Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

ELEVATE Leadership Summit: February 23rd through February 25th, 2018

ELEVATE Leadership SummitThe Office of Student Leadership and Engagement hosted its newest leadership development opportunity for UNCW students, ELEVATE Leadership Summit, on February 23-25th, 2018 at Camp Kirkwood in Watha, North Carolina. The second annual ELEVATE will take place in February 2019.

What is ELEVATE?

Built on a foundation of Kouzes and Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, this Leadership Summit encourages students to explore the relationships, choices, and challenges of leadership. Participants will use reflection, discussion, and dynamic team challenges to take their leadership to the next level. This program is open to current sophomores and juniors looking to deepen their understanding of leadership and bring their new knowledge back to their campus communities.

Cost and Lodging

The total cost of the program is typically $100 per participant. This includes transportation, meals, lodging, supplies, and on-site activities. All participants submit a $20 non-refundable registration fee to participate, and are encouraged to identify a campus sponsor for the remaining $80 for the program. OSLE will sponsor a limited number of student participants who aren’t able to find a campus sponsor.

Camp Kirkwood is a YMCA facility located 30 minutes north of Wilmington in Watha, NC. Participants will enjoy outdoor activities, including a low and high ropes course, campfires, and outdoor recreation like fishing and basketball. Cabins are heated for a comfortable stay, each with a bathroom, showers, and multiple bunk beds. Camp also offers WiFi in the main areas, and plenty of beautiful lounge areas.

Nominations and Sponsorships

Departments, organizations, and employers across campus and off campus are encouraged to sponsor students to participate in ELEVATE. Please consider connecting your students and peers to this program in the following ways:

Nominations: Encourage a student or peer to participate! Nominations will open in November 2018. Once you nominate a student to participate, OSLE will reach out to notify the student of their nomination, with information on how to register for the program.

Sponsorships: Consider financially sponsoring a student to participate in ELEVATE. Each sponsorship is typically $80, with the sponsored student providing the $20 non-refundable registration fee. This covers the cost of lodging, meals, transportation, and activities on site. Sponsorships will open November 2018 and will be due by mid-January 2019.