MARK I Emerging Leaders Program: UFSC Apprentice Challenge
byon April 24, 2017
This program focuses on the development of critical management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills for young financial services industry professionals beginning with an intensive series of seminars and workshops that coincide with the UFSC’s Annual International Summit. Activities include personal development and management issues-oriented seminars, the development of business plans and strategies for “hypothetical” businesses, the completion of challenging community action tasks and opportunities to apply the skills learned through an apprentice-style team competition. Following the initial program, mentorship opportunities are made available to the participants.
National Collegiate Oratorical and Business Plan Competition
As a compliment to the MARK I Program, college students from throughout the United States showcase their oratorical and presentation skills in front of financial professionals and senior level executives. The winner is named Urban Financial Services Coalition National Collegiate Orator of the Year.
MARK I UFSC EMERGING LEADERS NATIONAL APPRENTICE CHALLENGE
“Where Tomorrow’s Leaders will be Born and Tested”
July 23 —July 29, 2017 – Kansas City, Missouri
MARK I (MI) UFSC Emerging Leaders – National Apprentice Challenge is a one (1) year leadership development program designed by Urban Financial Services Coalition to develop future minority leaders in the financial services industry and teach them how to economically empower their communities. There are five focus areas that minority participants in the program develop through the project based leadership competition: personal leadership skills, financial literacy, business plan preparation, entrepreneurship, and physical fitness. Participants develop these crucial life skills through an intensive 2 1⁄2 classroom training and a series of monthly coaching sessions; developmental heat through an apprentice style group competition and the opportunity to apply the skills learned through the completion of a leadership development projects. The leadership development projects offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and community skills through teaching the principles of the five focus areas. While completing these empowering projects, participants make a difference in their community and empower themselves to new levels of success.
Phase I: Intensive 3 Day Intensive Training
The leadership program kicks off with an action packed three days of personal leadership, communication and teamwork training. This is not the old lecture style learning, this is a fast past experiential learning that involves participation in a ropes course, the actual creation of a business plan for an entrepreneurial project that will be executed and judged during Phase II of the leadership program. In addition, participants participate in an early morning physical fitness boot camp that teaches the benefits and strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is pre UFSC National Summit activity that will take place in Kansas City, Missouri, July 23—July 29, 2017.
Phase II: Apprentice Challenge
In this phase, participants will form teams of five to utilize the skills learned from the three day intensive training, in the completion of their challenging tasks. The majority of the tasks will be completed during the summit and participants must create an action plan for the completion of their final community action task. One of the tasks completed will involve the video taping of a presentation that will be presented before a panel of judges. The judges will be senior executives in the financial services industry. Prizes will be given to the teams based on the total points accumulated throughout the week.
Phase III: Implementation Challenge
Phase III is the leadership development portion of the program that will begin after the UFSC Summit. Participants will participate in monthly coaching sessions that will be given by a leadership coach. Each participant will be responsible for coordinating leadership development activities for one the five focus areas (personal leadership, financial literacy, business plan preparation, entrepreneurship, physical fitness). Upon completion of all three phases, participants will graduate from the MARK I program.
Download the full program and application using this link ==> MARK I Student Brochure 2-12-17
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