|John Fauver kicks off the course with "What is Leadership?"|
|ERC Trainee Max Chmielinski shares the group norms |
his group established.
Students and professionals shared their personal stories of leadership failures in small groups, to help each other understand potential solutions for the future. Student Lauren Frisbie shared the challenges she faced training employees on proper Personal Protective Equipment and tool use in the field. She discussed with her group the difficulties of training youth, and received feedback on techniques she could use in the future to ensure understanding and creative a positive learning environment. Lauren said, "being able to discuss leadership ideas and experience with people in the field" was the most valuable part of the course. The experience helped her "compare [her] perspective and hear about experiences [she] hadn't thought of."
Student Qinxue Li felt that the self reflection portion of the material was the most valuable to her. "I learned that reflection is as important as the experience itself...one can waste the experience of success or failure if he has no time of introspection" said Qinxue.
"I will push myself to practice what I learned form this course deliberately. For example, I've learned self-reflection is very important, I'd like to reflect on what has happened in the last few months or memorable experiences in the last few years and attempt to learn from them. I will keep practicing this until the process becomes an integral part of my way of thinking."
|Stephanie Wong, DEOHS grad, speaking on her experience.|
|Mike Ellis speaks on the importance of employee engagement |
You can view course-related resources on the Continuing Education website, osha.washington.edu