A hallmark of our program is your relationship with your mentor. Mentors and participants develop a communication plan that allows for both parties to provide regular encouragement, accountability, and feedback to one another.
You will work with your mentor on a 12-month action plan, which will be connected, measurable, stretching, and inclusive.
- Connected: Your plan will be connected to the curriculum and your personal and organizational growth.
- Measurable: You will define measurable outcomes and track your progress towards reaching your objectives.
- Stretching: You will be challenged to aim for outcomes that are difficult to achieve.
- Inclusive: You will be encouraged to recruit others at your school to support and encourage you in reaching your objectives.
The culmination of your growth plan is a presentation to your peers and mentors during the final week of the program. Leadership U participants have agreed that hearing these presentations is a highlight of the program.
Leadership U participants host their mentors at their schools for a site visit, during which mentors often develop deep insights into the particular challenges their mentees face. Many participants also choose to visit their mentors' schools at their own expense during the course of the year.
This sample schedule will give you vision for a typical Leadership U session.