Friday, May 18, 2012

Boston Bound

39 sessions of the LeaderShape Institute are happening in May. Included in that count is our first National Session of 2012. We are headed to the Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center and will kick off the session on Sunday, May 20. Faculty will arrive on Friday and will spend the day on Saturday getting ready for the over 60 participants who will be spending six days living in a state of possibility and place of integrity.

That’s not all that will be going on while we are in Boston. Our Board of Trustees will be convening for a meeting in town as well. It will be our first meeting with recent graduates of the program sitting on the Board.

Not long ago, LeaderShape put out a call to recent graduates inviting them to apply to serve as a member of our Board of Trustees. After combing through many, many outstanding applications, two LeaderShapers were selected - Roger Chen and Jonathan Naber. Roger attended The LeaderShape Institute in 2010 at the University of Michigan and Jonathan participated in 2009 at the University of Illinois.

But wait! There’s more! (smile)

Since so many people are going to be in town, we thought it would be a great chance to bring LeaderShapers from the Boston area together by holding a reunion and reception on Monday, May 21. If you are in the area and want to join us, please do! You can find the details here.

So many wonderful people working towards so many wonderful things! We. Are. Excited. And we hope that wherever you are, and whatever touch you are having with LeaderShape, that you are excited about the possibilities before us all.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tell Your Story—In a Book!

The authors of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference (and friends of LeaderShape) are working on the third edition of the book and they need your help!
The authors are seeking 100-200 word “essays” written by student leaders describing actual events that they have experienced.  They are particularly interested in essays on the following topics:

•    Understanding Yourself as a Leader
•    Understanding Others as a Leader
•    Components of the Relational Leadership Model -
  • Being Inclusive as a Leader
  • Being Empowering as a Leader
  • Being Purposeful as a Leader
  • Being Ethical as a Leader
  • The Process of Leadership
•    Leading with Integrity
•    Leading in Communities
•    Leading in Groups and Teams
•    Leading Organizations
•    Leading Change
•    Renewing Yourself as a Leader
Submissions should be sent to Tim McMahon by mid-June. Essays included in the book will be printed with the students name and institution.

We hope you’ll consider sharing your story and/or passing this information on to student leaders you know.