How can Mr. Rogers—one of the original and most successful virtual teachers—help us all become better, more intentional leaders in 2021? Through kindness, of course!
It’s only fitting, then, that Tri Delta alumnae Alison French, Cornell, and Stephanie Hubka, Carnegie Mellon, had parallel lightbulb moments in their leadership consulting work. Each felt a familiarity with the kindness-focused lessons of Mr. Rogers, and they hoped his compassionate teachings would resonate with and serve as a basis for leaders of today.
Alison and Stephanie shared this mission with us—and their collective work to bring more kindness to our lives, our work and the world—during a recent webinar, kicking off the next set of personal and professional courses on Tri Delta’s LEADDDer.org, the Leading Others Certificate. Stephanie noted, “It’s a really interesting place for all of us as Tri Deltas to find ourselves because kindness is really instilled in everything that we do. It’s some of the earliest memories I have leading up to and through Initiation, and it’s certainly one of the takeaways that I had from my experience. That’s why I think we are so very uniquely positioned to do this work, to find what it means to be leaders who can do so through kindness.”
Leading Others Certificate
This focus on kindness is just the beginning of enhancing your skills as you lead others. The Leading Others Certificate was created to boost your career readiness and add to your personal toolkit. It’s ideal for anyone looking for an edge as you enter (or re-enter) the workforce, taking on additional responsibilities in the workplace or wanting to improve your management skills in a volunteer role.
When you log on to Tri Delta’s LEADDDer.org, look for “Leadership, Personal and Professional Development” in the Training Library. Choose the Leading Others Certificate to find the kickoff keynote with Alison and Stephanie for inspiration as you get started. Then earn your certificate by completing these courses:
- Won’t You Be My Manager, Parts 1–3
- Conflict Resolution
Strengthen Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether you’re a collegiate chapter officer, a recent alumna entering the workforce or a more-seasoned sister looking for new volunteer opportunities, we hope this leadership series gives you one more reason to update your resume or online portfolio. Be sure to add it to the “Licenses & certifications” section of your LinkedIn profile, too.
Find More on LEADDDer.org
LEADDDer.org is filled with other resume-boosting training that will help you develop skills that are timely and relevant. Check out our previous courses or watch for another opportunity to build your leadership tools with our Leading Strategically Certificate, coming soon.
Personal growth is important to Tri Delta, too, as we offer you ways to keep becoming the best version of yourself. Look for critical diversity, equity and inclusion training through Brave & Bold Dialogues and wellness courses, including our mental health curriculum and body image initiative.