Leadership Academy

 

Helping you develop your leadership gifts

Leadership Academy is a training program for all student organization leaders. Whether you're a new or seasoned leader, Leadership Academy is designed to help you develop your leadership gifts. The sessions offered throughout the year are meant to help you better understand your role as a student leader. The program seeks to provide support, resources, skills, and leadership training.

Attendance

The Student Development Office offers Leadership Academy opportunities each semester during the academic year. Each student organization is required to send a leader to a minimum of 8 Leadership Academy sessions throughout the academic year [4 per semester].

The sessions generally fit into one of three categories: (1) exploring available resources to help with the nuts and bolts of running and organization (2) developing leaders and leadership teams (3) self development and exploration in the context of self leadership.

Select from the following options:

Second Semester - Spring 2013

DATE TOPIC LOCATION TIME
Wednesday, February 6  Semester Planning: Coordinator of Student Organizations, Paula Englin, will lead a session that outlines what big events are headed our way this semester and provides opportunities for creative event planning with other leaders

Commons Lecture Hall

4:30PM
Tuesday, February 12 Financial Tune-up: Finance Chair, Brian Van Der Heide will provide you with the tools you need to have a better understanding of your organization's budget & Calvin's financial policies & proceedures.  Commons Lecture Hall 3:30PM
Wednesday, February 20 The Art of Networking: Meredith Segur, one of our Career Counselors from Career Development will be leading an interactive session that will be helpful for leaders who are: (1) Looking for strategies to attract and retain new organizational members (2) Leaders looking to feel more confident and comfortable engaging with their members (3) Upperclassman looking improve their networking skills to increase their chances of securing an internship or job. Commons Lecture Hall 3:45PM
Thursday, February 28 Sabbath Practices: College chaplain, Pastor Mary Hulst will be offering her thoughts on the importance of observing sabbath in our lives. This isn't going to be your grandma's outdated discussion on not mowing your lawn on a Sunday afternoon, rather Pastor Mary will be offering some fantastic insights on how to truly find rest in our lives [extending beyond Sundays.]  Commons Lecture Hall

3:45PM

Tuesday, March 5 From Every Nation (FEN) Symposium on Race: "Incognito," written and performed by Michael Fosberg. "Incognito" is a one-man play depicting important social issues such as race, diversity, stereotyping, identity, finding a father, family history, adoption & divorce. To receive credit, you must email the Coordinator of Student Organizations, Paula Englin, with 5 - 7 points you took away from the performance relating to leadership. CFAC Recital Hall 3:30PM
Wednesday, March 6 Bursting the Bubble - Getting your Student Organization off-campus & into G.R. through Service-Learing: Jeff Bouman, Director of Calvin's Service-Learning Center will lead a practical session with tips on how to grow as an organization while serving others. Commons Lecture Hall  3:00PM

Wednesday, March 6

From Every Nation (FEN) Symposium on Race: "Loose Women," featuring Paula Ramirez, Alyssa Vera Ramos, Melissa Du Prey, Amanda de la Guardia, Sindy Castro, and Alexandra Meda. "Loose Women" is an autobiographical exploration of Puerto Rican identity, relationships, gender, race & cultural norms. To receive credit, you must email the Coordinator of Student Organizations, Paula Englin, with 5 - 7 points you took away from the performance relating to leadership. CFAC Recital Hall   3:30PM

Saturday, March 9

Non-Violent Direct Action Training: Join the Calvin College Middle East Club and Hope Equals [www.hopeequals.org] for non-violent and non-violent direct action training. Based on the training of Christian Peacemaker Teams [www.cpt.org] who serve in Columbia, Kurdistan, Northern Ontario, and Palestine, this one day module will introduce the methodology of non-violence and will provide preparation for non-violent direct action that students may utilize in their own organizations, communities, and personal lives. 

Alumni Assoc. Board Rm, Commons Annex  9AM -  5PM

Monday, March 11

Registration, Chartering & Budgeting INFO Meeting - This meeting is required for all organizations wishing to maintain their official status in the 2013-14 academic year.

Commons Lecture Hall

 4:00PM
N/A Service Learning: If your team meets with the Service Learning Center and participates in a service project together (minimum 2 hour commitment) you will receive 2 leadership academy credits! N/A N/A

Interim - January 2013

DATE TOPIC LOCATION TIME
Jan. 3 - 23 The January Series: Check out the fantastic line-up of speakers here! You may attend up to 2 lectures for Leadership Academy credit. To receive credit, you must email the Coordinator of Student Organizations, Paula Englin, with 5 - 7 points the speaker made that relate to leadership or connect to your Student Organization.

CFAC

12:30PM
Thursday, January 3 Dinner with Cody Fisher: Enjoy dinner with Co-Founder & Development Director of the Preemptive Love Coalition, Cody Fisher This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in: public relations, the Middle East, charities/non-profits, assisting children globally, photography, reconciliation, fundraising, and networking - as these are all passions Cody shares. This event includes FREE dinner from Commons.  Knollcrest Room 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 8 Meet & Greet with Jenny Yang: January Series speaker, Jenny Yang, is the Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Refugee and Immigration Program at World Relief. Jenny is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate and works with Congressional leaders to improve refugee and immigration policy. Library Lobby 7PM
 N/A Service Learning: If your team meets with the Service Learning Center and participates in a service project together (minimum 2 hour commitment) you will receive 2 leadership academy credits!   N/A   N/A

First Semester - Fall 2012

DATE TOPIC LOCATION TIME
Thursday, September 13  Finances: This is crucial to accessing your organization's budget. Learn about reimbursements, honorarium, cash advances, and how to access your org's budget on a regular basis.

Commons Lecture Hall

3:45 PM
Thursday, September 20 Vision and Goal Setting: Associate Dean of Student Development, JB Britton will provide you with the tools you need to mobilize and motivate your team to accomplish great things this year. Commons Lecture Hall 3:45 PM
Wednesday, September 26 The Quest for Sexual Integrity: Hope Professor Carol Simon, who specializes in ethics, will develop a holistic, biblical sexual ethic that brings into focus the bewildering array of cultural sexual presentations we're surrounded by every day. Sponsored by the Sexuality Series - email Coord. of Student Orgs [pjs5@calvin.edu] brief summary of lecture for credit. Recital Hall 7PM
Wednesday, October 3 StrengthsQuest for Student Organization Leadership Teams: Razel Jones, Training and Orientation Coordinator in Calvin's Human Resources department, will assist your team in intentionally using each member's strengths.  Meeter Center

3:30PM

Tuesday, October 30 Outside of the Box: Ebonie Atkins and Nicole Parker of Calvin's Multicultural Student Development Office will offer insights on the important role cultural identity plays in leader's lives. Meeter Center 3:30PM
Thursday, November 1

Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Video Series: 
Jim Collins - "Great by Choice"
Nationally acclaimed business thinker and author, Collins discusses the central question he investigates in his new book: Why do some organizations thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?

Chapel Undercroft

3:30PM
Thursday, November 8

Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Video Series:
Craig Groeschel - "The Strongest Link"
Founder and senior pastor of LiveChurch.tv, Groeschel discusses the importance of leading across generations. Make sure you bring your organization's advisor with you to this practical session! 

Chapel Undercroft 3:30PM
Thursday, November 15 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Video Series:
Andy Stanley - "Focused Leadership" 
Founder and senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Stanley gives some great insights on how to manage your personal and work life, as well as how to get the most out of your precious time. 
Chapel Undercroft 3:30PM
N/A Service Learning: If your team meets with the Service Learning Center and participates in a service project together (minimum 2 hour commitment) you will receive 2 leadership academy credits! N/A N/A