Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How a week-long student leadership experience brought me back to life

Last year I attended a week-long leadership experience as a Cluster Facilitator -  it was one of the best weeks of my life.
Me and my cluster family of 13 students. We still keep in touch :)
LeaderShape is a 25-year-old leadership experience that you can attend by traveling as an individual student to a national session (you get your college to pay and sponsor you) or it is an experience your college can bring to your campus. I recently wrote about my LeaderShape experience in a guest post for their blog, and I wanted to share it with you: 


“LeaderShape is a gift.”

That is what I texted my boss on Day 7 in Boston, MA, May 2011.

Because him telling me to apply as a LeaderShape Cluster Facilitator felt like a gift – because in many ways, it brought me back to life.

I am a writer at heart, and I can measure my feeling of vigor in any given state of my life by looking back on my journal. And from May 2009 - May 2011, my journal was blank.

In May 2009 I graduated college.

And during my first two years...Finish the Article on the LeaderShape Blog.

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