2024 Schedule

2024 Schedule

Weekly Overview and Schedule

Week One: Orientation & Shared Expectations | Culture and Diversity

Overview

We are planning for the Fellows to arrive at the Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday, June 21st. Purdue Institute Staff will meet the Fellows at the airport and will have arranged for a “gathering place” in the airport for Fellows to have some food and drink, meet each other and wait for the bus transport to Purdue University, First Street Towers Residence Hall. First Street Towers Staff will provide an orientation that evening for the Fellows.

 

The first few days our programming will focus on introductions to Purdue Staff and Fellows, campus orientations, luncheon with religious community leaders, team building exercise and logistics for banking, transportation and shopping.

 

The first week (two days) will focus on creating an atmosphere for success. Fellows will be introduced to Purdue University, Purdue Staff, accompanying Mandela Washington Fellows support team and the greater West Lafayette/Lafayette community. The weekend will include a day of hiking at nearby Turkey Run State Park and a day for optional religious observance and Welcome Bonfire evening event.

 

Orientation will be given to the Purdue campus and surrounding community including shopping, restaurants, entertainment and summer events. Leadership Institute Staff and guest speakers will provide details on safety, medical facilities and transportation, in addition to sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion, cultural considerations, and behavioral norms. The Fellows will introduce themselves, and have an opportunity to express their expectations and how they will be met. The Fellows will participate in defining and then signing a social contract regarding their participation and behavior.

 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Meet in First Street Towers Lobby

  • Time: 7:35 -7:45AM - group gathers and will walk with Purdue Institute Staff to breakfast in the Whistler Carbohydrate If late – walk on own to breakfast in Whistler.
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116

 

Breakfast

  • Time: 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116 – Continental breakfast provided

 

Welcome / Introductions and Institute Overview and Expectations | Practical / Overview

  • Time: 8:30 AM- 11:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116

  • Speakers: College of Agriculture Interim Dean Ken Foster, Associate Dean Jerry Shively and Academic Director Gary Burniske
  • Description: This session is structured into three parts: 1) An official welcome by the College of Agriculture, 2) Introductions to Institute Staff and then each Fellow will introduce themselves, and 3) the Institute and program overview where the Fellows and Staff work together to create shared expectations and setting the norms/standards for
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Lunch with Institute Staff for Paperwork | Practical

  • Time: 11:30 AM -1:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center Room 116
  • Description: Collect and copy/scan needed documents; distribute binders and IREX phones and Debit Cards
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Purdue ID/Bank Set-up/City Bus Orientation (two groups) | Practical

  • Time: 1:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116 and Chase Bank
  • Speaker: Purdue Staff
  • Description: Divide into three groups to rotate to different locations to obtain Purdue University Identity Card, per diem checks, open bank accounts, IT
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: 6:00 -7:00pm
  • Location: Ford Dining Hall – meal covered by Purdue

 

First Street Towers Orientation

  • Time: 7:30 -8:30pm
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall – meet in Main Lobby

 

Friday, June 23, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116 – Continental breakfast provided

 

Introductions to Morning Review & Housekeeping Issues | Practical – Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Speaker: Purdue Institute Staff
  • Description: The Fellows will be introduced to the process for reflection and feedback throughout the Leadership This will include the structure for each morning session,

providing feedback to Institute Staff and IREX. In addition, further details as well as Q&A on the use of Purdue facilities, transportation arrangements, cooking/meals, laundry, etc.

  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Health and Safety | Practical Session

  • Time: 9:30-11:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Speaker: Jefferson Howells, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Planning
  • Description: Provide Fellows with information about health and safety protocols on campus so they are prepared for any emergency or
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Title IX – Purpose and Guidance | Practical

  • Time: 11:00AM -12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center Room 116
  • Speaker: Christie Wright, Title XI Coordinator
  • Description: Provide Fellows with background on Title IX, its purpose, and its importance to Purdue and other educational A discussion will follow about sexual harassment, its definition, reporting and consequences.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Transition /Break

  • Time: 12:00-12:30PM

 

Luncheon with Faith Leaders | Cultural Activity

  • Time: 12:30-2:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116 – catered lunch
  • Speaker: Faith Leaders from Campus House (Christian), Thomas Aquino (Catholic), Greater Lafayette Islamic Center, and Southern Baptist Church. Specific persons TBD.
  • Description: Provide an informal lunch setting for Fellows to meet and learn about services and locations of various Faith Communities in West Lafayette/Lafayette.
  • Dress Code: Casual or Fellow traditional attire

 

Purdue ID/Bank Set-up/City Bus Orientation | Practical

  • Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116 and Chase Bank
  • Speaker: Purdue Staff
  • Description: Continue with unfinished bank set-up, complete Sprintax form; PAL access, material distribution and Orientation.

 

Transition Time

  • Time: 3:30-4:00PM

Boiler Low Ropes Course | Leadership and Teambuilding

  • Time: 4:00-6:30PM
  • Location: Recreational Sports Low Ropes Course, on Cherry Lane near Student Farm
  • Speaker: Bri Johnson and Co-Rec Staff
  • Description: Expert Leader for a Ropes course to build communication and skills for developing teams and working together.
  • Dress Code: Active – athletic wear that allows free movement

 

Dinner

  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley and Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM, local restaurants

 

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: prior to 9:30AM departure
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 7:00-8:30AM

 

Turkey Run State Park | Social Activity

  • Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM – Coach bus will pick up at First Street
  • Location: Turkey Run State Park, 8121 Park Road, Marshall, Indiana
  • Description: About a one-hour drive to State Park for hiking, picnic and enjoying the woods and Sugar Creek River of Central Will hike and have lunch at restaurant in the park.
  • Dress Code: comfortable clothing and shoes for walking; there is a swimming pool for an additional $3 fee.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 4:00 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Optional Religious Observance/Unstructured Time | Unstructured Time

 

Tour of Campus on Boilermaker Special and Recreational Sports Center Tour | Social Activity – OPTIONAL – No cost

  • Time: 1:30-2:30PM – Campus Tour; 2:30-3:30PM Recreational Sport Center Tour
  • Location: Recreational Sports Center, 355 Martin Jischke Drive
  • Description: Two groups of up to 15 will have a 30-minute Campus tour riding the Boilermaker After Campus tour, Fellows may join a tour of Purdue’s Recreational Sports Center. Fellow may purchase a summer membership to use facilities for $45.00.

 

Bonfire Event | Social Activity OPTIONAL/ No Cost

  • Time: 3:00-7:00PM Vans will leave First Street Towers at 3:30PM

  • Location: Evan Rochford’s home, West Lafayette, IN
  • Description: Evan, a local entrepreneur and former mentor, will host a bonfire for Fellows and students serving as Peer Mentors. A fun time to welcome and network with the Mandela Washington
  • Dress Code: Casual

Week Two: Concepts in Marketing and Entrepreneurship | Introductions to Coaches and the Lafayette Business Community | Agriculture and Food Security

Overview

The Fellows will be introduced to concepts in entrepreneurial ecosystems and networking as well as participate in a “mentor swarm” that will provide opportunities to meet potential mentors and will assist in their match with their coaches. In addition, a reception will be held at the Convergence Center to introduce the Fellows to the Purdue community, entrepreneur and business leaders, political leaders and civic leaders. The week will reinforce the understanding of the diversity of American Culture including cultural exchanges with various ethnicities/races on campus and in the greater Lafayette area. We will initiate the Firestarter Session 1, Community Service, the Clifton Strengths and others. They will be introduced to agriculture, agriculture technology and food security.

 

Focus Project Coaching

As a reminder, Focus Project coaching sessions should be scheduled individually with your Coach based on your mutual availability. You will confirm with your Coach the best way to connect for your conversation, which may be in person or virtually. During your meeting with your Coach, you should plan to discuss your Focus Project and how you plan to approach your work over the course of the Institute.

 

Monday, June 26, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Weekly Overview and Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Facilitator: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute. We will also discuss the sessions during the upcoming week.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Introduction to Firestarter | Academic Session

  • Time: 9:00 – 10:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO of NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: To introduce and provide orientation to the Firestarter Program on Evan will walk through the five-week agenda on Firestarter, and discuss the objectives, structure and expected outcomes.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Visit to LGBTQ Center | Cultural Activity

  • Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Hicks Library, Room G988
  • Speaker: Lowell Kane, Center Director, will give tour and history of the Center
  • Description: Fellows will learn about the Center’s support to Purdue University, and understand the complexity of identity, common stereotypes and misinformation about LGBTQ
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Luncheon with Steering Committee | Networking

  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
  • Location: Wiley Dining Hall

 

Black Cultural Center Tour | Cultural Activity

  • Time: 1:30-3:00PM
  • Location: Black Cultural Center (BCC), 1100 Third Street, WL
  • Speaker: Anne Edwards, Director
  • Description: Tour the BCC, learn about its evolution and support it provides to the Black community on We will discuss Black history, including the civil rights movement, and Black culture in the Midwest and United States.
  • Dress Code: Casual or Fellow traditional attire

 

Transition Time

  • Time: 3:00-3:30PM

 

Cultural Adaptation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Practical Session

  • Time: 3:30-5:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Speaker: Pamala Morris, Associate Dean and Director, and Linnette White, Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Programs
  • Description: Pam and Linnette will introduce Fellows to topics on Cultural Adaptation, Diversity, Equity and They will explain Purdue’s policies, strategies and actions on

cultural awareness, diversity, equity and inclusion and their evolution in Indiana and on campus. Discussion will also address barriers and misconceptions.

  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured time for LDAPs, Coaches, Focus Projects and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 5:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:00 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Breakfast / Unstructured Time

  • Time: before 9:00am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Barriers to Diversity and Racism in Agriculture | Academic Activity

  • Time: 9:00-10:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Steve Hallett, Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Theoneste Nzaranyimana
  • Description: This session will address barriers for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participation in the agricultural sector in Indiana and the United It will also discuss past and current racism structurally inherent in food systems.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

International Trade and Sustainability | Academic Activity

  • Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Tom Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics
  • Description: Tom will facilitate a session on session on Ag Policy and Regional/International Trade and sustainability that will lead into a discussion on African trade and where it sits globally, particularly with agricultural commodities (including ag inputs).
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Luncheon with Danica Kirkpatrick, Ag Alumni Association | Networking

  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
  • Location: Wiley Dining Hall

 

Firestarter Session 1 | Academic

  • Time: 1:30-3:00PM

  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO of NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: Value proposition, market landscape and market segment – What is the problem being addressed? What is your niche? What information do you need to collect and how?
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Mentor Swarm | Networking Activity

  • Time: 3:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Nine Irish Brothers – Patio, 119 Howard Avenue, West Lafayette
  • Speaker: The Foundry Staff – Evan Rocheford
  • Description: Platform for mentors and Fellows to interact and share interests and experiences utilizing a “speed dating” All mentors and Fellows will have time to interact with each other and provide feedback on matching. The Fellows and mentors will be matched based on combined feedback.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:30PM

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Breakfast / Unstructured Time

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Niches Visit | Community Service

  • Time: 8:30 AM-1:00PM
  • Location: Granville Sand Barren, Tippecanoe County
  • Speaker: Shannon Stanis, Executive Director, Niches - will welcome and direct work
  • Description: Purdue staff will do introduction to community service The Fellows will travel to the Granville Sand Barren to assist in pulling Queen Anne’s Lace and potentially some other stewardship tasks like brush stacking on the preserve.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing – long pants, long sleeved shirts, closed toed shoes and hats

 

Lunch

  • Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM Lunch on own

 

Food Security | Academic Activity

  • Time: 2:30 – 4:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske

  • Description: Gary will discuss Global Food Security, definitions and indicators, as well as the extent of Food Insecurity globally, trends and major issues related to COVID-19 and the impact of the Russian – Ukrainian war on global food systems.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured time for LDAPs, Coaches, Focus Projects and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 4:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking opportunities.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Breakfast / Unstructured Time

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Niches Community Service Debrief/ Community Service

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116

 

Setting the Foundation for Leadership Development | Common Leadership Curriculum Session #1

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Facilitator: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Description: In this first leadership session, you will be introduced to the foundational concepts of the core leadership experience through discussion and These concepts will be applied in later sessions as you work toward forming a strong, supportive team.
  • Note: The session concludes with taking the CliftonStrengths® assessment as the initial step in launching your exploration of a Strengths-based leadership You may use your personal laptop if you have one, or Institute staff will assist you in identifying a device you can use.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch on own

 

Introduction & Planning for Fellow-run Session | Unstructured Time

  • Time: 1:30 -3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske
  • Description: The Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and use their leadership skills in planning a session of their The Institute team will discuss options with the Fellows and the resources available.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured time for Networking/Free time | Networking

  • Time: 3:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to pursue networking
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Friday, June 30, 2023

Breakfast / Unstructured Time

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Facilitator: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Agricultural Mechanization | Academic Activity

  • Time: 9:00-10:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: John Lumkes, Professor in Agriculture and Biological Engineering
  • Description: This session will discuss the Purdue Utility Platform (PUP), a versatile three- wheeled vehicle made from locally available, recycled materials from junk, that is inexpensive and can traverse rugged The PUP can transport heavy cargo, be utilized for irrigation,

plowing/cultivating fields, and threshing. John will explain how the PUP has evolved into a business venture with partners in Africa.

  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Social Enterprise | Academic Activity

  • Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Jason Tennenhouse, Founder of Greyhouse Coffee Shop and Entrepreneur
  • Description: Jason will discuss social enterprise and the challenges and opportunities for influencing community development through business.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
  • Location: On own

 

Introduction to LDAPs and Ignite Talks| Academic Activity

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will introduce Fellows to formats and processes utilized for their Leadership Development Action Plans, their Focus Projects and Ignite Talks
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Free Time and Prepare for Reception | Unstructured Time

  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

 

Photo shoot before the Welcome Reception | Unstructured Time

  • Time: 4:15 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration, 101 Foundry Drive, WL

 

Welcome Reception | Networking Activity

  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30PM
  • Location: Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration, 101 Foundry Drive, WL
  • Speaker: Karen Plaut, Vice President for Research – Key Note Address
  • Description: This session is to welcome Fellows to the Purdue community and the West Lafayette/Greater Lafayette The Fellows will meet representatives from the State and Local Governments, Purdue Senior Administration, faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs and business leaders, civic leaders and the press. Appetizers and beverages provided.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Cultural Dress/Business Casual

Dinner

  • Time: After 8:30 PM
  • Location: On own

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Lafayette Farmers Market | Social Activity OPTIONAL/ No Admission Cost

  • Time: 8:00AM -12:30PM
  • Location: Fifth Street between Main and Columbia, Downtown Lafayette -
  • Description: Outdoor market selling fresh garden flowers, baked goods, fruit and vegetables, local honey and jams – and much Every Saturday between May to late October.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured Time | Free time

  • Time: 12:00-2:30PM

 

Neil Mylet Farm/Camden Community BBQ | Social Activity / No Cost

  • Time: 2:30-8:00PM Vans will leave First Street Towers at 2:30pm
  • Location: Neil Mylet Farm, Camden, Indiana
  • Description: Neil Mylet, farmer in neighboring county, will host a community cookout for local Camden residents to welcome and network with the Mandela Washington In addition, Fellows will have a brief tour of Mylet’s farm.
  • Dress Code: Casual or traditional clothing

 

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Optional Religious Observance/Unstructured Time | Unstructured Time

  • Time: All Day

 

Week Three: Understanding the Market | Food Production & Processing | Community Service & Cultural Events

Overview

Week three includes an Independence Day celebration, an important cultural event in the United States and one of the highlights of the summer. This week will also include the first field trip to Indianapolis to visit agribusinesses that are engaged in commercial agriculture, either on the input side or the production side. We will examine food production and processing and support to entrepreneurs in starting businesses in this sector. We will also have field visits to Purdue’s agricultural farm, innovation center and aquaculture center. Our community service will be at several urban gardens and an after-school youth program. We will continue our sessions with Firestarter and Clifton Strengths.

 

Focus Project Coaching

As a reminder, Focus Project coaching sessions should be scheduled individually with your Coach based on your mutual availability. You will confirm with your Coach the best way to connect for your

 

conversation, which may be in person or virtually. During your meeting with your Coach, you should plan to discuss your Focus Project and how you plan to approach your work over the course of the Institute.

 

Monday, July 3, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an overview of the agenda and activities for the upcoming Also, it is an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute Staff. We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Understanding Your Strengths & the Strengths-Based Approach | Common Leadership Curriculum Session #2

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Facilitator: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Description: You will be introduced to an approach that can inspire and maximize individual and organizational In this session, you will actively explore your individual Strengths and acquire the means to comfortably talk about your Strengths in the context of the relationships you build and the work you do.
  • Post-Session Assignments: Complete independent work on your Leadership Development and Action Plan (LDAP) to apply leadership learning to your personal

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
  • Location: On own

 

Unstructured time for LDAPs, Coaches, Focus Projects and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 1:30 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, meet with coaches, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

National Holiday - Cultural Event – July 4th Gathering | Cultural and Social Activity

  • Time: Flexible timing beginning at 11:30AM and running all day through the evening
  • Location: Gary Burniske’s Home – 234 Wood Dale Street, West Lafayette
  • Description: There will be a 4th of July celebration at the Burniske residence with a traditional BBQ with food, sports, dancing and mingling with the The Fellows will have an opportunity to see fireworks when they start at dusk. Lunch will start with the traditional American BBQ, and the grill will be turned over to the Fellow to cook African style foods for dinner.
  • Dress Code: Casual and comfortable clothing for being outdoors

 

Wednesday, July 5, 202

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Tippecanoe County Community Garden/Grow Local Urban Gardens/Lafayette Urban Ministry – Work Contribution | Community Service

  • Time: 8:30 AM-12:30PM
  • Location: Meet at WSLR 116 – destination will be various locations in Lafayette, IN
  • Departure: Vans will depart from WSLR 116 at 9:00AM for various locations
  • Leaders: Kristi Hogue, Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM); Pat Williams, County Extension Gardens; Harry Smith, Grow Local Urban Gardens
  • Description: Purdue staff will do introduction to various community service activities. Fellows will divide into four groups for this community One group will help with LUM’s Fifth Quarter summer school program for students; one group will work with Tippecanoe Master Gardeners at their Demonstration Garden; two groups will assist with gardening activities at two different neighborhood gardens that provide produce for the local low-income residents.
  • Dress Code: Gardening groups - comfortable clothing – long pants, long sleeved shirts, closed toed shoes and hats LUM school program group – casual or traditional dress for teaching about their country/culture.

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:30– 2:30PM
  • Location: on own

 

Strategic Doing | Complementary Leadership Training Activity

  • Time: 2:30 – 4:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Description: Strategic Doing: Agile Leadership for Transformation – This session will teach Fellows how to frame conversations by asking the right It will provide several

 

examples about the consequences of not asking the right questions and how this leads to miscommunication, that in turn contributes towards poor decision-making.

  • Dress Code: Casual

·       Pre-Session Preparation: TBD

 

Fire Starter Session 2 | Academic Activity

  • Time: 4:00 - 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: Firestarter will delve into the definition of customer archetypes, how to understand business positions in value chains and how to conduct a competitive
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Bus Load and Depart for Site Visits | Feedback

  • Time: 7:30AM
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Community Service Debrief/ Community Service

  • Time: 8:00-9:00AM
  • Location: In Coach bus in route to Beck’s

 

Site Visits to Beck’s Hybrid, Launch Fishers, Ag Alumni Seed | Site Visits

  • Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Beck’s Hybrid, Atlanta, IN
  • Facilitator: Gary Burniske and Paul Compton
  • Description: Beck’s Hybrid, a family owned and operated seed company serving farmers in Indiana and throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. The Fellows will tour the museum, the seed processing facilities, and visit the experimental and production
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Transition Time to Launch Fishers

  • Time: 12:00-12:30PM

 

Visit Launch Fishers| Site Visits

  • Time: 12:30 – 2:30PM
  • Location: Launch Fishers, Fishers, IN
  • Facilitator: Gary Burniske and David Bolling

 

  • Description: We’ll visit a unique co-working space in central Indiana where entrepreneurs and start-ups have been launching innovations and growing businesses since A panel of entrepreneurs will lead off the networking event to discuss their experiences in business startups. Then we will go into a networking/social mixer event. Group will have box lunch at Launch Fishers.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Transition Time to Ag Alumni Seed

  • Time: 2:30-3:30PM

 

Visit Ag Alumni Seed| Site Visits

  • Time: 3:30 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Ag Alumni Seed, Romney, Indiana
  • Facilitator: Gary Burniske and Jay Hulbert, President and CEO
  • Description: Ag Alumni Seed is the world’s leading breeder, producer and marketer of hybrid popcorn Fellows will tour the farm operations, including production and processing.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:00 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Friday, July 7, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am departure for Purdue Farms
  • Location: On own, Wiley and Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Bus Load and Depart for Purdue Farm Visits

  • Time: 8:30AM
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: On Bus
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Field Visits to Purdue Research Facilities | Field visits

  • Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Location: Agronomy Research Farm (ACRE), Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center, Aquaculture Research, Rachel Stevens, Farm Manager, and Jason Adams (ICSIC) and Bob
  • Description: A presentation on the history of the farm, the variety of research Purdue conducts, Purdue’s farm management strategies, and a description of precision agriculture technologies. Then a tour of the farm and facilities, including machinery, storage and processing. We will also tour the Innovation Center, the seed processing facilities, storage, drones and sensors as well as high speed computational Finally, a tour of the Aquaculture Research and Extension Facility with a discussion on technologies for producing fish on farms.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothes for hot weather, closed toed

 

Lunch

  • Time: 1:00– 2:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley and Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI) | Academic Activity

  • Time: 2:30-4:00PM
  • Location: Nelson Food Science Technology building
  • Speaker: Dharmendra Mishra, Asst. Professor of Food Science and Director of FEMI; Ken Foster, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Assistant Director of FEMI
  • Description: FEMI is a brand-new Institute that supports entrepreneurs becoming engaged in food processing manufacturing following best practices for food quality and food The Fellows will tour the food processing facilities and discuss innovations in the food and beverage industry.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured Time for LDAPs, Focus Project, Ignite Talks and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 4:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Description: Platform for mentors and Fellows to interact and share interests and Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, meet with coaches, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking opportunities.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 5:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Unstructured Time | Free time

  • Time: 8:00AM-10:00PM

 

Lafayette Farmers Market | Social Activity OPTIONAL/ No Admission Cost

  • Time: 8:00AM -12:30PM
  • Location: Fifth Street between Main and Columbia, Downtown Lafayette -
  • Description: Outdoor market selling fresh garden flowers, baked goods, fruit and vegetables, local honey and jams – and much Every Saturday between May to late October.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Lafayette Aviator Baseball game | Social Activity – OPTIONAL / $8.00 entry fee

  • Time: 7:00 -10:00PM
  • Location: Loeb Stadium, 1915 Scott Street, Lafayette
  • Description: Lafayette Aviators is our local baseball Great family event.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Pre-Session Assignments: Need to sign-up in advance

 

Indiana Eleven Football/Soccer Game in Indy | Cultural and Social Activity – OPTIONAL/$15+ entry fee

  • Time: 5:30 – 10:30PM
  • Location: Carroll Stadium, 1001 West New York Street, Indianapolis
  • Description: Attend the Indiana Eleven Professional Football (soccer) game at Carroll Stadium in downtown Game starts at 7:00PM. Ticket prices start at $15.00. We’ll provide transportation, but tickets and food will be Fellow’s cost. Will need to sign up to arrange transportation.

 

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Optional Religious Observance/Unstructured Time | Unstructured Time

  • Time: All Day

 

Hospitality Dinners | Social Activity – OPTIONAL / No Cost

  • Time: 6:00-9:00PM – time will vary by host
  • Location: Hosts’ home
  • Description: Families in our community volunteer to host 1 to 3 Fellows for a dinner in their home. This is a wonderful way for the community to connect with the Fellows, learn about their home country and share some “Hoosier Hospitality” and more about the United States. Dress Code: Casual or Fellows could wear traditional clothing from their country.

Week Four: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | Agricultural and Digital Technologies

Overview

This week includes a two-day trip to Chicago in coordination with the Notre Dame Leadership Institute in the Business Track. Fellows will visit businesses and start-ups in Chicago to see entrepreneurial ecosystems in action. Some sessions will cover agricultural technology adoption and small, local farm production systems. We continue our sessions on Clifton Strengths, Firestarter, and Community Service. On Saturday we have been invited to join NICHES for an afternoon/evening Rafting and Pizza Party event.

 

Focus Project Coaching

As a reminder, Focus Project coaching sessions should be scheduled individually with your Coach based on your mutual availability. You will confirm with your Coach the best way to connect for your conversation, which may be in person or virtually. During your meeting with your Coach, you should plan to discuss your Focus Project and how you plan to approach your work over the course of the Institute.

 

Monday, July 10, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Prophetstown Visit – Work Contribution | Community Service

  • Departure: Bus departs at 8:30 for Prophetstown
  • Time: 9:00 AM-1:00PM
  • Location: Prophetstown State Park, West Lafayette, IN
  • Speaker: Robin Anderson, Events and Education Coordinator - will welcome and direct work
  • Description: Purdue staff will provide introduction to community service Fellows will assist with chores on this non-profit, historic, small farm located inside the Prophetstown State Park. These chores include tending to livestock (chickens, pigs, cattle and horses), helping with maintenance of outbuildings and barn (cleaning, organizing, painting) and tending the heirloom garden (weeding, watering, pruning and harvesting).
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing – long pants, long sleeved shirts, closed toed shoes and hats

 

Lunch

  • Time: 1:00– 2:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley and Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Technology Adoption | Academic Activity

  • Time: 2:30 -4:00PM
  • Location: Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility, 160 Russell Street, WL

  • Speaker: Yang Yang, Director of Digital Phenomics; Chris Hoagland, Facility Manager
  • Description: The Fellows will visit the Controlled Climate Phenomics Facility on Purdue’s campus to learn about agricultural automation for enhancing crop growth and productivity
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Local Food Systems | Academic Activity

  • Time: 4:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Michael Wilcox, Purdue Center for Regional Development
  • Description: Wilcox will present remotely and will discuss how small holder farms in Indiana provide fresh local produce to local markets – including restaurants, grocery stores and farmer markets. The discussion will focus on challenges to small holder farmers in Indiana, opportunities and how climate change is impacting agricultural productivity.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured Time for LDAPs, Focus Project, Ignite Talks and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Description: Platform for mentors and Fellows to interact and share interests and Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, meet with coaches, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking opportunities.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Prophetstown Farm Community Service Debrief/ Community Service

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116

 

Maximizing Strengths in Your Work with Others | Common Leadership Curriculum Session #3

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Facilitator: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager

  • Description: This session provides an opportunity to extend the self-awareness gained in the previous session to the formation of highly functional and supportive You will explore natural tendencies and talents and how to nurture these in others for optimal performance.
  • Post-Session Assignments: Complete independent work on your Leadership Development and Action Plan (LDAP) to apply leadership learning to your personal

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley and Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Market and Supply Chain Development| Academic Activity

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Scott Downey, Director, Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business
  • Description: This session will cover several topics related to agricultural marketing and supply chains. It will include a presentation, discussion and exercises.
  • Dress Code: Casual

·       Pre-Session Assignment: TBD

 

Preparations for Fellow-led Events | Unstructured time

  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: Fellows will lead
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work together on the planning and preparation for the Fellow-led Events.

 

Unstructured time for LDAPs, Coaches, Focus Projects and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 4:30 – 6:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, meet with coaches, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Ignite Talk Selection | Ignite Talk Activity

  • Time: 9:00-10:30AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Description: Each Fellow that is interested in representing their institute will have two minutes to present their The Fellows will then vote to select the top one(s).
  • Dress Code: Business for presenters

 

Strategic Diversity | Supplementary Leadership Training Activity

  • Time: 10:30AM -12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Description: Strategic Diversity and how it leads to better performance and This session the Fellows will reflect upon their strengths from the CliftonStrengths assessment and discuss how a team that has different strengths can complement one another to achieve business goals.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Pre-Session Assignment: TBD

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Fire Starter Session 3 | Academic Activity

  • Time: 1:30 - 3:00PM
  • Location: MatchBOX Co-working Studio, 17 6th Street, Lafayette
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO of NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: Entrepreneurial Training – this session will examine various business models, the strengths and challenges of the various approaches, and how to assemble a team and set milestones along the path to business success.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Matchbox Networking Panel and Gathering| Networking Activity

  • Time: 3:00 – 6:30PM

  • Location: MatchBOX Co-working studio, 17 6th Street, Lafayette
  • Speaker: Amanda Findlay, Managing Director
  • Description: The Fellows will participate in a networking event at MatchBOX, which functions like an incubator to new start-ups, and will meet with entrepreneurs. A panel will be formed of several entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities for their start-ups. Upon conclusion of the panel, there will be a social mixer for Fellows to network with a larger number of invited businesses.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:15AM departure for Chicago
  • Location: On own

 

Bus Load and Depart for Chicago and with Site Visits in Route

  • Time: 8:15-8:30AM
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Site Visits to Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks, IN| Site Visit

  • Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM CT (Note change in time zone)
  • Location: Fair Oaks Farms, 856 600 East, Fair Oaks, Indiana
  • Facilitator: Lisa Roozee, Tour Organizer
  • Description: Fair Oaks Farm is a modern dairy and pig operation which recycles and uses all waste. Fellows will learn about our ever-changing planet and see how Fair Oaks is leading the future of food! There is no better place to learn about and experience modern Will include a box lunch at the end of our tour.

 

Transition Time – Fair Oaks, IN to Hotel Arlo, Chicago, IL

  • Time: 12:00PM CT – 1:30PM CT

 

Hotel Check-in/Drop Luggage

  • Time: 1:30PM – 1:50PM CT
  • Location: Arlo Hotel Chicago, 168 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

 

Transition Time – Hotel Arlo to Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL

  • Time: 1:50PM CT – 2:00PM CT

Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago | Site Visit

  • Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM CT
  • Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Two Prudential Plaza, 180 Stetson Ave, #1400- First Floor, Chicago, IL
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Description: The Fellows will participate in a discussion with the leaders of Chicago Council’s Global Agriculture and Food Security division on global policy issues contributing towards food insecurity in Africa, and policy recommendations on how trade and investment in agriculture can help improve food and nutritional security in
  • Dress Code: Business Casual, Traditional Dress

 

Deloitte Presentation and Reception with Notre Dame Cohort, Chicago | Site Visit

  • Time: 4:00 – 6:30PM CT
  • Location: TBD
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Description: This is a presentation on Deloitte’s investments in Africa and afterwards a social and professional networking event between the Mandela Washington Fellows cohorts from the Purdue and Notre Dame universities.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual, Traditional Dress

 

Return to Arlo Hotel Chicago

  • Time: 6:30-7:00 PM CT
  • Location: 168 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 7:00PM CT
  • Location: On own, have restaurant at hotel

 

Friday, July 14, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: Before 10:00AM CT
  • Location: On own, there is a restaurant at the hotel

 

Panel of 1871 Entrepreneurs, Chicago | Site Visit

  • Time: 10:30AM -12:30 PM CT
  • Location: 1871 Entrepreneurs, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL
  • Facilitator: Emily Nordquist, Director of Early-Stage Membership
  • Description: A panel of early-stage entrepreneurs will initiate discussions about starting their businesses in Chicago. A second set of panelists will be organized.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and shoes for walking

 

Lunch, Dinner and Free Time in Chicago| Free time

  • Time: 12:30 – 7:00PM CT

  • Free Time Options: Several organized options will be discussed and booked ahead for Fellows All entry fees and meals are at Fellows’ expense
  • Departure Location: All will meet back at Arlo Hotel Chicago at 6:30PM CT to collect luggage and board bus – bus will depart at 7:00PM CT. Will arrive back to Purdue around 10:30PM

 

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Unstructured Time | Free time

  • Time: 8:00AM-2:30PM

 

NICHES Build Your Own Pizza and Raft Float on Pine Creek | Social Activity

  • Time: 12:30PM – 10:00PM – Vans will provide transportation from First Street Towers
  • Location: 3781 B, 50 W, Williamsport, IN
  • Description: The NICHES group has invited the Fellows to join them for an afternoon of rafting on Pine Creek followed by a pizza Great outdoor and connection building fun.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing, swimming suit/attire to be in the water, comfortable

 

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Optional Religious Observance/Unstructured Time | Unstructured Time

  • Time: All Day

 

Hospitality Dinners | Social Activity – OPTIONAL / No Cost

  • Time: 6:00-9:00PM – time will vary by host
  • Location: Hosts’ home

Week Five: Challenges and Opportunities for Start-ups | Leadership and Innovation

Overview

Week five includes the second visit to Indianapolis. We will meet up with the Notre Dame Cohort once again and together enjoy the “Indy” visit, which will entail meeting Indiana government officials, touring the State House, as well as visits to local businesses and cultural attractions. The academic sessions will strengthen entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Fellows will have an opportunity to practices their pitches. The week will wrap up with the option to attend a professional Indianapolis Eleven Soccer match on Saturday evening in Indianapolis.

 

Focus Project Coaching

As a reminder, Focus Project coaching sessions should be scheduled individually with your Coach based on your mutual availability. You will confirm with your Coach the best way to connect for your conversation, which may be in person or virtually. During your meeting with your Coach, you should

 

plan to discuss your Focus Project and how you plan to approach your work over the course of the Institute.

 

Monday, July 17, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an overview of the agenda and activities for the upcoming Also, it is an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s discussion and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute Staff. We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.

 

Preparations for Fellow-run Sessions | Unstructured time

  • Time: 9:00-11:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: Fellows will plan and lead
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time for final preparation for the Fellow-run Sessions they have planned.

 

Fellow-run Sessions | Unstructured time

  • Time: 11:00AM – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: Fellows will lead
  • Description: Fellows will work together to implement Fellow identified and Fellow-led The preparations will be done in previous sessions as noted in the agenda.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM
  •  

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Food Finders Food Bank– Work Contribution | Community Service Activity

  • Time: 8:30AM – 1:30PM

 

  • Location: Food Finders Food Bank, 1204 Greenbush Street, Lafayette, IN
  • Facilitator: Madison Vaughn, Assistant Director, Volunteer Engagement
  • Description: Purdue Staff will introduce the community service Vans will transport Fellows to location. You will be introduced to our local food pantry that serves Tippecanoe County in addition to 12 neighboring counties. Fellows will receive training on their projects when they arrive. They will assist the Food Resource and Education Center by helping with the following tasks:
    • Sort through donated non-perishable food items
    • Repackage bulk food items into family-sized portions
    • Bag produce into family-sized portions
    • Will end with box lunch and presentation by Food Finders staff
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and shoes for walking
  • Location: At Food Finders at an appropriate time

 

Reflection of Nelson Mandela Day | Cultural Activity

  • Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116

·       Speaker: NA

  • Description: This time will be used to reflect as a group on Nelson Mandela, his impact on South Africa, the world and personally. With support from the Institute staff, the Fellows will prepare and implement this session.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Free Time for Poster Preparations | Unstructured time

  • Time: 3:30-5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own

·       Speaker: NA

  • Description: Fellows are asked to develop a Poster about themselves to share at the Networking Event on Friday, July 21 at The The Institute staff will help the Fellows format their posters and have them printed in the Agronomy Department.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Food Finders Food Bank Community Service Debrief/ Community Service

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Carbohydrate Center, Room 116

 

 

Connecting Values to Visions | Common Leadership Curriculum Session #4

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Facilitator: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Description: You will use this session to explore the intersection of Strengths and values to create personal leadership visions.
  • Post-Session Assignments: Complete independent work on your Leadership Development and Action Plan (LDAP) to apply leadership learning to your personal

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Fire Starter Session 4 | Academic Activity

  • Time: 1:30 - 3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO of NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: Entrepreneurial Training – this session will focus on fundraising principles, start-up finances, attracting investments
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured Time for LDAPs, Focus Project, Ignite Talks and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 3:00 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Description: Platform for mentors and Fellows to interact and share interests and Fellows will have unstructured time to work on LDAPs, meet with coaches, work on their Focus Project and pursue networking opportunities.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM
  •  

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:00am departure for Indianapolis
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Bus Load and Depart for Indianapolis Visits |

  • Time: 8:00AM
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

 

Indianapolis Visits in Conjunction with Notre Dame University Institute | Site visit activity

  • Time: 9:00 – 11:00AM
  • Location: Indiana State House, 200 Washington St.
  • Description: The visit will entail meeting Indiana government officials such as the Director of the Department of Agriculture, touring the State
  • Dress Code: Business Casual – comfortable shoes for walking

 

  • Time: 11:00AM – 3:30PM
  • Location: Indiana Economic Development Corporation, 1 North Capitol Avenue; Emerging Manufacturing Collaboration Center (EMC2), 1250 Indiana Ave; Elevate Ventures, 50 E 91st Street Suite 213, Indianapolis.
  • Description: Discussion will focus on workforce training, and providing incentives and resources for innovation and business Lunch will be catered.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual – comfortable shoes for walking

 

  • Time: 3:30 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Colts Training Facility, 7001 56th Street, Indianapolis
  • Description: A tour of the Indianapolis Colts professional football training
  • Dress Code: Business Casual – comfortable shoes for walking

 

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM Return to Purdue

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Friday, July 21, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: This session will provide an overview of the agenda and activities for the upcoming Also, it is an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s activities and discussions and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute Staff. We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute.

 

Practice Pitch Sessions | Unstructured time

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116

·       Speaker: NA

  • Description: Fellows present their pitches to the group and get feedback to fine tune their pitch for next week.

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Fellow Poster Presentation and Networking Event with Lafayette Entrepreneurs | Networking Activity

  • Time: 1:30 – 7:30PM
  • Location: The Spot, 409 South Fourth Street, Lafayette
  • Description: Fellows will participate in a networking event sponsored by the College of Agriculture that will include businesses along the agricultural value chain, as well as faculty, staff and students and the greater Lafayette Fellows’ will bring their posters for presentation to attendees. Following the poster presentations, networking will continue with social mixer which will include fired-oven pizza, and an African/Caribbean/Latino musical band.
  • Dress Code: Casual or Traditional clothing

 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Unstructured Time | Free time

  • Time: 8:00AM-12:00PM

 

Hospitality Meal | Social Activity OPTIONAL / No Cost

  • Time: 12:00-10:00PM – possible times, will likely be 2-3 hour visit
  • Location: Hosts’ home
  • Description: Families in our community volunteer to host 1 to 3 Fellows for a dinner in their home. This is a wonderful way for the community to connect with the Fellows, learn about their home country and share some “Hoosier Hospitality” and more about the United States.
  • Dress Code: Casual or Fellows could wear traditional clothing from their

 

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Optional Religious Observance/Unstructured Time | Unstructured Time

  • Time: All Day

 

Hospitality Dinners | Social Activity – OPTIONAL / No Cost

  • Time: 6:00-9:00PM – time may vary by host
  • Location: Hosts’ home

 

  • Description: Families in our community volunteer to host 1 to 3 Fellows for a dinner in their home. This is a wonderful way for the community to connect with the Fellows, learn about their home country and share some “Hoosier Hospitality” and more about the United States.
  • Dress Code: Casual or Fellows could wear traditional clothing from their country.

Week Six: Pitches and Presentations | Completing LDAPs and Focus Projects | Summit Preparation

Overview

This final week of the Leadership Institute will complete the Clifton Strengths and Firestarter sessions as well as wrap up individual coaching sessions. The Fellows are expected to complete their LDAPs, Focus Projects and refine their pitches. There will also be ample time for networking and personal pursuits. This week also includes the two-day Final Pitch Presentations to an audience. Finally, the Fellows will provide institute feedback and evaluations and will have a session to prepare for the Summit in Washington DC. We will organize a closing and farewell reception. Fellows will have time to prepare for their departure back to their home countries.

 

Focus Project Coaching

As a reminder, Focus Project coaching sessions should be scheduled individually with your Coach based on your mutual availability. You will confirm with your Coach the best way to connect for your conversation, which may be in person or virtually. During your meeting with your Coach, you should wrap up Focus Project, practice your pitches/ignite talks with your coach and determine how you will stay in touch after the Leadership Institute ends.

 

Monday, July 24, 2023

 

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am departure for Crawfordsville
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Bus Load and Depart for Crawfordsville Site Visits

  • Time: 8:30AM
  • Location: First Street Towers Residence Hall
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for hot weather and shoes for walking

 

Bane-Welker Equipment | Site visit activity

  • Time: 9:30 – 11:00AM
  • Location: 48 E County Road 700 S, Ladoga, IN

  • Description: Fellows will get to tour Bane-Welker’s headquarters and get a firsthand look at large machinery that is utilized in most American agricultural They will hear directly from staff on how they help to make the business successful in such a large industry.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable, closed-toed shoes for walking

 

Lunch

  • Time: 11:00AM– 1:00PM
  • Location: On own, Bus will stop at area with local restaurant food options

 

Fresh Cut by Shannon Family Farm | Site visit activity

  • Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Location: 1434 E 600 S, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Description: Shannon Family Farms started as a niche market livestock farm but has recently changed their business focus to agritourism and seasonal cut Their business story is interesting and highlights the growth in agritourism. While at their farm, we’ll have a drone spraying demonstration by a new small business Air Grow Drone, owner Owen Coon.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable, closed-toed shoes for walking

 

Shaver Farms | Site visit activity

  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00PM
  • Location: 1389 W 200 S, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Description: Fellows will learn all about multi-use of agricultural Shaver Farms started as a corn and soybean operation and developed into a large-scale event venue. Fellows will see how the fields are used in order to host successful events and still be ready in time for harvest.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable, closed-toed shoes for walking

 

Transition back to Purdue

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Morning Review | Feedback

  • Time: 8:30-9:00AM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director

  • Description: This session will provide an overview of the agenda and activities for the upcoming Also, it is an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon the previous week’s activities and discussions and provide feedback to the Leadership Institute Staff. We will make our best efforts to accommodate Fellow suggestions to improve the effectiveness of the Leadership Institute
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Putting It All Together: Leading with Purpose & Strength | Common Leadership Curriculum Session #5

  • Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Facilitator: Scott Hutcheson, Leadership Manager
  • Description: This culminating leadership session bridges learning from prior sessions to your ongoing leadership You will develop initial plans to overcome anticipated barriers to achieving your leadership visions when returning home.
  • Post-Session Assignments: Complete independent work on your Leadership Development and Action Plan (LDAP) to apply leadership learning to your personal
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:00– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM – 1:30PM

 

Firestarter – Session 5 and Wrap-Up | Practical Activity

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Evan Rocheford, CEO NutraMaize and Instructor for The Foundry
  • Description: Purdue Ventures – thinking as This final Firestarter session will go into depth about attracting investors and becoming investors.
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Practice Pitch Sessions | Unstructured time

  • Time: 3:00-5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116

·       Speaker: NA

  • Description: Fellows present their pitches to the group and get feedback to fine tune their pitch.

 

Transition DLRC 131 – Location for Final Pitch Presentations| Pitch Preparation Time

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Unstructured time for Networking and Pitch Preparation | Pitch Preparation Time

  • Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work on Pitch presentations and to meet with coaches, or networking with others.

 

Lunch

  • Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM -1:30PM

 

Final Fellow Pitches to Purdue and Fellowship Stakeholder Audience – Group 1 | Ignite Talks

  • Time: 2:00 -5:30PM
  • Location: Hall for Discovery Learning and Research, Room 131, 207 Martin Jischke Drive, WL
  • Speaker: Fellows presenting final Half of the Fellows will present.
  • Description: Fellows will have an opportunity to make their final pitches to an audience that includes other Fellows, entrepreneurs, coaches/mentors and other
  • Dress Code: Business or traditional dress if desired

 

Unstructured time for Networking and Pitch Q&A | Networking

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM
  • Location: Hall for Discovery Learning and Research, Atrium - Room 134
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Networking reception time for audience to meet with Fellows post their Pitch presentations.

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Unstructured time for Networking and Pitch Preparation | Pitch Preparation Time

  • Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 will be available or select own
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Fellows will have unstructured time to work on Pitch presentations and to meet with coaches, or networking with others.

 

Lunch

  • Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 11:00AM -1:30PM

Final Fellow Pitches to Purdue and Fellowship Stakeholder Audience – Group 2 | Ignite Talks

  • Time: 2:00 -5:30PM
  • Location: Hall for Discovery Learning and Research, Room 131, 207 Martin Jischke Drive, WL
  • Speaker: Fellows presenting final Half of the Fellows will present.
  • Description: Fellows will have an opportunity to make their final pitches to an audience that includes other Fellows, entrepreneurs, coaches/mentors and other
  • Dress Code: Business or traditional dress if desired

 

Unstructured time for Networking and Pitch Q&A | Networking

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM
  • Location: Hall for Discovery Learning and Research, Atrium - Room 134
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Description: Networking reception time for audience to meet with Fellows post their Pitch presentations.

 

Dinner

  • Time: After 6:30 PM
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours 5:00- 7:00PM

 

Friday, July 28, 2023

Breakfast

  • Time: before 8:30am session
  • Location: On own, Wiley or Ford Dining Hall hours – 7:00 – 8:30AM

 

Post-Institute Feedback, Evaluation and Debrief | Reflection, Feedback, Post-Institute Survey

  • Time: 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: As part of this session, you will complete the required post-Institute survey to provide feedback on your Leadership Institute experience as well as the Mandela Washington Fellowship In addition, Fellows will participate in a facilitated open discussion to provide feedback on the structure of the Leadership Institute, agenda, methodologies as well as suggestions for improving future institutes.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Note: The Post-Institute Survey will need to be completed on an electronic You may use a personal laptop or smartphone, or Institute staff will assist you in identifying a device you can use.

 

Lunch

  • Time: 12:30– 1:30PM
  • Location: On own

Preparation for Washington, D.C. Summit | Practical Activity

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:00PM
  • Location: Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Room 116
  • Speaker: Gary Burniske, Academic Director
  • Description: We will go over the agenda and logistical preparations for the Summit in Washington
  • Dress Code: Casual

 

Unstructured Time for LDAPs, Focus Project, Ignite Talks and Networking | Focus Project Coaching Time

  • Time: 3:00-5:30PM
  • Location: Whistler Room 116 available or select own location

·       Speaker: NA

  • Description: Fellow time to wrap-up work and

 

Transition to Final Dinner

  • Time: 5:30 – 6:00PM

 

Closing Reception and Farewell Dinner| Social Activity

  • Time: 6:00 – 8:30PM
  • Location: Outpost Catering, 2501 Old US 231 South, Lafayette
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Description: An award ceremony and farewell session will be held for the Fellows and
  • Dress Code: Business Professional or traditional attire

 

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Prepare for Departure | Unstructured Time

  • Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Description: Fellows will have the entire day to themselves to prepare for departure, and last- minute

 

Bag Drop for Departure Next Day | Practical

  • Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM
  • Location: First Street Tower Residence Hall Lobby
  • Facilitator: Purdue Institute Staff
  • Description: Fellows will bring their 2 checked bags to the Lobby of First Street Each piece of luggage will be weighed and tagged. Luggage that is overweight will need to be redistributed into your carry-on or extra bags – or additional fees will be charged at the airport. All checked luggage will be held overnight and Fellows will not have access to the luggage until it is removed from the bus on Sunday July 30 at the airport. Any overweight, oversized or excess luggage expenses must be paid by the Fellow from their stipend money.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Departure Day | Unstructured Time

 

We will arrange a Coach bus to take everyone to the Indianapolis Airport. This will be setup once we receive flight information for all Fellows. Several of the Purdue Institute Staff will also travel to the Summit.