Well, we did it! Kim and I have signed up for George Wythe College's 5 Pillar Certification program.
"WHAT IS 5 PILLAR™ CERTIFICATION? The 5 Pillars of Statesmanship are: Classics, Mentors, Simulations, Field Experience and God. Certification endorses an individual’s knowledge and ability in the Classics/Mentors approach to teaching leaders by incorporating all 5 Pillars into an overall approach to education—the approach which has trained great leaders from Washington, Jefferson and Abigail Adams to Lincoln, Churchill and Gandhi. The 5 Pillar™ Certification program is divided into three levels to facilitate progress." (from www.gwc.edu)
Because of the amazing Leadership Education Colloquium group we've got going up here, we're almost done with level I! Then we'll be working on level II.
Here's what an email we received from the 5 Pillar director said, "The purpose of level II is to develop and hone your writing skills. You will write a one to two page paper on each book or play. The completed paper is then submitted to George Wythe College via the online learning center. See the attached document for complete submission guidelines. You will then receive one of two grades: A = Excellent; or DA = Do Again until it is an A. When you receive a DA you may be disheartened, but look at it as an opportunity for one-on-one mentoring. This experience will help you become a better mentor."
So, do you want to join us?? Wouldn't it be great to go through this with friends? Let's be a support to each other and become more than we would alone!