TPI & LEAD Retreats
Leadership Exploration And Development (LEAD)
August 20-23, 2012
The LEAD Pre-Welcome Week Experience is part of Loyola University Chicago's "Start the Fire: Pre-Welcome Week Experience" initiative for new students. For more information about the initiative as a whole, please click here. Students wishing to participate must register in advance.
LEAD (Pre-Welcome Week) is designed for first year students with a passion for working collaboratively with others to accomplish common goals focused on positive change. Through experiential activities, participation in a challenge course, discussions, intentional reflection, and networking opportunities, participants will deepen their learning about leadership while in community with peers. The retreat will support growth in the areas of self-awareness, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Staff and upper-class student mentors will provide information about campus and community leadership opportunities, and will help students engage with the Loyola community. No previous leadership experience is necessary; we all have the potential to engage in the leadership process. All that is required is an interest in learning, willingness to participate in group activities in a safe and supportive environment, and an enthusiastic, open-minded attitude.
The People's Institute (TPI) Retreat
Sponsored by the Student Leadership Development and Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs departments
February 15-17, 2013 at LUREC
The TPI aims to empower students to explore and reflect upon the interconnection between leadership and social justice. In the spirit of Jesuit education, The People’s Institute (TPI) is an exciting leadership opportunity for students at Loyola University Chicago. This program is designed to raise awareness, examine privilege and responsibility, and learn skills to create positive social change.
The People’s Institute (TPI) will include interactive sessions, large and small group dialogue, and exercises to develop intergroup relations, understanding of social justice and diversity, and leadership development. TPI is centered on self-identity exploration.
The students who are selected to participate will have demonstrated self-motivation and a willingness to learn and share about her/his lived experience, while engaging in reflection and dialogue with a diverse cross section of our campus.