The Citizen Leadership Institute is an experiential learning program that develops Longwood students into Citizen Leaders who lead, serve, and advocate in order to transform their communities for the common good.
The Citizen Leadership Institute will act as a transformative experience for students to engage with issues of identity, inclusion, purpose, and advocacy. Students will be provided with meaningful experiences during workshops, field trips, and community engagement projects that will assist them in the critical process of assessing their strengths, goals, behaviors, and decision-making processes as a Citizen Leader on Longwood’s campus and beyond.
The Citizen Leader Institute will consist of four levels of development and learning. A level can be completed in one semester. Once students reach Level 3, they have the choice to join several different “tracks” based on their personal interests and goals. Frequency of workshops are dependent on the level that the student is completing. The offering of each level will be dependent on student interest. Students may drop and rejoin the program at any time during their enrollment at Longwood University. Below shows a possible path to completion of the Citizen Leadership Institute:
- Fall Semester 1 – Level I – Becoming Yourself
- Spring Semester 1 – Level II – Becoming Together
- Fall Semester 2 – Level III – Becoming a Change Agent/Becoming a Community
- Spring Semester 2 – Level IV – Becoming a Citizen Leader
Schedule - Spring 2018
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm, Library 209A/B
- Thursday, February 7, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm, Library 209A/B
Level I: Becoming Yourself
- Beginning February 12, Every Monday, 4:00-5:15, Hull 245
Level II: Becoming Together
(must have completed Level I to participate)
- Starting February 13, Every Tuesday, 4:00-5:15pm, Grainger G18
Level III/IV: Social Justice Track:
Becoming a Change Agent (must have completed Level II to participate)
- Beginning February 9, every other Friday, 2:00-3:30, NH Scott Multicultural Center
Level III/IV: Community Engagement Track: Becoming a Community
- Starting February 9, every other Thursday, in the NH Scott Multicultural Center
Contact Laura Parker, Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Programs.