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LEAD - Leadership Engagement And Development
LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development) is a program at MassBay designed to develop leadership skills that will benefit students throughout college, career, and life. The LEAD program exists to inspire all students to effect positive change through self-exploration, including the positive impact they can have in a group and our community, and why it’s vital for our future.
Definition of Leadership
At MassBay we define leadership as the ability to understand and utilize your individual talents, and also to effectively influence your team to accomplish a goal. Leadership should be the modest and genuine expression of your unique personality to effect positive change for the betterment of others, our community, and society. There is no one-size fits all methodology to leadership.
Benefits of the Leadership Program
- Gain practical experience in cooperative teamwork, creative problem solving, and being an effective leader
- Further develop self-awareness and interpersonal skills, and learn about group dynamics
- Develop relationships with other students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Session 1: Friday, October 26th 1-4pm Wellesley Campus:
Self-Assessment Workshop and Team Building
All participants will be required to attend the Self-Assessment & Team Building Session on developing their own personal leadership philosophy and style. We will be using the Student Leadership Competencies Inventory, which allows you to take short assessments to measure your proficiency levels in each of the 8 competency clusters:
- Learning and Reasoning
- Self-Awareness & Development
- Interpersonal Interaction
- Group Dynamics
- Civic Responsibility
- Personal Behavior
- Strategic Planning
Session 2: Friday, November 16th 1-5pm Wellesley Campus:
Communication & Group Dynamics
All participants will be required to attend the Communication & Group Dynamics session where we will cover topics such as:
- Interpersonal/Listening Skills
- Professional Communication and Networking
- Public Speaking/Presenting
- Understanding Group Dynamics
- Project Management: Turning an Idea into Reality
- Conflict Resolution: Creating an Inclusive Team
Session 3: Friday, December 7th 1-4pm Wellesley Campus:
Civic Engagement De-Brief and Program Wrap-Up
All participants will be required to attend this session where we will de-brief your experience with the group Civic-Engagement Project, wrap-up the program, celebrate your completion of LEAD, and talk about the requirements of the Reflection Paper.
Once you have completed all 3 sessions, the Civic Engagement Project, and the Reflection Paper, you have completed the Leadership Program. A new schedule will be created each semester, so students may complete the program over multiple semesters. Certificates for completing the program will be given out during the Student Engagement IMPACT Awards in May each year. In order to receive an invitation to the awards night and your certificate in May, all requirements must be completed by April 30th.