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Building Community Leaders Program Stipends Available

SUNY Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement (ICE) is seeking faculty and staff partners who are interested in preparing the next generation of community leaders. The ICE will develop and offer a leadership curriculum to the students in the College’s Leadership House Living Learning Community.

The Building Community Leaders program is funded by a congressionally directed grant, making available Leadership House curriculum development stipends. 

Applications and more information about stipend awards are available at the ICE Web site. Select the Building Community Leaders button on the left.

Stipends are available in three areas:

Workshop Development: Awards of $500 each are offered for the development and facilitation of one two-hour workshop for Leadership House Living Learning Community participants in the fall of 2010.

These stipends are to be used over the summer of 2010. Workshop development will include creation of curricular materials that can be turned over to ICE’s Building Community Leaders program for continuing the program. Workshops must be in one of the following topic areas: ethics and values in leadership; communication, interpersonal relationships and group dynamics; understanding and negotiating organizational structures and cultures; multiculturalism, the global community and social change. Workshops should be constructed to be consistent with the Social Change Model of Leadership.

One-credit Leadership Course: A stipend of $1,697 is available to a faculty member interested in overseeing a one-credit special topics course in the area of Leadership Development for Leadership House Living Learning Community student participants.

The instructor will meet periodically with students to provide an overview of the Social Change Model of Leadership, organize and attend the four workshops that will be offered in the fall 2010 semester by participating faculty members (as described in the previous section of this application), track student progress toward completing other requirements of the Leadership House Living Learning Community program, such as required involvement in campus events, and lead discussions with students about their leadership development. The instructor will provide a total of 15 contact hours over the fall 2010 semester.

Cooperative Education (CPV) (Internship) Coordinator: A stipend of $2,800 will be available for a faculty member to coordinate a three-credit internship for the Leadership House Living Learning Community students in the spring 2011 semester.

This internship will be with a community agency or organization. Each internship will involve 120 hours of service on the part of each participant. The CPV coordinator will oversee internship placements, link students with community mentors for their internship experience, hold periodic meetings of participants to help them process their learning from the internship experience and reinforce the Social Change Model of Leadership, and review papers students will write near the end of the semester to integrate their experience with what they have learned about leadership over the course of the academic year.

For more information, contact Chris Latimer, project coordinator, at (607) 753-4802.