2017 Summer Leadership Institute
May 23-26
Lindsey Wilson College

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Participant Information

2017 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI)

The 2017 Bonner Summer Leadership Institute will provide participants with learning, networking, and professional and personal development opportunities to enable them to strengthen the quality and work of campus-based service efforts.  As always, programming will also focus on themes such as deepening community partnerships, supporting students to develop and engage fully, and building vibrant, sustained infrastructure for campus-community engagement.

About Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) is located in the rural but scenic Columbia, Kentucky. The school’s motto, “Every Student, Every Day”, demonstrates the warm and enlightening environment that Lindsey provides for all its students. Over its 104 years of history, LWC has evolved from a training school to a two-year junior college and finally to the four-year liberal arts institution that stands today. Over the years Lindsey Wilson has formed strong bonds with the local community hosting several annual events and recently starting a Campus Kitchen to help satisfy needs in the community. As LWC continues to grow, the college seeks to continue its message and maintain its positive impact on the surrounding area.

Schedule at a Glance

May 23

Time Activity
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Opening Session
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Social Activities

May 24

Time Activity
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM All Group Session
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Strategy Session
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Fair
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Elective Workshops
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Role Based Meetings
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM All Group Session
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM Social Activities

May 25

Time Activity
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM All Group Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Elective Workshops
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM Strategy Session
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Elective Workshop
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner Off Campus
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Social Activities

May 26

Time Activity
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM All Group Session
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Closing

*All times are CST

Flying Information

Lindsey Wilson College is about a two hour drive from both the Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY International Airports. Please note, we do not offer shuttles from/to the airport.

Nashville International Airport

  • Miles from Nashville: 136
  • Airport Code: BNA
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  • Located in CST

Louisville International Airport

  • Miles from Louisville: 99
  • Airport Code: SDF
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  • Located in EST

Driving InFOrmation

Campus Address

  •  210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, Ky 42728

To get driving directions to the A.P. White Campus, go to the Google Interactive Map page. Click on the map pin cushion labeled "A" and then choose the "Directions" link from the menu in the pop up box. Enter your own address and Google will draw a route giving you recommended driving directions.

If you would like to view or download a campus map it is available here: Campus Map - for print   

*Please note that LWC is located in CST


Your registration fee includes basic accommodations at Lindsey Wilson. All accommodations will include: Pillow, Flat and Fitted Sheets, Light Blanket, Towel, Washcloth.

For Students

Traditional dorm housing with two students to a room. Communal bathroom, kitchen, and lobby area.

For Staff

Apartment style suites with double bedrooms, bath, and living space.

Nearby Hotels
We encourage you to stay on-campus; however, you may choose to stay at a hotel.

Best Western

Dreamland Motel

Sleep Inn

You are invited to submit a workshop for the SLI 2017.

Workshop Submission

Please email Annie for questions concerning workshops

Workshop design and presentation is open to anyone attending the meeting.  We especially encourage teams of students, faculty, partners, and/or staff to work together to design and present workshops. (NOTE:  The Bonner Foundation does not provide travel expenses for partners and guests interested in attending the meeting.) 
Summer Leadership Institute will offer three 75 minute elective workshop blocks.  Each block will feature numerous (10-15) choices that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn and share models, best practices, innovations, and nuts and bolts for the Bonner Program and campus-community partnerships.
Topics for the workshops may include:

  • Social Justice— why and how programs can build an emphasis on social justice and systemic social change; how individuals can be effective agents for social justice through civic action i.e., service, advocacy, public education, economic development, social entrepreneurism; public narrative;
  • Community Partnerships, Service and Impact—in particular, we want to highlight high-impact community engagement practices, such as developmental structures within service sites, the roles of student site leaders, structures for partner voice in institutional decision making, partners as co-educators, capacity building projects for non-profits, community-based participatory research, integrating proven program models and assessment; and how institutions can provide needed services in research and advocacy;
  • Student Development and Leadership—topics will include effective training and reflection activities; student leadership roles in the program, on campus, and in the community; Bonner Congress Representatives' successful big idea work; and Bonner and Senior Intern roles;
  • Campus-wide Culture and Infrastructure—here, we'll feature strategies for expanding and enhancing campus collaboration, mobilizing other students, measuring and deepening institutional engagement, and integrating social media 
  • Program Development and Management—bread-and-butter workshops on staff development; expanding staffing; AmeriCorps planning and management; fundraising and resource development; integrating VISTAs and full-time AmeriCorps members; and strategic planning;
  • Faculty Involvement and Academic Community Engagement—in particular, we will highlight high-impact practices and engaged learning (see the list on this page:  High Impact Practices); faculty development and training models, and QEPs for service and service-learning.

Need ideas or help on designing your workshop? Visit our Workshop Resource Center