Pre-Con Workshop

Exploring Experiential Learning Tools for Leadership Education with the Center for Creative Leadership


Thursday, 24 October
9:00 – 12:00 | HALF DAY


Westin Hotel


ILA members – $75
non-members – $110


Thank you to the Center for Creative Leadership for being a Bronze Sponsor and a sponsor for this event!

Pre-Con Workshop: Exploring Experiential Learning Tools For Leadership Education with the Center for Creative Leadership

This half-day interactive workshop will include demonstrated applications by experienced leadership educators, including higher education and Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) faculty, of a variety of experiential learning tools offered by the CCL. Additionally, facilitators will engage participants in dialogue about intentional alignment between and among these tools and common leadership learning outcomes. Featured demonstrations will include the Visual Explorer, Leadership Metaphor Explorer, and Transformations tools in large and small group formats, with a focus on providing deeper understanding and application of various leadership theories, models, and constructs (e.g., Transformational; Five Practice of Exemplary Leadership; Relational Leadership Model; Social Change Model) as well as the debriefing process. Come join us for a fun, interactive session and leave with tangible tools and resources to enhance your leadership education programs!

Stream: Leadership Education

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Who Should Attend?

Leadership educators, including faculty, student affairs practitioners, and training and development professionals interested in expanding creatively their educator toolbox.

What Will Attendees Gain?

Develop strategies for using projective tools in leadership education.

Learn how to intentionally select appropriate leadership explorer tools for particular leadership learning outcomes.

Make meaning of their experience using one of three sets of facilitation tools and observe best practices for effectively debriefing sessions.

Workshop Leaders

Dan Jenkins
University of Southern Maine

Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Dan is co-author of The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning, has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters on leadership education and assessment, and has presented research and facilitated workshops on leadership pedagogy, curriculum, and course design, around the world. Additionally, Dan is Co-Chair of ILA’s Leadership Education Academy and former Chair of the Leadership Education MIG, Vice-Chair of the Collegiate Leadership Competition, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Leadership Studies.

Todd Deal

Todd Deal
Center for Creative Leadership

Todd Deal, Ph.D., is Faculty and Higher Ed Portfolio Leader in the Societal Advancement group at the Center for Creative Leadership. Todd’s career includes 28 years as a university educator and administrator including roles in academic and student affairs. In the latter, he and his team developed a comprehensive leadership & community engagement program at Georgia Southern University. In his current role, Todd works with constituent groups in higher ed ranging from college student leaders to senior, system administrators. The programs that he and his team develop and deliver often utilize the tools described in the presentation across all constituent groups.

Preston Yarborough
Center for Creative Leadership

Preston Yarborough, Ph.D., is a member of the Learning and Innovative Solutions team and is Faculty in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Societal Advancement group. Preston has been working in the field of college and university leadership development for more than a decade. The first five years he spent developing and running a curricular and leadership program at UNC-Greensboro. Over the past seven years, Preston has helped the Center better understand and serve the needs of students and educators in colleges and universities.