MLE Mini Series: Deconstructing Grit & Greatness
Session #1: Restructuring Resilience
The purpose of the Multicultural Leadership Experience is to provide a space for students and student leaders who identify with diverse or marginalized backgrounds to discover their own capacity to lead, while also promoting a better understanding of their experiences, issues, and outcomes in navigating their own collegiate careers.
This first session of the mini series will focus on the topic of Reconstructing Resilience, specifically on how it's dictionary definition (i.e. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness) can create an environment that cultivates toxic positivity, specifically during hardship and/or trauma. Participants will connect their understanding of themselves to their leadership approach in relation to resiliency.
Each mini series session will provide participants with:
- connections to campus and resources
- meaning-making through reflection and group discussions
- leadership learning through the lens of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion
- and opportunities to engage with other students across different areas of campus involvement