Step Up Leadership Development

March 7, 2019 -or- March 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gustavus is excited to offer a leadership development resource for high school youth who are in grades 9, 10 or 11. STEP UP is a day-long experience that will introduce youth to college-level concepts of leadership and help them develop a stronger personal plan for continuing to grow as a leader. The day 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 program and attend Gustavus Adolphus College will be eligible to receive a $500 annually renewable scholarship (up to $2000).

2019 STEP UP Date Options*:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Registration deadline: March 1, 2019)

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (Registration deadline: March 8, 2019)

*Students attend only one STEP UP Leadership Development date option. Each training date is limited to a total of 50 students.

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

 

Training Schedule 

Training Schedule
Time Activity
9:00 a.m. Arrival/Check-In
9:30 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Leadership Seminar - Session 1
Option 1: My Leadership Story, Roles and Values
Option 2: Knowing and Maximizing Strengths
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Leadership Seminar - Session 2
Option 1: My Leadership Story, Roles and Values
Option 2: Knowing and Maximizing Strengths
12:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Capstone Leadership Seminar
3:00 p.m. Comissioning and Sending
3:30 p.m. Homeward Bound

 Groups of more than 5 students can register, but registration form limits 5 students per form.

Facilitators: STEP UP Leadership Development

Screen_Shot_2018-10-09_at_11.51.54_AMRebecca 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. 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.

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.


amyAmy Pehrson is the Assistant Director of Community-Based Service and Learning. Her main responsibilities include directing nine volunteer service programs. Previously she served as Director of Mentoring and Peer Education where responsibilities included leading the alumni mentoring program, directing the Peer Assistants, and co-directing and teaching in the Gusties in On-going Leadership Development Program (GOLD). Amy lives on the Pehrson family farm west of St. Peter, Minn. with her husband and three children.

Education: B.A. Elementary Education, Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A. Viterbo University, Servant Leadership.


What does Amy Pehrson say about STEP UP Leadership Development? “We have all been called to be leaders in some aspect of our lives - now and into the future - and it is important that we begin to understand what that means for each of us. In the STEP UP program, students will begin to identify their own strengths and understand that by naming and claiming their strengths they can begin to articulate their own leadership story.”


gradyRev. Grady St. Dennis serves as the Director of Church Relations and College Chaplain at Gustavus Adolphus College. An ordained minister of the ELCA, he served as Associate Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, where he developed and implemented several programs, including evangelism and outreach ministry programs for young adults. At Gustavus, St. Dennis works to build, strengthen, and support Lutheran higher education in general and Gustavus in particular. "Imagine a line with three segments. The middle segment is the time of being an '18- 22 year old college student', and the others are the 'Before' and 'Beyond' segments of the journey. The role I serve for Gustavus has me relating to people across this entire spectrum." St. Dennis and his wife Angie live in Edina, Minn. with their two daughters.

Education: B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College; M.Div. Luther Seminary, St. Paul.

What does Grady St. Dennis say about STEP UP Leadership Development? “The thing we hear frequently from many parents, educators, pastors, youth leaders, and young people themselves is the need for more concrete leadership development opportunities for high school youth. This is a perfect resource for any young person who wants to gain more leadership skills and confidence for stepping up as a leader.”

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.


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.

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.

 

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