Leadership Program: Innovate, Transform, Inspire
AGE: RISING 9TH GRADERS AND OLDER
DATES: July 2-15, 2017
The Hotchkiss Student Leadership Institute is a two-week program designed to develop student leaders who can come up with creative solutions to complex problems, strengthen their communities, build effective teams, and positively influence those around them. Supported by insightful, experienced faculty, participants explore their own leadership style, examine different leadership strategies, and practice applying them in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will develop a plan to address an issue in their home community using skills they’ve developed through the program.
Our signature approach to leadership education involves three interrelated themes: knowing self, inspiring others, and transforming communities.
- Knowing Self: Students will have many chances to examine their own strengths, challenges, passions, and concerns. Given our enduring cultural bias towards extroverted leaders, specific attention will be paid to exploring quiet leadership and ways to leverage its power.
- Inspiring Others: We will use the power of stories and examine the successes and failures of leaders, past and present.
- Transforming Communities: Working together in teams, students will apply design-thinking in leadership to create solutions to problems facing local, national, and international communities.
Leadership Program Director
As Educational Director at Quiet Revolution, Heidi Kasevich, PhD, designs and implements educational initiatives to unlock the power of introverts for the benefit of us all. A specialist in educating women leaders, Kasevich delivers her Closing the Gap lectures and workshops at schools and conferences nationwide. She is the author of the Guide to Giving, a highly acclaimed philanthropy curriculum, and founder of Time Regained, a CSPA award-winning student journal of current affairs. Her proficiency is grounded in over two decades of experience as an educator at Nightingale-Bamford, where she also served as history department chair, Dalton, Berkeley-Carroll, NYU and Cooper Union. Committed to expanding students’ perspectives, Kasevich has served as Director of Académie de Paris, an Oxbridge Academic Program, and led high school groups on trips to India and Africa. A gcLi Alumna Scholar, she received her BA from Haverford and her doctorate from NYU. Her biography on explorer Alexandra David-Néel is forthcoming in 2017.