Garthwait Leadership Center
Garthwait Leadership Center

Leadership Institute

Applications for the 2016 Leadership Institute are now available! The deadline is Sunday, November 29, 2015. 

Please fill out the form AND send a copy of your resume to to complete the application for the 2016 Leadership Institute.

Please note that you must be available for the group interivew on December 2 at 5 p.m.

The Leadership Institute is a semester-long, seminar-style leadership experience which explores leadership through social justice issues and culminates with a week-long immersion project at the end of the spring semester at an off campus site. The program inspires the potential that individuals have to create and attain positive and sustainable social change.

The Garthwait Leadership Center in partnership with the Center for Public Service and the Eisenhower Institute coordinates this experience to challenge participants to think critically about civil rights and leadership and to act intentionally in addressing the social injustices of the 21st century. This leadership experience takes participants through an intensive, yet exciting journey in which historic examples of leadership in the 1950 -1960's American Civil Rights movement and the legacy of President Eisenhower are examined, specifically through the Little Rock Nine.

The Leadership Institute consists of learning workshops, lunch discussions, social issues dialogues, one-on-ones with Andy Hughes and the leadership mentors, and an all-expenses paid immersion trip to Abilene, Kansas and Little Rock, Arkansas. The goal is to equip participants with tools to actively challenge the social injustices through both an individual and a unified voice, and of course modeling the way for the present and future generations.

Here are the important dates for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

  • Group Interview: December 2 at 5 p.m.
  • Specialty Lunch Session: December 10
  • Social Justice Institute: January 29-30th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: February 4th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: February 18th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: March 3rd
  • Saturday Session: March 5th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: March 17th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: April 7th
  • Saturday Session: April 9th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: April 14th
  • Specialty Lunch Session: April 21st
  • May 8th-13th: Immersion Trip

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