Friday, October 25, 2013

Leadership Retreat!

This semester the Wisconsin Covenant LLC and the Community Leadership LLC got together and joined a group of over 200 students on the 2013 Leadership Retreat. This event is put on by the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research each year to help students grow and develop their leadership skills.

The "pit" where the large group met to start off the retreat
On the morning of Saturday, September 14th, the group headed off by bus to Camp Minikani in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Once there, the participants split off into the small groups that they would be working with for the next 36 hours. Each group participated in high and low ROPES courses, teambuilding exercises, and leadership sessions. The evening consisted of fun activities including a hike through the woods, bingo, a movie, and a bonfire among various other activities.

Check out some pictures from the retreat and quotes from participants below:

Amy participating in the Bystander intervention session
Kyle: Student from the Community Leadership LLC
"The leadership retreat was an amazing experience. I met lots of new people and creating friendships that will last a long time. I learned so much and experienced things that might have otherwise not been possible."
-Tori Carlson

"The leadership retreat was a unique experience where I got to meet new people and learn many key aspects of becoming a leader in the community. You also learn more about yourself and others."
-Jaylyn Fisher

Biltu: Pictured middle, meeting awesome new people in between sessions!
"The retreat not only taught me things aboutmyself, but about other people as well."
-Dakota Crowell 
"I loved the leadership retreat! My favorite activity was the blindfold low ropes and I enjoyed the free time to get to know other people. I was surprised at how much I actually did learn about leadership from the retreat."
-Amy Miksch

                       Above: Jaylyn in the middle working with her group through the LOW ROPES course.
Right: RA Matt of the Wisconsin Covenant LLC
 Wisconsin Covenant LLC and Community Leadership LLC students, staff, and faculty

Pictured Back row L-R: Riley, Community Leadership LLC and Wisconsin Covenant LLC Mentor Alyssa, Kyle, Anthony, Sam, Jaylyn, Dakota, Wisconsin Covenant LLC RA Matt.
Front Row: Xue, Tori, Biltu, Dr. Laurie Marks (ED POL 315 Instructor)

For more information about leadership programs or how to get involved through volunteering, feel free to check out the CCBLLR's Website and take a look at the center's video below.

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