To “encounter” something can often mean to come up against something, to confront, or to approach. The Quest for Socially Responsible Leadership specifically chose this word because leadership is not always easy; there is often a level of courage that is needed to be a leader. Group dynamics and values alignment will fuel the programs and opportunities within this phase.
As a result of participation in the Encounter phase of the Quest for Socially Responsible Leadership, students will be able to:
This phase builds upon the realization of leadership skills and knowledge of leadership styles, philosophies, and theories. The Encounter phase provides an avenue to further explore difficult leadership concepts. Students who are a part of a group will most benefit from this phase, as they will be challenged to think about their personal identities and the interconnectedness between themselves and others. The Encounter phase is recommended for: