RISE Program for Leaders

At Regina Dominican, we work to inspire global leadership and to empower ALL students to use their talents wisely to make a difference in the world. The RISE program is open to all students who choose to participate.

The Program Builds Leadership Skills Through



Skill Building

Experiential Learning

The RISE Program invites all students interested in honing their leadership skills and abilities to participate in leadership exercises in the core areas of our Leadership shield.

  • Authentic Self-Confidence
  • Knowing Yourself
  • Power and Presence
  • Goal Setting and Time Management
  • Joyful Learning
  • Grit (Perseverance)
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Continuous Learning and Critical Thinking
  • Global Citizenship
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exploring Global Issues
  • Teambuilding
  • Compelling Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
  • Managing Conflict

Who can participate in the RISE Program?

All students are eligible and encouraged to participate.

What types of projects and seminars does the RISE program offer?

“From Peppermint Patti to Priscilla the Hun, Finding and Accessing Your Personal Power.” (Summer workshop, 2017)

Faith and leadership reflection paper (Spring, 2017)

What is respect? (Spring, 2017)

What is responsibility? (Spring, 2017)

What is leadership? (Spring, 2017)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Leadership Tips for Introverted Leaders (Fall Seminar I: 2017)

Showcasing yourself: How to tell your story. Create a two-minute video that explains who you are, your talents, and what you have to offer. (Summer, 2017)

What is leadership? Compare and contrast two leadership theories of your choice and describe how you would apply the theory of your choice to lead a team.

Select two countries who are quite different from each other.  Compare and contrast their governance structure.

A case study of a country: Select a country to study. Describe it (geography, people, history, governance, food, industry, etc).  Would you want to live there? Why or Why not?

Pen pals in a foreign school

A case study of a foreign non-profit organization

Grit: Do you have it? How to get it.  How to take a calculated risk in leadership.

Book review of “Good to Great.”

Interview a female leader in a global role.  Write up the interview notes.

How does a student receive credit for their participation?

Each project and seminar has a point value. The points differ based on the difficulty of the project or seminar. When a student accumulates enough points, she receives a RISE pin at the fall awards ceremony the following year. Seniors receive pins in the spring during the convocation ceremony.

Leadership Institute RISE Program