Friday, December 5, 2014

ELS Week 8

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 8
Leadership In Action

ELS Week 7

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 7
Identity & Inclusion

ELS Week 6

Emerging Leaders Series
Week 6 

Civic Engagement & Leadership

ELS Week 5

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 5
Conflict & Time Management

ELS Week 4

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 4
Communication & Relationships

ELS Week 3

Emerging Leaders Series
Week 3

Time & Stress Management and Mental Wellness

ELS Week 2

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 2

ELS Week 1

Emerging Leaders Series

Week 1

October 2nd, 2014

Gabriela Majeska & Kate Curley

Week 1 is used as an introduction course to the entire Emerging Leaders Series. The day is started with a pre-assessment to assess where all of the students are at in terms of leadership experiences. The majority of the time period is used for discussion on why the students are there and what they are hoping to get out of the experience as well as getting to know each other.

Before the series began, we had accepted 15 participants. On day 1 of the series, 12 students participated. Part of the introduction of the series included having the students sign a learning agreement, adapted from LeaderShape, pleading their commitment to their own learning in the course. After getting to know each other, the students were split into groups and participated in a "coat of arms" activity, allowing them to choose 4 of the most important things in their life and tell the other students about them. We concluded the introduction with reading the article "The five practices of exemplary leadership" and sharing thoughts on the article.

Learning Agreement

Thursday, December 4, 2014

On Top of The Town

On Top of The Town: Women's Leadership Mixer

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014

On Top of The Town was a women's leadership mixer hosted by the GLO pod of Campus Life. It was aimed specifically towards female students at the university to address specifically being a female leader. This event was created in order to help students get questions answered about their future careers and leadership. This event was also created in the hopes of giving students a networking opportunity with some of the women leaders in our community. 

The event started with an informal "mixer" portion where appetizers and drinks from EMU catering were provided to all of the guests. The night then continued into a panel where we had some of the female leaders from the community tell their stories of trouble and triumphs and then answer questions from the students. This was the main portion of the night and the panel consisted of Amanda Edmonds, Mayor of Ypsilanti; Jan Mcdermott, a small business owner; Liz Haas a licensed social worker and sex therapist; Carrie Hensel, co-founder Women's Exchange of Washtenaw; Amelia Brown, Consumers Energy Employee Development Consultant; and Priya Gogi, Founder of Denovo Sciences. After the panel portion, the night continued into round table discussions where each of the guests hosted their own discussion with small groups of students. The round table discussion topics included salary negotiation, work life balance, further education, challenging work place relationships and sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Hosting these round table discussions along with the panelists we also had Cheyenne Luzynski, Glenna Frank Miller and Meredith Collier. The event consisted of 42 students total, both men and women.

This event was covered by the Eastern Echo and coverage can be found here:


Emerging Leaders Series 2014

Emerging Leaders Series 2014

The Emerging Leaders Series was held from 4-6 P.M. on October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd, October 30th, November 6th, November 13th, and November 20th.

The Emerging Leaders Series is an 8 week series hosted by Campus Life and programmed by the student assistant for leadership programs. It is a program specifically designed for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students who hope to become "emerging leaders" in their community. The program teaches students more about themselves, their leadership styles, and how to best work with other people as well as challenges they may face as leaders and how to manage them. 

For this years sessions of ELS, we started with 15 students and ended the 8th session with 8 total students. Each session was facilitated by Gabriela Majeska and on a rotating schedule, Casey Jordan Krone and Kate Curley facilitated the sessions. 

The Emerging Leaders Series offers the students who successfully complete the 8 week course LBC credit in the general education area for community service, citizenship and leadership.