EASL Forum 2016-2017
Applications due September 9, 2016 by noon.
The EASL Forum is weekly, interdisciplinary forum focused on service, community building, and leadership development. The Forum brings together 15 undergraduate and graduate students, selected through an application process, in a year-long collaborative learning experience that includes retreats, skill-building sessions, outside speakers, and student-developed projects.
Forum Mission The mission of the Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) Forum is to animate, advance, and support students as they develop the power to serve and lead for the common good. Toward that end, we aim to deepen the competence and confidence of students through an experience that:
More than ever, our society needs responsible young leaders not only to revitalize and transform existing institutions, organizations and ways of thinking, but to create new ones as well. Servant Leadership, a leadership models for the new millennium, "emphasizes increased service to others and a holistic approach to work, promoting a sense of community and sharing of power in decision-making." The EASL Forum focuses on developing such leaders among its members.
Weekly Meetings: Forum sessions will focus on themes such as building community, leadership skill-building, group dynamics and personal leadership styles. Community exemplars will join the group on a monthly basis.
Group Retreat: A retreat in the fall helps kick-off the program and builds our community.
Public Service: Participants will engage in a series of volunteer and service activities with a local non-profit.
Informal Gatherings: Social gatherings offer the group the chance to interact in a non-structured setting.