What is HuskyLEAD?

  • HuskyLEAD, which is a leadership development series, stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development. At Michigan Tech, we believe that leadership development is extremely important and essential for all of our students to truly make an impact on campus and society. This program encourages everyone from campus leaders and student organization officers, either aspiring and experienced, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for not only the success of their organization but also for the real world.

What skills are built through participation in the HuskyLEAD Program?

Five different leadership competencies are stressed throughout the HuskyLEAD series.  These competencies are:

  • Self-Awareness: Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses, and personal values – and how to advance organizations and individuals using that self-knowledge.
  • Teamwork: Cooperation and collaboration are important skills to learn as a leader. You will learn about how to use and navigate groups and teams to promote strong leadership.
  • Communication: Leaders must understand the "how" and "why" behind communication in order to understand how others can best contribute, how to share information effectively with others, and how to send the desired message.
  • Ethical Practices: The ethical practices of leaders are constantly challenged. Leaders must stay congruent with ethical principles and practices and the value of affecting others lives positively.
  • Social Responsibility: As leaders, one of our goals is to understand our roles as members of multiple communities and how we can better the lives of those in those communities through direct and/or indirect involvement.


Spring 2014 Schedule:

How Do I Grow My Professional Network?  LinkedIn and Other Strategies  - Tuesday, January 21
-Leadership Competencies: Self-awareness, Communication, Ethical Practices
-Learning Outcome: Participants will learn how to grow their professional network to advance their career and gain valuable life skills. LinkedIn, informational interviews, elevator pitches, and other strategies will be discussed.

Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization – Tuesday, January 28 (Fisher 135)
(Required for all Registered Student Organizations intending to request funding from the Undergraduate Student Government.)
Leadership Competency: Communication, Ethical Practices
-Learning Outcome: Participants attending this session will not only learn about the opportunities available for student organizations to receive funding but will also focus on the ideas of collaboration and goal-setting to further their organization desires.

Winter Carnival (February 5-9)

Motivating Your Members – Tuesday, February 11
-Leadership Competencies: Self-awareness, Communication, Teamwork
-Learning Outcome: Participants attending this session will learn various techniques to increase motivation among their members by utilizing their mission and values as well as a variety of recognition methods.

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Tuesday, February 25
-Leadership Competencies:  Self-Awareness
-Learning Outcome: Participants attending this session will become familiar with metacognitive awareness ("thinking about thinking"), will learn to develop learning goals and how to make adjustments to be more academically successful.

Grow Your Membership:  Effective Ways to Recruit and Maintain Members – Tuesday, March 4
-Leadership Competencies: Communication, Teamwork
-Learning Outcome:  Participants attending this session will learn that membership is more than just recruiting people to join their organization. Instead it’s about retention and purpose. This session will focus on the purpose of the organization, marketing, branding, and membership development.

Spring Break (March 10 – 14)

Change, Leadership, and the Art of ExecutionTuesday, March 18 Rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 6:00 PM, MUB Peninsula Room
-Leadership Competency: Self-Awareness, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility
-Learning Outcome: Participants will learn what is takes to be a true leader during times of change, how leaders can impact a culture, and the importance of execution in driving change and achieving results.

-Special Guest Presenter: Andrew Storm, General Manager, Oshkosh Corporation

Leading People with Different Personalities - Tuesday, March 25
-Leadership Competencies: Communication, Teamwork
-Learning Outcome: Participants  will learn about people with different personalities, how to utilize their strengths, and how to make them more effective.