Leadership Symposium on Saturday (LSOS)

ALL Scholar - ALL Cadre Check-in

LSOS Intent

The Leadership Symposium on Saturday (LSOS) experience is designed to support scholars in developing the necessary skills to fiercely advocate for their individual and collective academic success and well-being at PLU.

LSOS Explained

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 17th, 2020
  • November 21st, 2020
  • December 5th, 2020
  • January 16th, 2021
  • Feburary 20th, 2021
  • March 20th, 2021
  • April 17th, 2021
  • May  8th, 2021

Important Reminders

  • Meetings are held virtually via ZOOM every third Saturday of the month.
  • Scholars will receive a PLU gCal invite for the meeting.
  • Monthly reports due last day of the month by NOON.

Standing Agenda

1. Welcome and Agenda overview
2. All Scholars check-ins (academic and well-being)
3. Program Expectations and Logistics

    • Volunteer Hours
    • Monthly Reports
    • Attendance

4. Leadership Praxis
5. Announcements
6. Adjourn

Instructional Team

Melannie Denise Cunningham

Melannie Denise Cunningham, MBA

Melannie Denise Cunningham is Director of Multicultural Outreach and Engagement in the Campus Ministry office at PLU. She serves as the Act Six Program Director and is the creator/visionary behind the Leadership Symposium on Saturday. Cunningham envisions the symposium as a specific “intervention” in support of scholars’ persistence towards graduation and future success.

Cunningham holds a B.A. from Washington State University, Certificate of Training in Broadcast Production Technology from Bates Technical College an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University, and is currently a doctoral student at Fielding Graduate University pursing a PhD in Organizational Development and Change. She expects to graduate in 2022.

Contact Miss Melannie at:  cunningham@plu.edu

And, find out more about her grassroots activism at:

Her Tedx Tacoma Talk

Her Podcast
whatsayupodcast.com
Her Non-Profit
peaceworksunited.org
Peace Queen
253peacequeen.com

Divya McMillin, PhD

Divya McMillin PhD is founding Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement and the Global Honors Program at the University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma). She is Professor of Global Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and Associate Faculty of the South Asia Center and Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Global Studies in the UW Seattle Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Her research and teaching interests include media globalization, trade, consumerism, and media audiences. And, her column on global learning may be found in the UWT Institute for Global Engagement quarterly Newsletter.

Dr. McMillin will engage scholars in design thinking theory and guide them to apply their learning by creating a service learning project to execute this academic year.

Philip “Sharp Skills” Jacobs

Philip “Sharp Skills” Jacobs, PMP is a hip-hop artist, author, entrepreneur, racial equity consultant, and certified Project Management Professional. He leads workshops on entrepreneurship, life skills, and race. He has spoken/presented at several colleges and universities around the country and is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies who want to create more inclusive workspaces.
He is the author of two books, Accuracy: A Guide to Living Skillfully and Successfully in Today’s Crazy Times and You Are the Solution. He was the recipient of Seattle Pacific University’s prestigious Medallion Award in 2019 where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2008.

Leadership Symposium Textbooks

Mr. Jacobs has two motivational books that are the text for the Leadership Symposium.

Jacobs, P. (2014). Accuracy: A guide to living skillfully and successfully in today’s crazy times Rebel Firm Publishing.

Jacobs, P. (2020). You are the Solution: Awakening the Entrepreneurial Spirit Within. Rebel Firm Publishing.

Find out more about Philip “Sharp Skills” Jacobs;

http://www.thesharpskills.com
Facebook.com/thesharpskills
Instagram.com/thesharpskills
Twitter.com/thesharpskills