LeaderShape is a six day institute where students of all backgrounds come together to participate in a journey of self discovery and finding their own way to lead with integrity. With activities ranging from reflection, one-on-one interaction, small group operations, and large group learning, each of the six days, and their respective themes, are jammed with information, discussion, and engaging activities that together create an incredibly enlightening experience for everyone who participates.
Breakthrough Blueprint|My Commitment to a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible
What ideal future do I want to create, and for whom?
My vision is that ex-offenders, upon rehabilitation, will be presented with a world of opportunities--much like law abiding citizens--and will no longer have a stigma attached to them in their communities.
What challenging goals will result in a breakthrough toward this ideal future?
Create a strong social learning program that works in conjunction with an effective rehabilitation program to teach offenders prosocial skills and ways to butter function in society after incarceration.
What realistic goals will help me get started on my vision?
Connect with the Criminal Justice undergraduate adviser to find a research opportunity within the rehabilitation/corrections field.
Obtain a job through something like Talbert House, that can help me to begin understanding exactly what goes into rehab and the minds of ex-offenders.
With whom do I need to connect to ensure success for my vision and goals?
I need to connect with Sue Burke for both of my manageable goals. She would be the perfect person for everything I need.
What immediate steps will I take to jump start this breakthrough?
Email Sue Bourke, inquiring about both research and a job with offenders.
Principles guiding my actions...
Knowing and inspiring myself before trying to be a leader to others.
Seeking justice for everyone even those have been disregarded by society.
I want to be the kind of person who...
Takes the necessary risks to achieve happiness in life., not be afraid of failure but still realizing that failure happens.
My Core Values
Tomorrow's Headline|Rehabilitated Offenders Living without Stigma
In America, approximately 90% of prison inmates will see release in their lifetimes, reentering their communities and facing stigma and discrimination after serving their time. Criminal Justice experts have been working tirelessly with offenders for years to provide effective treatment, job skills. and information on community norms. There has been a tremendous breakthrough in the last year for this controversial set of citizens. Recent legislation prohibiting criminal-discriminatory housing and employment laws have allowed ex-offenders to quire better jobs and careers, and has allowed them to attain higher quaility housing in safer neighborhoods and environments. Communities have become increasingly more supportive of these rehabilitated peoples.recognizing that they have served their time, successfully undergone treatment, and have full intentions to live out peaceful, crime free lives.