What is HuskyLEAD?

HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development. At Michigan Tech, we believe that leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. This program encourages all students from campus leaders and student organization officers, to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for their personal, organizational, academic, and professional success.

What skills are built through participation in the HuskyLEAD Program?

The HuskyLEAD series focuses on five different leadership competencies:

  • 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 2017 HuskyLEAD Sessions:

USG Financing/Budgeting Tuesday, January 24, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fisher 135
This session will contain all of the information student organizations need to know to apply for Student Activity Fee funding for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Topics will include the time line for budget submissions and information regarding budget hearings and allocations.  This presentation is mandatory for student organizations wishing to receive an SAF (Student Activity Fee) allocation for next year.

Managing Organizational Conflict Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Alumni Lounge
Conflict can occur within any group. Learning how to prepare for situations involving conflict can help individuals and organizations prevent some situations from happening and resolve the ones that do happen quickly.

Making a Smooth Organization Transition Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Alumni Lounge
Don't leave next year's officers out in the cold. Come learn the essentials of making a smooth organization transition into the next school year. Remembering just a few items will keep your organization going strong year after year.

Assessment Tuesday, April 11, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ballroom A1
Is our organization on the right track? Are we providing programs and activities that meet our mission? Come to this interactive, workshop to learn how to effectively create outcomes for your organization and develop the tools necessary to access them.

If you have any comments or suggestions about HuskyLEAD speakers or ideas for future topics please contact Jonathan Davey, HuskyLEAD Coordinator at (906) 487-2831 or email

Past HuskyLEAD Topics

  • A Husky's Guide to a Winning Semester
  • Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization
  • Industry Reps - What are They Looking For?
  • Setting Up Your Settings for Success
  • The Importance of Being Inclusive
  • Turn Your Experiences into a Job Success
  • The Career Services Advantage - Be a Student Organization Liaison
  • Presentations that Work
  • Unplug and Recharge! Learn self-care Techniques and Achieve Balance
  • The Green Perspective: Learning Energy-saving Habits
  • Lean Leadership: Achieving Leadership Excellence Using Lean Principles
  • How Do I Grow My Professional Network? LinkedIn and Other Strategies
  • Motivating Your Members
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder
  • Grow Your Membership: Effective Ways to Recruit and Maintain Members
  • Change. Leadership, and the Art of Execution
  • Leading People with Difficult Personalities