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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”?

Lead Team is an elite group of 6-8 student leaders, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement, that serve as peer leadership educators for the students at Florida Gulf Coast University. This peer consultation group seeks to provide programs, services, and activities that:

  • Engage students in leadership development, training and education
  • Encourage student involvement
  • Foster relationships amongst campus organizations


The LEAD Team Leadership Consultants is a collaboration of carefully selected and highly decorated students devoted to enhancing the potential and ensuring the success of student leaders within the FGCU community. These members all share a common vision of acting as catalysts of change for our campus, the community, and world through effective and exemplary leadership. Due to their extensive knowledge and vast array of expertise and experiences, the LEAD Team provides resources, consultations, and various workshops, which will help to develop the next generation of student leaders at FGCU.

“Lead Team” Services

Below is a brief listing of some of these possible workshops, outreach and special events:

  • Coordinating presentations requests from student organizations and faculty members.
  • Facilitating retreat’s and programs for student organizations 
  • Coordinating the Leadership Summit program 
  • Assisting in the planning of the RSO Wings of Excellence Program 
  • Assisting in the planning and marketing of the Student Leadership Academy.

Leadership Outreach

The lead team serves as peer consultants to various student organizations and staff teams. The consulting may involve formal presentations, workshops, and training activities. These services are tailored to the needs of the organization making the request.

Lead Team Requirements

  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times when representing the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement
  • Develop and update a resource collection to create program documents and handouts as a student resource
  • Participate in all training retreats
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and training of new team members
  • Minimum of Junior status for academic year
  • Previous leadership experience (student organizations, RHA, program attendance, etc)
  • Attend Lead Team Retreat
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Commit to the full year
  • 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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