LeaderShape Institute Daily Highlights
DAY 1: "Building Community"
You will begin to explore what leadership means and become familiar with the basic philosophy and schedule of the week. You will meet the other participants in the Learning Community and you will also join 8 to 12 other young adults in a group called the Family Cluster. Your Family Cluster will offer you feedback, support, and help you develop and refine your vision for the future.
DAY 2: "The Value of One, The Power of All"
You will begin the second day participating in an experiential learning challenge course. By working your way through a series of outdoor initiatives and discussions, you will discover how teamwork, trust, and problem solving can be enhanced in a supportive group setting. You will add another dimension to your self-awareness by completing a behavior style inventory. From that information you'll have an opportunity to set several personal goals for the week. You will also participate in exercises which explore the concept of "inclusive leadership" and how to create communities which value respect, openness, and diverse opinions.
DAY 3: "Challenging What Is, Looking To What Could Be"
Creating a powerful vision is an important aspect of leadership! During this exciting day, you will begin work on defining and refining your own Breakthrough Blueprint a tangible and transformational change for your organization, group, cause, or community back home. You will spend much of the afternoon in interactive settings dealing with chaos and change. The evening will conclude with a Guest Leader Forum and Reception. This is your opportunity to interact with significant leaders from the Penn State Community. Using an informal question-and-answer format; these individuals will share their insights and experiences related to the challenges of leading with integrity.
DAY 4: "Bringing Vision To Reality"
A vision is only a dream unless it results in action. Key requirements will be discussed (relationships, SMART goals, Stretch Goals, and action steps) which move a vision forward. In addition, the issue of power will be explored in a dynamic group simulation exercise.
DAY 5: "Living and Leading With Integrity"
The concept of integrity is a challenging one, but central to LeaderShape's philosophy of life-long leadership development. You will discuss how core ethical values, thoughtful decisions, and courage all play critical roles in sustaining integrity and fostering trust and respect. During the afternoon and evening, time has been set aside for more in depth conversations, relaxation, and preparation for a creative Family Cluster LeaderShape Revue.
DAY 6: "Staying in Action"
On this final day, you will prepare to return home and face your responsibilities as a LeaderShape graduate who practices the discipline of "leading with integrity." You will learn what it means to be a part of the nationwide LeaderShape community a network of mutual encouragement and support. A Learning Community Commencement ceremony concludes the week.
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