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2017 LeaderShape® Applications
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What will I learn during the program?
Program content reflects key leadership issues: vision, partnerships, integrity, and
results. While at the Institute, students learn to:
- Work in high-performance teams,
- Practice decision-making for ethical dilemmas,
- Learn to deal with change,
- Clarify personal values and standards, and
- Understand and respect the values of other individuals.
Participants also learn the importance of trust, communication and group-problem solving
through the Team Challenge Course.
What happens at LeaderShape®?
LeaderShape® is comprised of approximately 60 students. Most of the interactive program
is conducted in a large group called the Learning Community, with further discussion
and teambuilding occurring in family clusters (groups of about 10-12 students). In
family clusters, students are supported and challenged to develop new skills and attitudes
in a safe environment. Each family cluster is lead by a cluster facilitator, a professional
who serves as a resource, catalyst, and role model for the participants.
How will I benefit from attending?
LeaderShape® was named an “exemplary program” by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and was
highlighted in Leadership in the Making: Impact and Insights From Leadership Development
Programs in US Colleges and Universities (1999). The experience prepares students
to change their worlds by providing the tools needed to
- Achieve new insights,
- Improve relationships,
- Build more effective teams, and
- Ultimately enhance society.
Apply to LeaderShape® 2016. For more information, contact Carly Heasley at cheasley AT_TOWSON or 410-704-3859.
Want to be a cluster facilitator? Apply here!
Cluster Facilitators work directly with a small group of 10-12 participants (a Family
Cluster) during The LeaderShape® Institute to encourage authentic dialogue and enhance
learning. For each LeaderShape® Institute, six faculty or staff for each session are
selected for this role.
what is my role as a facilitator?
Because Cluster Facilitators have considerable interaction with the participants,
they are very valuable members of the Institute. The Cluster Facilitator supports
participants as they develop their Breakthrough Blueprints and encourages positive
interpersonal and group development in a safe and trusting environment. Cluster Facilitators
are also encouraged to maintain contact with members of their Family Cluster following
their session through the implementation of the Day 7 program. This contact helps
participants “stay in action” on their visions after the six-day Institute and will
help sustain their commitment to integrity after the LeaderShape® Institute.
What will my specific duties entail?
· Modeling leadership behavior and acting with integrity
· Clarifying, summarizing, and sharing ideas
· Guiding group discussions
· Facilitating selected segments of the curriculum
· Establishing a climate conducive to learning
· Challenging assumptions and encouraging reflection and feedback
· Maintaining an energy level that matches the pace of the LeaderShape® Institute
How will this affect my work schedule?
Please note that this position requires you to be absent from work either January
14-20 or January 21-27. You will need your supervisor’s permission to participate.