H.O.P.E. 2016 Teamwork, Ethical, Moral and Character Development

Through a series of experiential learning exercises, the participants will discover his/her leadership and characteristics traits that will serve as a foundation to start focusing on using their new acquired skills to effectively communicate, solve issues, gain allies, and work well as a team in a diverse and global society. As a result, participants will gain the life skills necessary to not only navigate the complex world with confident buy they will serve as an ambassador for the program which gave them the tools to be successful students, responsible members on campuses and a contributing member of society at-large. 

Sovatha T. Oum

Sovatha T. Oum

Sovatha is the founder and CEO of The Experiential Based Leadership Learning, LLC. An organization that provides group initiative/team building; youth development; experiential learning; curriculum design; youth outdoor leadership; diversity training and the Killing Fields simulation.

He has over 30 years of experience in team building/group initiative, especially outdoor leadership programs designed for at-risk youth, with over 15 years of those years working with gang members on building character based on the principle of: culture, leadership, experiential, authenticity, truth and forgiveness. In addition, Sovatha is the creator and founder of the Cambodian Killking Fields simulation, which have served over 2500 people over the past 24 seasons. He loves to combine leadership initiative and diversity training into on package in which, he has over 20 years of experience facilitating with a broad group of audience from corporate, universities, law enforcement agencies to group as young as fourth graders.

His aspiration is to start a Character Leadership Academy boarding school for underserved and unachieved inner-city boys to provide them the tools they need to succeed academically and prepare them to be responsible citizens.

He lives with his wife Chanbopha and his 12-year-old daughter Sophadriana in Oakdale, Minnesota.