ORGL News & Events
Leadership & Hardiness - Read the article
This course, that culminates in a climb up Mt. Adams in Washington State, is an experiential learning opportunity around personal hardiness and organizational resiliency. It is offered in the summer semester. Check out the article and watch for more information regarding summer scheduling.
Once in a Blue Moon. . .
August 31, 2012 - a second full moon in the month. And ORGL has proof that sometimes things do happen once in a blue moon!
Nine years ago, one man from Iowa and one man from Washington were serving in Iraq together. They didn't know each
Leadership & Hardiness Course - Partnering with Non-Profit
Peak7Adventures and Gonzaga's Leadership & Hardiness course are partnering to support at-risk youth of the Pacific Northwest. As part of this partnership, Gonzaga is assisting with fundraising efforts to provide needed finances to take underprivileged youth on an expedition to Mt. Baker in Washington State. Peak7 Adventures is an organization in Spokane that has branched out to Portland and Seattle to serve underprivileged youth. There are infinite lessons and life-skills learned in the wilderness that contribute to a hardiness pathway leading towards resiliency. This partnership between Gonzaga University and Peak7 is also in response to numerous requests by ORGL & COML students interested in enrolling in a course that has a social justice piece in tandem with action. Our class will be responsible for raising funds to sponsor the expedition to Mt.Baker. Our students will also be able to emotionally support the youth in preparation for their expedition by following and commenting in their group blog.
If you are interested in helping with our fundraising efforts, or would like to learn more about this partnership - please click on the logo below or visit this website:
Gonzaga to host SUGU 2012 - March 16 & 17
Registration is open for the SUGU 2012 Leadership Conference, a free, joint-conference of Seattle University and Gonzaga University where students can exchange ideas, share research and build relationships that will extend beyond the scope of the conference. This year's theme is "Leadership in Uncertain Times." The conference will take place in Spokane at the Tilford Center (111 E. Desmet) on March 16 & 17, 2012. Guest speakers include Larry Spears of The Spears Center for Servant-Leadership; 43rd mayor of Spokane, Mary Verner; and Cheryl Broetje, co-owner of Broetje Orchards/First Fruits of Washington.
Students are also invited to submit paper or poster session proposals to share at the conference. Proposals that broadly cover both traditional and experimental approaches to leadership are welcome. Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2012 (see attached PDF for information).
Click Register to sign-up for this free, academic conference!
Experience 2011 Leadership and Hardiness Course -
through the words, images and videos of the students who conquered Mt. Adams. More information on the 2012 ORGL 689 elective, Leadership and Hardiness, coming soon.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Parking Lot huddle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awGJAaa9Bhg
View from base camp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRPTTCMUAXo
Charlie’s Reflections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDBBkF1JC4
Alicia’s Reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBT-CVQ_oFw
Michael’s Reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttrwaPxXfzI
Alissa’s Reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uapl5Dp-57k
Keyth’s Reflection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPz--Hchwc
To view pictures go to www.flickr.com and search "Gonzaga Leadership & Hardiness"
Students spend April 2011 in Romania with United Nations
Four of our COML/ORGL students (Caitlin, Chris, Brittany & Naomi) are spending the month of April studying in Romania and accompanying refugees while working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They have been hard at work since they began the process in early March. All four students are passionately engaged in studying about global issues related to global conflict, displacement, human rights, geo politics, and foreign affairs issues in the context of communication and leadership. Additionally, students have been learning about resiliency, accompaniment, and value-based planning & assessment, to be applied through field experience and an ethnographic lens. They invite you to share in their experience by following their blogs linked below:
Read the recent article in the UNHCR news. Photo includes COML student, Naomi (far right), assisting refugees.
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