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Leadershape Institute in Review
A healthy disregard for the impossible. This phrase is the overarching theme for the LeaderShape Institute, an offsite, transformational leadership program sponsored by the Center for Leadership. For seven days in May, Tobias Spears, Rob Snyder, Joy Usner, and Anat Levtov embraced this ideal wholeheartedly, serving as the LeaderShape Cluster Facilitators. Together, their work created a highly successful and life changing environment for 45 BGSU student leaders.
Backed by the LeaderShape curriculum, students are asked to cast aside the doubts and limits that may constrain their world view, to have that healthy disregard for the impossible, and to consider what their vision is for an ideal world. The cluster facilitators guide the students on a path of articulating their own values, establishing goals for reaching their vision, and a “Breakthrough Blueprint” for bringing their vision into reality.
Students Attend Conference for Women Student Leaders
The Center for Leadership was able to send six BGSU women to the 28th Annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Adriana Darris, Cuilin Ge, Kim Zaccaro, Tessa Carson, Elyssabeth Moore, and Lindsay Marshall attended the conference from May 30th-June 1st at the University of Maryland College Park. The conference is sponsored by AAUW and NASPA and brings together college women to address important and contemporary leadership issues. The conference provides a transformative experience for attendees, and students return home ready to improve their campuses and their communities.
Kim Zaccaro had this to say about her experience: “The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders was an eye opening experience for me. During the week at the University of Maryland each keynote speaker, women of distinction and helpful workshops made me realize that my leadership abilities should not end at college but continue throughout my entire life time. I feel even more passionate and assured that going into the Student Affairs Higher Education profession is the right fit for me. I am thankful for the opportunity Bowling Green State University has given me to be a part of a conference that is truly dedicated to bettering the lives of college women”.