RegisCorps RegisCorps, Regis University’s Leadership Development Program, challenges students to become leaders in the service of others through classroom and experiential learning opportunities. Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius, RegisCorps invites students into a transformative leadership experience, preparing them to dedicate their lives for the common good. CertificateProgramLeadershipFellowsCLALeadershipOpportunitiesPresident’s Leaders in Service RegisCorps’ Leadership Certificate Program is a co-curricular program. Leadership Emphasis Areas Community Engagement Experiential Education Organizational Leadership Servant Leadership Leadership Workshops Students are required to fulfill four workshops in order to complete RegisCorps. The purpose of workshops is to help students build useful leadership skills. Each workshop will last 60-75 minutes covering topics that will enhance their experience in RegisCorps. Workshop One: What is Leadership? Is leadership a trait certain people are born with, or is it a skill to be learned? At this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of all leadership and learn to identify and better utilize their strengths to become better leaders. Tools utilized might include StrengthsQuest or the the Myers Briggs Personality Test. Workshop Two: Leading a Team What does it take to lead a team? The best leaders are excellent motivators and undoubtedly know how to employ unique team building strategies to strengthen their teams and encourage collaboration and support amongst members. At this workshop, attendees will learn how to do just that! Workshop Three: Organization and Delegation We all know that organization and delegation are keys to the success of any team and any event. At this workshop, participants will learn from teachers and mentors how to be organized, stay on task and on track, set deadlines and delegate efficiently. Workshop Four: What do we do when things go wrong? When working with a team of people, oftentimes things don’t go according to plan. Whether one is planning an on-campus college event or conducting a company staff meeting in the corporate professional working world, issues are bound to arise. At this workshop, we will discuss approaches to handling such issues. Attendees can expect to learn Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution skills one year, while the next year, we might discuss tactics for individual reevaluation and restructuring of expectation using the Forming, Storming, Norming approach. Workshop Five: Culmination Capstone Workshop When it comes right down to it, there is no one better to learn from than our friends, our colleagues, and ourselves. At this Capstone Workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of your peers and to share the tricks and tips you’ve developed along your own journey to become an incredible leader. Elaine Perry Scholarship Scholarship Establishment The Elaine Perry Leadership Scholarship Endowment was established in 1986 through a gift from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation in memory of Elaine Frueauff Perry, a former member of the Foundation’s board and a good friend of former Regis University President and Chancellor Father Dave Clarke, S.J. The scholarships funded by the Endowment are awarded upon a competitive and selective basis. Recipients of this scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time traditional undergraduate student in Regis College or Rueckert-Hartman School of Healthcare Professions, demonstrate a commitment to leadership at Regis University, exhibit significant leadership potential and participate in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program. Scholarship Honoree Elaine Perry was born in New York City in 1921. Her mother Antoinette (Tony) Perry, was a Denver native and a celebrated actress and director for whom the Tony Awards are named. Elaine Perry followed in her mother’s footsteps as an actress. Miss Perry began her acting career as an understudy to Ingrid Bergman in ''Liliom'' and later appeared in ''Glamour Preferred,'' ''No for an Answer'' and ''The Trojan Women.'' She was the stage manager of ''The Barretts of Wimpole Street'' starring Katherine Cornell, as a U.S.O. European production and later on Broadway. She produced several plays, including ''Touchstone,'' ''Anastasia,'' ''King of Hearts'' and ''The Late Christopher Bean.'' Eligibility To be eligible for the Elaine Perry Scholarship, a student must: Be accepted into the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program Establish and maintain a 3.0 GPA Have completed a minimum of 15 hours of academic credit when the application is submitted and 30 hours of academic credit at the time that the scholarship award is made. Scholarship Guidelines Recipients must be enrolled as full-time traditional undergraduate students, demonstrate a commitment to leadership at Regis University, exhibit significant leadership potential, and participate in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, character, and in anticipation that the recipients use their education in the service of others. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who demonstrate both financial need and exceptional effort in the leadership program. Scholarship awards will be made at the $1,000, $2500 and $3500 levels. The Scholarship is renewable for as many as three years or until the applicant’s completion of the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program. Recipient(s) agree to the release of their information to the donors associate with the scholarship, as well as to publish their information in media releases and other publications. Scholarship Application Process and Timeline Scholarship application packages are available in the spring semester and include an application, leadership resume citing leadership accomplishments, letter of reference from a Regis University faculty or staff member attesting to the applicant’s leadership ability, and a letter of application highlighting how the applicant meets the scholarship criteria. Applications are reviewed by the Elaine Perry Scholarship committee, awards are determined at the end of the spring semester, and students are notified of committee decisions prior to the start of the following academic year. The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis, contingent upon the applicant’s continued progress in the RegisCorps Leadership Certificate Program. Applications for scholarship renewal will consist of a letter of application highlighting the individual’s leadership development progress over the course of the previous year. Nicaragua Clean Water Immersion Trip In collaboration with El Porvenir, a local Denver non-profit organization, RegisCorps will send students and staff on a work trip to Managua, Nicaragua in January 2015. El Porvenir’s mission is to improve the standard of living of poor people in Nicaragua through sustainable self-help water, sanitation and reforestation projects. To learn more about the immersion trip that the Regis students and staff will experience, check out El Porvenir’s website. The Leadership Fellows at Regis University is a full-tuition scholarship, currently valued at $120,000 that is awarded each year to one Jesuit High School graduate that enrolls at Regis University. Successful candidates are invited to attend our Leadership Fellows Day in February. Designed to challenge and enrich, candidates will interview, collaborate, reflect, team-build and participate in activities that will create an unforgettable leadership experience. The Leadership Fellows Scholarship recipient will be selected from the Leadership Fellows’ Day participants, and will be notified by the selection committee within a few weeks following the experience. The Leadership Fellows at Regis University is a four-year renewable scholarship. To retain the award, the recipient will be expected to remain a leader within our academic community by: Participating in the Leadership Development Certificate Program Placement as a Student Life Leadership Fellows Intern Setting an exemplary standard of community citizenship while at Regis Maintaining a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Current Leadership Fellows 2011 - Ellen Lundwall 2012 - Jack Sasko 2013 - Andrew Hoy 2014 - Megan Martinez Regis is a member of the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA), a collaborative effort led by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation that includes 11 Colorado member campuses, helps prepare undergraduate students for career leadership through academic coursework, internship/externship experiences and merit-based scholarship for top emerging leaders. Throughout the year, many CLA events allow collaboration of both students and program directors from each member campus as they share resources, efforts and ideas, as well as foster professional and personal connections. El Pomar Scholars Program Each year schools associated with the Colorado Leadership Alliance select two sophomore students and two junior students to serve as El Pomar Scholars on behalf of their respected university. Scholars are expected to attend and participate fully in three retreats over the course of the academic year including a Fall Retreat, Winter Retreat, Spring Retreat, as well as the CLA Summit. Over the course of the year the group will select a nonprofit organization and work together to learn more about how the selected organization operates, its focus areas, and its programs. First-year scholars will primarily focus on general information gathering. Second-year scholars will conduct a project that will culminate in advising the organization’s executive director on a specific program. At the Winter Retreat, each group will make a presentation on their organization. Benefits of serving as an El Pomar scholar: Four (4) students, two (2) sophomores and two (2) juniors will be selected each year to receive a one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship. Scholars are able to attend leadership retreats for free Networking opportunities with leadership students from 11 institutions across Colorado Access to the resources and staff of the El Pomar Foundation and possible post-graduate leadership internship program with El Pomar The successful students chosen to serve as El Pomar scholars on behalf of Regis University will attend all retreats and participate in all projects outlined by El Pomar. In addition to the El Pomar SLE requirements, Regis University El Pomar scholars will: Be accepted in the RegisCorps Leadership Certification Program Make a two-year commitment as an El Pomar scholar (sophomore and junior year) Meet twice a month with fellow Regis University El Pomar scholars and the assistant director of Student Activities, Leadership to share information from El Pomar retreats as well as to coordinate logistics for future El Pomar retreats Scholars will plan, recruit and lead trips to El Pomar conferences for RegisCorps students Write a semester reflection after each semester (due on the last day of classes) summing up their leadership experience and growth while serving as an El Pomar scholars Current El Pomar Scholars Ellen Lundwall – Senior Victoria Vongphackdy – Senior Conor Nistler – Junior Melissa Mendes – Junior Alejandro Ramirez – Sophomore Jennifer Ehmsen – Sophomore Regis Fall Student Leadership Summit Held annually in August prior to the start of the fall semester, 40-50 student leaders from across campus are invited to attend the Fall Student Leadership Retreat. The goal of the retreat is to provide students with an opportunity to expand their leadership skills including opportunities to DISCOVER their top five strengths using the StrengthsQuest inventory, to ENHANCE their skills and confidence with building and sustaining effective teams and to EDUCATE students on our new programming procedures as well as a few of the RUSGA initiatives. Students you also get the chance to NETWORK with other Regis student leaders. Our hope is to provide sessions, team building and other activities that will IGNITE enthusiasm for the year ahead and the endless possibilities to create change at Regis and in the surrounding community. The Fall Student Leadership Retreat is free to students and is held at a location in the mountains so that participants can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, outdoor sand volleyball and ropes courses. Fall & Spring Air Force Leadership Retreat For more information, click here. CLA Leadership Summit For more information, click here. President’s Leaders in Service (PLIS) Managed by the Office of Alumni Engagement, which is a part of the University Relations office, the President’s Leaders in Service is an elite group of students who make a one-year commitment to serve as ambassadors for Regis at special events and functions. As a member, students will have an opportunity to network and promote Regis University at donor recognition and appreciation events through their interaction with alumni, students, faculty, visiting dignitaries, and the community. Students will also participate in special programming to reiterate the five guiding principles of the program: Leadership Service, Mission, and Spirituality Alumni Engagement Student Philanthropy Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications These principles are broad but allow students’ to develop and grow their skills within PLIS. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 303.458.3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.