Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 5 | Submission: 13325 | Sponsor(s): (MSR)
Virtual session type: Real-time Open
Broadening our In-sight by Developing Self-Awareness of Faculty and Future Business Leaders
Managing Emotional Situations in the Classroom
TeachingPracticeTheme: 20/20: Broadening Our Sight

Chair: Payal Kumar, BML Munjal U.
Digital Session Chair: Richard Jackson Major, Institut de Gestion Sociale Paris
Facilitator: Tom Elwood Culham, Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser U.
Facilitator: Elizabeth Luckman, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilitator: Richard Peregoy, U. of Dallas, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Self-awareness is vital for business leaders and faculty who are classroom and research leaders. Subtle and strong emotions arise in business and research settings, in classrooms, and in general in dialogue with others. However, as part of our work in academia or business we are expected to be rational; emotions are not acknowledged or addressed in meaningful ways. Further, faculty and business leaders’ emotional states influence students’ and employees’ learning effectiveness and performance. Research tells us that leaders’ emotions and self-awareness are important in relationships, motivation, learning, and performance, and are at the root of what we value and experience. Therefore, it behooves us as faculty and business leaders to learn how to work with our inner experience and emotions by developing our self-awareness individually and in group settings. This not only fosters enhanced learning, but also models positive leadership abilities to students who will become business and community leaders. The purpose and expected outcome of this PDW is to advance participants’ skill in developing self-awareness and working with emotions. This is achieved by modelling behavior in a safe group setting, the collective assisting of participants in managing emotion-laden situations in academic life. Through demonstrations of vulnerability around our own emotional work, the panelists encourage participants to delve into an emotional space. Becoming more comfortable with feeling and discussing emotions is critical to the development of self-awareness. Developing this skill and modelling it in classrooms will influence students to apply it as leaders, thereby improving the lives of students now, with a trickle- down effect to the people that they will work with in their future organizations.
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