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Wharton Leadership Ventures. Information Session September 7, 2005 4:30 PM. Agenda. Wharton Leadership Ventures Venture Calendar 2006 – 2007 Role of the Venture Fellow Selection Process Q&A. Leadership Ventures are ….
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Wharton Leadership Ventures Information Session September 7, 2005 4:30 PM
Agenda • Wharton Leadership Ventures • Venture Calendar 2006 – 2007 • Role of the Venture Fellow • Selection Process • Q&A
Leadership Ventures are… • Co-curricular experiential learning opportunities to continue to develop your leadership and teamwork skills • A set of engaging, hands-on experiences for exploring and mastering the capabilities for effective individual and team leadership in business and beyond • Intended to assist participants in improving their capacity to think strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively • Designed to foster forward thinking, a bias for action, risk awareness, and fast decisions in situations of ambiguity and incomplete information
Our Mission To provide tangible, engaging, and instructively memorable experiences that combine practical application and classroom concepts
Experiential Learning Model Concrete Experience Reflective Observation Abstract Conceptualization Active Experimentation Source: Kolb (1984), Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development
Risks & Activities Wharton Leadership Ventures is committed to promoting a positive learning environment and the physical and emotional well-being of our students. We believe that our students are intelligent adults who can make appropriate decisions for themselves. Our commitment to you is to provide you with timely, accurate information about the activities included in each of our ventures. You are ultimately responsible for your decisions. Wharton Leadership Ventures involve real risk. Outdoor activities present real hazards. Many of our courses are isolated expeditions which can create complex emergency situations with no simple solutions. Medical assistance and/or evacuation may be days away. We do not – and cannot – guarantee your safety.
Other Audiences • Undergraduate Ventures (Chris Maxwell) • Alumni Ventures • Himalayan Trek • Executive Education • Open Enrollment • Custom Courses
Leadership Development Workshop Series • Brand Clarity • Internal Marketing • External Marketing/Fundraising • Includes… • Gettysburg, Peacekeeping, Leadership Through The Arts, Self Awareness, Small Group Processes • Moral Intelligence, Leadership Simulations
Venture Calendar 2006-2007 Shafers Rock Adventure Course – October 2007 Antarctica Expedition – January 2007 Ecuador Mountaineering – January 2007 New Venture Development* – January 2007 Winter Ice-Climbing - February 2007 Caribbean Voyage – March 2007 Ecuador Mountaineering – March 2007 Patagonia Trek – March 2007 Kilimanjaro Trek – May 2007 Alaska Mountaineering – May 2007 New Venture Development* – May 2007 *Includes the additional responsibility of partnering with Venture staff to develop a new Venture.
Role of the Venture Fellow • General Expectations • Pre-Trip • Trip • Post-Trip
Some Benefits… • Developmental opportunity designed to build skills and experience around leadership, management, facilitation, communication, and outdoor/environmental ethics. • Land costs funded by program • Training curriculum (WFA, NOLS, Outward Bound, Prof. Mike Useem)
Application Process • Important Dates • Fri 3/24 10:00 PM Applications Due • Wed 3/29 8:00 AM Interview Invitations • Fri 3/31 – Fri 4/7 Interviews • Wed 4/12 Venture Fellows Offers • Target Class Size of 20 Venture Fellows