February 2013 Archives

LeaderShape Apps Due VERY SOON!!!!!

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All Student Leaders don't miss out on this opportunity!!

Applications are due March 1st

Apply here: https://www.leadershape.org/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_applications%2fApplication.aspx%3fApplicationID%3d2494&ApplicationID=2494

Particpants will:

  •  Increase their commitment to acting consistently with core ethical value personal values, and convictions
  • Enhance their capability to develop and enrich relationships as well as strengthening their commitment to respecting the dignity and contributions of all people
  • Embrace the belief in a healthy disregard for the impossible
  • Develop the capacity to produce extraordinary results

Visit the National Website to learn more: http://www.leadershape.org/home.aspx

Student Organizations and Involvement Awards

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Student Orgs here is another opportunity to get recognized for what your student organization is doing! The Student Organizations and Involvement Awards are here.

There are many different categories to apply for and feel free to apply to them all if you can!

Application are available online and are due March 1st in HUB 209

Start Applying!



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LeaderShape 2013 What to Expect

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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.


Apply at https://www.leadershape.org/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_applications%2fApplication.aspx%3fApplicationID%3d2494&ApplicationID=2494

LeaderShape FAQS

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Have some questions about LeaderShape???? Here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is LeaderShape?

The Penn State LeaderShape Institute is designed to provide undergraduate students at University Park the opportunity to create meaningful interactions with their peers. This six-day intensive, interactive, dynamic, and exciting leadership development experience challenges participants to "lead with integrity" Student participants will gain a comprehensive understanding that leadership development is a life-long journey
2.How are participants selected?

Interested students are required to fill out an application (online only). Applications are available on this website beginning February 1 and are due the last Friday of February. All applications are reviewed by the LeaderShape Planning Committee. (The committee is made up of past LeaderShape participants and facilitators.)

So APPLY NOW!!!!!!!! @ https://www.leadershape.org/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_applications%2fApplication.aspx%3fApplicationID%3d2494&ApplicationID=2494

3. Is LeaderShape held on campus?

Due to the complexity of the Leadership Institute it is held at the Hartman Retreat Center located in nearby Milroy, PA.

4. How much does LeaderShape cost?

The individual program costs average about $1500 per student. However due to the generosity of several campus sponsors (the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs, the Greek Councils and the University Park Allocation Committee - UPAC) the total out-of-pocket cost per student is $100.00. That includes transportation to and from the Hartman Center, lodging, all meals, snacks, Institute materials, and a T-shirt).


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