Terrapin Leadership Institute

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Terrapin Leadership Institute

he Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) is a five week-long leadership development program tasked to guide students across campus—through hands-on activities and critical dialogue—in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives. The workshop is a low-commitment, high intensity series that is meant to accommodate the student's busy schedule. There is no cost to participate in TLI! 

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Sessions Overview

Terrapin Leadership Institute (Fall 2021)

Sessions will take place starting the week of September 27th - October 25th

*Tracks are subject to change pending facilitator availability*

Fall Sessions (in-person): 

  • Tuesdays 5PM - 6:30PM
  • Thursdays 5:30PM - 7PM

Social Change Sessions (virtual): 

  • Wednesdays 5PM - 6:30PM

[Fall Only] Fall Track (5 weeks): Participants will explore leadership styles, ethics, identity, collaboration, and communication to develop a foundational knowledge of core leadership skills. Perfect for beginning and emerging leaders! No prior formal leadership experience necessary. Students registering can choose from one of two weekly meeting times to fit their schedule.  

[Fall, Virtual Only] Social Change: Individual Leadership Track (5 weeks): This track will exclusively be provided in a virtual space during the fall semester. Following the social change model, this track engages participants in topics that cover individual inner leadership such as leadership styles, ethics & values, identity, to help them develop a more complex understanding of the sequential nature of self leadership.

[Spring Only] Spring Track (5 weeks): Participants will explore authority and power, conflict management, personal and group responsibility, and sustainability. Designed for those who have previous exposure to leadership theory, styles, and experiences, this track will prepare you to effectively engage in current or new leadership positions and challenges.

[Spring, Virtual Only] Social Change: Group + Community Leadership Track (5 weeks): This track will exclusively be provided in a virtual space during the spring semester. Following the social change model, this track engages participants in topics that cover group and community leadership such as collaboration, communication, conflict management, social change, and community action, to help them develop more of understanding the nature of collective leadership, social change, and socially responsible leadership in one's community.

Registration Opens August, 30th 2021

Deadline to Register: Extended; Sunday 9/26 11PM

Benefits of Participating

There are many benefits to participating in the Terrapin Leadership Institute. Each participant receives the opportunity to receive the following:

  • Letter of Recommendation. Receive a personalized letter from your peer facilitator(s) outlining your performance and skills developed through TLI. This can be used when apply for jobs, internships, as well as campus or community organizations!
  • Resume Workshop. Following TLI, you will be offered a session on the best way to include TLI on your resume and how to best communicate the learning and knowledge gained through TLI. Offered Spring '22
  • Community. By participating in TLI, you are joining a community of life-long learners and leaders. You'll be able to meet and network with campus leaders with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and future goals. It's a great place to start building your network and form lasting relationships. 
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