Students who participate in the Ram Academy Retreat will:
Suffolk University (Boston, MA), Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and Maryville University (St. Louis, MO) teamed up to develop a cohort-based experiential leadership program that explores & develops the leadership skills of various student leader positions on campus. The three cohorts of students will converge on Washington, DC and use our nation’s capital as the site for an immersion experience. Students will visit national monuments and learn about leaders of the past and their leadership styles; for example, how Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. were both transformational leaders. Participates will also engage with current political and other leaders in the DC area. This four-day program will not only build relationships with students from another institution but also give them an understanding of leadership styles and best practices.
Students who participate in the Washington, DC Leadership Exchange will:
Leadership Winter Break is the level three signature event that is divided into two sections. During the first part, students travel to Crystal River, Florida to swim with and learn about the manatees. The idea of “Kind Play” is taught and executed when interacting with the manatees. For the second portion of the trip, students are given the opportunity to learn about the Disney leadership philosophy and management style. Students learn about how leadership works in an environment outside of the Suffolk community. Disney Cast Members facilitate three different leadership modules.
Students who participate in the Leadership Winter Break will:
The Aiken Leadership exchange is the level four signature experience that pairs cohorts of students from two universities, Suffolk University and University of South Carolina, Aiken, and engages them in citizen-centered initiatives, both in person and virtually. The program connects students with leaders from the non-profit community, as well as with the political, business, and health care sectors. Here, the aim is to help facilitate a greater understanding of a social issue and consequently work to create a project focused on contributing to long-term culture change, a hallmark of the citizen-centered philosophy. The program is supplemented with leadership training to build a student’s capacity to understand and contribute to creating sustained positive change. Upon completion of the program, student groups will develop a plan to address the social issue experienced in each community. Suffolk students travel to South Carolina in February and University of South Carolina comes to Boston in April.
The Global Leadership Exchange allows students, especially those who might not otherwise have an opportunity, to have an international experience while at Suffolk University. This six day program will engaged student leaders is discussion with other college students in Barbados, incorporate visits to institutions of higher education in Barbados and learn about the culture and rich history of Barbados. It addition to networking with other student leaders the program will focus on the history behind Barbados gaining its independence and freedom from slavery.
Students who participate in the Global Leadership Program (Barbados) will: