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 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.

Check back soon for the Fall 2016 schedule!

Spring 2016 Schedule - TUESDAYS at 6:00 PM - MUB Alumni Lounge*

January 19 - A Husky's Guide to a Winning Semester
Start your semester right!; Revisit time-tested strategies and learn new approaches to getting and staying on track academically, setting and achieving goals, and maximizing effectiveness with the time you have available.

Presenters: Susan Liebau; Heather Simpson, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

January 26 - Financing and Budgeting for Your Organization (*Fisher 135)
Steps to take when applying for funding through the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Required for registered student organizations applying for funding for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Presenter: Braeton "Guy" Ardell, Treasurer, Undergraduate Student Government

February 9 - Industry Reps - What are they looking for?
Find out what you need to be doing now to gain the skills you need for the future.

Sponsored by Career Services and Industry Representatives

February 23 - Setting Up Your Settings for Success
Learn more about Google calendars, forms, docs, filters, notifications, and other online resources to make you a more organized, effective and "put together" leader.

Presenter: Jeremiah Baumann, Manager of Digital Media, Housing; Residential Life

March 15 - The Importance of Being Inclusive:; What leaders need to know now and for the future.
Raise your awareness and understanding of how to create and implement events that are welcoming and inclusive of our diverse community here at Michigan Tech and globally.

Presenter: Christa Spielman, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

March 29 - Turn Your Experiences Into a Job Success
Learn to articulate the leadership skills you learned while on study abroad, co-op or internship, employed by Michigan Tech or in the community, or while participating in your student organization events.

Presenter: Darnishia Slade, International Programs and Services