A Different Kind of Running
The Leadership Scholar Program has contributed to my growth as a student and civic leader. Within the first year of the program, I learned about my leadership style and how there is no one type of leadership. I consider myself to be a servant leader. I want to be a leader who not only grows but makes sure that the people around them are growing and practicing their best skills to work for the common interest. My university has offered me endless opportunities for leadership where I can exhibit my skills - from being a Resident Assistant to taking on the role as an Orientation Assistant planning programs for new students. Because of the Mount, I’ve learned that there is no shortage of greatness if we empower women and provide them with meaningful roles to showcase their leadership.
Lessons Learned from a Strategic Planning Participant
Strategic planning processes can be positive, interesting and engaging for the participant. Understanding the expectations and ground rules is helpful for engaging the team, along with context, mission and laying the appropriate groundwork to set yourself up for success. These are just a few of the lessons learned as a participant for an engaging strategic planning process.
Five things early-career professionals can do as they transition to an SCU
Thank you to our #CLDE17 Meeting Partners and Exhibitors!
As part of your experience at the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, be sure to connect with our meeting partners and exhibitors in the Marriott Ballroom Foyer during the hours of registration. You can also connect with them during the #CLDE17 networking reception on Thursday, June 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Salon I, II, III, & IV, and throughout the entire meeting as they attend, participate in, and present sessions.
WHAT’S SERVICE-LEARNING GOT TO DO WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Perhaps this seems to be a silly question. “What is this clickbait?” you say. “Of course social justice and service-learning are intertwined! That’s the whole point.” Or is it? I’m guessing your answer depends on how you define these terms. In the Student Leadership and Service (SLS) office at Lewis & Clark College, we try to frame our work through a social justice and equity lens. To that end, we utilize Lee Ann Bell’s (1997) definition, which describes social justice as both a process and a goal. According to Bell, the goal relates to full and equal participation of all groups in a society mutually shaped to meet their needs. Other aspects of the goal relate to an equitable distribution of resources, security (physical and psychological), self-determination and interconnectedness. Regarding social justice as a process, that relates to democratic, inclusive and collaborative engagement.
Apply to Serve as the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference Campus Host!
The host applications for the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference are now live!