Student Activities


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 2018 HuskyLEAD Sessions

6 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounge A

Thursday, February 1 - "Know Your Role - Tips for Leading and Following in a Team." An effective team uses all members to get the most out of each person. Learning which role you need to fill on a team can be vital to the success and efficiency of your group. We will focus on finding your fit in the team and skills that you can use with any group. This session will involve audience participation for most of the activities.

The presenters are Jared Johnson and the Outdoor Adventure Team.

Thursday, February 15 - "Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers." You don't have to be in a leadership position to be a leader. Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.

The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 - "Leading with Inclusivity: How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose." This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.

The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 - "Mindfulness 101: Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals." Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams. The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.

The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.