Year Two

Models of Leadership

Leadership Seminar

GLI sophomores mock up a capstone project

GLI Fellows enroll in a 2-credit leadership seminar in the fall semester of their second year. This course introduces students to leadership models and approaches and provides them with an opportunity to strengthen relationships with peers in the program. Faculty and invited guests will present different leadership styles and discuss the importance of context when putting leadership skills into practice. Two workshops will be presented as a part of the seminar. These workshops allow Fellows a chance to personally engage with the material. This experience allows students to better navigate approaches to leadership and to determine what leadership characteristics work best for them to be successful leaders in their everyday lives.

Leadership Retreats

GLI students circle up at the sophomore retreat

GLI Fellows in the Models of Leadership component are expected to attend one full-day Leadership Retreat in the spring semester of their second year. Leadership Retreats offer an immersion experience that allows students to build and practice leadership skills while working closely with facilitators from the LeaderShape Catalyst program. Retreats take place in the beautiful Lubrecht Forest to offer a true immersion experience free from the distractions of everyday life.

Discussions with Leaders

GLI students load a truck with beets while performing community service

During the Models of Leadership component, Fellows attend a discussion with one of many identified leaders. These experiences are designed to give Fellows the chance to develop as leaders while also finding role models and potential connections for the future.