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CatalystTM is a one-day program designed for emerging student leaders who are interested in starting something extraordinary. Participating in Catalyst is a first step in the life-long process of learning, exploration, and action. This program is designed to allow participants the time and space to connect with others and engage in learning more about their own story of leadership.

While appropriate for a variety of participants, CatalystTM has been designed primarily for individuals who are open to the exploration of authenticity, connection, and commitment while increasing their capacity to lead. They might currently be members of standing organizations or groups or be exploring involvement and action in the greater community.

The content of the program is designed to meet the multiple learning styles of each group. Participants will be engaged in small group dialogue, large group interaction, and personal reflection. The content of this day will push participants to get real with themselves. At the end of this experience, participants will leave compelled to start a new habit, to persist, to live in possibility.

Catalyst is a day that is designed to meet participants where they are as they explore their leadership potential.

Participants will explore questions like:

  • Who do I want to be?
  • What is my story?
  • Am I being the person I want to be?
  • What are the causes and communities I care most about and how can I contribute?

This day may not provide participants the answers to these questions, but rather create a community in which participants can engage in meaningful conversations with each other and start exploring these questions.

Saturday, November 21, 2020 

Student Union Room 262

9:00-9:45am Registration and Welcome

9:45-11:00am Get Connected

11:00-11:10am Break

11:10-12:20 The Stories We Tell

12:20-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-1:30pm Leadership Stories

1:30-2:20pm The Work of Leadership

2:20-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:20pm Authoring my Story

3:20-4:00pm Maintaining Momentum

Will COVID-10 precautions be taken? 

Yes! COVID-19 guidelines will be observed and enforced during the program. Masks will be mandatory and will need to me worn at all times. Social distancing will be practiced as much as possible.

I registered for Catalyst, but I can no longer attend. What should I do? 

If you are unable to attend the Catalyst program on November 21, please email by November 10, 2020. Cancellations made after this date will not be accepted and students will be charged a $25 program fee. For more information, please our cancellation/no-show hold policy.

Catalyst Registration

  • By initialing below, I agree to attend the Catalyst program on November 21, 2020. I understand that the Jones Center for Leadership and Service will not accept any cancellations after November 10, 2020 and that my failure to attend the day of service in its entirety will result in a $25 hold being placed on my student account. Please note our attendance policy is also located on our website here:” Please initial below that you have read and comply with the above statement.