SLEP is live and online in Spring 2014!
Clarion University's Student Leader Empowerment Program (SLEP) is expanding to offer a more well-rounded training for current and potential campus leaders. After fully developing the content of our student leader training program, we are beginning to off the training sessions to students in person, and online.This year, we are excited to announce the leadership series will be offered both in the Gemmell Student Complex and as an online program in D2L!
SLEP is a series of workshops offered every semester to enhance students' basic leadership skills. There are seven SLEP workshops: ethical decision making, diversity awareness, group dynamics, conflict resolution, effective meeting management, planning and goal setting, and budget management. Each session is approximately one hour, with a short assessment at the end of each meeting. Students who maintain an average of 80% on the assessments and attend at least six of the seven sessions will receive student leader certification.
The online version is different format, and students enrolled at Clarion University can participate in the program through D2L. In order to register for either of these programs, send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and CU email address, and indicate which format of the program you prefer to take.
SLEP is a great series for students who are interested in getting more involved on campus through Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), campus jobs, and other leadership opportunities. The series is an excellent program for members and newly elected officers of RSOs to attend if they have not done so already. Student leadership skills are learned and reinforced in ways that can help their organizations grow and become more productive.
Students do not have to attend all of the sessions to participate in SLEP. If there is a topic that is of specific interest to a student, he or she is encouraged to come for the evening and be a part of that particular workshop. Certification will only be granted, however, to students who meet the full requirements.
The next SLEP series will start in February of the Spring 2014 Semester. The series will be offered on Tuesdays at 7pm, in 248 Gemmell. The dates for the workshops are:
February 25: Rogers Laugand – Diversity Awareness
March 4: Jimmy McGee – Planning and Goal Setting
March 11: Shelly Wilson – Budgeting and Finances
March 25: Shawn Hoke – Values and Decision-making
April 1: Matt Shaffer – Conflict Management
April 8: Myrna Kuehn – Working with Groups and Teams
April 15: Diana Brush – Running Effective Meetings
Students who successfully complete the program will receive certificates at the Reinhard Awards Ceremony in the spring.To register for SLEP, click here and submit your name, email address, and phone number in the email window. You will receive a confirmation email in return.