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  1. Communication and Creativity, a Glance at Story Telling for Fun and Profit

      Sofia Trigo ’20   Storytelling for Fun and Profit is a KLI hosted half-day event that encourages students to uncover the nature of effective communication. Students participated in actives that explored how best to tell a story, frame a narrative and interact with a potential interviewer or employer.   What constitutes a charismatic leader? How […]

    Posted February 23, 2017 in Events, Focus on Students, Leadership, Program Corner
  2. Team KLI Presents at International Leadership Association Conference in Atlanta, GA

    By Brian Chmelik ’18 From November 1st to November 5th, students and administrators from KLI attended the annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference’s theme was “The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership”. With the support of KLI, staff and students presented research and competed in a leadership case competition. Attendees learned more […]

  3. Passion and Purpose Retreat

    Passion and Purpose Retreat (P2R) is an overnight program using the lens of social innovation to help students determine how to lead a life of meaning. So much of being an agent of change, be it as a social entrepreneur, or as an innovator in whatever field you choose, is figuring out exactly what drives […]

    Posted October 26, 2016 in Focus on Students, News, Program Corner
  4. KLI Sponsored Internship Gives Tierra Patmavanu ’18 the Opportunity to Be at The Forefront in Sustainability Efforts in Las Vegas

    A photo of Tierra at the Urban Seed Ground Breaking ceremony on behalf of Green Chips.

    By Tierra Patmavanu ’18 As a native from Las Vegas, combined with my interest in public service, I was excited to work at an organization that is integral in creating a culture of sustainability in Southern Nevada. From my previous work as a law clerk at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, I was […]

    Posted October 6, 2016 in Focus on Students, News, Student Happenings
  5. Changemaking in Action

    Jeremy Anderson ’19 “We often throw around these big words-changemaker, design thinking, social entrepreneur. At the end of the day, for me, it all comes down to this: using bright ideas and business to make the world a better place and improve the lives of those who live in it.” As CMC student Connor Bloom […]

  6. Student Spotlight: Courtney Chan Shares How You DO Leadership Research

    Courtney Chan ‘17 Almost every single person who learns that I conduct research at the Kravis Leadership Institute asks me how it’s possible to study leadership. They say, “so how do you do leadership research?” I tell them that although leadership may seem intuitive at the outset, it’s actually a very fascinating subject and can […]

    Posted May 6, 2016 in Focus on Students, KLI Research
  7. Candid Conversations: Women Leaders Speak Openly with Claremont Students at the Women and Leadership Workshop

    By Jessica Azerad ‘17 On Friday, February 19, 2016, the Claremont Colleges Women and Leadership Alliance held the sixth annual Women and Leadership Workshop. This event was designed to support students during their time of preparation for post-graduation opportunities and employment, allowing them to connect with each other and successful women leaders representing various fields […]

  8. Digging in Deep: Unscripted

    By Jeremy Anderson ‘19 “Every student at this campus is someone with a story, a story worth telling and knowing.” It was probably sometime during my walk back to my residence hall from McKenna Auditorium that I came to this same realization expressed by Sara-Rose Bockian ’17. We had spent our Friday afternoon sharing some […]

    Posted March 4, 2016 in Focus on Students, News, Program Corner
  9. KLI Student Spotlight: A Behind the Scenes Look at KLI Programming

    By Austin Gosch ‘18 To me, leadership is the act of being able to stand at the head of a group, make educated decisions about the future, and listen to and effectively communicate all of the people you represent. Although the idea of leadership seems simple, it is difficult to fully exemplify. There are a […]

    Posted February 29, 2016 in Focus on Students, News, Student Happenings
  10. My Summer Adventure in Paradise: Reflecting on My ThinkImpact Internship

    By Sara-Rose Bockian ’17 When people ask me about my experience in Panama I respond with one word, magical. It’s something that I’m still struggling to put into words and I find myself inviting friends, family and even total strangers to return to Piedras Gordas with me so they can see and understand for themselves. […]

    Posted January 22, 2016 in Focus on Students, News, Student Happenings