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Building a leadership culture on campus

Posted on February 22, 2017

“Although it is true that some people are born with greater natural gifts than others, the ability to lead is really a collection of skills, nearly all of which can be learned and improved.” ~ John Maxwell

As part of the university’s effort to invest in the people who make MSUM a great place to work, John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership is gaining steam on campus.

The program grew out of the campus climate survey, which identified the desire to increase empowerment and connection. Charged with the task of identifying a leadership development opportunity to do that were Dean Marsha Weber, Dean Randy Cagle, former Dean Tim Borchers, CIO Dan Heckaman, Interim Dean Denise Gorsline and AD Doug Peters. They reviewed several leadership development-training models, but chose Maxwell’s 21 Laws. Maxwell’s life work is focused on leadership, and he’s written more than 50 books on the topic.

“We chose Maxell because his biggest theme is the critique of positional leadership. For Maxwell, leadership is influence, no matter what position you are in. It seemed like a good model for MSUM to adopt,” said Randy Cagle, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read the rest of this entry →

Live 2 Lead Video Presentation

Posted on November 23, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | King Hall 110

All MSUM employees and students are invited to attend this high impact video presentation. Three thought leaders in the leadership arena will share their insight. Registration details to follow.  Read the rest of this entry →

Last Day to Sign Up for Emerging Leaders

Posted on September 16, 2016

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow with Emerging Leaders! Emerging Leaders is a free leadership opportunity available to all MSUM students looking to learn more about leadership. It is an eight-week program, where groups meet for an hour each week. The goal is to help students develop the leadership skills they will need to be active and engaged members of MSUM and the community. Every week the program covers a new topic related to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.  Read the rest of this entry →

Advancing Your Leadership Experience

Posted on April 09, 2014

Come to the “Advancing Your Leadership Experience” Take the Lead Tuesday, April 15 from 7-8 p.m. in CMU 203. There will be free food!

There will be a leadership panel that will consist of:
– Deb White, the Coordinator for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute and an MSUM Professor
– Anthony Ocana, MSUM Assistant Professor
– Amanda Olson, Student Desk Manager, and
– Nancy Boyle, Volunteer and Training Coordinator at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

“The Gateway to Leadership” conference Monday

Posted on February 07, 2014

The Gateway to Leadership conference is Monday, Feb. 10  from 7:15-10 p.m. in the CMU Ballroom. Free and free food!

Check out the following schedule of presenters and Leadership Expo. Come and support your friends and fellow students, as well as find out what great opportunities there are to get involved with on-campus this year or next.

Gateway to Leadership Conference Schedule

Student leadership conference “The Gateway to Leadership” set for Feb. 10

Posted on January 29, 2014

This semester the Housing and Residential Life Department, in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and the Dragon Leadership Program, is sponsoring a student leadership conference called “The Gateway to Leadership.” This leadership conference will take place on Monday, Feb. 10 from 7-10 p.m. in the CMU. Save this date and plan to attend. Read the rest of this entry →

Health Care Leadership chapter meets Jan. 30

Posted on January 28, 2014

The student chapter of Health Care Leadership (HCL) is a student led organization on campus. Membership is open to students majoring in Health Services Administration, Community Health or with an interest in health. The purpose of the organization is to develop and promote the skills necessary for effective leadership in health care organizations through interaction with professionals and strengthened association with peers. The first meeting for the semester will be on Jan. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. Details about the location will be sent. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Leadership Program now accepting letters of application

Posted on January 27, 2014

If you’re starting your leadership journey or you’ve already had some great leadership experiences, we encourage you to apply for the Dragon Leadership Program (DLP). The Dragon Leadership Program isn’t just one more thing to add to your resume– it takes a variety of your past and present experiences and helps you understand the skills you’ve gained already and then adds to your leadership toolbox to help you become an even more effective leader. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Leadership Program now accepting letters of application

Posted on January 14, 2014

Know a student that is starting their leadership journey or one that has already had some great leadership experiences? Encourage them to apply for the Dragon Leadership Program (DLP). Letters of Application (see attached handout) are now being accepted and are due Friday, Feb. 7 for acceptance into the program this semester. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor information session for 2014-2015 academic year- TONIGHT

Posted on January 14, 2014

There will be an information session for anyone interested in learning more about the Dragon Mentor position. The informational session will be held TONIGHT (Tuesday, Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. in the Dahl Hall Lounge.

Please encourage any students that you may interact with to attend if you think they would be a great role model for other students. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor information session for 2014-2015 academic year- TONIGHT

Posted on January 14, 2014

There will be an information session for anyone interested in learning more about the Dragon Mentor position. The informational session will be held tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. in the Dahl Hall Lounge.

The Dragon Mentors serve students who participate in Learning Communities. Students of all majors are eligible to apply. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor information session for 2014-2015 academic year

Posted on December 04, 2013

There will be an information session for anyone interested in learning more about the Dragon Mentor position. The first of two informational sessions will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Dahl Hall Lounge.

The Dragon Mentors serve students who participate in Learning Communities. Students of all majors are eligible to apply.

Application will go live on Dragon Jobs on Friday, Dec. 6. The deadline to apply is Feb. 12, 2014. Read the rest of this entry →

Save the Dates for the upcoming Take the Leads

Posted on November 08, 2013

One Take the Lead is Tuesday, Nov. 19 and it’s called “How to use Social Media as a Professional Leader.” It will be from 4-5 p.m. in CMU 203. This workshop will be presented by Bobbie Delaney from the Career Development Center.

Another Take the Lead is Wednesday, Dec. 4 called “Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level.” It will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in CMU 101. In this Take the Lead there will be a panel of people who are involved in the MSUM campus and people involved with the community.

mnstate.edu/osa/leadership/take-the-lead

Leadership Week is next week

Posted on October 03, 2013

The events include:

– Monday, Oct. 7: Tabling in the CMU from 12-1:30 pm. “What does Leadership Mean to you?”
– Tuesday, Oct. 8: Take the Lead Workshop: “Discover Your True Colors” from 4-5 p.m. in CMU 203.
– Wednesday, Oct. 9: “Your Online Presence” workshop at 12 pm in CMU 203. Presented by the Career Development Center
– Thursday, Oct. 10: “How to Portray Your Leadership on a Resume” workshop at 11 a.m. in CMU 205. Presented by the Career Development Center Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Leadership Program deadline tomorrow

Posted on September 19, 2013

Deadline for Letters of Interest to the Dragon Leadership Program is Friday, Sept. 20.

The Dragon Leadership Program provides practical and relevant opportunities for you to develop leadership skills both in and out of the classroom. In addition, you are paired with a faculty/staff mentor that helps you throughout the process and provides guidance. For more information about the DLP, please visit our website. Read the rest of this entry →

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute awarded West Central Initiative grant

Posted on May 02, 2013

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute, coordinated by Dr. Deborah White, Sociology, was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from West Central Initiative. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties in west central Minnesota. The grant will be used to help fund the 2013 Institute. Read the rest of this entry →

Deborah White invited to conference at the White House

Posted on April 04, 2013

Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, has been invited to participate in a conference at the White House April 22 as part of a new White House initiative to promote leadership and civic engagement among girls. White is coordinator of the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute, an annual program designed to advance women’s civic and political participation. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Mentor nominations now being accepted

Posted on February 05, 2013

MSUM will offer 11 Learning Communities for the 2013-2014 academic year. Learning Communities offer first-year students a chance to connect with other students through sharing living space and classes. In addition students are connected with faculty, and a Dragon Mentor, an undergraduate student who lives on their residence hall floor and offers academic guidance.

This year, faculty are invited to nominate students who may be a successful Dragon Mentor. Nominations will be accepted for Dragon Mentors for the following communities: Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Leadership Program: Young, aspiring, and seasoned leaders welcome

Posted on January 31, 2013

If you’re just starting your leadership journey or you’ve already had some great leadership experiences, we encourage you to take a peek at the Dragon Leadership Program. It’s a great opportunity to use your leadership skills and develop new ones. The Dragon Leadership Program isn’t just one more thing to add to your resume– it takes a variety of your past and present experiences and helps you understand the skills you’ve gained already and then adds to your leadership toolbox to help you become an even more effective leader. Read the rest of this entry →

Office of Diversity hosts two upcoming events

Posted on January 22, 2013

The Office of Diversity has two great events coming up. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Dr. King’s Dream performed by Mixed Blood Theater
Wednesday, Jan. 23
7:00 p.m. Weld Auditorium

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led American society through some its most profound changes with passion, devotion, and courage. This performance was developed from a combination of Dr. King’s letters, sermons, books and speeches. Read the rest of this entry →

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