Office of Student Activities

LEAD Series

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series is designed to help students reach their full leadership potential through interactive workshops. The series features a variety of sessions throughout the semester that focus on student leadership. The workshops are open to all students, regardless of leadership experience, and are hosted in the Student Organization Center in the basement of the University Union. LEAD Series are held in both the fall and spring semesters.

If you are interested in presenting at this series, please contact the OSA,

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Heavy is the Head: Taking Care of Mental Health as a Leader
Wednesday, September 19th at 5:00pm in the SOC
Briana McManus - GA; Undergraduate Admissions  

E-mail Etiquette  
Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the Cardinal/Oak Room
Grace Davis - GA; OSA Leadership Programs 

Budget Management 
Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30pm in the Chicago Room
Marcy Olague-Jamaica- GA; Student Development Office

Mentoring Matters
Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm in the SOC
Jaimee Maddox - GA; Career Development Center

Is Grad School for You?
Thursday, October 16th at 5:30pm in the SOC
Michema Lafontant - GA; Student Judicial Programs

The Benefits of Studying Abroad
Thursday, October 25th at 6:00pm in the SOC
Pedro Bidegaray - Director of Study Abroad and Outreach

Setting Goals
Thursday, November 1st at 6:30pm in the SOC
Jon Hill - GA; Students T.A.L.K 

Social Change
Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm in the Fox Room
Julia Albarracin - Professor; Department of Political Science 

Interview Skill Building
Thursday, November 15th at 6:30pm in the SOC
Geoff Dejanvier - GA; University Union

Social Change Movements
Tuesday, November 27th at 5:00pm in the SOC
Byron Oden - Building Services Foreman 

Social Media and Marketing
Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm in the Fox Room
Greta Dieter - GA; University Housing and Dining Services

Resilience and Change 
Tuesday, December 4th at 5:00pm in the Fox Room
Cecilia Langill - GA; OSA Volunteer Services




Talent Grant Recipients

Please note that you must attend at least TWO LEAD Series sessions each semester to receive funding. If schedule conflicts arise due to your class schedule, please contact early in the semester.  Programs currently not identified above and/or on the application need to have prior approval to be considered for Talent Grant credit. 

Contact Info

Student Activities
University Union
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3232
Fax: (309) 298-2879

Past LEAD Series Sessions

Western Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers 

3 M's: Mission, Motivate, Mentor

Leadership Styles and Identities

LinkedIn for Student Leaders

Have you ever thought about how to move your bus? Goal Setting and Decision Making

Finding Your Inner Woo Hoo & Passing It On!

Leggo My EGO: Losing the "I" in Team

How Full Is Your Bucket?

Reframing Disability

The What and How of Leadership