Leadership Development
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Redhawk Leadership Program

  • Redhawk Leadership Program is a comprehensive leadership program which brings together a variety of experiences to help you develop your leadership potential. As a participant in the Redhawk Leadership Program, you will receive support and structure, while having the flexibility to create your own experience, based on your personal interests and passions.

    Many of the programs, activities, retreats and roles are things that you may already do. Others are opportunities to try something totally new. Either way, our goal is to offer a guided experience that prepares you to make a difference in your world.

    There are three phases to the program:

    • Phase 1: Self
    • Phase 2: Self in Community
    • Phase 3: Leadership Vocation

    During each phase, participants complete structured learning (eg- workshops, retreats), complete independent learning (eg- reading a text, a personal project), and develop an electronic portfolio. Participants also work with a personal mentor and attend quarterly cohort gatherings.

    To join the program, complete and RLP Application and submit to Leadership Development (Pavilion 150) no later than 5 pm on Thursday, November 1.

    Program Requirements

    • Attend quarterly cohort meetings.  See details below.
    • Work with a mentor (select on one's own or paired with assistance through the program).
    • Create an electronic portfolio.
    • Attend an annual Refelction Night in Spring Quarter.
    • Attend workshops, participate in service and other components specific to each Phase (see details below).

    In addition to these activities, participants will complete the following three phases, which should each take about two quarters to complete. You determine the pace.

    Phase 1: Self

    Structured Learning

    • First-Year Leadership Institute (FLI) or,
    • Connections Leadership Program (CLP) or,
    • 5 Workshop Series: Personal Integrity, Personal Strengths Finder Assessment, Diversity, Wellness and One of your choice based on your specific goals

    Experiential and Independent Learning

    • Participate in an intentional community (eg-living learning community, Collegium).
    • Read book from Phase 1 Reading List.

    Mentoring Relationship

    • Select a mentor on or off campus. We will assist if needed.
    • Develop a personalized formation plan with your mentor. We will provide a template, but you can tailor it to your needs.

    Portfolio

    • Start your portfolio.  Feel free to use our Sample Portfolio.
    • Write and post a Personal Integrity Statement.
    • Write a reflection on strengths in action based on the Strengths Finder workshop.
    • Write a reflection based on Phase 1 Reflection Questions.

    Cohort Meetings

    • Attend at least one quarterly cohort meeting.

    Phase 2: Self in Community

    Structured Learning

    • Present in a cohort meeting on your personal learning on one of the following topics:Change making, Group and team skills and Interpersonal skills.
    • Complete a social justice training workshop or session (eg- Coalition Building, Intergroup Dialogue). This may include training required for another experience.

    Experiential and Independent Learning

    • Select and engage in an ongoing service experience which allows you to have a deep and meaningful experience in the community. In general, we want students to engage with the community in a way that has the duration, intensity and personal connection that serves as a touchstone for deep reflection until the completion of the program.
    • Read book from the Phase 2 Reading List.

    Mentoring Relationship

    • Work with mentor to develop culminating project. The program will provide a template, but the intention is to provide a platform on which you can develop something meaningful to you based on your major/career aspirations, community engagement or a social issue or cause about which you are passionate.

    Portfolio

    • Provide an Introduction to your Culminating Project.
    • Describe and Reflect on your Service Engagement.
    • Write a reflection based on Phase 2 Reflection Questions.

    Cohort Meetings 

    • Attend at least one quarterly cohort meeting.

    Phase 3: Leadership Vocation

    Structured Learning

    • Participate in a Synthesis Session, sponsored by the program.

    Experiential and Independent Learning

    • Complete Culminating Project.

    Mentoring Relationship

    • Develop plan for continuing learning and exit strategy for leaving community engagement. The program will provide a template.

    Portfolio

    • Write a Reflection on your Culminating Project
    • Present your Portfolio and be recognized at the program's annual Graduation Celebration!

    Cohort Meetings 

    • Attend at least one quarterly cohort meeting.

    To Conclude Program

    In addition to completing requirements above, participants should have attended at least 4 cohort meetings during the program.

    For More Information

    Visit the Redhawk Leadership Program FAQ , check out the Phase 1 Guidebook or stop by our office to talk more about the program.