Environmental Leadership Seminar

EL GOALS:

  • COMFORT & FAMILIARITY WITH STYLES & MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
  • A SHARED VISION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LIVING ON CAMPUS
  • A SENSE OF EMPOWERMENT TO LEAD LOCAL & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
  • A PERSONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE & A SET OF MORE REFINED LEADERSHIP SKILLS
  • THEORETICAL & PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS
  • INFORMED PERSPECTIVES ON LOCAL & REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP & INITIATIVES THROUGH GUEST SPEAKERS & ARAVA INSTITUTE ALUMNI

In the Environmental Leadership Seminar (EL), students and interns explore environmental leadership from a unique regional perspective and in the context of their own multicultural campus community. EL introduces environmental leadership through a range of sessions and workshops held over each semester. While working together as a community and in small groups, participants explore a wide range of topics including environmental entrepreneurship, project management, holistic models for environmental living, and environmental policy and politics. In addition, each semester, EL welcomes guest speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge about current environmental initiatives.

Starting in fall of 2015, the Arava Institute will provide a certificate of participation at the conclusion of the seminar.  Participation in 80% of the workshop sessions and involvement in at least one “Ecolab” are required in order to receive the certificate.