LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

Spring 2017

February 7

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TIME MANAGEMENT 
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It does not have to be that difficult. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well. 

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center
February 9

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
DC LINK 101
You may have used DC link to post or RSVP to an event.  But do you know everything it can do for you?  Did you know it tracks your attendance at events and involvement with clubs and organizations?  Did you know it creates an involvement report that can be used for your resume and job applications?  Did you know it can help with club elections? It does this and much more!  Plus, having your current roster and officers posted each semester will be a requirement to receive funding for your organization.  Attend this session and find out how DC Link can work for you!

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center
February 16

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
STAYING MOTIVATED AS A LEADER 
As a leader, one of your key tasks is to keep your team motivated. How does the one who motivates others every day stay motivated as well? Come to this workshop to find ways to encourage your peers and remain driven.  

  • Wick Center, Alumni
  • Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life
February 21

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
I AM NOT CRAZY…I AM JUST NOT YOU!
Do you sometimes just feel misunderstood?  It may simply be a matter of differing personality traits.  Come and explore the world of extroverts, introverts, and ambiverts.  Which are you and how does that effect your interactions with others?

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center
February 23

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
GRIT: HAVING RESILIENCE
Do the moments define you or, do you define the moments? Standing strong during times of challenges, setbacks and, unwelcome news takes perseverance and resilience, but also provides great rewards.  Learn how you can have GRIT!

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Academic Support Services
March 2

Speakers Series: 
STUDENT BREAKFAST WITH MARK MONTGOMERY
Dr. Mark Montgomery was born and raised in Bridgewater, New York. He and his 6 siblings grew up on welfare. He graduated from Mt. Markham a D student and ranked 112 out of 126 students. Most of his life, he struggled to overcome asthma and still struggles with stuttering. Even with everything stacked up against him he persevered to earn his Ph.D.  In 2008, he received Educator of the Year Award. In 2009 he was nominated for the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s award for excellence in service. In 2015, he received the Outstanding Community Service award from the Mohawk Valley Frontiers, Contribution to Black History from the NAACP, Contribution to Education and Community Service Award, and on May 26, 2015, he was honored with the Leadership Mohawk Valley Award for Leadership. In 2016, he was named Grand Marshall for the Regional Independence Day Parade.

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 10:00am-11:00am 
  • Breakfast will be provided 
  • Spaces are limited:  Attendance by invitation or contact leads@daemen.edu
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
March 7

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
DRESS FOR SUCCESS 
What About Beards, Hair Styles, Tattoos, Piercings?? Can employers refuse to hire someone because of their personal appearance?  How does your dress, grooming and whether or not you have tattoos or piercings affect the way you are viewed by prospective employers? This workshop will discuss how personal dress, grooming and body modifications are perceived in the workplace. Employer dress codes, including definitions of "Business Casual" will be presented in an entertaining and interactive fashion.

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Business Department
March 23

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
THE TRUTH ABOUT LEADERSHIP: WHAT ALL GREAT LEADERS KNOW
There have been many texts published about what makes an individual a leader, and it is often difficult to sort out all the different theories and recommendations.  Come to this session to learn about how you can hone your skills to be a leader at Daemen College.

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center 
March 28

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
THE SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING
There are many ways to find a job; networking is one of them. Learn the secrets to successful networking from our presenters. 

  • Rosary Hall ~ 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Refreshments will be provided
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, The Business Department, The Paralegal Studies program and The Paralegal Club
March 30

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
REPAYING YOUR STUDENT LOANS:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Are you a graduating senior?  Do you have student loans? Don't have a clue where to start or what to do once you need to start paying them back?  This workshop has the answers for you.  Learn about repayment options, loan consolidation and the do's and don'ts of paying back your loans.

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid
April 4

Sophomore Year Experience Event: 
SOPHOMORE SOCIAL
President Gary A. Olson & Dr. Lynn Worsham cordially invite sophomore students to attend the Sophomore Social at Daemen House to celebrate the completion of their sophomore year. The celebration will include food and beverages and a special gift from the College.  You will have the opportunity to mingle with orientation leaders from your first-year orientation and take a picture with President Olson.
11:00am-1:00pm 

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Attendance by invitation only
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and The Sophomore Year Experience Committee
April 25

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TAKING CARE OF YOU, HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED: DEEP BREATHING, MEDITATION, AND MINDFULNESS
Have you ever heard of mindfulness but not really sure what it is? Taken some deep breaths to calm down but not sure if you did it correctly? Stop by this LEADS presentation to learn about and practice these effective and easy ways to cope with stress. 

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Counseling Services

 

NOTE:
Students who attend ten or more LEADS sessions within one academic year will receive special recognition at Daemen College’s Leadership Awards Luncheon in May.

 

LEADS Center Mission

Daemen College’s LEADS Center serves as a clearinghouse for students aspiring to realize and develop their leadership skills. The program affords Daemen students the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to bring purpose, meaning, and integrity into their lives, and consequentially the lives of others. The program emphasizes life long learning and civic engagement through interdisciplinary programs that provide and encourage the development of consciousness of self, fosters inclusive collaborative relationships, social change, and civic responsibility.

The LEADS Center is located in the Wick Center Second Floor Office Suite.

LEAD Center Committee Members:

  • Kimberly Pagano, Director of Orientation & Leadership Development
  • Frank Williams, Dean of Admissions
  • Chris Malik, Director of Student Activities
  • Meg Altman-Cosgrove, Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life
  • Denise Mills, Modern Languages Department Chair
  • George Siefert, Social Work Department Chair
  • Kathryn Hammer , Director of Alumni Relations
  • Susan Marchione, Director of new Program Development & Strategic Initiatives for Academic Affairs
  • Mary Fox, Education Department Chair

Feel free to contact any of the committee members for additional information about the LEADS program.