The Odyssey

Welcome to "The Odyssey," a transformative development program designed to guide you on a journey of personal growth, self-discovery, and effective leadership. Drawing inspiration from the epic tales of Odysseus, this program is crafted to empower you with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to navigate the challenges of leadership in today's dynamic world, both here at El Camino and beyond.

Program Details

Our initial program launches in Spring Semester 2024, and we hope to see you there. Please find details regarding the program below.

Application Dates

The application will launch on January 22nd and can be found here: View Application
The application will close on March 1, 2024. Selected participants will be contacted via email after this date.

Program Dates

The Odyssey will run consecutive Fridays during Spring semester.

Date Details
March 22, 2024 Program Launch: "Know Who You Are"
March 29, 2024 Week 2: "Management and Goal Setting"
April 5, 2024 Week 3: "Understanding Differences"
April 19, 2024 Week 4: "Communication"
April 26, 2024 Week 5: "Community"
May 3, 2024 Week 6: "Organizational Leadership & Change Management"
May 10, 2024 Week 7: "Mental Health and Personal Wellness"
May 17, 2024 Program Conclusion: "Real World Applications"

Program Objectives

Self-Discovery: Explore and understand your strengths, values, and leadership style. 

Effective Communication: Develop clear and compelling communication skills for impactful leadership. 

Team Dynamics: Learn to foster collaboration, motivate others, and navigate team dynamics successfully. 

Adaptability: Cultivate resilience, adaptability, and the ability to thrive in changing environments. 

Strategic Thinking: Develop a strategic mindset to make informed decisions and achieve long-term goals. 

Inclusive Leadership: Understand and practice inclusive leadership to create diverse and equitable environments. 

Ethical Leadership: Explore the principles of ethical leadership and their application in real-world scenarios. 

Project Management: Acquire skills in planning, executing, and evaluating projects for successful outcomes. 

Goal Setting: Learn to set, prioritize, and achieve personal and professional goals. 

Community-Based Learning: Apply learned principles through real-world projects, case studies, and community service.

The Odyssey Facilitators

Reina Diaz rediaz@elcamino.edu

Tyler Strohl tstrohl@elcamino.edu