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2015 EPL Agenda

Emerging Public Leaders

Schedule of Activities

Sunday, June 21


1 – 1:45 p.m.: Students Arrive and Check into Residence Hall, North Village H

2 – 2:15 p.m.: Welcome Reception for Participants and Parents, North Village J

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.: Informal Introduction to the Program/Agenda Review, North Village J

3 – 6 p.m.: Team Building Exercise followed by StrengthsQuest Workshop, Kim Keefer, Director of Shucker Center for Leadership Development, North Village J

6 p.m.: Dinner - Dining Hall

7 p.m.: Ice Cream Party, Icebreaker Activities and FUN! North Village


Monday, June 22

What does it take to be a Leader?
(Business Casual Attire)

7 – 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

8:15 a.m.: Review the day’s agenda, Johns Hall Lobby, Melanie Armstrong
8:30 – 10 a.m.: TedEx Video followed by Leadership Discussion, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Jonathan Kubakundimana, Furman Class of 2016 

10 – 11:30 a.m.: ISSUE FOCUS: Ethics, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Dr. Donald Raber, Associate Professor of Political Science Presbyterian College

11:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and ISSUE FOCUS:  Social Etiquette, Hartness Pavilion, Shannon Wilkerson Wilson

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: ISSUE FOCUS: Fundraising, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Liz Seman, Executive Director of Corporate Engagement at Furman University

3 – 5 p.m.: Honing Your Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, Johns Hall Seminar Room
Victoria Kirby, Director, The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

5 p.m.: Pizza Dinner and College Admissions Information Session and Tour of Campus, Hartness Welcome Center

9 p.m.:  Activity with Counselors, North Village

Tuesday, June 23

Becoming a Community-Centered Leader
(Casual Attire-close toed shoes)

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall
8:45 a.m.: Review the day’s agenda, John’s Hall Lobby, Melanie Armstrong

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Leadership Activity #3: Agency Visit and Service Project, Frazee Dream Center, Britanni Kronquist, Volunteer Coordinator/Afterschool Instructor

12 p.m.: Lunch at Tommy’s Country Ham House

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Agency Visit—Understanding Poverty and Homelessness, Triune Mercy Center, Behind the Scenes Tour, Ms. Pat Parker, Associate Director

3 – 5:15 p.m.:  ISSUE FOCUS:  The Historical Origins of Wealth and Poverty in the World, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Dr. Erik Ching, Professor of History

*Meet vans in front of Admissions immediately after lecture (we will drive to North Village for you to get bathing suits then drive to White Oaks

5:30 p.m.: Swimming and Cookout at White Oaks

8 p.m.: Activity with Counselors

Wednesday, June 24 

Learning about Government and Public Policy
(EPL T-Shirts)

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Public Policy and Education Lesson, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Dr. David Fleming, Political Science Professor Furman University

10 – 11:30 a.m.: National Government Lesson: Purple Land Hypothetical, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Political Science Professor Furman University

12 p.m.: Luncheon with Secretary Richard W. Riley, Former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education, and EPL Alumni, Hartness Pavilion

12:45 p.m.: Group Photograph with Secretary Riley

2 p.m.: Depart campus at 2:00; meet van in front of admissions office

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: How Does City Government Work? Greenville City Council Chambers, Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle and Councilwoman Jil Littlejohn

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Free Time Downtown (Stay together and keep cell phones on!!)
4:45 p.m.: Dinner Barleys Taproom and Grill

Thursday, June 25

Developing Community Service projects
(Casual Attire)

9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:15 a.m.: Honing a Project Idea and Getting Started, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Kelly Gregory, Riley Institute Staff

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.: Luncheon and Discussion “Creating Change in Your Community”, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Elliott Epps

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Social Media and Community Service Projects, Scott McPherson, Johns Hall Seminar Room

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Diversity and Community, Megan Dodgens, Diversity Leadership Initiative

2:30 p.m.: Meet vans outside of Admissions

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Poverty Tour of Greenville, Beth Templeton - United Ministries

5:30 p.m.: Dinner

Friday, June 26

Putting Theory into Action – Project Day!
(Casual Attire)

8 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.: Checkout of Rooms and Wrap-up/Evaluation, Johns Hall Seminar Room

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Topical Workshops for Project Development:

Workshop #1: Creating a Timeline, Budget, and Project Goals, Scott McPherson

Workshop #2: Your project goals and spring presentation, Melanie Armstrong

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Working Lunch in Johns Hall Seminar Room

3 – 4 p.m.: Collaboration Time, Project Planning (EPL staff available to assist/answer questions), Johns Hall and Computer Lab Rm 203, *Complete timeline and proposed budget for your project

4 p.m.: Depart Campus and Begin your Project!!!