Magis Leadership Retreat
The Magis Leadership Retreat is a weekend-long retreat that offers a unique opportunity for sophomore and junior students from all across campus to come together and explore leadership in a new and innovative way.
Instead of traditional skill building workshops associated with leadership development, the Magis Leadership Retreat challenges students to reflect on their personal story and how that story impacts the community around them.
Magis, which means "more" in Latin, captures the overall purpose of this retreat. Participants will gain a greater understanding of empowerment as a foundation of leadership and they will be challenged to utilize their personal story as a tool to shape their understanding of themselves as leaders. The more participants understand their stories, the more self empowered they become, allowing them to work together toward a "greater good." We hope that in giving students the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at their story, they will become more cohesive leaders both on and off of Santa Clara's campus.
Eligibility to Participate
The retreat is open to all sophomore and junior students who are interested in spending time reflecting on their personal experiences to help guide them in becoming stronger leaders on campus. Previous leadership experience is not required.
Our goal is to use different styles of learning throughout the retreat, using large group activities and discussions, small group discussions and reflections, and free time to allow for personal reflection and connecting with other leaders. Also, plan on good food and a beautiful location!
February 16-18, 2018
@ Salvation Army Redwood Glen Camp in Scotts Valley, CA
Registration for Participants
Registration for sophomore and junior participants in the 2018 Magis Leadership Retreat will be available in early winter quarter.
Application for Facilitators
Applications are due by November 17, 2017.
2018 Leadership Team
Gillian Cutshaw, Coordinator and Lead Facilitator
Ryba Bhullar, Student Assistant
Kittric Lovel, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty)
Juan Peralta, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty)
Andrea Santillan, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty)
Matt Smith, Small Group Facilitator (Staff/Faculty)
TBA, Senior Facilitators (Students)
Note: The full 2018 leadership team will be announced late fall quarter.