Student Involvement & Leadership

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Develop your leadership skills
Develop and enhance your leadership skills. The program helps bring students together to explore and develop their individual leadership style.

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Build connections
The program provides a point of contact to meet other first-year students and connect with current PLU leaders.

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Enrich yourself
You will learn about your own leadership skills and gain awareness of campus resources and involvement opportunities.

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to help first-year students connect to involvement opportunities and learn about leadership.

Student participants will develop leadership skills, explore areas of interest, and meet other student leaders. Throughout their first-year at PLU, students can attend an afternoon retreat, learn about clubs and organizations, attend leadership development workshops, and connect to campus resources. The program is built upon three core principles: lead, link, and learn.

Emerging Leaders Spring Schedule

Kick-off Retreat

Luke Ruiz

Exploring Leadership, Team Building, Framing

Facilitator: Luke Ruiz, Resident Director

Sunday, February 12th

Week 1

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Diversity Education & Inclusive Leadership

Facilitator: Tolu Taiwo, Outreach and Prevention Coordinator [CGE]

Wednesday, February 15th

Week 2

Heather Leque

Dependable Strengths

Facilitator: Heather Leque, Academic Advisor

Wednesday, February 22nd

Week 3

Joanna Royce-Davis

Personality Types

Facilitator: Joanna Royce-Davis, Vice President For Student Life

Wednesday, March 1st

Week 4

Maggie Hendrickson

Values Clarification

Facilitator: Maggie Hendrickson, Resident Director

Wednesday, March 8th

Week 5

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Ethical/Responsible Leadership

Facilitators: CCES

Wednesday, March 15th

Week 6

Nicole Gonzales

Conflict Styles & Group Dynamics

Facilitator: Nicole Gonzales, Resident Director

Wednesday, March 22nd

Week 7

Dawn Rinehart


Facilitator: Dawn Rinehart, Assistant Director of Career & Internship Development

Wednesday, April 5th

Week 8

Nicole Juliano

Goal Setting

Facilitator: Nicole Juliano, Assistant Director of The Diversity Center

Wednesday, April 12th

Week 9

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E-portfolio Presentations

 Wednesday, April 19th

Week 10

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Closing Celebration!

 Wednesday, April 26th

Emerging Leaders is a cohort based program. Applications for Spring 2017 are closed.


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