Spring Term 2024 Cohorts

Book Cohort: Permission to Feel, by Marc Brackett, PhD

Facilitated by Lucy Baquero Oja and Angel Yackel

From Google Books: “The mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why and what we can do.” Marc Brackett is a research psychologist and the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. In Permission to Feel, he encourages everyone to become “emotion scientists” in all parts of our lives, by understanding that we have a wide range of feelings that go far beyond happy, sad, and mad. 

Join us for discussion of all of the feels, while considering the implications that emotional intelligence and being emotions scientists have in our work not only supporting the emerging adults, but also supporting ourselves and our colleagues at Carleton.

Dates/times: Fridays of weeks 2 (Apr 5), 4 (Apr 19), 6 (May 3), 8 (May 17); 3:30-4:30PM. Meeting in Sayles Hill Lounge.

Please sign up by noon on March 19 – we will be ordering books that afternoon.

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The 2nd Annual Masterclass of Masterclasses

Facilitated by members of the Professional Development Committee

Join your colleagues for opportunities to discuss topics that influence our work in Student Life. We will spend the first 10-15 minutes watching a video from Masterclass together, and then will spend the rest of the time discussing the topic. Cohort participants are welcome to attend 1, 2, or all 3 of our gatherings. We will meet from 3-4pm on the following dates:

  • April 23: Join Amy Sillanpa for a discussion around the Masterclass “You’re Not An Imposter,” by Elaine Welteroth. Imposter syndrome is a real thing, so we will talk about how to recognize and approach the challenges associated with it.
  • May 7: Join Grace Espinoza as they facilitate a discussion around the Masterclass “A Joy Metric.” The “Joy Metric” looks at how we need to focus on the glimpses of joy in our lives and how we work to create spaces where those around us illuminate us to be our best selves.
  • May 28: Join Liz Cody for a facilitated discussion about the Masterclass by famed Duke basketball Coach K, who talks about Values-Driven Leadership. We’ll discuss how to uplift your team, build trust in the workplace, and develop emerging leaders.

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Supervising Students

Facilitated by Elijah Genheimer and Tanya Hartwig

Continuing the cohort from previous terms, Tanya and Elijah will be facilitating discussions on a variety of topics related to supervision skills. Each session is stand-alone in topic but may refer back to previous conversations. Potential topics for Spring Term include: how & what to plan for onboarding training, creating ongoing professional development, & how to reset/reestablish team expectations and norms mid-year. Exact topics will be decided based upon interest from Cohort members. 

Tentative meeting dates are 9:30-10:30am, Fridays, April 12, 26 & May 10, 24. Meeting location TBD.

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If you have an idea for a cohort and/or would like to facilitate a cohort, please contact Amy Sillanpa.