Leadership Expedition to the Adirondacks | 0.3 LSP Credits

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Fri, Sep 2, 2022 6:00 AM –

Sun, Sep 4, 2022 7:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Leadership Expedition to the Adirondacks

Leadership Programs is excited to announce our first Leadership Expedition of the year! On this Leadership Expedition to the Adirondacks, students will travel to the Saranac Lakes from September 2 - 4, 2022, where they’ll test and enhance their leadership skills on three-day hiking, canoeing, and camping trip. The expedition team will paddle during the day and camp at night, covering a total distance of around 15-20 miles.

On this unique expedition, students can expect to: 

  • experience and overcome uncertainty and adversity;
  • take turns assuming full responsibility for the entire group; and,
  • receive real-time feedback on their leadership and followership efforts.

Additional key tenets of the trip are:

  • this is a "leave no trace" wilderness experience; and,
  • this is a cellphone, alcohol, and substance-free expedition so students can be completely present through this shared learning experience.

In short, this is a chance to practice, rather than just talk about, real leadership.

Interested?   
If you are interested in joining this expedition, please carefully review all of the following information and plan to return to this page to register and apply. The application will open the week of August 7.  

Leadership Expeditions



Leadership Expeditions are a chance to leave Ithaca and dig in, full-time, to your leadership development. Expeditions are designed to give students the opportunity to go through the Johnson leadership learning cycle of instruction, experience, and review multiple times in an intensive, condensed timeframe.

 
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Dates: 
September 2 - 4, 2022, with a mandatory gear check and group gear packing session before departure (date TBA). Students must be prepared to leave Ithaca very early in the morning on Friday, September 2, and should expect to return in the evening on Sunday, September 4. Transportation is provided.

Eligibility: This expedition is open to all Ithaca-based, full-time residential students studying at Johnson.

Please note: You must be comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least 300 meters without stopping in order to participate. You must also be comfortable hiking for extended periods of time. No other previous canoeing or camping experience is necessary or required.

Program Fees: This expedition is being subsidized by Leadership Programs. Students will need to cover their lunches on the drive to and from the Adirondacks, and will also be asked to pay a non-refundable participant contribution of $100 to join the expedition. All other meals, plus group gear (tents, water filters, canoes, etc.) and sleeping bag and sleeping bag pad rentals for those students who require them will be provided. Some students may have to purchase or rent some individual gear (headlamp, hiking boots, rain gear, etc.) depending on what they already own; this will be at the student's expense. Discounts on rentals at the Cornell Outdoor Education Rental Center will be available for participants. More information will be provided if you are selected for the expedition team.

To learn more about the Saranac Lakes: The expedition team will travel through Upper Saranac Lake and the Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes in the Adirondacks. 

Graduation Credit: All full-time, Ithaca-based Johnson residential students are eligible to use up to 1.5 credit hours from Leadership Skills Program (LSP) and/or Managerial Skills Program (MSP) toward their MBA degree credit-hour requirements.

This LSP workshop is worth 0.3 LSP credits, and will build your skills in the following areas tied to the 4 Cs: 

  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Influence/Negotiation
  • Leading Diverse Teams
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Consideration
  • Perspective Taking
  • Being Assertive/Taking Charge
Questions? Please contact Jackie Barrett, associate director of leadership programs

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Co-hosted with: MBAI, MBAII, One-Year MBA Program

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