Experiential Learning Leadership Institute

ELLI Leadership Retreat

The Experiential Learning Leadership Institute (ELLI), in conjunction with the National Society for Experiential Education, is excited to announce our first Leadership Retreat to be held February 25th through the 27th at the Red Cliffs Lodge located along the banks of the beautiful Colorado River just outside Moab, Utah!

The Leadership Retreat is designed to assist teams from higher education institutions who are interested in "getting away from campus" to design, retool, build, or implement an experiential learning concept, program, or idea. Topics will vary considerably depending on campus needs. As long as the concept that teams are working on promotes the values and aspirations of experiential learning, it fits.

The retreat allows for teams to work with a notable expert in the field related to the topical area. The expert will consult with the respective teams as they consider all aspects of the concept they choose to work on. Teams will develop a deliverable to take back to their respective campuses to keep the momentum moving forward as they work toward campus buy-in and implementation.

Space is limited. This first year, the Leadership Retreat will host four teams made up of three to five participants each. It is highly encouraged that participants include individuals from respective campuses who can help move ideas forward toward implementation. Teams are asked to submit a proposal (link) for inclusion in the retreat.

To help defer costs to help make this opportunity affordable for institutions, ELLI will cover the expense of the first three hotel rooms for each team. In addition, all meals will be provided by ELLI. This provides a considerable savings, which we hope encourages participation. Meeting space and materials for group work will be provide by ELLI.

Please go to the following link to submit you application today! Applications are due by November 15th, 2017! We look froward to hosting your campus team for a few days in one of the more magnificent settings in the Western United States. I truly perfect destination to get away from campus and be inspired to dream big and develop something special!