Leadership Events

The Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development offers various opportunities for Drury students to develop leadership skills, engage in the community, make connections with local leaders, and gain practical and professional skills.  These programs are grounded in the following research, theories, and key concepts:

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development
The Active Citizen Continuum
Leadership for a Better World

Emerging Leaders Retreat
Each fall, the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development hosts the Emerging Leaders Retreat for freshman and sophomore students who desire to take on leadership roles on and off campus.  Facilitated by upper-class leaders of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, this day-long retreat includes an off-campus experience and involves leadership and service skill building, personal reflection, and goal setting.

Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Heifer Global Gateway Trips
Each semester, the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development offers an overnight immersion experience at Heifer International’s ranch in Perryville, Arkansas.  Heifer Ranch promotes sustainable solutions to global hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation.  The Global Gateway experience “creates an existence in which nothing-shelter, food, water, or cooking fuel – can be taken for granted.”  http://www.heifer.org/what-you-can-do/experience-heifer/heifer-ranch/index.html

Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Senior Experience
Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and Development, Development and Alumni Relations, and the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development, these workshops occur throughout the academic year and give seniors the opportunity to prepare for life after college.

For more information regarding any of these events contact Courtney Swan, the Director of Community Outreach and Leadership Development at 873-7809 or cswan@drury.edu.