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Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development

Enlightened Leaders



The Lead Team

College Leadership Florida

Who's Who

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development at or 239-590-7990.

The Lead Team

What is a “Lead Team”?

Overview & Purpose       
The L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) Team is a selected, experienced group of student leaders, chosen by the Office of Multicultural Leadership Development, within the Dean of Students Office, 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.

This peer consultation group provides programs, services, and activities that:

  • Engage students in leadership development, training and education in a variety of settings
  • Encourage student involvement
  • Foster relationships campus wide

L.E.A.D. Team Members

Members of the L.E.A.D. Team are seasoned leaders that have an array of experiences and expertise through campus and community involvement. These members all hold a common bond of being change agents for our campus, the community, and the world. 

L.E.A.D. Team member have a variety of responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend L.E.A.D. Team meeting once a week
  • Actively reach out to the FGCU community to advocate for the L.E.A.D. Team.
  • Market L.E.A.D. Team through flyers, brochures and promo materials
  • Assess L.E.A.D. Team programming through a variety of methods
  • Continuously do research in areas of best practice, assessment, etc…
  • Provide support for leadership development programming, such as:
    • Frosh Mosh
    • Leadership Summit
    • LEAD Week
    • Leadership Academy
    • Emerging Eagles Mentor Retreat

Members of the L.E.A.D. Team have an opportunity to develop the next generation of student leaders as well as, build upon their own personal leadership and program-planning skills.  Therefore, as a member of the L.E.A.D. Team, students will learn:

  • To further develop individual competencies, while working on areas of improvement
  • Effective facilitation skills through best practices and developing individual styles in engaging an audience, communicating with peers, and managing large groups of people.
  • To partner with like and opposing leadership styles to ensure excellence in the L.E.A.D. Team experiences offered.
  • To articulate their L.E.A.D. Team experience in a variety of professional arenas.
  • That their commitment to positive societal change does not end with L.E.A.D. Team and will recommit to continue to act as a change agent.

The L.E.A.D. Team Services
Student organizations, faculty, and staff may request a L.E.A.D Team consultation, which will result in a developmental workshop based on the needs of the group.

  • L.E.A.D. Team Trainings
  • Personality Assessments
    • True Colors
    • Psycho-Geometrics
    • Values and Ethics
    • Diversity
    • Communication
    • Team Building
    • Group Dynamics
    • Event planning and management
    • Mission, Vision, and Values
    • More upon request after consultation with the organization

L.E.A.D. Team Requirements 

  • Minimum of junior status for academic year.
  • Previous leadership experience
    • Completion of one of the following: Emerging Eagles, Leadership Academy, RSO Executive Institute, LeaderShape
    • Or, a full term of service as one of the following: Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, RSO/Greek life Executive Officer, Multicultural Ambassador, Emerging Eagle mentor, Alternative Break trip Site Leader.
  • Attend Lead Team Retreats and weekly meetings.
  • Commit to a full academic year of service on the team.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times when representing the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development.
  • Assist in the development and frequent update of L.E.A.D. Team curriculum.
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of new team members and of new opportunities for the L.E.A.D. Team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

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College Leadership Florida

2015 Application TBA

College Leadership Florida is based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Over a six-day period, 40 college students, studying in a wide variety of majors, will meet and be exposed to the many societal and economic issues facing the state in order to stimulate inquiry, analysis, personal development, and a commitment to Florida.

Program curriculum is designed to address a variety of issues: understanding Florida, public policy, leadership, community service, and technology. The program will feature lectures and symposia by noted government, business and community leaders, consultants and professional educators. These will be supplemented by background readings, on-site visits, small discussion groups, leadership development sessions, and mentoring by Florida's leaders.

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Who's Who

Each spring, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow -- selection to Who's Who Among Students . This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 1,900 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Through the years of serving higher education, Who's Who Among Students has become one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the overwhelming respect of college faculties and administrations. And for the students - the outstanding campus leaders of the year - national recognition by the Who's Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic achievement.

Eligibility Requirements:

Who's Who Among Students is a prestigious honor given to Undergraduate and Graduate students who show exceptional leadership, service, and scholastic achievement. Students are recognized throughout the campus, as well as on a national level. Recipients of this award are eligible for scholarships through the national Who's Who organization. Winners will also be recognized at the Student Awards Banquet.

Applicants must be of junior or senior status and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and excel in the following areas: Scholarship, Campus Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement/Community Service

Must be in good standing with the University and show active participation in campus and/or community involvement. Applicants may only win a Who's Who Award one time as a graduate/undergraduate student.

2015 Deadline: TBA

Online Nomination Form

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