In early January of 2018, 40 Bauer undergraduate students spent a week attending the LeaderShape Institute. This group of students were all juniors and seniors in Bauer and represented all seven of the majors we have with in Bauer.
The LeaderShape Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides leadership development curriculum to campuses across the U.S. For six days, Bauer students were led by LeaderShape facilitators in a variety of educational sessions and activities all with the goal of improving their leadership skills. Students also participated in a team building low ropes course in which students learned how to work in teams and effectively communicate with one another.
One of the big hallmarks of the LeaderShape Institute is creating a vision. During this six day experience, attendees were challenged to create a vision for themselves to align with their values and their goals. Students spent time discussing their personal visions and receiving feedback from their peers. These visions stretched a variety of topics such as addressing world hunger, improving working conditions for women, and tackling immigration issues. Students had the opportunity to share and discuss their visions throughout the week.