Summer / July - August
Johns Hopkins University / Baltimore, MD
F.W. Olin College / Boston, MA
DePaul University / Chicago, IL
Columbia University / New York, NY
Stanford University / Palo Alto, CA
Georgetown University (New Location)
Unlock your Leadership Potential
Welcome to National Leadership Summit, the premier forum for transforming today’s most motivated students into tomorrow’s most influential leaders. National Leadership Summit is an in-depth, intensive immersion experience that uncovers true potential and develops lifelong skills - and is specifically geared toward top students from around the globe. National Leadership Summit is designed to tap into your natural potential and teach you specific and tangible skills that you’ll carry forward throughout your high school, college, and professional career.
Nurture, Grow & Test Your Skills
In high school, you learn from textbooks and lectures. At National Leadership Summit, you’ll learn by practicing your team-building skills in realistic, hands-on scenarios. Our role-playing and time-sensitive challenges give you the chance to practice, test, refine, measure, and improve your leadership expertise - a rare and valuable opportunity not available to most high school students. Best of all, you’ll learn to give and receive constructive and timely feedback - tools critical for every successful leader.
Know what it takes to be a leader — Effective leadership not only requires great personal vision, it requires that you know how to express your vision so that others can see it, believe it, and work with you to achieve it.At the National Leadership Summit you can:
- Participate in a Community Service Project designed to help you understand the importance and benefit of becoming involved. Learn how to carry the “call for involvement” back home with you and share it in a way that your call will be heard and answered by others in your school and community.
- Enhance your teambuilding skills during the exciting Leadership Challenge, a “Challenge-by-Choice” ropes course containing high and low elements, group initiatives, and teambuilding activities.
- Work as a team member in a hands-on leadership simulation that focuses on real life situations that leaders face today.
- Make new friends and meet students from around the country who share your passion to excel and lead others.
- Explore the host university and its surrounding city including Washington DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.
- Know what it’s like to attend a prominent college or university including Columbia University, DePaul University, Franklin W. Olin College, The George Washington University, The Johns Hopkins University, and Stanford University.
- Columbia University Summit—New York. Explore the electric energy of Times Square, the famed theatre district, restaurants, shops, and much more the city has to offer. Gain an understanding of why NYC is one our nation’s most influential cities, creating global trends and leading the country in many business areas.
- Georgetown University—Washington DC. Visit Capitol Hill and view our nation’s leaders in action. This special excursion will challenge you with collecting and searching for historical facts during a leadership exploration that takes you to the U.S. Supreme Court, Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center, Library of Congress, and the U.S. Capitol Building.
Attend a special presentation by President and CEO of Goodwill Greater Washington, Catherine Meloy, M.A. Prior to joining Goodwill of Greater Washington, Ms Meloy was the Senior Vice President of Sales of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and General Manager of WASH-FM and WBIG, BIG 100. Her involvement in the greater Washington commercial sector includes: member of the Board of the Directors, Greater Washington Board of Trade, member of the Federal City Council, member of the DC Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. In 2000, she received the Greater Washington Board of Trade's “Leader of the Year Award” and in 2001 was honored by Washingtonian Magazine as “Washingtonian of the Year.”
Find your voice. Make it heard.
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Practice personal leadership development with an emphasis on communication skills, team building, critical thinking, public speaking, goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, and decision making
- Participate in an interactive leadership curriculum involving many of the same activities used for skill training in international corporations and government agencies
- Explore leadership theory, principles, and styles
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in diverse fields
- Speakers may include Corporate Executives, Elected Officials, Community Organizers, Non Profit Directors, Leadership Trainers, and professional academicians
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program.
- Field Excursions, including a Challenging Ropes Course Experience may also include community service projects in addition to visits to Capitol Hill (Washington, DC only) and the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (New York City).
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future
- Develop and polish skills like Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, and Communication
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends, and Mentors
A DAY AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
8:45 - 9:30
Leadership Discussion: The Essential Principles of Leadership - Vision, Passion and Commitment
9:45 - 11:00
Leadership Workshop: Assessing Personal Strengths in Times of Conflict
11:30 - 12:30
1:00 - 5:00
Leadership Challenge Course
5:00 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00
Guest Speaker: Goal Setting and the Principles of Self-Management
7:30 - 9:00
Leadership Simulation: Critical Thinking and Time Management
9:00 - 10:00
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakersand events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
Community Leaders, Leadership Experts and Academics
- Jean Berubi, Director, Day of Discovery, Gallaudet University
- Dr. W. Warner Burke, Edward Thorndike Professor of Psychology & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Ira Chaleff, Founder & President, Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates
- Dr. Brenda Graham, Associate Professor of Leadership, Department of Leadership, Concordia University
- Christopher Irving, M.A., Executive Director, The Miller Institute of Leadership & Diversity
- Catherine Meloy, M.A., President & CEO, Goodwill of Greater Washington
- Jenne Myers, Chief Service Officer, City of Chicago
- Rayona Sharpnack, Founder & CEO, Institute for Women’s Leadership
Experiential Leadership Organizations
- Alley Pond Adventure Course
- Baltimore Boys and Girls Club
- Gallaudet University Day of Discovery
- Harmony Hills Ropes Course
- Pacific Leadership Institute
- Project Ascent
- San Francisco Food Bank
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.
2011 Spring National Leadership Summit Sessions*
|Location||City||Program Date||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|Sheraton National||Washington DC||April 14 – April 18||$1,699||$99||1||Enroll|
|Sheraton National||Washington DC||April 21 –April 25||$1,699||$99||1||Enroll|
2011 Summer National Leadership Summit Sessions*
|Location||City||Program Date||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||June 21- June 25||$1,599||$99||1||Enroll|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||June 29 – July 3||$1,599||$99||1||Enroll|
|F.W. Olin College||Boston, MA||July 19 – July 23||$1,599||$99||1||Enroll|
|DePaul University||Chicago, IL||July 7 – July 11||$1,599||$99||1||Enroll|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||July 5 – July 12||$2,799||$99||2||Enroll|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||July 16 – July 23||$2,799||$99||2||Enroll|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||July 27– August 3||$2,799||$99||2||Enroll|
|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||August 1 – August 5||$1,699||$99||1||Enroll|
|Stanford University||Palo Alto, CA||August 8 – August 12||$1,699||$99||1||Enroll|
|Washington, DC||July 10 – July 17||$2,299||$99||2||Enroll|
|Washington, DC||July 22 – July 29||$2,299||$99||2||Enroll|
- One college credit - summer conference only ($475 value) **
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory (summer) or Conference Center (spring only)
- All on-campus meals ***
- Course materials and lab fee
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
*Dates and locations are subject to change.
**College Credit requires that the student successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information on our website for more details). National Leadership Summit 8 day conferences are accredited fro two (2) college credits. One (1) college credit (normally $475) issued from Loras College is included in the program tuition. A second college credit is available at the reduced rate of $299. National Leadership Summit Spring/Summer 5 Day Conferences are accredited for one (1) college credit which is optional and not included in the tuition. The college credit (normally $475) is available at the reduced rate of $299.
*** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.