The Holden Center is pleased to announce the opening of applications for its 7th annual UO LeaderShape Institute, an intensive and energizing six-day national model designed to build the leadership capacity of its participants. This year, the UO session is scheduled to take place September 15th-20th at the YMCA Camp Collins in Gresham, OR.
Applications (which can be found on the LeaderShape website here
) for participants are due Friday, May 17, 2013
This fall, sixty UO students will be invited to participate at no cost to them and based on a competitive application process. Themes of the Institute reflect key leadership issues of vision, partnerships, integrity, and results. The curriculum itself focuses on:
* identifying core ethical and personal values,
* identifying behaviors and actions supporting those values
* developing relationships where the dignity and contributions of all people are acknowledged and respected
* developing skills to work in group and teams to accomplish a collective vision
* creating visions for the greater good of students’ communities
* establishing action steps necessary to implement a vision
* and increasing students’ leadership capacity to produce extraordinary results
Other program specifics include:
* a Team Challenge Course (a half-day outdoor team-building experience)
* an evening with a Guest Leader Forum in which participants are exposed to "real world" role models across different industries and professions
* learning and sharing in small groups called "family clusters"
In addition to developing skills to help improve their organizations and causes, participants often praise the LeaderShape® Institute as a time of great reflection. The week is structured so that participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their own strengths and weaknesses, ultimately enabling them to be more effective leaders. One recent participant summarized the experience the following way:
“Personal insights have had the most effect on me. It's really hard to nail down, but I learned to think bigger, that I have a responsibility to lead, that there is strength in diversity, and that I can make a difference...”
Since 1986, over 850 sessions of the LeaderShape Institute have taken place across the country and over 45,000 participants from all over the world have graduated. The first UO LeaderShape Institute occurred during the fall of 2007… graduating 54 students in its first class. Since that initial session, over 350 UO students representing different campus organizations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and leadership positions have participated in the LeaderShape® Institute.
Please feel free to also visit the Holden Center website
for more information, and thank you for your continued support.