Central Wisconsin High School Leadership - First-year Program

Program for First Year Class 2021-2022:

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To graduate from the Central Wisconsin High School Leadership program, a participant is expected to attend all the sessions including the opening retreat, the full-day sessions, and the closing graduation ceremony as well as complete a class project. Participating school districts have indicated release time will be given if needed. These are the TENTATIVE workshop dates:

  • CLASS ORIENTATION, OCTOBER 2021, UW STEVENS POINT AT WAUSAU, PURPOSE: Introduce and review the expectations of the program to the students and their parents. Students will take the True Colors Survey and identify their strengths.
  • OPENING RETREAT, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2021, CAMP MANITO-WISH-YMCA. PURPOSE: Experience the low and high ropes course as well as participate in team building activities. These activities will demonstrate different leadership techniques, provide problem-solving situations, and build self-confidence.
  • UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES AND OTHERS, NOVEMBER 2021, PURPOSE: Students will learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of themselves and others . Students will learn about community resources and identify a community project in which the group will accomplish during the program year.
  • DEFINING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, JANUARY, 2022, PURPOSE: Meet with local government leaders to learn about public service, multigenerational differences, diversity, and biases in the workplace and the community.
  • DEFINING YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, FEBRUARY, 2022, PURPOSE: Students will learn how their personality is related to careers and various occupations in the private sector. Students will take a self-survey and visit various local businesses. As part of the day they will learn the history of the area and hopefully realize what a great place the Wausau area is to live and work.
  • APPLICATION OF SKILLS AND CLOSURE, MARCH, 2022, PURPOSE: Students with have an opportunity to practice their leadership style participating in hands on activities that include problem solving, goal setting, collaboration, conducting a meeting, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • GRADUATION, APRIL, 2022, UW STEVENS POINT AT WAUSAU, The students will be recognized for completing the program and will present their community projects to the audience.

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