Lessons from the Trail: Facilitating Reflection to Promote Student Leadership

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Lessons from the Trail: Facilitating Reflection to Promote Student Leadership. Nathan Williams The University of Georgia. My Background. Purpose of the Expedition. Group bonding without the distractions of campus Skills instruction and assessment Practice in giving and receiving feedback - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lessons from the Trail: Facilitating Reflection to Promote Student LeadershipNathan WilliamsThe University of Georgia

My Background

Purpose of the Expedition

Group bonding without the distractions of campusSkills instruction and assessmentPractice in giving and receiving feedbackClarifying expectations and setting goals for the year ahead

New & old trip leaders coming together, different audiences.Reasons for my tie in to goal setting/expectations.With these things in mindleading into the next slide3Reflection ActivitiesIdentity TreesLeadership Values FlagSolo ReflectionProgression of activities going deeper on 3 activities that focused on self-awareness & group cohesion. 4Identity TreesParticipants draw a tree with each branch representing a different role in their identityBranchesGeographic originFamily roleEthnic or cultural heritageReligious or spiritual backgroundRole at the universityRole you no longer fillOne role of your own choosingOther role optionsShare trees and debrief

Leadership Values FlagClarifying expectations of trip leaders to each other and to participantsWho are the participants?Purpose of GORP tripsSynthesizing the conversation through creative expression

Solo Reflection

Time alone to reflect (with optional activities)Semester lettersMake a gift for another group memberThink of an idea for a group activityDebrief with sounds of solo and chiji cards

ACPA Leadership ValuesWhat leadership values do we share?What parts of our own identities and backgrounds should be represented?How can those be communicated visually in a memorable way?

DebriefQuestions?