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LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

OUTSTANDING LEADER IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEBATE & LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTION 2017 SUMMER LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION PROGRAM Summer Session Claremont Summer offers advanced communication training for academic and career success. The Claremont program uses the same instructional sessions, practice exercises, and curricular materials that its staff developed for higher education institutions, non-profit and government organizations, and businesses for training tens of thousands of individuals. Through the application of case studies, training simulations, and roundtable discussions with talented communicators from diverse fields – technology, higher education, politics, law, and finance – students will develop the ability to identify problems, draft memos and business plans offering technically achievable policy solutions, express vision, and motivate and manage others. In addition to social professional communication pitches, roundtable discussions, multimedia and extemporaneous speaking practices, the summer program integrates writing training from Claremont McKenna College’s Center for Writing and Public Discourse staff. Students will learn to craft clear, substantive résumés, prepare competitive college and academic essays, and explore discourse conventions to improve writing clarity and excellence. Students will participate in a summer academic conference directed to an important public policy matter. Summer students will engage keynote speakers in seminars, submit competitive papers, and make panel discussion and multimedia research presentations. In addition, students will organize community/school service projects in collaborations with faculty and non-profit organizations. Projects are evaluated by field and educational professionals. Students meet with admissions officers for insight into the college application process. 2017 Academic Term Conference The Claremont Colleges Debate Union sponsors an annual academic conference with a division for high school students. The Fall 2017 conference will focus on US Electoral Reform. Students may submit competitive papers, engage in panel discussions, participate in town hall meetings, and make multimedia presentations. High school students are eligible to participate in Claremont’s Civics in Action program, a social and political advocacy group promoting innovative ideas and workable, sustainable educational and community projects. The program includes individual and group presentation training and exercises developed for businesses, non-profit organizations, and higher education.

The Leadership Communication Program is one of 6 summer debate and professional communication sessions held at Claremont McKenna College. The residential/commuter sessions are available for middle and high school students each summer. Application and comprehensive Information is available at claremontsummer.org. There is online information describing the varied summer debate sessions. The summer high school leadership program is scheduled for July 8-17. The program includes participation in community/school project development, as well as a summer academic conference. LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMING Claremont’s Civics in Action program features opportunities to learn management communication skills and participate in national and international leadership projects and conferences. Annual programming begins in November and continues throughout the academic year.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR John Meany Director of Forensics Claremont McKenna College Claremont Colleges Debate Union john.meany@cmc.edu

Profile for Speech & Debate

2017 Spring Rostrum  

Volume 91 Issue 4

2017 Spring Rostrum  

Volume 91 Issue 4