Leadership Week - Day 2 Update
For day two of Leadership Week, NOLS played host to the University of Wyoming Outing Program. They began their day with us at NOLS Rocky Mountain to learn about rations and gear, and how to plan routes in Utah. Then they took part in an interactive Leadership Styles seminar, learned about Expedition Behavior, and received a grand tour of our International Headquarters building!
The Leadership Styles seminar was more than just a run down on the characteristics of a good leader, but was the session best known to NOLSies everywhere as the “No Doze” class. NOLS defines leadership as, “timely and appropriate actions that guide or direct a group to reach its goals.” The 4-7-1 model was introduced here as well, and the UW folks were excited to learn NOLS’ ideas behind the different roles and skills that combine to make each individual’s unique style.
Then they put these concepts into action and with two pieces of webbing made into an X on the floor, students learned and laughed as Johnny K. taught them about the four different types of leaders. Even though individuals have a dominant leadership style, students were encouraged to keep an open mind and move fluidly through the different styles as new situations and challenges arise.
Following the “No Doze” class, a discussion on Expedition Behavior ensued with one of the main players behind Leadership Week - thanks for all your hard work, Kary!
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