The EASL Forum is weekly, interdisciplinary forum focused on service, community building, and leadership development. The Forum consists of 15 students who learn and serve together over the course of 22 weeks from September to April. The shared journey focuses on four areas: integrity, personal growth, bridge building, and community engagement. As a participant in the Forum, students will gain the following skills in each category:
Clarity about the type of person you ought to become allows for personal development and leads to congruent decision-making and positive and active citizenship.
Students will cultivate integrity by…
- Gaining a deep understanding of integrity and servant leadership
- Developing a model for personal ethical development leading to ongoing ethics practice
Being an effective servant leader requires individual development for positive collective change.
Students will experience growth by…
- Enhancing their ethical practice
- Identifying their leadership style
- Developing community within the forum through group learning and projects
An awareness of others and their distinctive experiences that cultivates solidarity and inspires action.
Students will develop bridge building skills by…
- Identifying, sharing, and reflecting on personal experiences, bias, and stereotypes.
- Discussing potential responses to future situations where bias, stereotypes, and injustices are present.
Leaders engage with their community and aim for change and long-term impact.
Students will engage with community by…
- Examining the needs of a greater community.
- Identifying an expressed need
- Building an informed action plan for a project to address that need, with long-term goals for success and sustainability.
- Implementing the project
- Evaluating results and consequences
OVERVIEW OF THE FORUM
The Forum will begin Thursday, September 22, 2022 and continue until the end of April 20, 2023.
The Forum meets weekly in collaborative sessions, from 7:00 - 8:30pm, that address pressing social issues, leadership development, and community engagement.
In the spring semester Forum Scholars will put into action the concepts they developed during the year, working in small groups to plan and deliver a project to enhance the Emory or local community. This project will be hands-on and will address a need or problem on campus and will result in a tangible, sustainable solution. Forum Scholars will present on their projects at our closing celebration at the end of Spring semester.
Join the 2022 – 2023 Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum and Make a Difference!