Badgers LEAD is a new leadership program that is expected to leave a mark on Spring Hill’s campus for many years. The Center for Student Involvement has dreamed of having a leadership program for many years. Their dream has finally come true with this new program.
Badgers LEAD: Leadership Exploration And Development is a six-week leadership program open to sophomores and juniors exploring leadership theories, values congruence and goal setting. This six-week program runs from September 19 to October 31. They meet for a one hour session every Tuesday evening.
Katelyn Whitty, facilitator for Badgers LEAD, was asked about the students that are in the program this semester. “This semester it is all women, but we will be offering it again in the Spring. Right now there are only 10 [female] students, but we could use anywhere from 10 to 20 of both men and women.” When Whitty was asked about the program only containing females this semester she said, “Although the experience was designed to be for men and women, having only women creates opportunities for discussions related directly to the things they see as challenges for women in leadership positions.”
This program is intended to teach the students how to make an impact in the world by using the skills that are taught within these six sessions. At the conclusion of each session the students get the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned. This is just another way of incorporating Spring Hill’s Jesuit education into all aspects of the student body.
There will be another six-week session of Badgers LEAD in Spring 2018. For more information on Badgers LEAD, visit the Center for Student Involvement office or email Katelyn Whitty at firstname.lastname@example.org.