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Thu, Apr 01


Zoom Meeting

Leadership Skills - Introverts and Extroverts as Leaders with Shannon Beets

Join us for a workshop focusing on how we can learn from introverts and extroverts alike.

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Time & Location

Apr 01, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Zoom Meeting


About the Event

Join us for a two- hour workshop on how being an introvert or extrovert impacts our communication style, our approach to leadership and the results we achieve in our organizations.  We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of introverts and extroverts as leaders,  discuss how these opposites can actually be better together and look at some changes we can make to create workplaces that bring out the best in both introverted and extroverted employees. This session will draw on the work of Susan Cain (Quiet) and Jennifer Kahnweiler (The Genius of Opposites).

Topics Include:

The Basics of Introversion/Extroversion

The Pandemic and Personality: What Did We Learn

Better Together: Famous Introvert/Extrovert Pairs

The Formula for Success: ABCs of Being Successful Opposites

The Introvert Friendly Workplace

Session Pre-Work:  

Read the following book:

Jennifer Kahnweiler, The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together

Watch this TED talk:

Take the following quizzes by March 29:

Shannon Beets spent several years at Sierra Nevada University.  At the university, Beets held various positions including Dean of Enrollment Services, Assistant Provost, Associate Provost for Graduate Programs and, most recently, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness. In 2007, Beets was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at then Sierra Nevada College for her work on accreditation and she lead the campus in their preparations for the NWCCU Comprehensive Evaluation visit in April 2012. Beets worked closely with the SNC faculty to develop core themes based on the academic mission and is deeply committed to working with the campus community to strengthen and develop the liberal arts, professional preparedness, entrepreneurship and sustainability at the college. 


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