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Creating Community Change through Cohort Based Leadership Models

Rollins CollegePresenter: Jeremy DiGori0

Institution: Rollins College

Professional Title: Assistant Director of Leadership Development

Jeremy DiGorio serves as Assistant Director within the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at Rollins College. He works to implement a comprehensive leadership development program for students. Jeremy received his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Jeremy received his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Secondary Education and Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.

 


Meredith HeinPresenter: Meredith Hein

Institution: Rollins College

Professional Title: Director, Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

Meredith Hein serves as the Director for the Center of Leadership and Community Engagement at Rollins College. She completed her master’s degree in education leadership: student personnel administration at the University of Central Florida in May of 2007. Meredith feels that working in higher education allows her to continually learn from those around her, as well as to teach.

 


Abstract

This session will take participants on a journey to explore a cohort based model focused on Leadership Development, Service-Learning and Inclusion that incorporates collaborative pieces with 35 external groups at a small liberal arts college and within the community-at-large. In congruence with the Multi Institutional Study of Leadership and the High Impact Practices, this model highlights social-cultural conversations with peers, faculty and staff mentoring, community service, and membership in off-campus partner organizations. Participants will discuss creative ways to implement the High Impact Practices on their campuses, including experiential learning components focused on creating equity for members of the community and by translating passion into action.

Learning outcomes:

  • gain information on a successful cohort-based, service-learning, leadership program
  • gather valuable tools to bring back to his or her campus on how to implement a service-based leadership program that is cross-functional and interdepartmental
  • engage in discussion on creative solutions to utilize High Impact Practices of the Multi Institutional Study of Leadership including Socio-Cultural conversations with peers, faculty and staff mentoring, community service, and membership in off campus community organizations