Thriving communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well-informed, forward-thinking individuals acting in unity to promote the cumulative interests of a greater goal. Because leadership starts at the individual level, the “Foundations of Leadership” day kicks off the program with understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment and the tenets of strengths-based leadership. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity.
“Leadership exposed so many facets of what is involved in creating a viable and enjoyable community. I have a clearer understanding of the various concerns of interests groups when an issue arises.”
— David Behring, ’02 President, The Wheelchair Foundation