HuskyLEAD

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.

 

Fall 2014 Schedule:

  • E-Board Blitz – Working as a Team for a Successful Year –Tuesday, October 7 – MUB Ballroom A1
    • Leadership Competencies: Self-Awareness, Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility
    • Learning Outcome:  Participants will learn various techniques to strengthen their team, motivate their members, and plan together in order to maximize the effectiveness of their organization and their programs/activities.
    • Presenter(s): Jared Johnson and Outdoor Adventure Program Staff
  • Robert’s Rules of Order & How to Run a Meeting –Tuesday, October 21 – MUB Ballroom B2 & B3
    • Leadership Competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices
    • Learning Outcome:  Participants attending this session will become familiar with and feel comfortable using the typical meeting structure of Robert’s Rules of Order and will learn the best techniques and practices for running successful and efficient meetings.
    • Presenter(s): Dan LaForest, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Artful Bragging – How to Sell Yourself – Tuesday, October 28 – MUB Ballroom B2 & B3
    • Leadership Competencies: Self-Awareness, Communication
    • Learning Outcome: Participants will learn how to introduce themselves to people they don’t know, particularly future employers, as well as how to further communicate or re-connect with people they already know – buzzword: Networking.
    • Presenter(s): Julie Way, Career Services
  • Minimizing the Dangers of Over-Involvement – Tuesday, November 4 – MUB Ballroom B2 & B3
    • Leadership Competencies: Self-Awareness, Communication
    • Learning Outcome:  Participants attending this session will learn to identify the signs and pitfalls of over-involvement. This session will focus on developing strategies to balance academics, leadership involvement, and self-care.
    • Presenter(s): Amber Bennett and Counseling Services Staff
  • Don’t Be a Marketing Doppelgänger – Advice for Creative Marketing – Tuesday, November 11 – MUB Ballroom B2 & B3
    • Leadership Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility
    • Learning Outcome:   Participants will learn new and effective approaches for creatively marketing their organization and events.
    • Presenter(s): Jeremiah Baumann and Bradley Turner
  • Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships – Tuesday, November 18 – MUB Ballroom B2 & B3
    • Leadership Competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Ethical Practices, Social Responsibility
    • Learning Outcome: Participants will learn how to foster relationships, create partnerships, and build mutually beneficial sponsorship opportunities.
    • Presenter(s): Brent Burns and Beth Hoy, Corporate Partnerships