Future Leaders of Maine: Western Maine Mountain Adventure
Price: Tuition cost of three credits plus $1300 course fee.
February 20-28, 2021
Through this UMaine adventure course, you will have the opportunity to get a head start on your degree and spend ten days developing your leadership potential through an outdoor adventure at UMaine’s beautiful Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center. A small group of twenty deferred students will explore the mountains of western Maine developing leadership skills along the way. Students who complete the Future Leaders of Maine program will earn three credits for the Foundations of Leadership course (LDR 100).
The Outdoor Adventure Experience:
For ten days you will be living, learning, and exploring in small groups. Outdoor adventures on local trails on cross country skis & snowshoes, and service projects for the local community provide the context for real world application of the Foundations of Leadership course.
LDR 100 Foundations of Leadership course description:
This course is an introduction to the study of leadership as a personal and social phenomenon from a multi-disciplinary perspective, with a focus on the development of practical leadership skills and behaviors. We’ll learn about extraordinary leaders throughout history and identify lessons to improve our own leadership moving forward. Throughout the course, you will gain insights about your personal traits, behaviors, strengths, weaknesses, values, and interests in a way that will strengthen your own capacity for leadership. You’ll also develop skills and capabilities to lead within groups and chart out a plan for future leadership development.
We will be covering a variety of very interesting materials in this course. By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Develop a foundational understanding of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
- Explain why leadership is a process rather than a position one holds.
- Gain self-insight into your personal traits, behaviors, strengths, weaknesses, values, and interests in a way that will strengthen your own capacity for leadership.
- Apply self-insights to developing an intentional plan for your own academic career and development.
- Articulate how diversity and personal differences affect leadership.
- Practice leadership within group contexts.
- Explore how civic and community engagement relate to leadership and leadership development.