PREP - Pursuing Responsibility with Excellence Purposefully

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2021

Make plans now to join us for the BEST SUMMER EVER at ICC's Summer Institute, held at our Tennessee Training Center. Programs are offered in both PREP and Media PREP.
Space is limited. Make your reservations today.
Up to three (3) weeks before each session, receive the Early Bird Discount!
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Training Details

Health & Safety at PREP

Shift 1: iCON PREP & iCON Media

June 8 - 25

A few highlights include:

  • become part of the production team for ICC’s International Convention
  • spend special times with Alumni and Global Leaders
  • participate in designing transformational experience
  • access your backstage pass to the excitement of creating iCON
  • practice service as a key component of leadership
  • enjoy in-person community with peers and ICC leaders
  • connect with new and old friends across the globe

Media PREP

Media PREP will experience all of this, while capturing and applying their learning through media, including graphic design, studio production, and A/V, supporting the ICC marketing team with media needs - all the while putting their new skills to practice on real media projects!

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Shifts 2 & 3: Know Yourself

Shift 2: June 29 – July 6

Shift 3: July 6-  13 - Female tickets now sold out

Starting your leadership journey well we will explore what it means to be a genuine cultural communicator for Christ. In order to be an effective leader, you first must know yourself. We will be exploring our temperaments through Kathleen Edelman’s resource I Said This You Heard That. We’ll apply our learning to our communication, relationships, teams, and influence. All within the context of life-giving community. Peer-coaching with ICC Alumni Staff and connections with Global Leaders from across our global community.

A few highlights include:

  • Personal development - particularly emotional, spiritual, relational
  • Spiritual practices for personal growth - experience a variety of spiritual practices used over centuries of spiritual formation
  • Life-giving Community - how to contribute to it through your unique giftings
  • Exploring our own temperaments through I Said This, You Heard That
  • Communicating with others by understanding their temperament
  • Genuine Cultural Communication - becoming curious and compassionate for those in physical community as well as those in our larger global community
  • Communication Coaching - learn to articulate your ideas in ways that are respectful and winsome for all audiences
  • Servant Leadership - practiced intra-team and inter-team
  • Personal leadership training - understanding your God-given strengths to lead yourself well as you prepare to lead others well.

Media PREP

Media PREP will experience all of this, while capturing and applying their learning through media, including graphic design, studio production, and A/V, supporting the ICC marketing team with media needs - all the while putting their new skills to practice on real media projects!

Shifts 4 & 5: Lead Yourself

Shift 4: July 13 - 20

Shift 5: July 20 - 27

You are an example to the people around you, so it’s important to know how to lead yourself well. Leadership begins with you. Developing the essential tools to push yourself toward becoming extraordinary through intentional workshops with presentation coaches with experienced ICC Alumni Staff. Participants will put all these skills into practice through our live/digital Communicate for a Change Program during this Summer Institute session.

A few highlights for this session include:

  • Life-giving Community - Why it matters. What it looks like. How to contribute to it.
  • Building on our insights about temperaments to connect well with others
  • Genuine Cultural Communication - Communicating for others; getting curious about their needs; learning how to invest our strengths for the benefit of a team; and learning what it’s like to be the receiver of our own communication
  • Presentation Coaching - create in-person and digital, personal and group presentations to take back to your chapter and your community
  • Professional Voice and Presence Coaching - level up all your presentations, for every message and audience, whether digital, in-person, or pre-produced
  • International Communicate for Change Program - design, prepare, present a program for an international online audience

Media PREP

Media PREP will experience all of this, while capturing and applying their learning through media, including graphic design, studio production, and A/V, supporting the International Communicate for a Change tech needs - all the while putting their new skills to practice on real media projects!

Shift 6: Lead Others

July 27- Aug 3

“Let your light shine before men” Matt 5:16. Reflecting on your leadership journey, and looking forward to what comes next. PREPers in this session will host the Intern Family Commissioning Weekend Experience, and the Annual Progressive Dinner attended by the Senior ICC Global Leadership Team members. This is an extravaganza of special programming and experiences to coordinate, prepare, and execute, while practicing servant leadership.

A few highlights for this session include:

  • Life-giving Community - experience contributing into and receiving value from life-giving community.
  • Gain tools for fostering life-giving community back home.
  • Genuine Cultural Communication - real time practice communicating across generations and cultures
  • Event planning - practice the logistics of designing experience for multiple events, with diverse purposes
  • Servant Leadership - on real teams, for real people, in real time. Learn: What is it really? How do we do it well?
  • Host ICC’s Annual Intern Family Commissioning Weekend
  • Plan and Host ICC’s Annual Progressive Dinner
  • Take home tools and insights for leading teams of emerging leaders

Media PREP

Media PREP will experience all of this, while capturing and applying their learning through media, including graphic design, studio production, and A/V, supporting the Family Commissioning and Progressive Dinner media needs - all the while putting their new skills to practice on real media projects!

Meet the Staff

Charlotte Gunther
Summer Institute Coordinator and Summer Staff Liaison

Leading our Summer Institute staff from Annapolis, Maryland, Charlotte Gunther is an ICC veteran - having been a part of the organization in some way for 15 years! After completing her own Young Speakers Guild training, Charlotte served on staff for five amazing ICC events. She shares: “I have found the skills ICC teaches aren’t just classes to take or a checklist to check off, but rather competencies I am always using and always improving. I’m pumped to work with all the PREP and Media PREP kids who come to the Training Center again this summer!” A true creator, Charlotte loves art of all kids - from crossstitch to ceramics.

Doug Ruff
Media PREP Steward

ICC alum Doug Ruff is serving as a Media PREP Steward for Summer Institute 2021! He’s been a part of the ICC community since 2013, serving as a Student Leader and an Ambassador. Doug’s passions include photography, collecting Legos, and studying Asian geopolitics. Through ICC, he has discovered a love for film- specifically sharing the types of stories he can emotionally invest in. Here’s a bit of his story: “When I joined ICC, I was scared of simply sharing my ideas, not to mention public speaking! However, at my first ICC event I saw that the people there truly cared about me and wanted to hear my ideas.” That’s why he’s back for this year’s Summer Institute!

Kimberly Curry
Intern Steward

Kim Curry, a member of last year’s 2020 Ambassador Team, is joining us again this summer to support the incoming ICC interns as the Summer Institute’s Intern Steward! She’s a painter, explorer, and works professionally at a local martial arts studio in Ohio. She’s loved learning what it means to be an intentional leader and communicator. A member of ICC since she was 12, Kim tells us: “ICC has given me many amazing experiences and skills, and I am excited to create and bring some of that to you and your family this summer. See you soon!”

Elyse Molewyk
Summer Staff

Elyse Molewyk, an artistic young leader from Michigan, is eager to gather with you and your family this summer! She’s been a part of the ICC community for eight years and has personal experience in being pushed out of her comfort zone more times than she can count in order to become a better communicator, which has ultimately given her the confidence she needs to share her thoughts and ideas with others. Elyse shares: “I love having meaningful conversations with others and sharing my passions, which is something that I wouldn’t have the confidence to do without ICC’s training. I’m so excited to spend time with you!”

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2021

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