CUSTOMIZE OUR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUR WOMEN STUDENTS
"LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT! " starts with input from College representatives and students to customize the program to the College culture, strategic goals, and current events, as well as to the students' needs, experiences and goals.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS:
We begin by learning about the College from the administration, typically the Dean of Students and the Director of Student Activities.
Then, by talking with student representatives, we develop surveys that take the pulse of women students' interest in developing leadership skills.
From these first-hand data we develop a program design, including program features, length of program, placement in the College calendar, desired learning outcomes and topics.
We present this program template to a diverse focus group of women students, tweak the design and present it to the Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities for final approval.
OUTCOMES YOU CAN COUNT ON
BENEFITS TO THE COLLEGE
Proven increase in retention to graduation for women participants in this program
Proven increase in leadership engagement in your student government and the greater college community by women participants in this program
BENEFITS TO YOUR STUDENTS
Growth in self-confident, self-esteem and self-image
Positive impact on learning and academic performance from:
increased participation in the classroom and in team learning activities
improved communication /presentations skills
increased assertiveness, problem-solving, relationship building / networking skills
higher career aspirations
"LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT"
features two major components:
Classroom Activities and
Social Action Projects.
These can happen simultaneously or consecutively.
Typical Classroom topics
Discover Your Leadership Identity
Neutralize Gender Bias
Leading without Authority
Handling Conflict with Courage
Ethically Leading Change
Each full program is followed by a special program graduation where students share their unique leadership discoveries with family and friends.
Development outcomes are measured by pre- and post self-assessments.
Typical Project STRUCTURE
The social action phase of the program runs for three months. During this time:
Students select projects which address needs at the College or local community.
Students work in project teams, learning to lead the ‘form, storm, norm and perform’ stages of teams development.
Students are assigned mentors, either one-one or one per team, to guide students to reflect on their leadership contribution to the team and further develop their leadership identities
Teams follow a standard project management process to learn the basic steps of project management.
At projects completion students make presentations to the class and College representatives.
Data is kept on the value generated by the projects for the communities served.