until 3:30 our graduate student Francesco Rouhana will be presenting the potential impacts and challenges of EVs on human rights throughout their life cycle and present measures to address human rights violations. Achieving an equitable, sustainable, and human rights-centered transition to low-carbon transportation will require collaborative endeavors from diverse stakeholders. .

This is a great way to support the work of your fellow graduate students and to learn more about the work that Francesco is doing.