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Leadership Skills: Self-Regulation

Posted by on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in workshop.

Self-Regulation: Managing Potential Derailers

Daniel LeBreton, PhD
Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Rm 206

Self-leadership is about awareness, tolerance, and not letting your own natural tendencies limit your potential – Scott Belsky

Stress, fatigue, and perceived threat often bring out something other than our best.  In worse case scenarios, they can derail us from success and healthy relationships. This workshop focuses on exploring the neuroscience of stress reactions, identifying the situations that trigger our reactions (and the impact of our reactions on others), and understanding practices we can use to be at our best when people need us the most. During this workshop participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the neuroscience of perceived threat and the activation of our “survival system.”
  • Develop insights into one’s own stress reactions, the situations that are likely to produce them, and the impact these reactions have on us and others.
  • Identify actionable steps one can take to better manage one’s stress reactions.

Daniel LeBreton
is an organizational psychologist who helps organizations – ranging from small nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies – enhance their leadership and teamwork practices. He has worked with hundreds of leaders and executives in organizations such as MasterCard, Bridgestone, HCA, Pacific Life, Belk, and the National Restaurant Association. Dr. LeBreton’s areas of expertise are organizational behavior and the psychological processes and interpersonal dynamics of leadership and teamwork. He has a master’s and a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from Virginia Tech and is a licensed psychologist. In addition to teaching at Vanderbilt University and running his consulting practice (Impavid Consulting), he serves as a pro bono adviser at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and a program contributor for the ScaleNashville entrepreneurial program.


This workshop is open to all graduate school students (PhD, MA, MFS, MLAS & MS) and postdocs. Spaces for this workshop are limited and registration is required.