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  • Emerging Leaders: A Leadership Development Program

    Based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and utilizes StrengthsQuest 

    Register to be a part of Emerging Leaders this academic year!

    Fall 2016 Emerging Leader Sessions start the week of September 20th and meet each week until November 15th. In addition participants are required to attend Saturday service events on October 8th and 22nd, and a celebration on November 15th from 7-9pm. Fall session options are:

    • Tuesdays 3-4 pm
    • Wednesdays 6-7 pm
    • Thursdays 4-5 pm

    To register click this link and fill out the form

    If you have any questions contact Kathryn Wolf, Leadership Graduate Assistant at wolfka@mnstate.edu.

    What is Emerging Leaders?

    The Emerging Leaders program is a free leadership development program available to all students. Each group meets once a week for one hour for eight weeks. It aims to help MSUM students develop the leadership skills they will need to become active and engaged members of MSUM and the community. The program is based on the Social Change Model which is a widely used leadership theory that emphasizes how individual, group, and societal values work together to create change. There are 7 ‘Cs’ or core tenets that complete the Social Change Model that fall under the three different value groups: 

    Individual Values

    • Consciousness of self: Being self-aware of one’s beliefs, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate you to take action.
    • Congruence: Acting in ways that are consistent with your values and beliefs.
    • Commitment: Having significant investment in an idea or person, both in terms of intensity and duration.

    Group Values

    • Collaboration: Working with others in a common effort, sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability
    • Common Purpose: Having shared aims and values. Involving others in building a group’s vision and purpose.
    • Controversy with Civility: Recognizing two fundamental realities of any creative effort: 1) differences in viewpoint are inevitable and 2) such differences must be aired openly but with civility.

    Societal Values

    • Citizenship: Believing in a process whereby an individual and/or a group become responsibly connected to the community and to society through some activity. 

    Overall Objective for Emerging Leaders

    We will prepare future MSUM leaders by providing educational experiences related to the Social Change Model, including: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility and citizenship. Students will learn more about themselves through taking StrengthsQuest. Students will leave Emerging Leaders with the abilities, skills and knowledge needed to be truly effective leaders on campus.

    The activities in the Emerging Leaders program will help students meet the StrengthsQuest requirement and some of the community service hours requirement in the Dragon Leadership Program. 

    For more information contact:
    The Office of Student Activities