Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Explore Identity and its Impact on Leadership

Adventure Leadership & Learning Inclusion Experience through Diversity (ALLIED)

ALLIED is a six day, five night outdoor backpacking experience focused on exploring identity and its impact on leadership. Throughout this adventure, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking, outdoor cooking, camping, and navigation while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself and others. 

Participants will:
  • Increase their awareness of self and identity
  • Engage in dialogue to better appreciate differences
  • Understand the structures of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Increase their understanding of how their identity influences their leadership
  • Collaborate to accomplish common goals through the celebration of differences
  • Utilize their learning to address issues of diversity and social justice in the campus community

Date: Monday, March 16 - Saturday, March 21

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 10 from 8-10 pm at the Maryland Adventure Program in the Eppley Recreation Center

Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA

Apply: No previous experience is necessary to participate in ALLIED. Applications can be found at https://crsumd.wufoo.com/forms/allied-application/. The application deadline is midnight on Wednesday, February 25. Applicants will be notified of their participation status by Friday, February 27.

Questions: Contact Amanda Even, Assistant Director for Adventure Programs, at ameven@umd.edu or 301-226-3078 with any questions.