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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


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Terrapin Leadership Institute

The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI)  is a five week-long leadership development program tasked to guide students across campus -- through hands-on activities and critical dialogue -- in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives. The workshop is a low-commitment, high intensity series that is meant to accommodate the student's busy schedule. In addition, there is no cost to participate in TLI! 

TLI

Schedule

TLI Introductory Track (5 weeks): Intro engages with concepts like leadership styles, ethics, identity, collaboration and communication to develop increased understanding of the sequential nature of leadership -- self-leadership, effective teamwork, and ultimately practicing socially responsible leadership in one’s community. Perfect for emerging leaders! No prior formal leadership experience necessary! Choose from ONE of three weekly meeting times:

Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm (Oct. 2nd to Oct. 30th)
Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00pm (Oct. 3rd to Oct. 31st)
Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm (Oct. 4th to Nov. 1st)

TLI for College Park Scholars Track (5 weeks): Uniquely for the College Park Scholars Living-Learning Program, this introduction to leadership will allow students to develop their personal leadership styles amidst a Scholars-specific context. Students will explore concepts like leadership styles, ethics, identity, collaboration and communication to develop increased understanding of the sequential nature of leadership -- self-leadership, effective teamwork, and ultimately practicing socially responsible leadership in one’s community. This track is held in the Cambridge Community Center and shapes dialogue around the shared goals/mission of TLI and Scholars.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm (Oct. 3rd to Oct. 31st)

TLI Plus Track (5 weeks): Designed for those who have previous exposure to leadership theory, styles, and experiences, the TLI Plus track examines advanced leadership topics. Activities and dialogue center on authority and power, conflict management, personal and group responsibility, and sustainability. This is beneficial for students who are currently in leadership roles, or who are seeking to take on roles in the future.

***NOTE: Participants MUST have completed a previous Maryland LEAD program (TLI Intro, Maryland Leadership Conference, Summit, or Turtle Camp) or hold a leadership role on campus to register for this track. 

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm (Oct. 2nd to Oct. 30th)

TLI Student Organization Track (NEW!) (5 weeks): Having trouble motivating your members? Not sure how to translate your leadership skills to your organization? This track is designed specifically for you! Over five weeks, you will participate in hands-on activities and critical dialogue with a small group of peers. This track focuses on organizational dynamics and development centered around structural, relational, and cultural aspects of student organizations. Perfect for student organization leaders looking to lead and develop their organization.

Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm (Oct. 4th to Nov. 1st)

Benefits of Participating

There are many benefits to participating in the Terrapin Leadership Institute. Each participant receives the opportunity to receive the following:

  • Swag. Upon completing the program , you will receive a TLI t-shirt and certificate of completion. 
  • Letter of Recommendation. Receive a personalized letter from your peer facilitator outlining your performance in and skills developed through TLI. This can be used when apply for jobs, internships, as well as campus or community organizations!
  • Resume Workshop. Following TLI, you will be offered a session on the best way to include TLI on your resume and how to best communicate the learning and knowledge gained through TLI. 
  • Community. By participating in TLI, you are joining a community of life-long learners and leaders. You'll be able to meet and network with campus leaders with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and future goals. It's a great place to start building your network and form last relationships. 

Sign Up

Registration for Fall 2018 has Closed. 

Check back in January 2019 to register for Spring 2019 tracks!