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LeaderCorps spring 2012

Become a Peer Leadership Educator!

Develop Your Leadership! Give Back to Your Campus Community!

LeaderCorps is an exciting new opportunity for young leaders of all kinds to develop their teaching, training and leadership skills by designing and teaching leadership workshops for student organizations on campus.

Why Become a Peer Leadership Educator?

There are so many reasons to become a LeaderCorps member!

Benefits include:
  • Developing leadership through teaching others
  • Hands-on experience teaching student leaders on campus
  • Developing the skills to teach and train adult learners
  • Making a greater contribution to your favorite club, organization, or work place
  • Learning about your personal leadership style more deeply and fully
  • Earning course credits in leadership

LEADS Modules for Student Leaders/Emerging Leaders/Students

A series of short leadership development modules have been created for student paraprofessional leaders on campus. But students are needed to learn, and then teach these modules across campus, which you can do through signing up for SAA 340 during Spring Quarters for the LeaderCorps class offered by Dr. DeMark.  See the LeaderCorps webpage for more info.

Examples of these training modules include the following:

  • Introduction to Western's Leadership Advantage-Your Leadership Journey at WWU
  • 5 Leadership Practices to Make Ordinary Students Exemplary Leaders
  • Leadership Communication Skills:
    • Leadership Listening, part 1 - Reflective Listening
    • Leadership Listening, part 2 - Limbic Listening
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Relationally-based Situational Leadership
  • Project Management Tools - Responsibility Charting & Quadrant Two Priority Planning
  • Building Your Team/EDGE
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Goal Setting

Program Details

  1. The LeaderCorps program is meant to support an ongoing group of students as they teach and develop.
  2. Take SAA 340: Paraprof. Student Adv: Peer Leadership Education in the Spring Engage in group projects, discussions and lessons to gain the ability to train student leaders Learn with and from a dedicated teacher team and a small group of close-knit students Work with a small group to complete a Service Learning project by designing and presenting an active training module
  3. Take SAA 341: Practicum Collaborate with LeaderCorps faculty and fellow members to use your new skills to design trainings or lessons for any team or organization

Our Mission

The mission of LeaderCorps is to provide high-quality peer leadership education for the development of student leaders at WWU by developing and presenting adult learning modules covering a wide variety of leadership topics.

LeaderCorps also strives to provide excellent training for all our members and a cooperative atmosphere where students’ leadership identities can grow and prosper. No matter where you work, volunteer, or play on campus, you will be able to contribute your new skills anywhere.

Contact Us

For information on joining LeaderCorps, inviting Peer Leadership Educators to your class or organization, donating, or any other
questions, please contact us at:
Western’s Leadership Advantage
LEADS Program, VU 506B
Maggie Chappel
wlaleads@wwu.edu
(360) 650-4190

download brochure: LeaderCorps Brochure

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Page Updated 12.16.2013