CIAM Cancun Partnership
CIAM Cancun Partnership was our first student project led by a BLI Fellow. The student team’s passion lay in increasing awareness around domestic violence and human trafficking. To achieve this vision, the students partnered with the Mexican non-profit organization CIAM Cancun to create a service trip to Cancun. This trip not only provided much needed support to the non-profit, but also allowed the students to observe leadership and participate in making a tangible difference in that community. The students plan to take these new skills and bring them back to campus to continue raising awareness on campus and in the local community about these sensitive issues. The student group’s trip was funded jointly by the Ginsberg Center and the Barger Leadership Institute.
Women in Leadership Lessons (WiLL)
This is the third year for one of the first BLI student projects. The WiLL organization continues to grow as members work with their faculty advisor, affiliated faculty member Associate Professor Jane Banaszak-Holl. WiLL aims to enhance the leadership skills of driven college women by connecting them with successful women in a variety of fields. This year, WiLL focused much of their effort on the internal development of their organization and continuing to hone their vision, which are important activities for a maturing student group. WiLL also joined forces with Assistant Professor Michael Heaney and hosted BLI Visitor Ann Wright for a talk on “Leadership in Government, the Military, and the Peace Movement,” which was attended by OS students and other students from across the University.