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Leadership Insights & Making Tough Decisions

November 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join the Student Leadership Educators Network (SLEN) for an outstanding panel of Cornell Deans as they discuss and share compelling stories and insights about making tough decisions as leaders. This ‘fireside chat’ will allow for your questions, submitted in advance by email to gradcareers@cornell.edu or during the session.

Leadership Insights and Making Tough Decisions

Three of our distinguished campus leaders will hold an informal fireside chat about their personal leadership insights, lessons learned, and instances where they have had to make tough decisions, taking into account the risk involved. Bring your questions!

Lynden ArcherLynden Archer– Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute


Ray JayawardhanaRay Jayawardhana – Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Astronomy



Kate WalshKate Walsh– Dean and E. M. Statler Professor, School of Hotel Administration, S.C. Johnson College of Business


With opening remarks by Robert Gravani, Professor in the Department of Food Science and Director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program.

This session has been organized by two members of the Advisory Committee of the Cornell Student Leadership Educators Network (SLEN)Donna Haeger, Professor of Practice, Director- Dyson Leadership Development Program,The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director of Cornell Graduate School’s Careers Beyond Academia.

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About SLEN:

The Student Leadership Educators Network (SLEN) is a campus-wide group of faculty and staff dedicated to the promotion of student leadership development at the university. At monthly meetings, the group shares emerging developments and best practices, dialogues across curricular and co-curricular dimensions of leadership development such as foundational leadership competencies, and collaborates on projects and events. The current iteration of SLEN builds upon a rich history of professional staff and faculty convening to discuss and collaboratively develop experiential learning to promote leadership.

SLEN Fall 2020 Convenings

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 9:00-10:30am
Leadership in Uncertain Times with General Casey Moore and Dean Vijay Pendakur

Monday, October 19 from 2:00-3:30pm
Talking About Race: Uncomfortable And Necessary Conversations with Cal Walker and Dr. Nia Nunn

Monday, November 16 from 12-1:30pm
Leadership Insights & Making Tough Decisions with Deans Lynden Archer, Ray Jayawardhana, and Kate Walsh


November 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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