What matters most to me? How can I tell my story in a way that inspires others? What am I prepared to fight for an how?

This Mentoring Group is for the student interested in developing themselves by examining personal values and interests. This program is particularly beneficial for sophomores, but is open to all years. Leading Yourself provides students with an opportunity to embark on the work of self-reflection and self-alignment. By the end of the program, students will have built self-awareness, cultivated a strong support network and discovered how their story has the power to move themselves and others into action.

Please note that attendance to all program activities is required. See below for required dates, times and session descriptions below:

Date/Time Session Description

Friday, February 21st

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop I: Self-Awareness Through Values What is the relationship between leadership, values and purpose? Increase self-awareness through exploring personal values and interests; begin to consider how to bring yourself into greater alignment by focusing in on the endeavors that matter most to you.

Friday, March 6th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop II: Mentoring How do I get the mentoring I need? Explore the role that mentoring plays in building a supportive leadership network. Survey the developmental relationships in your life and set an intentional goal to forge a mentoring relationship in a field or community that matters to you.
March 9th - March 27th First Mentoring Meeting Students will sign up for a 30-minute mentoring meeting during this time period.  

Friday, April 3rd

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop III: Telling Your Story Examine the experiences, encounters, ideas, and influences that have shaped you. What patterns can you discern? Students will recognize they have been forming a plan, even when they were terrified they didn’t have one (or pretending to have another). Practice sharing your story to discover how you might advocate for your convictions in tougher and larger spaces.

Friday, April 17th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop IV: Leading with Mindfulness In the midst of balancing academics, work, family and friends, how can you be mindful when making difficult decisions? How might mindful decision making strengthen your capacity for leadership? Develop a future-oriented approach and the ability to consider options in a productive, creative way.
April 20th - May 1st Second Mentoring Meeting Students will sign up for a 30-minute mentoring meeting during this time period.

Before applying, ensure you are available for all the workshops dates listed above and block your calendar to avoid conflicts. If you know you have a scheduling conflict, we encourage you to apply next semester. If an accepted student misses a workshop, outside of emergency circumstances, they will be asked to withdraw from the program.