2023 The Spirit of SEL Symposium
Program & Replays
Executive Leadership: The Power of Self-Care
Jamila Thomas brings forth an important component of effective leadership: self-care. Leaders that are in tune with themselves are most likely able to handle the stressors of different circumstances in a composed manner versus those leaders that do not listen to their bodies. We will delve into a necessary aspect of effective leadership, which is the importance of self-care routines.
In this session, you’ll:
- Find out that self-care is critical to operating effectively as leader
- Learn specific strategies to support leaders in their growth and development relative to self care
- Identify tools to support leaders and their followership when dealing with burn out
Jamila Thomas is a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar appointed by the Presidential Centers of William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She is a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Florida A&M University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a graduate degree, Masters of Business of Administration (MBA). She also has Master of Arts degree in Divinity from The University of Chicago Divinity School. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Leadership Studies at Dallas Baptist University. In 2018, at the direction of Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees, Jamila created and established the Racial Equity Office for Dallas ISD. In this capacity, she was responsible for developing culturally responsive policies and programs designed to close the achievement gap and simultaneously build culturally intelligent practices for all faculty and staff. In addition, Jamila was instrumental in guiding the Texas State Board of Education towards the historic and unanimous statewide adoption of the African American History course. As a result of her success, Jamila founded Cultured Consulting Group. Her company provides strategic consulting, professional development, and policy development to for proﬁt, non proﬁt, educational, and governmental agencies.