Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Student Affairs

Summer President's Leadership Program

June 12-15, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Unfortunately, due to low enrollment, the Summer President’s Leadership Program has been canceled this year.

The Summer President's Leadership Program at Saint Xavier University is a summer day camp designed to inspire students entering 10th through 12th grades to unleash the leader within. Our program helps students to discover their talents and abilities, showing them what it means to be a leader through guest speakers and teambuilding exercises, that will ultimately boost their confidence to lead in their lives and their community.

Our program also has the distinction of helping students to envision their future as a college student. Held on our beautiful Chicago campus, as part of the leadership program, Saint Xavier University faculty and staff will hold workshops to prepare high school students for the expectations of college through practice college entrance essays and interaction with current Saint Xavier students.

Program Schedule

Day One

8-9 a.m. Arrival Check-in -- Continental Breakfast
9-10 a.m. President's Welcome -- Dr. Laurie M. Joyner
10-11:30 a.m. Break into groups, ice breakers, begin identifying personal and team goals for the week
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1-3 p.m. Workshop 1: What is a leader? What kind of leader are you?
3-5 p.m. Leadership Activity: Teambuilding - Lip Sync/Karaoke

Day Two

8-9 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10-11:30 a.m. Review Strength Quest Results: What does that mean for you as a leader? How can you use this information? (Take test prior to arriving)
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Conversation with SXU President Laurie M. Joyner -- Participating in High-Impact Programs at College
2:30-5 p.m. Leadership Activity: Communication -- Card Pieces

Day Three

8-9 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Keynote Speaker -- Student Leader
10-11:30 a.m. Center Stage: To visualize different leadership styles
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Conversation with Vice President of Student Affairs Tony Campbell -- Getting Involved on Campus
2:30-5 p.m. Leadership Activity: Decision Making

Day Four

8-9 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Keynote Speaker -- Student Leader
10-11:30 a.m. Leadership Activity: Bridge Building
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Conversation with Provost Kathy Alaimo -- The Outcomes of a College Education
2:30-5 p.m. Leadership Activity: My College Interview T-Shirt
5-6:30 p.m. Graduation Ceremony