Embracing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and rising to the need to learn about, reflect on, and confront oppression in culturally appropriate ways, the Service Leadership Seminar (SLS) and Multicultural Leadership Summit (MLS) are co-presenting the 2021 Social Change Symposium "Exploring Culturally Relevant Community Engagement."
This co-presented virtual event, taking place across three weekends (January 22-23, January 29-30, and February 5-6), will take the place of the traditional Service Leadership Seminar for the 2020 academic year. Please expect more information regarding future Service Leadership Seminar planning to be posted after the Social Change Symposium.
Since 2002 when the Service Leadership Seminar was founded, almost 1,000 students have found it to be a place where friendship and meaningful service leader education come together to create an unforgettable experience. The week before fall move-in, SLS will invite 49 applicants to join that community.
What to Expect
Over the first four days of the seminar participants will explore general service, environmental & animal/non-human service, domestic human service, and international (locally-based) human service. On each day, campus presentations and workshops will be incorporated to assist with predicting and connecting on-campus experiences with community engagement. On the fifth day participants will make meaning of their time with the seminar by presenting out how they plan to further develop their service leadership passions.
As you apply to be a participant, it is important you understand what being a participant means. For participation in the Service Leadership Seminar to be rewarding, it requires commitment and dedication. In addition to daily service and reflection, you will also be required to challenge preconceived notions about the way in which we engage in and perform service. SLS refers to its attendees as participants, in recognition of their role in co-creating a meaningful seminar. Participants must participate. We also acknowledge that SLS is one method of moving in to campus early, but participants who have used this as their primary motivation for involvement in the past have not had as fulfilling experiences as those who wanted to learn about how to grow their service leadership identity, capacity, and efficacy.
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What's Included SLS participants will receive all seminar materials, including three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Monday-Thursday and two meals on Friday (breakfast, lunch) during the seminar, free of charge.** All provided meals will be vegetarian, additional dietary restrictions will be accommodated as able.
The Service Leadership Seminar application is currently closed.
SLS Student Coordinators are crucial in planning the seminar, creating a positive and meaningful experience for participants, and assisting in evaluating the program after the week has ended. Student coordinators work as a team to create the positive mood for the week, execute many of the week’s logistics, as well as represent the center and its programs.
Apply by Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
If you have any questions about the Service Leadership Seminar, email firstname.lastname@example.org.