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Leadership Excursions

Leadership and Sailing

The Leadership and Sailing Program gives students the opportunity to learn how to operate a 31-foot sloop, sailing the boat as a team. Students apply leadership theory by assessing the group's development, communication, problem solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Through group discussion, students critically reflect upon how they can apply the lessons learned on the water to their daily lives as leaders.
Dates for the Spring 2017 Leadership and Sailing excursion are coming soon.

Leadership and Swimming with the Manatees

Leadership and Swimming with the Manatees gives students the opportunity to learn how to communicate with different types of personalities, and puts the principles that they have been taught into practice while interacting with manatees in Crystal River, FL. The same principles that allow one to successfully communicate with varying personalities are the same principles that encourage the manatees to interact with people. Participants attend a two-hour workshop on campus on a Friday evening. As a group, we then drive to Crystal River, FL, early Saturday morning. Participants spend two mornings (approximately four hours each day) in the water interacting with the manatees.
This trip is offered each fall. Space is limited to 20 students per trip. There is a $150 non-refundable participation fee. Interested students can sign up in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (Vaughn Center 215).

Check back soon for more information about the Fall 2016 excursion!