Concurrent Leadership Expertise: Session II
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Different Strokes for Different Folks: Leading Challenging Conversations
From time to time, tough conversations are a necessary part of any volunteer community. Knowing how to be both direct and diplomatic is an important skill. Ken Blanchard ’61, PhD ’67, will lead us through a discussion on how to positively address a range of issues and behaviors.
• Ken Blanchard ’61, PhD ’67, Best-Selling co-author of The One Minute Manager
Storytelling: Changing Your Narrative - Creating Stories to Open Minds
We all know that storytelling teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. It also builds trust between the storyteller and their audience and while the main purpose is to entertain and to teach, an effective narrative should also change (or at least open) minds. As every essay should be persuasive, a good story should sway. By reviewing the five basic narrative elements, focusing on the importance of conflict -and the necessity of a strong villain- CALS Professor Christopher Byrne will take you on the hero’s journey to discover new narrative techniques. Learn how to apply these techniques to not only telling your own story, but of your organization, events, volunteer opportunities, and Cornell, to increase engagement and accomplish your goals.
• Christopher Byrne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences