The Visions Leadership Course

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EMAIL US:visions@asuci.uci.edu

Commissioners

Cyrille Bautista
Cyrille Bautista5th Year | Psychology and Social Behavior & Criminology, Law and Society
PRONOUNS:
She / Her / Hers

OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesdays at 11AM at the ASUCI Academic Affairs Office

Caitlin Lee
Caitlin Lee3rd Year | Biological Sciences
PRONOUNS:
She / Her / Hers

OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesdays at 2PM at the ASUCI Academic Affairs Office

MISSION STATEMENT

Visions Leadership is a two-quarter leadership and professional development program with the goal of planning and implementing advocacy projects to enhance the student experience on campus. Our two-quarter program involves a weekly class that uses a broad range of speakers and engaging professional and student-led workshops. Throughout the program, students are provided with support and opportunities for personal growth through interpersonal mentorship groups. Through the advocacy projects created by accepted mentees, students will improve their leadership skills in effective communication, presentation, public speaking, and conflict resolution. By the end of both quarters, mentors and mentees alike will build connections to a network of peers and be knowledgeable of available resources on campus.

Visions Leadership Program

Visions Leadership is a 1.3 unit class that uses a broad range of speakers and engaging workshops as a foundation to aim to educate our students on topics such as communication, presentation, and conflict resolution skills. We intend to serve as a resource to our students through interpersonal mentorship. Each student will be placed in a mentorship group that will guide and support them throughout the quarter. Visions also provide an environment for students to exercise their full potential by practicing what they learned through an advocacy project, shadowing project, and reinforcement activities. The various workshops, presentations, and activities held in Visions are what builds our students into leaders.

Course Overview:

Visions Leadership is an ASUCI-led course designed to educate and act as a resource for students who want to further develop their leadership skills through a class. At the end of the course, students will enhance their leadership abilities in an environment where they build the confidence through achieving the personal goal that they set for themselves at the beginning of the quarter.

In the Winter Quarter, students will choose and develop their advocacy project for final presentation in the Spring Quarter. The Winter Quarter will focus heavily on various workshops and project preparation. In the Spring Quarter, students will prepare to present their final project, present the project to a panel, and thus implement the project for the remaining time

Caitlin Lee | Commissioner
3rd Year | Biological Sciences

I first got involved in ASUCI my first year in Spring Quarter as a mentee for Visions Leadership, and I served as a mentor/intern my second year. It was my first involvement at UCI where I was able to meet and make connections with such driven and genuine individuals. Prior to joining this program, I had never been a part of something that made it possible to bring my ideas to life and implement them on campus. Through Visions Leadership, I have seen the passion that people have to improve student life and the positive impact that this program has on our student body.

As a co-commissioner for Visions Leadership this year, I hope to continue the success that our program has been able to achieve this past year, as the whole direction of Visions changed for the better through the hard work of the commissioners and interns last year. Overall, I hope to establish and spread awareness for what our program offers and has contributed in the past. Another goal of mine is to make sure that everyone involved in Visions Leadership and Academic Affairs feels a strong sense of community and inclusivity. Cyrille and I also hope to continue the execution of previous projects that got passed as well get all of our advocacy projects this year passed and funded.  

Cyrille Bautista | Commissioner
5th Year | Psychological Sciences / Criminology Law and Society

Prior to being commissioner, I was a mentee and mentor under this program. Being a part of Visions Leadership and Academic Affairs has helped me become more confident in myself and my abilities as a leader. Grateful for the opportunities and people I met here, I wanted to give back what I was taking in from UCI. Visions gave me a platform to use my experiences as an undergrad to improve the student experience in small, incremental ways.

I want to use the momentum and success from last year’s class to produce as many projects as we can while ensuring student’s voices are heard. We want to enhance the academic and social environment in UCI by listening to their criticisms and creating feasible solutions for them. Caitlin and I are privileged to  work with such enterprising students and want to make sure we can provide a community where our mentors and mentees can thrive and learn from another. Through this, we hope to increase visibility for this program and garner genuine interest and passion in prospective interns.

Anna Kim
2nd Year | Public Health Policy & Management Minor

Hello future mentees!!!  I’m Anna and it’s an honor to serve as one of your 2018-19 Visions Leadership mentors 🙂

My hometown is Fullerton in OC, my Myers-Brigg personality type ESFJ-T, and the biggest misconception about myself is the intimidation that comes with my height.  As basic as it is, my actual literal actual favorite place in the world is the beach, my favorite meme is Arthur’s fist, and my favorite thing to do in my free time is laugh HAHAHAHHA.

A year ago, I blindly applied to the program, mainly looking to get more involved on campus.  Throughout the two quarters I was involved in Visions as a mentee, I was able to strengthen my professional and teambuilding skills by collectively working with my advocacy project team to create and implement a goal that we enVISIONed (laugh) – a ring mall directory app called UCI Now (check it out in the App store).  However, I was definitelynot expecting to leave with a sense of belongingness to a group of ambitious individuals I call my friends, role models, and family :’)

With that being said, I am soooOo excited to come back as a mentor to shower you with the guidance and support that my own mentor provided for me during my first year of college!!  I can’t wait to watch you all grow as individuals, professionals, and my cute mentees!!!  Best of luck and see yall soon <3

Philip Ha
2nd Year | Criminology, Law and Society & PSB Minor

Hey there! I am from the High Desert, specifically Victorville (There’s nothing out here don’t worry you aren’t missing out). Some things I enjoy doing include: Gym, Cooking, Listening to music, and Watching sports.

As a previous mentee, I had an enjoyable experience which was both eventful and enriching. Transitioning, I want to give the same back to all of you! As a mentor, I want to establish a cohesive relationship in which we may learn from one another, and one where I can help you both personally and professionally!

Francesca Querol
3rd Year | Public Health Sciences

Hi! My name is Francesca and I’m an incoming 3rd year Public Health major! I am a gemini, INFJ, Hufflepuff, waterbender (wannabe earthbender) all in one. I love books and karaoke and dumplings and chocolate. I also like watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, Studio Ghibli films, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, Filipino teleseryes, and k-dramas. Basically, anything that has a fandom – I’m probably part of it LOL. To my future mentees: I hope to grow with you throughout your time in Visions (and onward)! It feels almost weird to consider myself a mentor when I know there’s just as much to learn from you as there is to learn from all of us, but I promise I’ll be there to support and guide you the whole way – whether it’s through spontaneous boba trips or providing emotional support during those extra stressful nights.