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If Marx was a CEO, Goffman was an influencer and feminists ran the finances: What does it mean to lead like a sociologist?

What’s on offer?

Get inspired to think about leadership, careers and sociology in new ways through this interactive online workshop.

The session begins with a quiz to get us thinking about which traditional leadership qualities different celebrities and pop culture characters might have. Then a short presentation will share some social scientific ways of thinking about leadership and how it matters. After this, participants will complete an activity about their own experiences of being led or leading others, sharing with the group if they wish to. To conclude the session, a panel of sociology students and alumni will reflect upon their own experiences and what they have gained from the discussion.

The event will be recorded in order to facilitate the creation of postcards capturing highlights from the discussion. These will be mailed to all participants and shared online following the workshop.

What’s it about?

This workshop gives you an opportunity to creatively explore ways of thinking about the links between studying a subject like sociology and what inspiring leadership look like. Whether in work, school, or leisure, we have all encountered examples of good and bad leadership. But often public discussions of leadership and careers can seem bland, corporate, and very far from the diverse experiences that inspire the social sciences.

This event will inject some life and creativity into the topic of leadership by using imagined scenarios, amusing juxtapositions, and live conversation between sociology alumni and students to think about how sociologists can make a difference in the world through leadership.  

Who’s leading the event?

Dr. Allison Hui, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Open to

This event is open to all

Of particular interest to

Those who are currently studying, or have previously studied sociology at school, college, or university. Those who are preparing personal statements or job applications, and those in leadership roles.

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