Leadership

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." — John C Maxwell

Leadership opportunities can be found in any area of Student Life. Whether you become a student organization officer, join an honor society, lead through service at a service day event, or become a senator and advocate for the student body- leadership experiences and lessons can be found everywhere. In addition, Student Life also offers a variety of leadership specific prorgams.

Leadership Programs

Waubonsee Leadership Development Program (WLDP)

The very first WLDP will launch in fall 2016. This is a year-long commitment that is a comprehensive opportunity for students to explore leadership and how to implement leadership into their daily lives. The program has limited openings; applications will be available on the first day of classes. Participants must be available on Thursdays from 3:30- 6 p.m. for the entire 2016-2017 academic year. 

Participants will move through the program as a cohort and must attend all components in order to complete the program. Components of WLDP include:

  • Orientation
    • September 15 or September 22
  • Workshops
    • October 6, October 20, November 3, February2, March 2
  • Service Hours
    • October 15 or April 8
  • Additional Leadership Experience
    • Times and dates dependent upon chosen activities
  • Career Services
    • Scheduled on an individual basis
  • Group Project/ Presentation
    • Kick off meeting: February 16
    • Check-in meeting: March 30
    • Presentations: April 13
  • Leadership Awards and Graduation Cords
    • April 27

Download the WLDP Application. Applications are due September 9. You can email them to Meg Junk at mjunk@waubonsee.edu or bring them into Student Life, STC 126.

Why Leadership? Why Now?

While demanding, this program offers a genuine experience that will carry you into the rest of your personal life. Skills learned through WLDP can be applied in the classroom, at work, even with family and freiends in every day settings. We will set you up for maximizing your leadership potential in a way that can be applied to any area of your life. 

For more information, or to be placed on a list of students who will receive the registration via email when it is available, contact Meg Junk at mjunk@waubonsee.edu 


Leadership Summit

Each semester, a one-day leadership summit is held, often featuring a keynote with various sessions or workshops for students to attend.
The spring 2017 date is Friday, February 10, 11 a.m. - 3:30 pm. 

To register for this event, email Student Life at StudentLife@Waubonsee.edu


Speakers

The National Society for Leadership and Success hosts various speakers each semester with several re-broadcast dates. The events are open to any student who wants to take the opportunity to listen to leadership lessons, stories, inspirations, etc. The primary dates are listed below. Speaker identities and rebroadcast dates will be published later this summer. 
 
February 7
NSLS Live Speaker Broadcast - Barbara Corcoran
6 p.m., APC 120

February 15
NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Barbara Corcoran 
2 p.m., BDE 147
2:45 p.m., DWNTN 224
 
February 16
NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Barbara Corcoran 
2 p.m., BDE 147
 
 
February 21
NSLS Live Speaker Broadcast - Curt Menefee
6 p.m., APC 120
 
March 1

NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Curt Menefee
2 p.m., BDE 147
2:45 p.m., DWNTN 244
 
March 2
NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Curt Menefee
2 p.m., BDE 147
 
March 21

NSLS Live Speaker Broadcast - Anderson Cooper
6 p.m., APC 120
 
March 22

NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Anderson Cooper
2 p.m., STC 106
2:45 p.m., DWNTN 244
 
March 23

NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Anderson Cooper
2 p.m., APC 120

March 28
NSLS Live Speaker Broadcast - Hoda Kotb
6 p.m., APC 120

March 29
NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Hoda Kotb
2 p.m., BDE 147
2:45 p.m., DWNTN 244

March 30
NSLS Speaker Rebroadcast - Hoda Kotb
2 p.m., STC 106