Challenge: Michigan Technological University is a mid-sized, public research institution in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. As a historically engineering-focused campus their student body includes only 26% females. In an attempt to increase the number of women at Michigan Tech they wanted to design a unique leadership program for high school junior girls to introduce them to the campus and also to teach them leadership skills they could use regardless of where they went to school.
Solution: Climer Consulting designed a two-day leadership program for Michigan Tech that focuses on helping high school junior girls explore their personal values, passions and goals, and learn how to work well in teams. The specific learning outcomes for participants are:
- Understand that leaders know themselves well and lead with integrity
- Understand definition of leadership and that leader are needed in every professional field
- Develop a personal list of values and examine when they may have difficulty living up to them
Results: Amazing! Over half of the participants of the program attend Michigan Tech, far exceeding the expectations.
Testimonial: “My daughter returned last night from the program and she said that it was the best thing that has ever happened to her! She didn’t know what to expect before she arrived, but was so pleasantly surprised. She LOVED Amy, the facilitator. She said she feels so much more comfortable with who she is and has met a room full of other people “just like me”. I am anxious to talk to her today and get more details. Thank you so much for the opportunity and please know that you are changing lives by having people like Amy on your campus.” – Kim K., parent