Thursday, September 23, 2010

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Workshop

On Monday early evening, we did a workshop with the mentors of the new-again Emerging Ethnic Leaders program!
Emerging Ethnic Leaders is a program that helps first-year students of color develop their leadership skills to achieve their full potential as leaders at UC.  It provides a supportive learning community in which fosters students' interpersonal, social, ethical, and moral development while instilling values of social awareness and social responsibility.

The program helps students develop their leadership skills, builds a leadership community, and provides networking opportunities.  Participants participate in monthly meetings and an overnight retreat and organize service projects while also developing a relationship with an upperclass student mentor.

At Monday's workshop we explored our communication styles, explored the multicultural change process, and identified areas of social identity that impact our daily experiences.  The mentors were amazing in their deep, personal conversation and their support of each other throughout the journey ahead was already apparent.

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