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2017 EPL Agenda

Emerging Public Leaders
Emerging Diversity Leaders

Schedule of Activities

DH=Dining Hall, JH= Johns Hall

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Sunday, June 18


1 – 1:45 p.m.: Students arrive and check into dorms

2 – 2:15 p.m.: Welcome reception for participants and parents, Manly Dorms

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: (JH) Strengths Quest, Kim Keefer, Director of Shucker Center for Leadership Development

5:30 – 7: 30 p.m. (Hartness Welcome Center): Pizza, dinner, college admissions information session, and tour of campus

7:30 p.m.:  Icebreaker activities and FUN! Manly Dorms

Monday, June19

What does it take to be a Leader?

(Casual attire)

8:15 – 10:15 a.m. (JH rear lobby): Breakfast and Ethics Discussion with Dr. Don Raber from Presbyterian College

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (JH): Psychology, The Power of Expectations: Thinking Critically About the Way we Perceive our World, Dr. Beth Pontari, Professor of Psychology at Furman

12 p.m. – 2:00 PM (Hartness Pavilion): Lunch and social etiquette, Shannon Wilkerson Wilson 

2:30 – 3:15 p.m (JH): ISSUE FOCUS: Fundraising, Johns Hall Seminar Room, Liz Seman, Executive Director of Corporate Engagement at Furman University JH 109

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.(JH): Honing Your Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, Dr. Cynthia King, Professor of Communications Studies at Furman

5:45 p.m.: Dinner in DH

8 p.m.:  Activity with counselors, Manly Dorms

Tuesday, June 20

Becoming a Community-Centered Leader

(Casual Attire-close toed shoes)

7 – 8:15 a.m. (Dining Hall): Breakfast

8:15 a.m. – meet vans in Admissions Parking Lot

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Frazee Dream Center

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

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

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (JH): ISSUE FOCUS:  Global Poverty and Evidence Based Leadership, Dr. Erik Ching, Professor of History

5:15: Walk back to dorms, get bathing suits, vans will pick up in front of dorms

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Swimming and cookout at White Oaks

8 p.m.: Activity with counselors

Wednesday, June 21

South Carolina

(EPL t-shirts)

7 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

9 – 11:00 a.m. (JH): Real News vs. Fake News; How to Publicize your Service Project in the Press, Carol Goldsmith, WYFF News Channel 4, JH

11:00 – 12:00 p.m (JH): All is Not Lost; Dawn Dowden, Chief Operating Officer at Homes of Hope, JH

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch in DH

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Free time downtown

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

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.: Diversity in Poetry (JH); Glenis Redmond, Peace Center Poet in Residence
5:30 p.m.; Dinner in DH

Thursday, June 22

Importance of Diversity

(Casual Attire)

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

9:15 – 10: 00 a.m. (JH): Diversity of Disability, Cathy Stevens, Program Director, White-Riley-Peterson Afterschool Policy Fellowship

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.(JH): Lessons from Charleston, Dr. Liz Smith, Professor of Political Science at Furman University 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (JH):, Linking your Passion to Service Projects, Elliott Epps

1:30 p.m.: vans will pick up in front of dorms

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative, Chandra Dillard, SC State Representative and Director of Community Relations at Furman

5:15 p.m.: Dinner in DH

Friday, June 23

Putting Theory into Action – Project Day!

(Casual Attire)

8 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. (JH): Checkout of rooms and wrap-up/evaluation,

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (JH):  Examples of effective projects, Melanie Armstrong 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (JH): Brainstorming workshop for project goals, budget, steps, and measures of success. Melanie Armstrong, Scott McPherson

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (JH): Working lunch: Let’s get creative with your project! Melanie Armstrong

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (JH): Evaluations, project timeline, brainstorming

2 - 4 p.m.: Depart campus and begin your project!!!