Emphasis on Group Dynamics and Leadership
The Intermediate Leaders Institute (ILI) is a half-day mini-retreat that enhances your understanding of team dynamics and group values. This retreat is designed for student organization members and individuals to develop your interpersonal leadership skills, focusing on building your capacity to work with groups and collaborate.
Throughout the day you will participate in discussions and activities that will give you tools to take back and implement to your organizations or work. Learning how to use the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) model, participants will discover the practice of searching and seeking out the best in people, organizations, and our world through of asking questions that strengthen a system's capacity to capture, expect, and amplify positive potential. We will also look closely at three aspects of the Social Change Model: Collaboration, finding a common purpose, and working through controversy with civility. These are aspects that will help your group to continually succeed and to achieve high goals. Participating in this program will help you to become a leader in groups and in the community, while developing the characteristics needed to become a more established member of the Grand Valley leadership community and meet some of your fellow leaders. There is no cost to GVSU students. Members of registered student organizations (no limit) and individuals are encouraged to participate.
Student Life will not be offering ILI this year, but please stay tuned for other leadership opportunities the office has to offer.