Office of Student Activities

LEAD Series

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series is designed to help students reach their full leadership potential through interactive workshops. The series features a variety of sessions throughout the semester that focus on student leadership. The workshops are open to all students, regardless of leadership experience, and are hosted in the Student Organization Center in the basement of the University Union. LEAD Series are held in both the fall and spring semesters.

If you are interested in presenting at this series, please contact Anyssa Hining,

Fall 2017 Schedule:

Western Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers 
Wednesday, October 4th at 5pm in the Cardinal/Oak Room 
Cara Cerullo - LCSW/CADC at University Counseling Center 

3 M's: Mission, Motivate, Mentor
Thursday, October 5th at 6pm
Grant Reed - Student Government Association President

Being a Team Player: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 
Monday, October 16th at 5pm 
Stacey Macchi - Assistant Professor, Department of Communication 

Keeping Up With Social Media: Your Story, Your Future 
Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm 
Jaimee Maddox - Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Activites
Arianna Nutile - Panhellenic Council President  

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Wednesday, November 1st at 5pm 
Abbi Hanson - Graduate Assistant, Office of the Vice President of Student Services 

The Reverse Interview
Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm 
Nick Bonanno - Assistant Complex Director, Lincoln Hall 

Intercultural Acumen 
Monday, November 6th at 5pm 
Dr. Jason Woods - Associate Vice President of Student Services 

Event Planning: What To Do If.... 
Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm 
Ashley Katz - Assistant Director, University Union
Shannon Daly - Graduate Assistant, University Union 

Social Screening: What Employers Can Find on Your Social Media
Tuesday, November 14th at 5pm 
Anyssa Hining - Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Activities  
Michema Lafontant - Graduate Assistant, Student Judicial Services 

Maintaining Authenticity While Setting Boundaries
Wednesday, November 15th at 6pm 
Jalyn Jones - Complex Director, Corbin and Olson Halls 

"It's Not My Fault -- It's My MBTI"
Monday, December 4th at 5pm 
Michelle Howe - Assistant Director, Career Development Center (CDC)


Talent Grant Recipients

Please note that you must attend at least TWO LEAD Series sessions each semester to receive funding. If schedule conflicts arise due to your class schedule, please contact early in the semester.  Programs currently not identified above and/or on the application need to have prior approval to be considered for Talent Grant credit. 

Contact Info

Student Activities
University Union
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3232
Fax: (309) 298-2879

Past LEAD Series Sessions

Recruiting Quality Members

I Want To Put On An Event. Now What?

Leadership Styles and Identities

LinkedIn for Student Leaders

Have you ever thought about how to move your bus? Goal Setting and Decision Making

Finding Your Inner Woo Hoo & Passing It On!

Leggo My EGO: Losing the "I" in Team

How Full Is Your Bucket?

Reframing Disability

The What and How of Leadership