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January Leadership Intensive

Second-Year Program

2014 Program

January 6-17, 2014

About the Program

In the second year of the program, students will investigate more deeply their own personal leadership style, developing their abilities in group work. Students will engage with a local nonprofit agency to form a strategic development plan, using their skills in writing, reflection and presentation.

An intense learning curve is typical of the Lewis Leadership Program experience. The program, which began 21 years ago, has teamed students with the Academy of Music, Friends of Children and Northampton Center for the Arts and other organizations.

Between the two interterm sessions, participants are encouraged to apply what they learn in summer internships. LLP participants have held internships at the National Institutes of Health and the White House, as well as in homeless shelters, art museums and newspapers.

Best of all, the combination of training in practical leadership skills and contributing to the local community left these students with a feeling that their work had made an important difference.

2014 Schedule


Dining Options During Interterm

Breakfast and lunch options for Interterm are available here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

9 a.m.

Introductions and continental breakfast
Campus Center Carroll Room

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Understanding Leadership and Setting Life Goals
Campus Center 103/104
Jeanette Jackson and Maria Coolican

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Leadership, Social Change, and Career Paths
Campus Center Carroll Room
Jennifer Chrisler, VP for Alumnae Relations

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Leadership Experiences and Reflections
Campus Center Carroll Room
Jeannette Jackson and Maria Coolican

Noon

Lunch

1 to 4 p.m.

Leadership
Campus Center 103/104
Jeanette Jackson and Maria Coolican

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Leadership
Campus Center 103/104 (with a working lunch)
Jeanette Jackson and Maria Coolican

1 to 4 p.m.

Leadership shadowing experiences

Thursday, January 9, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leadership
Campus Center 103/104 (with a working lunch)
Jeanette Jackson and Maria Coolican

Friday, January 10, 2014

10 to Noon

Group Project Orientation
Campus Center Carroll Room (coffee and light snacks provided)

Noon

Lunch in teams
Duckett Dining Room

1 p.m

Presentation from WFI
Campus Center Carroll Room

2:30 p.m.
Meeting with Team Leaders
Campus Center 103/104 & Campus Center 003

Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2014

Appointments will be held with participants and constituents of the WFI. Meeting times will be set according to team needs.

Monday–Thursday, January 13–16, 2014

Meeting times will be set according to team needs except as follows.

Please use Campus Center 103/104 as your headquarters. Campus Center 003 is available as a breakout space.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Noon to 2 p.m.

Lunch and check-in meeting with all teams: What has your team concluded so far? What do you want to communicate to and learn from the other teams? What are your remaining questions? What are your plans?
Campus Center Carroll Room

7 to 8 p.m.

Refresher on presentation skills
Seelye 106
Patricia VandenBerg

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Noon

Booklets for presentation due to Anna Gohlke
Content must be sent in PDF format to agohlke@smith.edu. Send only one document with all pages in order and ready for print. If pages are numbered, they need to be in correct order for the entire booklet so all groups need to have pages numbered in bottom right corner of page. For instance, if Group One has pages 1–10, Group Two needs to have 11–20, etc.

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Practice presentation for comments by the director and team leaders
Seelye 106

Friday, January 17, 2014

10 a.m.

Presentation run-through
Campus Center Carroll Room

1 p.m.

Presentation to leadership of WFI (first years attend)
Campus Center Carroll Room

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Wrap up and program evaluation
Campus Center Carroll Room