Mar. 22, 2011
Two International Relations majors at Shawnee State University, Amanda Maxwell, of Wooster, and Rachel Peters, of Fairfield, will be traveling this summer to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for two weeks to participate in the Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders.
The intensive two-week global leadership development course held at the University of the Virgin Islands, focuses on three areas:
- Global Business Environment with special focus on developing a functional knowledge of world and regional geography, global resources, political, economical and environmental interdependence of the world communities.
- Leadership for Tomorrow will examine leadership concepts and practices needed to provide effective leadership in a global village. It will emphasize learning how to develop a capacity to adapt to changing demands in the workplace as a safeguard against obsolescence.
- Culture and Communication, a study of behavioral and communication skills necessary to optimally function in an increasingly global environment. Students are exposed to the contributions of the world's peoples and cultures with special focus on Caribbean people and cultures.
The institute also offers opportunities to build introductory conversation and decoding skills in Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and possibly Arabic, as well as sign/body language.
Each student will receive three credit hours, a certificate in Global Leadership Development and a Leadership Prospectus.