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WSP 35 — Interpersonal Dynamics at Work: Develop a “User Guide”

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): May 18—May 19
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: May 11
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $455
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Limit: 36
Instructor(s): Whitney Birdwell, Jeff Buenrostro
Status: Open
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—4:00 pm
May 18—May 19
2 days
Drop By
May 11
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Whitney Birdwell, Jeff Buenrostro
The goal of this workshop is to create optimal results at work by focusing on developing self-awareness and learning how it can be utilized in authentic leadership and work relationships. Neuroscience, learning theory, and management experience all show that social and emotional intelligence are fundamental to successfully working in teams and adjusting to rapid change within organizations. The ability to engage with others in the workplace, utilizing truth and vulnerability, builds trust and improves leadership effectiveness. In this workshop, our initial focus will be on self-awareness. Through a series of experiential and interactive exercises, you will explore what matters to you, your goals, your values, how you limit yourself, and how you can be more effective. Next, you will explicitly articulate and integrate a deeper understanding of yourself for greater team effectiveness. You will take these insights and skills and incorporate them into a personal guide that can be used to help you perform better, and with more awareness, in teams. Your “User Guide,” a practical description of how you operate, will be immediately useful to you to create high-functioning relationships and optimal results at work.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $5 to be paid at the time of registration.

Whitney Birdwell, Executive Coach, WELLBIRD

Whitney Birdwell is a certified coach and mindfulness facilitator who works with high-achieving leaders and teams to balance satisfaction and success. Her clients include leaders across industries ranging from finance and consulting to startups and nonprofits. Earlier she was a real estate executive at Stanford and a financial analyst at Lowe Enterprises and Morgan Stanley. She received an MBA and an MA in education from Stanford.

Jeff Buenrostro, Founder and COO, Metric Theory

Jeff Buenrostro focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining Metric Theory team members through work/life integration programs and culture initiatives that support exceeding personal and professional goals. He received an MBA from Stanford and is a trained coach in design thinking methodology from the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.