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Leading with Strengths

Uncover Your Potential

Build Your Strengths

The Lion Quest retreat is coordinated through the Office of Student Activities and is a dynamic experience designed to take you through multiple facets of your personal leadership. The retreat will use StregnthsQuest, a tool that has been used in both educational and vocational settings to assess your natural talents and strengths. As a strengths-based leadership approach, participants will discover, and learn how to maximize and apply their strengths as an individual, a student, a member of a student org, an employee in the workplace, etc. Participants will leave with a better understanding of themselves and how to make an impact on the Penn State community. Visit the StrengthsQuest website to learn more.

Lion Quest will take place every Fall and Spring semester at Camp Blue Diamond, approximately 30 minutes from campus (transportation included). Participants will sleep in cabins and will receive lunch, a snack, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Participants will be guided through this leadership program with additional time built in for outdoor (or indoor) activities and s’mores!

The price to participate is $20 which includes transportation, meals, lodging, Lion Quest gear, and your individual CliftonStrengths inventory. Payment plans and fee waivers are available for those that find themselves in financial need. Your registration is not complete until you have submitted your registration fee.

Important Dates

Fall  2021 Lion Quest: October 16 - 17, 2021

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