Step Up Leadership Development

2021 Three-part series held via Zoom
March 7, 14, and 21 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. CST

STEP UP is a leadership development resource offered by Gustavus Adolphus College for high school youth who are in grades 9, 10 or 11. The STEP UP experience in 2021 is a three-part series held via Zoom that will introduce youth to college-level concepts of leadership and offer practical tips for developing a stronger personal plan for continuing to grow as a leader. The series will include three seminars focused on actively engaging students as they learn valuable skills and expand their vision for potential leadership possibilities. Participants will receive a certificate from Gustavus Adolphus College acknowledging the completion of the STEP UP leadership curriculum.

Students who complete the STEP UP Leadership series and attend Gustavus Adolphus College will be eligible to receive a $500 annually renewable scholarship (up to $2000).

2021 STEP UP Leadership:

Three-part series offered via Zoom Sundays March 7, 14, and 21 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. CST (Registration deadline: March 1)

Questions can be directed to stepup@gustavus.edu or 507-933-7001.

 

Training Schedule 

Training Schedule
 

THREE-PART SERIES TRAINING SCHEDULE  

SESSION #1 : Sunday, March 7, 2021

3:00 p.m. Check-in/Overview of STEP UP Leadership Series

3:30 p.m. The Leadership Mindset - Dr. Kathi Tunheim

4:00 p.m. Key Take-Aways & Questions

4:30 p.m. Session Ends


SESSION #2 : Sunday, March 14, 2021

3:00 p.m. Check-in/Opening Activity

3:30 p.m. Maximizing Your Leadership Impact - Coach Peter Haugen

4:00 p.m. Key Take-Aways & Questions

4:30 p.m. Session Ends


SESSION #3 : Sunday, March 21, 2021

3:00 p.m. Check-in/Opening Activity

3:30 p.m. Capstone Leadership Seminar - President Rebecca M. Bergman

4:00 p.m. Commissioning & Sending

4:30 p.m. Session Ends

Facilitators: STEP UP Leadership Development

Screen_Shot_2018-10-09_at_11.51.54_AMRebecca M. Bergman serves as the President of Gustavus Adolphus College. Bergman, who served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2014, spent the past 26 years at Medtronic, Inc., including the last 14 years as a senior executive. Her most recent position was Vice President of Research, Technology, and Therapy Delivery Systems for the company’s Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM) business, where she led a research and development team of scientists and engineers. 

Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of Minnesota

Bergman is married to Thomas A. Bergman, M.D., Chief of Neurosurgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, a Senior Partner with Neurosurgical Associates, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery. The couple has four children including Matthew ’07, Andrew, Laura, and John.

Bergman is married to Thomas A. Bergman, M.D., Chief of Neurosurgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, a Senior Partner with Neurosurgical Associates, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery. The couple has four children including Matthew ’07, Andrew, Laura, and John.

Kathi TunheimKathi Tunheim is the Vice President for Mission, Strategy, and Innovation; Acting Director of Human Resources; and Associate Professor in Economics and Management. During her tenure at Gustavus, she developed the Gustavus Women in Leadership group, founded the Gustie Entrepreneur Cup, and was a driving force behind the expansion of the Gustavus Mentoring Program. An expert on leadership, management, and vocation with a particular emphasis on ELCA colleges and universities, Tunheim is a sought-after speaker and consultant in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership development, and strategy.

Education: B.A. Speech-Communications and Spanish, Concordia College; M.A. Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.

Peter HaugenPeter Haugen serves as the Head Football Coach and Instructor in Health and Exercise Science in Athletics. Haugen became the 17th head coach in the 98-year history of Gustavus football. The Golden Gusties have a long and storied football tradition that includes 22 MIAC titles. The program ranks in the top-50 all-time in Division III (out of 235 institutions) with a 58.0 winning percentage (479–343–21). The Gusties will soon join an elite group of 40 NCAA Division III institutions whose football teams have won 500 games. 

Education: B.A. Bethel University; M.A. Bethel University; Advanced Degree St. Mary's University.

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