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Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Leadership Development

 
 

The Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development is committed to offering students a holistic experience by providing leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to question critically, think logically, and live ethically while becoming active citizens within the Florida Gulf Coast University community and beyond.

Leadership Programs

  Emerging Eagles

  Leadership Summit

  Leadership Academy

  LeaderShape

  LEAD Team

  Presidential Leadership Certificate

 

Emerging Eagles                                                                                                                                                                  

Emerging Eagles is leadership development program designed for first year students and new leaders to promote the discovery of individual leadership styles.? ?The program seeks to foster leadership potential and provide students the necessary tools to become effective leaders in the Florida Gulf Coast University campus, community, and beyond. Students will attend a weekend retreat and will get the opportunity to complete the Eagle Challenge Course. Students will participate in large and small group, interactive workshops. 
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Leadership Academy 

The Leadership Academy is a free intensive, three-day, weekend retreat for FGCU students to focus on enhancing their leadership knowledge and application. The retreat is based on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, from Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge. Through interactive workshops, small group discussions, and practical application, the retreat allows to students to connect with their peers and develop skills in a safe and challenging environment off campus.

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Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit is an annual, daylong professional development conference for FGCU students. Leadership Summit is sponsored bLeadership Development in the Dean of Students’ Office and is intended to connect students to promote collaborative efforts, develop leadership skills, and build lasting relationships.? The Summit is open to all students. There is a networking breakfast, keynote speaker and interactive workshops.

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The LeaderShape Institute has been evaluated by the Kellogg Foundation and reported to be one of the top leadership training programs in the country. Established in 1986, LeaderShape has trained more than 20,000 young adults from over 500 different colleges, universities, corporations, and organizations across the country and abroad.The LeaderShape Institute® is a six day leadership experience that challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.  

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LEAD Team 

LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Team is a group of experienced junior and senior level student leaders who serve as peer leadership educators for the students at Florida Gulf Coast University. As a leadership focused group, the team strives to enhance the potential of student leaders by providing consultations, resources, and training workshops that will enrich the campus community.   

Presidential Leadership Certificate 

The Presidential Leadership Certificate is designed to highlight students who have completed the three phases (Emerging Leader, Engaged Leader, and Enlightened Leader) of their leadership journey. To complete the program participants must complete all requirements and present a poster presentation at the graduation reception. At the completion of the program, students will be awarded a certificate signed by the university president and graduation cords which will be received at the programs graduation reception. 


 

Through MLD initiatives, students will gain a better understanding of self-concept, identify personal leadership styles, and learn effective communication strategies. Students will get an introduction to ethical leadership, practically learn how to handle newfound responsibility, and gain an understanding of how to translate ideas into achievable vision.  Students will be challenged to think critically about valuable leadership topics such as diversity, decision making, and collaboration and will make a commitment to becoming a positive change agent.

 The office provides a variety of leadership programming opportunities for all levels of leaders.

 

 

 

Emerging Leaders

An Emerging Leader is a first year, transfer, or any student who has not yet engaged in leadership opportunities on campus, and is looking to discover the fundamentals of leadership.

 

Emerging Eagles

Leadership Summit

 

Engaged Leaders 

An Engaged Leader is a student who has some leadership experiences through previous programs, organizations, or other on-campus opportunities and is looking to further engage.

 

Leadership Academy

Emerging Eagles Mentor

Leadership Coaching

LeaderShape

 

Enlightened Leaders

An Enlightened Leader is a student leader who is fully immersed into a culture of leadership and seeks to expand his or her leadership potential by giving back to the FGCU campus.

 

LEAD Team

Presidential Leadership Certificate 

Junior and Senior Leadership Programs

 

 

The tier system is designed to serve as a guide to obtaining the Presidential Leadership Certificate, the most prestigious honor that the MLD office awards. In order to obtain the Presidential Leadership Certificate, you must complete programs in each tier, Emerging, Engaged and Enlightened Leaders, along with the programs additional requirements.