Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leader Program

The Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leader Program is a leadership development program for freshman and sophomore students. The program will be highly interactive with participants taking a major role in each program. Mini-lectures, skill building workshops, and human potential exercises will provide hands-on training for the participants to learn to be more effective as a person and as a leader.

There is no cost to students who are chosen to participate in the program.

What is the purpose of the program?

  • To assist students with their transition into college leadership opportunities.
  • To teach students the skills that are needed to be successful in leadership positions.
  • To enable students to discover within themselves the qualities that make them effective people and leaders.
  • To help direct new students into appointed and elected leadership positions that are available on campus.
  • To develop new students as leaders so that their marketability upon graduation is improved.

Benefits to being an Emerging Leader

  • Connections: Each student will have multiple opportunities to meet and create relationships with current student leaders and community leaders.
  • Mentorship: Each student will receive 1:1 mentorship and support for the achievement of their personal goals for campus and community leadership.
  • Immersion: Each student will have opportunities to participate in various service projects on campus.
  • Experience: Each student will have opportunities to experience with leading other students toward the achievement of a common goal.
  • Exploration: Each student will be able to explore the various student leadership positions currently available on campus through mini-internships.

What topics are covered in the program?

  • Leadership Styles
  • Consensus Seeking
  • Servant Leadership
  • Coalition Building
  • Motivation
  • Customer Service and Leadership
  • Leadership and Reward
  • Ethics in Leadership
  • Communication Skills and the Leader
  • Table Manners and Courtesy
  • How to be a Good Leader
  • How to be a Good Follower


How do I apply to the program?

 Applications Due October 17th

Participants notified of Selection by October 24th

Emerging Leaders Meeting Schedule
October 29th, Noon – 1:30 pm
November 12th, Noon – 1:30 pm
January 14th, Noon – 1:30 pm
January 28th, Noon – 1:30 pm
February 11th, Noon – 1:30 pm
February 25th, Noon – 1:30 pm
March 11th, Noon – 1:30 pm
March 25th, Noon – 1:30 pm
April 8th, Noon – 1:30 pm

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