Adams Academy

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The Adams Academy offers upperclass students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, P1s, P2s, P3s) the opportunity to discuss and reflect on leadership issues related to theory, effective communication skills, ethical decision making, and importance of inclusivity in organizations.  Additional sessions offer practical skills in leading both at Drake and in the future.  Community service is required so students understand that to be a leader means to serve others.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Adams Academy, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend definitions of leadership and leadership theory
  2. Understand the importance of living and leading with integrity
  3. Engage in strategies to promote inter-cultural communication and conflict resolution
  4. Model engaged citizenship through service to the larger community

The sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm and Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. In order to for students to better know one another, Academy participants will be asked to select one day of the week to attend the sessions.To graduate with the 2013-2014 class the ten sessions and the community service project must be completed by Friday, March 14, 2014. The Adams Academy graduates will be honored on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Adams Leadership Convocation, formerly the Leaders and Luminaries Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. Students will complete the requirements for graduation during the 2013-2014 academic year. Students continuing from 2012-2013 must meet the new requirements. Sessions attended last year will apply toward graduation. The Adams Academy is a leadership development program presented by the Drake University Office of Student Life. Dr. Sentwali Bakari, Dean of Students, and Jan Wise, Director of Student Leadership Programs, coordinate the Academy.