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Loras College & LeadAmerica Program Pilot Leadership, Ethics, and College Success Forum:“Build Your Future; Change Your World”

4/26/2013
 
Loras College will host LeadAmerica’s Leadership, Ethics & College Success Forum this summer. Loras will be in elite company in offering LeadAmerica programming along with Stanford Law School, offering Law and Trial; Stanford University, offering Business Innovation; Columbia University, DePaul University, The John Hopkins University, UCLA, UCSF, and University of Texas at Dallas, offering Medicine and Healthcare; and Babson College, offering Business and Entrepreneurship. These and other participating schools will offer these programs at their Colleges or Universities over the course of the summer. The program at Loras College, open to high school students from across the country, is a six-day, skills-based college readiness conference, providing students with a superior, leading-edge college immersion experience. 
 
The experience will enhance opportunities for students to be accepted into their college of choice, provide them with tangible college success multipliers, and empower them to become transformational leaders in their respective communities. The curricular approach improves the depth of programming by increasing the scope of experiential learning through rigorous, engaging case studies, interactive activities and large group discussion with the socialization and personal responsibilities of college. In addition, students are guided through the program by mentors who offer insight into their own successes during college selection, admission, enrollment and ultimately completion. 
 
 
Session Dates:  June 23-28 (Sunday-Friday)
 
Students will participate in various skill-building courses such as:
 
Developing a Community Service Project:  Students will design a community service plan or action project from need identification through innovation to an implementable service plan with topics including action plan development, community relations and non-profit development.
 
Increasing Leadership & Ethics Knowledge:  Students will identify and evaluate various leadership styles and ethical systems, with topics including personal leadership style and asset mapping and ethical systems.
 
Developing a Personal Success Plan:  Students will design a 5-8 year personal pipeline from high school to career, including a personal mission, vision and supporting action plan.
 
Increasing College Knowledge:  Students will identify how college operates as both a system and culture, with topics including college admissions and enrollment and college options and selection.
 
Strengthening Critical Academic Behaviors & Leadership Skills:  Students will apply key skills such as self-management, communication, collaboration and creativity/innovation, including specific topics such as time management, budgeting and personal finance, public speaking, conflict management and resolution, note taking, study skills and innovation and leadership.
 
Strengthening Cognitive Strategies:  Students will be able to analyze and apply knowledge through simulations and workshops that stress critical thinking and problem solving.
 
Loras College faculty and staff will serve as guest speakers at the sessions on specific topics, such as research, information management-literacy, simulations on service-learning and a “capstone presentation” that integrates the conference themes. Admission staff will also give campus tours and a formal presentation on the general admission process, financial aid and showcase of the Loras process and our degree programs.
 
There is still time to enroll in the Leadership, Ethics & College Success Forum this summer. To secure your space immediately, enroll online at www.lead-america.org or call the Office of Admissions at 1-866-394-5323 to enroll over the phone.

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