(March 29, 2011)--The UTSA Student Leadership Institute will select approximately 60 students to participate in the LeaderShape Institute, a rare opportunity for students to discover and focus on their passion. As the first at UTSA, the institute will run May 8-13; the deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 29.
>> Apply at the LeaderShape Institute website.
The institute is for students who are not satisfied accepting the world as they know it and tired of living a would-a, should-a, could-a existence. As a leader you will no longer have a to-do list, but rather a to-be list. The action is the result of the desire and passion of the person.
Over six days in the LeaderShape Institute, students will explore what is important to them and learn how they can make a difference at UTSA, in San Antonio, in Texas or the world. All the students needs is to be aware of something they care about and the willingness to be guided as they narrow their focus and create an action plan.
Participants will be divided into groups of 10 -- or Family Clusters. Guiding, supporting and challenging these clusters will be the Cluster Facilitators. Each facilitator will apply and be selected to participate in the institute. Cluster Facilitators will be UTSA faculty, staff and advisers.
At the end of the six days, students will have a tangible blueprint for their personal action plan. LeaderShape fills their leadership toolbox and then draws out how to use those tools. The week will challenge the student and "rebuild" them into individuals with "a healthy disregard for the impossible."
For more information, contact the UTSA Student Leadership Center at 210-458-7967, in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus, or "like" them on Facebook.
Statements from some LeaderShape Institute participants:
"My vision is for a world where all children are born with the right to education and the opportunity to be empowered by knowledge."
"My vision is a world where no man, woman or child ever suffers because of HIV/AIDS."
"My vision is to focus on a way to eliminate deaths caused by a lack of knowledge about early detection of cancer."
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That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
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