Jessica Mehring at UCCSLead Leadership Conference

by | Speaking Engagements & Podcasts

UCCSLead Leadership Conference: Emerging Trends in Leadership


Saturday November 11, 2023

Speaking topic overview:

The Human Element: Relational Leadership in the Age of AI

In the age of AI, the call for leaders to be human is louder than ever. When new technology can provide quick answers to almost any practical question, “guidance” looks a whole lot different. No matter how advanced technology becomes, however, it can never replicate human experience—and because of this, it can never truly replicate how we relate to one another. As leaders, we must do what AI can’t do: relate to those we lead. Empathy is now a leader’s most important skill, and empathy is created by the questions we ask and the stories we tell. In this 25-minute presentation, you will learn what has changed in leadership in the age of AI, how to use story as a relationship building tool, and how leaders can create understanding using the twin powers of asking questions and listening with intention.

About the event:

Through interactive breakout sessions and an engaging keynote speaker, The UCCSLead Student Leadership Conference will empower students to learn about leadership, share their leadership experiences with others, and connect with leaders on campus and in the Colorado Springs community.

This year’s theme is Emerging Trends in Leadership

Event mission statement:

To empower everyday leadership through story telling, connection, and learning.

Book Jessica Mehring to speak at your next event.