What is Leadership Weekend? Leadership Weekend is a weekend retreat for student leaders interested in developing their leadership skills further, discussing important issues related to leadership with their peers and bonding with other student leaders. Participating students come from any class year. The 2010-2011 Leadership Initiatives Committee created this mission for Leadership Weekend:
“Leadership Weekend builds community among leaders and emerging leaders at Fordham and for the future, providing a retreat that sets the tone for personal and community development, with a foundation in the Jesuit tenets.”
How long is the program?
The program is generally an overnight trip to a retreat center.
What kinds of sessions and workshops are there? The Leadership Initiatives Committee purposefully plans Leadership Weekend schedule with sessions regarding topics they feel are pertinent to student leaders. Some sessions presented in the past have been: Being There (FISH! Philosophy), What's Your Passion? and Working In A Team.
What do I get out of the program? Participants in the retreat receive a certificate of completion (and not to mention free food, lodging at a retreat center and a whole lot of fun!). They will also build a variety of peer connections to help strengthen their network within the Fordham Community.
Who presents Leadership Workshops, Seminars, and Presentations? Current Student Leaders, Faculty Members, and Administrators present sessions they feel are applicable to the student participants (as defined by the Leadership Initiatives Committee).
Who participates in Leadership Weekend? Students who have demonstrated leadership skills and promise or students who wish to increase their leadership potential and apply. Again, students of all class years may apply.