E-Lead seeks faculty and staff volunteers for leadership retreat

The Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) Program seeks faculty and staff to serve as Cluster Facilitators for the LeaderShape Institute, a four-day leadership retreat. From Jan. 10–13, approximately 130 students will gather for an intensive leadership development experience at a conference center in Lake Geneva, Wis. The Institute challenges students to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Past participants have identified the Institute as a transformative experience as they discovered the type of person they want to be for others. 

One reason why the Institute is such a powerful experience is due to Family Clusters. Family Clusters are small groups where students develop deep relationships and meaningfully explore the curriculum in a more intimate setting. Cluster Facilitators serve as mentors for these Family Clusters, cultivating strong relationships with the students and healthy spaces for them to make meaning of the content. Guidance and training on the activities facilitated in these small group experiences are provided for Cluster Facilitators prior to the retreat.  

Faculty and staff who are interested in being a Cluster Facilitator must: 

  • Be a full-time, exempt staff or faculty member 
  • Be able to attend the entirety of the Institute at Lake Geneva from Sunday, Jan. 9 to Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 (including overnight stay) 
  • Be excited to embark on a journey of self-discovery along with the participants 

Serving as a Cluster Facilitator is a great way to build connections with students, explore passions and visions of a better world with students, and dedicate time to your own leadership development. Like the students, Cluster Facilitators enjoy their experiences at the Institute and deeply value this time of community and introspection. 

Apply online. More information about the Institute and the role is provided in the application form.  

With questions, contact Dr. Ben Correia-Harker, associate director of engineering and innovation leadership development.