College of Veterinary Medicine

Cougar Orientation and Leadership Experience



1:00 p.m.       

Arrive at Ross Point

  • Settle into cabins
  • Sack lunches will be provided

2:00 p.m.


  • Introductions
  • Large Group Activity
  • Why COLE?
  • Paradigms in Veterinary Medicine
  • Why Retreat

3:45 p.m. Form Groups-small group time

4:30 p.m.

Free Time

5:30 p.m .

Cafeteria- 201​5 COLE Welcome Dinner (Students/Mentors seated in their groups)

6:30 p.m.



Servant Leadership

  • Competition vs. Collaboration
  • Mindsets: Growth vs. Fixed

7:00 p.m. Outside-Large Group Activity

7:30 p.m. Free Time/Activities

9:30 p.m. Bonfire with Student Facilitators


7:00 a.m.       


7:45 a.m.


  • Wake-up Activities
  • What did you learn yesterday?
  • Emotional Intelligence (E.I.) Toolbox Overview

8:15 a.m. Outside-Small Group Activities

9:45 a.m. Break-snacks will be provided in cafeteria

10:15 a.m. Chapel

Emotional Intelligence Tools

  • Self-Awareness
  • Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Overview


  • WSU Data and Class of 201​9 Type Breakdown
  • Application in the real world of Veterinary Medicine

11:45 a.m. Outside-Small Group Activities

12:15 p.m Cafeteria-Lunch

1:00 p.m. Chapel
  • Student AVMA Presentation
  • Emotional Intelligence Tools
    Social Awareness

2:00 p.m. Outside-Small Group Activities
Break-Snacks available in cafeteria anytime between 2:00-5:15 pm (facilitators discretion)

5:15 p.m. Free Time

6:30 p.m. Cafeteria-Dinner

7:15 p.m. Outside-Large Group Activity

7:45 p.m. Small Groups meet with Student Facilitators

9:30 p.m. Bonfire with Student Facilitators (including Skits)


7:30 a.m.        Cafeteria-Breakfast

8:15 a.m.


  • Wake-up Activities
  • What did you learn yesterday?

8:30 a.m. Outside-Small Group Activities

Break-facilitators will provide time for snacks

10:00 a.m. Chapel

Communication-Emotional Intelligence Tools

  • Relational Competence
  • Active Listening

Outside-Small Group Activity

11:15 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m.


  • Process One Way/Two Way through R.C. lens
  • Creating a Team

12:15 p.m. Lunch with your group (box lunches will be provided)
Team Codes

2:00 p.m.


  • Share Team Codes
  • Code Process/Global Perspectives

2:45 p.m. Outside-Small Group Activities

Break-Snacks will be provided in Cafeteria at Facilitator’s discretion

4:45 p.m.


Renewal and Reminders

5:45 p.m. Dinner-BBQ Outside

6:45 p.m. Large Group Activity

7:15 p.m. Bell Tower-Class of 201​9 photo

7:30 p.m. Board Busses to return to Pullman!
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