Becoming a leader and developing a leadership identity is a journey that takes dedication, persistence and mindfulness. Embarking on such a journey as a non-native English speaker is challenging as we enter a world that is not ours, a space with its own rules, values, beliefs and expectations about leadership. NNESTs thrive to work hard, advocate for their students, and develop professionally. Oftentimes, those efforts go unrecognized because they do not fall within the realm of leadership as defined by native speakers’ values. How can NNEST emerging leaders create their own leadership path, carve their own place, and inspire others. People become leaders by internalizing a leadership identity and developing a sense of purpose (Ibarra, 2010). In this webinar, attendees will explore tools in leadership identity development and discuss actionable leadership practices situated in their respective contexts. The webinar aims to empower attendees to enact their own leadership identity as emerging impactful TESOL leaders.
Doaa Rashed, Ph.D., an Associate Teaching Professor, Director of the Language Engagement Project, and Co-Director of the Language and Social Justice Initiative at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Prior to that, she served as Director of the MA TESOL Program and a co-director of the TESOL Teacher Professional Training Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. A translingual, transnational language educator, and program strategist with over 20 years of experience in teaching and teacher education, Dr. Rashed has published and presented in teaching methods, language and social justice, Leadership and advocacy, and leadership identity.