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Summer Leadership Institute

  • Grow your leadership skills, earn college credit and have a blast doing it!

  • SLI 2016 Photo

    The Summer Leadership Institute is an amazing opportunity for juniors in high school (entering their senior year) to further develop their leadership potential. The Institute is specifically designed to equip young leaders to be visionaries, live lives of integrity and gain experience in team development, motivation and persuasion.

    Acceptance into the Institute is competitive and enrolls students into LEAD-235: Teambuilding & Leadership, a course developed for Olivet’s leadership minor. Curriculum is strategically tailored to challenge students during an intensive two-day campus experience, followed by a two-week online component. Successful completion of the program earns students three credit hours of coursework to be used toward the leadership minor or elective credit.

    To apply, submit a completed Institute application and pertaining documents by June 1st, 2016. The first 50 accepted students will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Olivet to be used toward the Institute ($1,305 value). The remaining cost includes a $179 room and board fee to cover housing, meals, etc.

    The Summer Leadership Institute on-campus component begins Thursday, July 14th, and ends Saturday morning, July 16th.

    For consideration into Olivet’s Summer Leadership Institute, you should:

    • Complete an application.
      • To start a new Summer Leadership Institute application online, click here.
      • If you have already started your Summer Leadership Institute application, you can access that application by clicking here and logging in with your credentials. After you’ve logged in, click on your Summer Leadership Institute application to continue on and submit.
       
    • Obtain a letter of recommendation to the Summer Leadership Institute.
      • A teacher, coach or pastor should evaluate your personal character and leadership ability.
      • If you know the person’s email address, recommendations can be requested online by logging into your Application Account. Next to your Summer Leadership Application select “View” under Supplemental Items and at the bottom under Recommendation Requests, choose “Start”.
       
    • Write a 400-word essay, typed and double spaced.
      • Describe a situation in which you exemplified the qualities of a leader.
      • Essays can be submitted online by logging into your Application Account. Next to your Summer Leadership Application select “View” under Supplemental Items and you can then attach your 400-word essay.

    For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 800-648-1463 or email at admissions@olivet.edu.

    Summer Leadership Institute Flier

  • Jay Martinson, Chair of the Department of Communications
  • Program Director: Dr. Jay Martinson, Chair of the Department of Communications

  • Dr. John C. Bowling, University President
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. John C. Bowling, University President