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McNair Scholars Participate in Leadership Workshop

Creative Leadership Workshop

For the last session of the 2017 McNair Fall Colloquium, EKU Professor Sherwood Thompson (Department of Educational Leadership) guided McNair scholars through an inspirational exploration of the power of masks.  Participants explored the significane of masks by investigating the role they play in depiting a person's individual culture, values and world views.  The workshop revealed that the masks we wear in everyday life can serve to hide, to protect, and to disguise.  In additon, professionals wear imaginary maks as part of their organizational character and identity. For instance, there is the teacher mask, the administrator mask, the counselor mask, and so on.  Students also wear imaginary masks to serve different purposes and to identify the roles they play.  In this workshop, McNair scholars considered the imiginary masks they wear and created an actual mask that depticts a part of their "true" selves.  This reflective workshop was enthusiatically engaged, generated thougthful reflection and discussion, and by all accounts was both meaningful and useful.  Much thanks to Dr. Thompson who is a strong supporter and advocate for the EKU McNair Scholars Program!

Published on October 12, 2017

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