Office of Student Activities

LEAD Series

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series is designed to help students reach their full leadership potential. The series features a variety of workshops throughout the semester that focus on student leadership. For Spring 2016, the workshops are based around the personal experience of students in attendance and will be interactive. The workshops are open to all students, regardless of leadership experience, and are typically hosted in the Student Organization Center in the basement of the University Union, EXCEPT the event on February 22, "LinkedIn for Student Leaders" (that will be hosted in the Malpass Library, 3rd floor computer lab).

Recruiting Quality Members
Monday, February 1 at 6pm

Katie Schremp - Graduate Advisor, Greek Life Programs
Tyler Havens - Assistant Director, Greek Life Programs

Organizations thrive on the members that belong to them, and recruitment ensure quality members can find their way to the right organization. Come learn effective techniques for recruiting the right members to your organization from the recruitment experts.

I Want To Put On An Event. Now What?
Tuesday, February 9 at 6pm

Ashley Katz - Assistant Director, University Union
Jessica Girdler & George Theotokatos - Graduate Assistants, University Union Board

Does your student organization want to host the next big event? Come learn from experienced event planners on how to implement an effective and well-planned event. To accomplish this, participants will learn about strategies guaranteed to make their event successful and how to measure that success.

Leadership Styles and Identities
Thursday, February 18 at 6pm

Justin Schuch - Assistant Director, University Housing and Dining Services
David Raymond - Assistant Complex Director, University Housing and Dining Services

"Before you are a leader, success is about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welsh. Leaders have to know who they are before they can lead others. This hands-on session will focus on developing a stronger understanding of personal identities and connecting how these identities impact our leadership.

LinkedIn for Student Leaders
Monday, February 22 at 5pm
ALTERNATIVE LOCATION: Malpass Library, 3rd floor computer lab

Katie Barnard - Graduate Assistant, Career Development Center

Come learn how to interact with LinkedIn as a student leader! Build your LinkedIn profile with hands on help from a Career Development professional and learn specific ways to jumpstart your career with the important social media site.

Have you ever thought about how to move your bus?
Goal setting, decision making, and communication through the use of positive energy
Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm

Stacey Macchi - Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

Where does your energy take you? Does it help you set goals? Does it help you make decisions? Perhaps your energy helps you to communicate with others in a positive way? Let’s explore “The Energy Bus” and how you drive your goals and ambitions to achieve success!

Finding Your Inner Woo Hoo & Passing it On!
Thursday, March 24 at 6pm

Stephanie Hovsepian - Assistant Director, Student Judicial Programs

Are you and your fellow student leaders feeling unmotivated and uninspired? Then come learn some techniques, that are easy to implement, to keep yourself and others motivated and Find Your Inner WOO HOO!

Leggo My EGO: Losing the “I” in Team
Monday, March 28 at 7pm

Brian Kocher - Graduate Advisor, Greek Life Programs
Brett Moody - Graduate Assistant, Center for the Study of Masculinity and Men’s Development

Not to be confused with the popular brand of waffle, EGO is not part of a well-balanced breakfast. Come learn about the role ego plays in leadership and how to keep your organization/team a “we” rather than a “me.”

How full is your bucket? A personal and pragmatic evaluation of work, relationships, and quality of life
Thursday, March 31 at 5pm

Jeremy Robinett - Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Feeling overwhelmed, but still unproductive? Through guided discussions and hands-on activities (that may get a little messy), this program will help you strategize effective ways for setting realistic work and relationship goals.

Reframing Disability
Wednesday, April 6 at 6pm

Tara Buchanan - Director, Disability Resource Center

Reframing disability encourages students to question common perceptions about disability and offers the opportunity to reframe thinking for the purpose of creating a more inclusive society. Student leaders have a responsibility to create a more inclusive society, and this will serve as a valuable experience to help student leaders accomplish this goal.

Dear Stress, Let's Breakup
Wednesday, April 13 at 6pm

Cara Cerullo - Counselor, University Counseling Center
Melissa Moon & Cody Maddock - Counselor Education Interns, University Counseling Center

Participate in an experiential exercise to understand stress of student leadership, while engaging in an active discussion on methods to limit stress through appropriate delegation. Participants will also learn how to prioritize stress management according to personal values.

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
Fall 2015

C.L. Lindsay, Higher Education Lawyer and Lecturer

Safe Space Training

Money Matters in Student Organizations

Deconstructing the Hookup

Rethinking Leadership Programming

The Ally, The Advocate, & The Professional

Leadership Lessons Learned in the Peace Corps

Marketing Your Leadership Skills

It's Not About Me

Intersectionality & Leading

Fall Leadership Conference