Student Leader Retreat

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Registration is now open!

The 2020 Student Leader Retreat (SLR), which is open to all Mercy College of Ohio students (land-based and online), will be held virtually over the course of three days via Zoom:

  • Friday, August 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Additional resources and asynchronous sessions will be available to attendees via the Campus Life course shell on Canvas.

The guiding theme for the 2020 SLR is Got Grit? and is informed by the following quote from Jon Gordon (The Power of Positive Leadership):

Grit? What is it? It’s driven by love. Inspired by vision and purpose. Fueled by optimism and belief. Powered by faith and hope. Revived by resilience. Kept alive by stubbornness. And, if we are honest includes some fear of failure and desire to prove oneself.

As a component of the Mercy College of Ohio Leadership Programs, the SLR is centered on the College’s values and based on the concepts and characteristics of the servant leadership model. Aligned with the vision, mission, and values of the institution, the SLR provides an opportunity to further develop students who will lead and serve in a global community and who are committed to intellectual inquiry, social engagement, and lifelong learning.

Students who participate in the Retreat will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand shared purpose as it relates to the Mercy College of Ohio vision, mission, and values.
  • Integrate their lived experiences into their leadership development process.
  • Learn how to help build community, even in virtual spaces.
  • Gain a greater understanding of their own personal identities and how their identities shape their leadership and followership.
  • Understand that serving as a leader is more than holding a position or having a title.
  • Explore and discover what they need to maintain a sense of personal balance and ways they can seek personal renewal.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively (using written and spoken word, non-verbal language, electronic tools, and listening skills) to develop relationships, manage conflicts, and work across differences.

This experience is open to all Mercy College of Ohio students on both the Toledo campus and at the Youngstown location. Student organizations are required to have at least one representative attend the Retreat. Those who are not directly involved with organizations or student government are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend!

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