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.

Fall 2016 

September 20
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TIME MANAGEMENT 
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. 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 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center
 
September 29
Speakers Series: 
ONE NIGHT
One Night is an interactive play that follows four close friends through a situation where they are confronted with rape among friends. At times comical, at times dramatic, “One Night” will blow you away. 
Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Student Activities, and Student Affairs
 
October 4
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
MARKETING CAMPUS EVENTS
Does your club or organization offer some wonderful events, but you are not getting the attendance you were hoping for? This program will help you design a marketing plan to increase event participation.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life
 
October 6
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
STRENGTHENING STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH EVALUATION & IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS
Dedicated student leaders work long and hard to grow and improve their clubs and organizations.  How can you document your successes, identify areas for improvement, and make data-supported resource requests to support club priorities?  In this session, student leaders will learn how to assess needs, develop measurable outcomes, and use assessment tools to collect useful information on what’s working well, and what might need work, in their clubs and organizations.  This information can then be used to determine the best ways to recruit and retain members and for supporting documentation for funding requests.
Wick Center, Executive Board Room ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Institutional Effectiveness
 
October 20
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TIPS AND TRICKS TO CONQUER PUBLIC SPEAKING
This presentation will display tips and tricks to become a better prepared and more effective speaker using information from the Toastmaster's program. Attendees will be given a guide from planning to implementation in order to build their own speech or presentation.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Housing & Residence Life
 
October 27
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
THE GOLDEN PADDLE DEBATE
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, which subject has the most to contribute to the future of civilization? YOU decide! Faculty members will present arguments about the importance of their fields. Only one can win! Only one gets the Golden Paddle Award of the Year! And YOU decide!
Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Academic Affairs
 
November 8
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR
This interactive session offers participants the opportunity to explore our personal experiences and histories and how they unite us while highlighting our individuality. It is through these types of interactions that we can began to build bridges, gain insight and expand our thought processes as they relate to inclusion.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Diversity & Mutlicultural Affairs
 
November 10
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
CREATING A SPENDING PLAN & STAYING OUT OF DEBT 
Now that you're in college, you have a lot more responsibility.  However, we have the information and tools you need to manage these new demands.   In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your money while in school and establish wise spending habits that will carry you throughout your lifetime.  Learn how to create a spending plan, reach your financial goals, and avoid unnecessary debt from the start.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid
 
November 15
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
LEADER STRESS RELIEF: DC PAINT NIGHT
As the semester winds down, stress builds up.  Take a break from papers and projects and have fun with your friends while making a personal masterpiece. We provide all the painting supplies: a 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music, mocktails & munchies and a good time.   
Wick Center, Social Room ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Refreshments will be provided
Reservations Required (Space limited to 50 participants)
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Residence Life, and Alumni Relations
 
November 17
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
FUNDRAISING
Do you want to be a leader?  Are you already a leader?  This session will help you understand the development stages of a leadership and discover what stage you are in and where you can go from here. 
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Residence Life
 
December 1
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TAKING CARE OF YOU: HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED 
Daemen's Director of Counseling Services will teach you about the different types of stress and help you identify ways to keep yourself healthy and happy while coping with the stressors of school and life. Come prepared to listen, share, learn, and relax. 
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lunch will be provided 
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 Conley, Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life
  • Denise Mills, Modern Languages Department Chair
  • George Siefert, Social Work Department Chair
  • John Frederick, Executive Director for the Executive Leadership & Change Program
  • Kathryn Belliotti Graf , Director of Alumni Relations
  • Susan Marchione, Director of new Program Development & Strategic Initiatives for Academic Affairs
  • Mary Fox, Education Department Chair
  • Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Experiential & Creative Learning for Academic Affairs

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