2024 Program Info:

We invite you to join us on a journey of self-discovery and leadership evolution with a half day trip to engage in a Temazcal (sweat lodge) Ceremony experience at Anahuac Farm in Turner, OR.  Connect with your roots, learn about leadership through the lenses of Indigeneity, and uncover the leader within. Alternative experience will be available, see registration for more details. After the ceremony, engage in a reflection and explore your values to learn more about yourself and your style of leadership.

Lunch and transportation will be provided!

We hope you’ll join us! 

What is Saber es Poder?

Saber es Poder focuses on Latine leadership, activism, and self-exploration by giving students the opportunity to connect with Latine leaders, learn from their stories, and reflect on their own personal leadership skills. In the past, participants have had the opportunity to explore both historical and contemporary leadership and activism by connecting with leaders working to create change through art, music, education, policy & governance, community organizing, activism, and more!

Through Saber es Poder, we hope to affirm that leadership can be practiced in many different ways and that leadership is for everyone, including YOU! By participating in Saber es Poder, we hope you will recognize that you have what it takes to lead!

Saber es Poder is offered as a collaborative series by Diversity & Cultural Engagement – Centro Cultural César Chávez and Community Engagement & Leadership.

Participant Quotes: 

“Learning about generational healing was very illuminating for me, this gives more strength and pride with being Latina.”

“The experiences shared had similarities and differences to my own and made me think about how they used their skills and strengths to help their community as well as how I can also do that my own way.”

Registration is now closed for the 2024 program

Commitment:

Participants in the Saber es Poder program must be available and commit to participating in the full event.

Eligibility:

Participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a currently enrolled OSU student at the Corvallis campus
  • Must be in good university standing (academic and student conduct)

Finally, participants are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with OSU’s policies as well as treat other students and community partners with respect.

Participant Expectations:

Saber es Poder is centered on community building, relational leadership development, inclusivity, and learning. To create the most meaningful experience for yourself, groupmates, and our community partners, we ask that you be engaged to the fullest extent possible throughout the entire program by upholding the following commitments:

  • I agree to take responsibility for my own learning and experience. I agree to ask questions if I don’t understand, participate even if I have done an activity before, and challenge myself to do things outside my “comfort zone” during the experience.
  • I will practice open-mindedness and explore new and diverse perspectives, opinions, and experiences. I will expect to learn and be challenged.
  • I will be respectful of diverse communities, identities, lived experiences, cultural norms, and values (practice cultural humility) that I may experience in communities and/or with members of the Saber es Poder team. I will practice empathy, deep listening, and vulnerability and will create an inclusive space for members of my team and community. I will practice social consciousness/mindfulness of others and center care. I will respect the humanity and dignity of all people.
  • I commit to being an active contributor to the group and show respect for fellow team members, community partners, and populations. I will do my best to uphold the team/community agreements.
  • I will assume the best intent and attend to impact: We all make mistakes and this is part of our learning and growing. I am committed to taking accountability for my actions and addressing any impact on others.
  • I will serve as a positive role model and representative of Oregon State University, Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL), and the Centro Cultural César Chávez, and myself during this program.
  • I agree to take responsibility for personal needs and practice self-care for my own wellbeing including getting enough sleep to participate fully. I agree to let a trip leader know if I am not feeling safe, heard, acknowledged, or anything else that is taking away from my learning experience. We cannot support or make changes if we are not aware of your needs.
  • I agree to refrain from using alcohol or non-prescription drugs during the Saber es Poder experience. Alcohol and other drugs don’t have a part in what we hope to accomplish.
  • I will be responsible for my own actions and behavior and understand and agree to adhere to the OSU Code of Student Conduct. I will be held accountable for actions and behaviors that violate the code of conduct.
  • I will respect the property of our lodging site, community partners, and CEL/CCCC/OSU.

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