Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge 2013
The purpose of the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge is to provide Missouri Western students with an opportunity to acquire and enhance leadership skills so that they may assume leadership roles while in college and after graduation. The program is named in honor of Barbara Sprong, a former member and president of the MWSU Board of Regents.
All full-time Missouri Western students who have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for the Leadership Challenge. Students who complete the program without absences will receive a FREE one hour of credit through the Missouri Western Institute (Motivation and Leadership; CED 121). The program is designed to accommodate 24 students.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member must accompany the application form. The letter should address the nominee’s leadership potential and academic ability.
Participants must agree to attend the retreat and ALL sessions of the Sprong Leadership Challenge program. Participants are required to submit a brief (200 to 300 word, 1 page double-spaced) essay on an individual they know or admire, describing the leadership qualities demonstrated by that person and how these qualities contributed to his/her success. Participation in the "Big Event" (a community service/civic engagement project) is also a part of the class program. This year the "Big Event" will be the week of February 26th. The six class sessions will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, January 22nd, 2013 to February 27th, 2013.