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Leadership Skills Workshop: Resilience

Posted by on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in workshop.

Strategies for Building Resilience

Jason E. Steinas, EdD
Wednesday, September 23rd & Wednesday, September 30th
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom
Registration Required 

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

The ability to adapt and overcome when faced with sudden changes, ambiguity, and adversity is a critical leadership skill we can practice and develop in our everyday lives.This two-part workshop series will focus on the  development and application of real-world skills that can be used during times of challenge and personal growth. The first session (September 23rd) will examine resilience-based strategies and skills, which revolve around internal and external gratitude as well as developing meaningful relationships. The second session (September 30th) will give participants the opportunity to share and discuss their respective practices, routines, and habits that heighten how they feel, encourage a positive state of mind, and help them successfully navigate difficult situations. Workshop participants will:

  • Identify challenging situations that represent opportunities for personal growth and learning (knowledge/understanding)
  • Explore an array of coping mechanisms to mitigate the potential negative impact of life’s stressors and difficulties (comprehension/application)
  • Define personal values and purpose when applying their resiliency skills (analysis)


Jason E. Steinas, EdD, MS serves as a Student Wellbeing Coordinator for the Center for Student Wellbeing and oversees the Center’s Peer Guide program. Jason has years of experience in higher education and non-profit administration at a variety of institutions. His work and studies have focused on student wellness, training, staff supervision, student engagement, and diversity affairs. Jason earned a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education and History from the State University of New York College at Cortland. He serves as a mentor for a group of Posse Foundation, Inc. students at Vanderbilt University and engages with the local community via volunteer efforts and consulting work.


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. We ask that you only register if you are able to attend both sessions.