Office of Student Activities

LEAD Series

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Series is designed to help students reach their full leadership potential. The series features a variety of workshops throughout the semester that focus on student leadership. These workshops are based around the personal experience of students in attendance and will be interactive. 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.

Spring 2017

We're All in this Together: Building Community Across Differences
Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm

Monika Wasshausen - Graduate Assistant, Casa Latina Cultural Center 

Being 1% Better
Wednesday, March 1 at 5pm

Dovile Svirupskaite - Student Government Association President
Wil Gradle - Student Member to the Board of Trustees

Values Based Leadership
Tuesday, March 7 at 5pm

Chelsea Pratts - Graduate Assistant, Greek Life Programs

Motivating the Middle
Wednesday, March 22 at 6pm

Abbi Hanson - Graduate Assistant, Student Government Association

The What and How of Leadership
Thursday, March 30 at 5pm

Danielle Tucker - Complex Director, University Housing and Dining Services
Zachary Young - Assistant Complex Director, University and Dining Services

A Business Approach to Finding Your Mission
Tuesday, April 4 at 5pm

Jessy Cheung - Academic Advisor

Be Our Guest: Using Customer Service to Work Through Difficulties
Thursday, April 13 at 5pm

Candace Wilson - Graduate Assistant, Women's Center

Start with Why

Thursday April 20 at 5pm

Jerome Scott - Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Activities

Sorry, But I Need Some Quality Times With My Couch
Wednesday, April 26 at 6pm

Emily Henkelman - Graduate Assistant, Women's Center
Steve Schauz - Assistant Complex Director, University Housing and Dining Services

Big plans for the weekend? Yep, having some quality time with my couch. This workshop will have a dual-focus of how to engage members of your organization that may fall on the more introverted end of the spectrum and how to thrive as a leader if you are an introvert. There won't be any small talk here; just deep, meaningful conversations (and maybe a little not-so-in-your-face fun)!

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

Dear Stress, Let's Breakup