Thirty-two students from eight Oregon colleges and universities spent a week learning and developing their leadership skills and capacity to be “leaders with integrity” through Oregon Campus Compact’s LeaderShape Institute.
The nationally acclaimed event was Oregon’s first statewide LeaderShape and an opportunity that convened Oregon student leaders to do something extraordinary.
The first LeaderShape cohort explored their values and developed an action plan to create positive change in their communities. Throughout the week, students shared their visions for the future and their motivations to make a lasting impact on campus and in their community. One participant said,
Having the opportunity to collaborate and cultivate such supportive and deep connections with other students throughout Oregon has been an empowering experience. I know now I have an uplifting community of student leaders that can and will help me in their own individual ways to achieve my dreams and desires for the residents of Oregon and possibly in the future, the Northwest.”
ORCC’s LeaderShape Institute was a dynamic, challenging, and exciting weeklong event that produced a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of students. The August event marked the beginning of many great things students will this year.
I can’t contain my excitement for my next year at Portland State University. I know I will be able to apply what I have learned and cultivated through LeaderShape with my future interactions with students, staff and faculty and through my community engagement. Though, it won’t stop here, I will continue to redefine my core values and apply them while living and leading with integrity.” – 2013 ORCC LeaderShape participant
ORCC is committed to foster the next generation of thoughtful, educated, committed leaders, and to prepare them to solve Oregon’s most complex problems. ORCC supports this vision by connecting students to their communities and by deepening their understanding of social justice issues. The LeaderShape Institute is a program of ORCC that drives smart, young people with fresh ideas to lead with integrity and find a healthy disregard for the impossible.
SCHOOLS That PARTICIPATED
Linfield College, Pacific University, Portland Community College, Portland State University, Reed College, Umpqua Community College, University of Portland, and Willamette University
The ORCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce Josh Todd has been chosen as the new Interim Executive Director of ORCC.
Josh brings a deep value in equity and the power of civic engagement, especially of those most impacted by disparities, to transform communities and campuses. Josh served Multnomah County for over ten years most recently in his role as Director of the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Community He joined the county in 2002 as the Youth Development Coordinator, developing and implementing meaningful ways for young people to engage with government.
Over his decade of service he facilitated a two-year community effort to create Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth, the nation’s first such document; expanded participation by underrepresented youth in the Multnomah Youth Commission; and negotiated an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Portland to make the Youth Commission a formal policy advisory board to the Portland City Council and County Commission. He was also co-convener of the Cradle to Career Ready for Kindergarten Collaborative and served on the All Hands Raised steering committee for the effort.
Josh received his Bachelor of Social Work from Aurora University and Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an AmeriCorps Alum and avid runner.
Josh formally begins in the new role on January 23rd. He can be reached at email@example.com or 503-406-3575.