Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 4: Bringing Vision to Reality

Learning Goal for the Day:
Define key strategies and relationships that move vision to reality.

A vision is only a dream unless it results in action. Three key requirements are discussed (relationships, stretch goals, and action steps) which move a vision forward. The participants take some time to reflect on their fears of failure and why those may hinder them to continue moving forward with their visions.

In addition, the issue of power is explored in a dynamic group simulation exercise called "Star Power."

Day 3: Challenging What Is, Looking to What Could Be

Learning Goal for the Day: 
Develop and share a vision for the future.

Day 3 starts off with some Family Cluster inspiration and then moves into a creative team builder where students are asked to build the tallest, free-standing, self-supporting balloon castle possible using only balloons and a roll of tape.

Creating a powerful vision is one of the most important aspects of leadership! During this exciting day, participants begin to work on and develop their own visions for the future which define a bold change for their community, group, cause, or organization back home.

The evening concludes with a Guest Leader Forum and Reception. This is an opportunity to interact with significant leaders in different professions. Using an informal question-and-answer format, these individuals share their insights and experiences related to the challenges of "leading with integrity."

Day 2: The Value of One, The Power of All

Learning Goal for the Day: 
Recognize personal patterns of communication and influence.

Day two of The LeaderShape Institute starts off with an experiential team-building activity. By working through a series of initiatives and discussion, they discover how relationships, trust, and problem solving can be enhances in a supportive group setting.

The participants can then add another dimension to self-awareness by completing a behavioral style inventory. From that information, each participant has an opportunity to set several personal goals for the week and share those with the other members of their Family Cluster. Participation in of "inclusive leadership" and how to create community which value respect, openness, and diverse opinions.

Council Retreat

Council Retreat

Participation: 14 Students, 3 Staff
Date: August 2nd-4th, 2013 
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott; Maumee, Ohio

Student leaders from the National PanHellenic Council, Intefraternity Council, and the College Panhellenic Council spent this weekend retreat developing their leadership skills, creating an action plan for the upcoming academic year, and fostering relationships with one another. By the conclusion of the retreat, council members are able to identify areas for improvement in the Greek community, as well as the resources and tools to make these improvements. 

Facilitator Workbook

Participant Workbook

CPC Plan of Action

NPHC Plan of Action

IFC Plan of Action

LeaderShape 2013

The LeaderShape Institute 2013
At Camp Faholo
  • LeaderShape is a non-profit organization committed to developing young adults to lead with integrity. The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. The LeaderShape Institute, now in its twenty-eight year, has made a difference in the lives of more then 20,000 young men and women from throughout the country. But be prepared! It is six days of non-stop self- discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership concepts and abilities.

  • Participants are simultaneously exhilarated, exhausted, challenged, and moved by the energy and creativity of approximately 60 of their peers from EMU. They will work with a team forming relationships that, in many cases, become lifelong friendships. When they leave the LeaderShape Institute, the materials and insights gained will serve program graduates both personally and professionally.

  • They do not need to have held any previous leadership roles of have experience as a leader to participate in LeaderShape. Participants vary from first-year students who are just getting their feet wet, to up class students who have been presidents of student organizations; the mixture of all types of experience makes for an excellent learning environment for all participants.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 1: Building Community

Learning Goal for the Day:
Understand the value of a supportive community in leadership practice.

The first day of Leadership os geared towards creating a fun and welcoming environment where student feel comfortable to express themselves. The day starts off with introductions by the faculty and staff and then goes into some ice breakers to get to know each other.

This is the day where the students meet their "Family Clusters." Each family cluster will do some team builders and set the group norms. Each cluster will create a name for themselves, as well as a cheer and a logo that they will present to everyone at the end of the night. During family cluster time, participants will also take part in an activity called "Tell Your Story."

At the end of the night, "The Power of Reflection," takes place. This is the day that sets the tone for the rest of the week.