Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Retreat

The Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Retreat (EMV) is an intensive, overnight program. It is focused on developing sophomore students’ perceptions and ideas of leadership through guided discussions, leadership inventories, team building and personal development. EMV introduces you to concepts surrounding inclusive leadership models and strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the retreat, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the 5 Pillars of Inclusive Leadership and your individual Top 5 Strengths Finder Signature Themes.
  2. Communicate the importance of complimentary partnerships and strengths-based approaches to reaching common goals.
  3. Explain the intersection of social identity and leadership process and tasks.
  4. Create an action plan to further develop your understanding and practice of leadership.


When is EMV?

Sept. 9-10, 2016

On Sept. 9, you will depart campus in the late afternoon and arrive back to campus on Sept. 10 in the evening. All transportation is provided.

Where is EMV?

EMV is hosted at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN.

Does EMV involve any time commitments pre- or post-retreat?

No, but we highly recommend you attend the Big Gathering in the evening of Sept. 1. You’ll meet other participants, your student facilitators and the coordinating staff.

What will I do at the retreat?

You’ll learn about models of strengths-based leadership and inclusive leadership. There will be four interactive sessions led by the retreat’s facilitator and breakout sessions with the small group. You’ll also participate in team building exercises within small groups and among all student participants.

How do students get involved with the retreat?

First, RSVP! Second, pay the $20 online or in-person. Third, interact with your group at Big Gathering, an optional event. Fourth, attend the retreat.

It’s called the “sophomore” leadership development retreat? How is sophomore defined?

It’s defined in two ways. You should be in your second year at Purdue in September 2016, regardless of credits. Students who are transfer students in their first year at Purdue should also consider coming.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please call the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development office at 765.496.2450 or email us at emv@purdue.edu.

We want all participants to feel comfortable about attending the retreat, so if you are feeling any anxiety or are just curious about the retreat, please contact us.

What happens after the retreat? Is there anything else?

Yes! EMV serves as a kick-off to an optional year-long experience — the EMV Experience. Through the EMV Experience, you’ll be challenged to explore your identity, interact with and appreciate the contributions of leaders in your immediate and global communities, and to develop your personal leadership identity with the program. The EMV Experience includes campus events such as lecture series, film screenings and Community Action Days.

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