Student Leadership and 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.

Fall 2019 HuskyLead Sessions

Tuesday, September 10 -  "Get Time on Your Side" - A strategic semester begins with planning. Learn how to maximize the time you have to work with by beginning with the end in mind. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m.

Thursday, September 19 "Bringing in the Bystander" - The opportunity to learn skills in bystander intervention in this peer-to-peer program. Attend this HuskyLead being held in MUB Superior Room from 5-6 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 8 "Dear Stress, Let's Break-Up" - Is stress running your life? Need some tools to reduce your stress? Learn how to handle stress so that you can be your best you! Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m

Tuesday, October 29 "Super Hero Dynamics" - Are you ready to form your own super hero team?  Well first you'll need to develop some super team dynamics.  Join us to learn about how you can make your team excel.  We'll explore the different stages a team goes through and how you can manage some of the different dynamics along the way. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the Library East Reading Room from 4–5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12 -  "Failure is a State of Mind" - Everyone experiences setbacks from time to time. Learn how rethink how you feel about failure and use it as an opportunity to grow. Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. 

Monday, December 2 -  "Risky Business" -  Have you ever thought of a brilliant idea for an event that may have some element of risk? Join us in discovering ways to still be able to have all the fun while understanding how to stay safe. Attend this HuskyLead held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 4-5 p.m. 


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 and 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 and Involvement

HuskyLead Retention