Guiding Principles of ULEAD
ULEAD incorporates the following foundational concepts:
• Healthy Communication •
• Collaboration •
• Self-Awareness and Efficacy •
• Respect and Trust •
• Strengthening Community •
• Creative Problem Solving •
In 2009, the organization expanded its mission to include adults, groups, and teams. ULEAD also began to incorporate an evidence-based training model, Leadership3, built upon the foundation of servant leadership to strengthen team-building effectiveness.
Today, ULEAD continues its original mission to support youth development along with training for adult educators and caregivers. In place of camps, we now offer flexible experiences that can range from a few hours to multi-day events. While we still have physical facilities for retreats, camps, or day-long experiences, we find the adaptability of providing on-site activities enables more participants to benefit from our training.
Looking ahead, we want to continue to expand our flexible training services. We’re rooted in Northern Indiana with facilitators throughout the state and region. In the coming years, we look forward to meeting and supporting youth and youth-workers throughout the Great Lakes region.