Dance ensemble, the Union Board, the Davidsonian and Quips and Cranks have all been around more than 25 years. As an active participant or formal leader of an organization, you make choices that impact your organization's ability to thrive over time.
At Leading with Lasting Impact, participants will explore the characteristics of successful, long-lived organizations. Participants will have the opportunity develop their leadership abilities so that they can establish practices and traditions that will enable their organizations to succeed well beyond their time at Davidson. Topics to be addressed at the retreat include:
- Developing The Next Generation Of Leaders in your organization;
- Even the President Needs Advice: Assembling and utilizing your own advisors so that you have the information and support to make your organization as successful as possible;
- Rescue and Recovery: Getting your organization back on track after a rough spell;
- Getting Organized For Ongoing Success: Ensuring future leaders can find critical information;
- Your Role as the Leader: Learn what you can do, as the formal leader, to make sure that your organization is stronger when you leave, than it was when you started.;
- Reflection: A practice for organizational and individual success;
- Time on Your Side: Planning strategies; and
- Building Trust and Engagement in your organization.
Who should attend?
This retreat is open to all Davidson students who are actively involved in an organization and desire to learn the skills to strengthen the organization. Participants DO NOT need to hold a formal leadership role, but they must plan to use their leadership abilities to strengthen the organization for future generations.
What should I expect?
Participants can expect to participate in workshops, role plays, games, self-assessment exercises, and a group activity (where team building skills can be practiced). We will integrate Davidson success stories into the content throughout the retreat. Participants will also have time for reflection, networking, and recreation.
Registration opens on Monday, March 23rd. You must complete an application and submit a fee of $25 to the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development to confirm your spot (contact us if money is an issue). Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Space is limited to the first 40 students who apply. The retreat has filled up in a matter of days for the last few years, so register early.
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Valle Crucis Conference Center near Boone, North Carolina. We will leave at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 13th and return by 1:30 pm on Friday, May 15th.
For more info contact Amber MacIntyre.