Student Leadership & Involvement


What is HuskyLead?

HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students. 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 Series?

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 2019 HuskyLead Sessions

 Tuesday, January 29 -  "Rise Up: Don't Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing" - Come rise up and work with Adobe Education Leader Jeremiah Baumann as we tackle the problem of "same old organization marketing tactics". Learn some new tools and tricks to make your marketing stand out on a campus full of marketing doppelgängers. You’ll leave excited to “think past tomorrow” and create some amazing materials for your organization. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Jeremiah Baumann, Assistant Director, Creative and Technology Services.


Tuesday, February 26 - "Improving Leadership through Perceptual Engineering" -Our interactions with people are based on how we interpret life experiences. Applying perceptual engineering to our thinking process, we can listen in to our thoughts and make a few fact-based adjustments. Learning to understand, influence, and modify our point of view by seeking the perspectives of others not only improves our leadership, but also improves the engagement and satisfaction of those who work with us. Attend this HuskyLead being held in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Ruth Archer, Director of Continuous Improvement.

HuskyLead Perceptual Engineering

Wednesday, March 20 - "Getting into the Nitty-GRITty" - Becoming a leader takes passion and perseverance, in other words "grit". By attending this HuskyLead in DHH Ballroom from 6–7 p.m., students will learn tips on how to persist and build mental toughness to reach long term goals.  

The presenter is Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement.

HuskyLead Grit

Tuesday, April 9 - As the semester is winding down it is time to start thinking of transitioning your leadership within your organization. Attend this HuskyLead in MUB Ballroom B from 6-7 p.m. to gain some tips and techniques to make this transition a smooth process. 

The presenter is Jessie Stapleton, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement

HuskyLead Retention

Fall 2018 HuskyLead Sessions

Tuesday, September 11 - "How Essential are Essential Oils, Expanded" - If you want to learn more about the use of essential oils, then you do not want to miss this hands on workshop. Peer Health Advocate, Hannah will show you how to create combinations of essential oils to improve focus, sleep, and reduce stress. Start your semester off right by attending the first HuskyLead being held in the DHH Ballroom from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Hannah Heikkinen, Wellness Peer Health Advocate. 

Essential Oils

Tuesday, October 23 - "Conflict Management" - Every person has a different way of handling and working through difficult situations. Join Sean Brown, Residence Life Coordinator in understanding your own personal conflict style and how to approach others when faced with conflict. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the MUB Alumni Lounge from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is Sean Brown, Residence Life Coordinator.

Conflict Mgt HuskyLead

Tuesday, November 13 - "Failure is a State of Mind" - Failure can be as exciting as success. Discover how to learn and grow from your challenges (even if you don't always like it). Join the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success in the MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is the staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success. 

Failure HuskyLead

Tuesday, December 4 - "Innovative Leadership" - Every person has the capacity to be an innovative leader, they just need to tap into their potential. Join Mary Jennings, Director of Programming and Development for the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, in this stimulating HuskyLead. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is Mary Jennings, Director of Programming and Development for the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. 

Innovation HuskyLead