LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION– Professional Communication Training for Academic and Career Success for High School Students
The Claremont program offers advanced professional communication training, using the same instructional sessions, practice exercises, and materials developed at the Debate Union for use by higher education institutions, non-profit and government organizations, and businesses.
Students will learn the 3 I’s of highly effective leadership communication – Influencing, Implementing, and Innovating. Through the application of case studies, training simulations, and roundtable discussions with talented communicators from diverse fields – technology, higher education, politics, law, finance, students will develop the ability to identify problems, propose solutions, express vision, and motivate others. Students will deliver extemporaneous speeches to sample target audiences, engage panelists in roundtable problem-solving discussions, prepare individual and team PowerPoint presentations, manage meetings, mentor peers, develop student clubs or social/political community organizations, and participate in interviews.
Students will practice the public speaking, critical listening, note taking, and team building skills to make effective presentations, manage groups, and mentor the less experienced. Leadership communication instruction and practice prepares participants for student government and club/organization leadership, group project management, class and public speaking events, college and internship interviews, and multimedia and PowerPoint presentations.
The program is appropriate for students new to public speaking or professional communication, as well as those displaying an interest in communication skill acquisition and development, including students already participating in competitive speech and debate, Model UN, Mock Trial, student government and club leadership, and other work or activities.
• small group instructional sessions
• individual and small group practices featuring extemporaneous speeches, roundtable discussions, town hall meetings, class and school/community group simulations, and mock interviews
• written and oral multimedia project presentations featuring group management proposals
• résumé design sessions and comprehensive review
• 10 hours of open forum sessions – students have the opportunity to discuss and practice any element of professional presentations, as well as arrange for additional practice
• faculty are available for ‘table discussion’ during meal times – students may request a lunch or dinner discussion group on public speaking, presentation, research and writing, subject-field issues (e.g., discussion on economics or international relations), current events, and more…guest faculty and field experts are often included in table discussions.
• meeting with college admissions staff for information on effectively navigating the college application process – the session includes but does not exclusively focus on admission to the Claremont Colleges or other highly selective liberal arts colleges; college admissions staff address selection and application to a broad range of colleges and universities, discuss the common application, and offer insight on academic and extracurricular evaluation, student essays, and developing strong teacher recommendations
• flex time with more than 30 hours of available meal and recreational time to visit with established friends and make new ones…the summer program is intensive, challenging, and fun.
2013 Session – July 29-August 5
2013 WELCOME PACKET FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS
Note – The Welcome Packet includes academic preparation information. Attending students will need to prepare prior to the institute session.
2013 DAILY SCHEDULE