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

Listed below are all of the various leadership opportunities offered through Student Life including: the Engaging Leaders program, Leadership Summit, Leadership Speakers, iEngage Lunch Series. Leadership skills are also gained when you are an active member of a student organization, participate in service events, and/or take on responsibilities related to events/ activities on campus. Come in and chat with the Student Life staff to find a leadership opportunity that works for you!

Engaging Leaders: A Student Leadership Program

Engaging Leaders is an opportunity for students to develop and strengthen their leadership skills. Whether you have past leadership experience or you are looking for new opportunities, the Engaging Leaders program will meet your individual needs. Participate in dynamic activities designed to help you form your own personal Leadership Philosophy. Your Leadership Philosophy is a great tool to help guide your decisions.  

Acceptance is competitive and space is limited. The program will be offered each semester. Participants must be available on Thursdays from 3:30- 5 p.m. for the semester they participate. Participants will move through the program as a cohort and must attend all components in order to complete the program. Below is a timeline for the programming outlining topics covered and dates:

Date Topic Covered
9/28 Orientation
10/5 Model the Way
10/12 Inspire a Shared Vision
10/19 Challenge the Process
10/26 Servant Leadership
11/2 Enable Others to Act
11/19 Encourage the Heart
11/16 Waubonsee/ Local Leaders Panel
11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Leadership Philosophy Presentations

Applications are due September 14. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 20. Click here to apply to the Engaging Leaders Program. 

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 fall 2017 date is Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Register here for the Leadership Summit.

iEngage Lunch Series

Four times a semester, we invite students to have a free lunch with a Waubonsee faculty, staff, or administrator. This is an opportunity to learn about their leadership styles, philosophies, life paths, and more. This is a great opportunity to make connections across campus to people who can help you along the way, offer great advice, and maybe even serve as a mentor. 

All lunches take place from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in STC cafe unless otherwise noted. The following list of dates will be updated soon with the names of the individuals leading the iEngage Lunch session.

  • Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7

Register here for an iEngage Lunch Series session.

Leadership 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. 
October 10
6 p.m.

October 24
6 p.m.

November 8
6 p.m.