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Cruse-Sanders, Jennifer [1].

Developing a Learning by Leading Program: A Toolkit for Empowering the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow.

Training students to be effective communicators and leaders in Botany and related STEM fields is a critical issue. Educational institutions with experiential learning opportunities, university botanical gardens and outdoor research spaces are uniquely positioned to provide leadership in this area. Learning by Leading is a program developed by the University of California Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, and implemented at university gardens across North America, to provide structured opportunities for students to grow leadership skills and address important environmental issues. Through transformative mentorship and internships, students progress up a leadership ladder from learner to participant to co-leader/co-creator and finally to developing signature projects during which they work with staff and faculty to gain leadership skills that will prepare them for impactful STEM careers. Students that have participated in Learning by Leading have made positive changes at their universities and in their communities, they gained confidence and experience through their role in accomplishing real-world projects and education opportunities. Our goal now is to help other organizations take the Learning by Leading model to apply to their own internships to increase the impact of these leadership students across the country and beyond. In this workshop, Participants will hear details about joining the Learning by Leading Network and setting up internship programs that foster leadership and impact.

This workshop will consist of brief presentations, hands-on activities and small and whole group discussions to help participants learn how to establish leadership based internships at their own institutions.


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1 - University Of Georgia, State Botanical Garden Of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Ave., Athens, GA, 30605, United States

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: TBA
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Date: Thursday, January 1st, 1970
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Abstract ID:14
Candidate for Awards:None


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