Leadership Programs sponsors a variety of events throughout the academic year. From panel discussions with industry leaders to overnight retreats, Leadership Programs seeks to meet students wherever they are in their leadership journey. Events are open to all students and you can register on the Leadership Programs page in the Panther Involvement Network.
Big Ideas is a monthly program focused on exploring pressing issues in society. Throughout each month, students can follow us on Twitter @gsu_leadership to learn more about the issue of the month. We will be posting information about the issue from a variety of perspectives to ensure that students get a nuanced understanding of the issue. Then, at the end of the month, students are invited to join us for a discussion about the month’s issues and an opportunity to brainstorm possible solutions to addressing the issue.
The Foundations of Panther Leadership is an introduction to leadership at Georgia State University. Students will have the opportunity to learn about a new model of leadership specifically focused on college students, explore how identity influences leadership, and focus on how they can be an active and engaged community member. There will also be time to get to know other student leaders and staff at Georgia State. If you are interested in getting involved and connected at Georgia State, this is a great first step.
Lead on Wheels is an exciting leadership program that includes an adventurous downtown Atlanta bike tour, engaging conversations about civil rights and social justice, and an opportunity to identify practical ways students can responsibly advocate for what they believe. Centered on civil rights and social justice in Atlanta, Georgia, LEAD on Wheels is a creative exploration of this vital subject of human dignity.
Leadership Conclave, a Georgia State tradition since 1965, is an off-campus retreat where students will learn to better understand themselves as leaders, develop a personal leadership development plan, and network with other student leaders. Over the course of the retreat, students can expect to participate in workshops, interactive team building exercises and fun outdoor activities. Leadership Conclave is designed for students currently involved in student organizations or off-campus leadership roles.
Communities require leaders from a variety of areas of expertise. Leadership in the City is a lunch and learn series designed to introduce students to leaders from various professions. During these engaging lunch and learn events, students meet local professionals from a variety of career fields, learn about the critical issues facing their professions today, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding being a leader in their chosen field.
Panther Leadership Academy is a three-day retreat for students interested in an intense leadership development experience. The goal of the retreat is to build participants’ confidence in their leadership skills, so they can positively influence their personal communities. Each year, a group of 80 students is selected to participate in the annual retreat, which is held at a site off campus. Preference is given to students actively involved in leadership in campus student organizations. During the retreat, students are divided into small groups led by a staff facilitator and student mentor. Over the course of the retreat, participants engage in small group discussions, team building activities, skill building workshops and personal reflection. This is a great opportunity to network with other campus leaders and make new friends!
Throughout the year, Leadership Programs offers a variety of special events for students from networking opportunities to keynote speakers. The Leadership Programs team also coordinates the TEDxGeorgiaStateU program. Students should follow the Leadership Programs page on the Panther Involvement Network for the most up to date information on special events.
Student Leadership Certificate Information Sessions
Are you interested in earning the Student Leadership Certificate? This short presentation will outline the program requirements and discuss how you can track your progress towards the certificate during your time at Georgia State. All information sessions will take place online and will last no more than thirty minutes. Use the links below to register for the session that works for your schedule.
Tuesday, September 21, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 23, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, September 28, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 11 a.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1, 9 a.m.
Friday, October 1, 2 p.m.
Student Center West 475
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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