Student Activities

Take Flight

The Take Flight Leadership Retreat is a full weekend leadership experience designed to build relationships between student leaders on campus. This year, Take Flight was held July 27 - 29, 2018, at Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH. The retreat will consist of interactive team building and experiential-based activities along with workshops and presentations designed to challenge and engage meaningful conversations about leadership, collaboration, programming, and shared goals. The five leadership concepts, mentioned above, are described in greater detail in Kouzes and Posner’s book, The Student Leadership Challenge. The concepts also compliment the five core values of the Wilber and Orville Wright Leadership Academy (WOWLA); authenticity, living in unity, innovation, vision, and empowerment. An overview of these principles is below:

  • Model the Way
    Working to live up to their organization's values at all times. Helping newer members understand the importance of the values the organization is founded upon.
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
    Work toward shared goals for the organization or improvement of relationships within the organization. This can also branch out to working with others who have similar organizational goals.
  • Challenge the Process
    Looking for innovative ways to improve the organization.
  • Enable Others to Act
    Actively involving others, making each person feel capable and powerful. The person does not have to be a titled leader within the organization.
  • Encourage the Heart
    Recognize contributions that individuals make, share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. Take Flight Group Pic

For additional information, please contact:

Melissa Guffey
Office of Student Activities