Discover Leadership is a program at Western Oregon University created to help students who may have limited experience with leadership learn essential skills to increase their confidence and enhance their knowledge. This program helps prepare students for different leadership opportunities on campus, such as becoming a Resident Assistant, PLUS Team Peer Advisor, Summer Bridge Leader, or participant in any other leadership opportunity. It is also a great way to meet new friends and learn about campus resources.

When: Students will meet once a week throughout fall and winter term. Each session will focus on a new topic with a different on-campus presenter. Each week will include team building activities and an opportunity to network with other student participants. The program will conclude with a full-day Focus on Leadership conference on January 23, 2016 and team building challenge course on January 30, 2016. All other sessions will be on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7pm, starting October 20, 2015.

Who: Any student who wants to enhance their leadership skills! The program is geared towards students who do not have a lot of leadership experiences and are new to WOU. Transfer students and non-traditional students are encouraged to join as well!

Cost: FREE! Also, all participants that complete all the workshops will be recognized at banquet. There is no cost to the participants.

Topics Covered:

• Team Building • Service Learning • Values • Communication & Conflict • Group Development • Diversity • •Leadership Panel • Interviewing Skills•

For the 2016-2017 Discover Leadership Application, join the Student Engagement OrgSync portal, then click on Forms

Approximately 20 WOU students complete this program each year


Megan Habermann

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