Fall 2019 LEAD Highlights
Data compiled by: Sophia Hasnain, Student Office Assistant
WE ARE HIRING!! Student Leadership Consultant Applications NOW AVAILABLE!
The opportunities Mason provides for its students are vast; from a world class education, to a variety of clubs and volunteer experiences, students have no shortage of places they can spend their time. Why not be paid while also giving back to the Mason community? The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office is in search of its latest group of Leadership Consultants for the 2020-2021 academic year. In the LEAD Office we strive to challenge and engage students in their personal leadership development while infusing core leadership competencies.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside of a professional staff that will train you how to facilitation leadership workshops. In building up the leadership of others, you will simultaneously continue to grow as a leader yourself. Beyond leadership workshops, you may also have the opportunity to develop your own leadership discussion groups through our Brown Bag series, or work with the next generation of college students through our partnership with Hampton Middle School. Regardless of the exact program pieces you are involved in, you will have the opportunity to enhance your own leadership skills, while simultaneously giving back to the Mason community.
Written by: Derek Smith, Graduate Assistant
Brown Bag Leadership Lunch Discussion
Our amazing student Leadership Consultants, Batool Ibrahim, Sarah Beya, and CC Milbrandt hosted a brown bag discussion on Leading Your Own Life: A Discussion on Happiness and Mental Health.
Something people have in common is our innate desire to be happy. However, what it means to be happy and successful varies from person to person. What do you think affects happiness; wealth, connection to others, careers? How do we act as leaders in our own lives by caring for our mental health? How do we make an impact in the happiness and mental health of our community? Bring your lunch and engage in this discussion about positivity and the stigma surrounding mental health. The brown bag lunch series is designed to empower change, challenge the systems of oppression that exist, and encourage students to lead more effectively and ethically.
Written by: CC Milbrandt, Student Leadership Consultant
LEAD, International Programs and Services, the Dialogue & Difference Project and the Office of Sustainability have an exciting program coming up on Thursday, February 20 from 6-8pm and we would greatly appreciate your help to get the word out. We will be hosting Right, Wrong or Different! This program is designed to bring together international and domestic students for conversations across differences about various topics. Past topics have included: “Patriotism, Nationalism and Terrorism”; “US and Global Perspectives on Free Speech”; “Journalism, Ethics and the Fake News Battle”; “Displaced Populations Taking Refuge”; “Values, Religion and Faith”; Ethical Dilemmas and Gender” and much more. In addition there will be FREE Pizza available for participants!
All Mason students are encouraged to apply, however please note that space is limited. If necessary, students will be selected with the goal of achieving a wide diversity of cultural perspectives. Come on out! It will be a great chance for ALL students to connect around an important topic and it will be discussion based (not lecture). We would love to see you there!
Written by: Emmanuella Serwaa, Student Leadership Consultant