The Presidential Leadership Academy is an intense one-week leadership institute for Presidents of recognized student organizations held after classes end each May. Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting PLA for the Spring 2020 semester. The institute is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills, create and contribute to a sense of community among campus student organization leaders, as well as increase their network of support and their knowledge of the University and the surrounding community.
Each day the sessions will be facilitated by faculty and staff from across campus. These individuals will create large group experiential learning opportunities, as well as large and small group and individual reflection. Participants will also be assigned to a small group, which will be facilitated by a pair of faculty/staff. The small group is the formal support and reference group for the participants during the week, and the small group facilitators serve as the group’s resource, catalyst and coach.
Housing and Meals
Housing will be provided off campus and it is mandatory for all participants to live in the housing for the entire program. Meals will also be provided for participants. Breakfast and lunch will be sponsored and hosted by a different office on campus. The offices will have their staff members present to interact with participants and to share with you their resources. Additionally, the staff members are hoping to hear from all the participants their thoughts and insights regarding their resources and services.
Hours and Evening Activities
Participants will not be able to hold any outside jobs or have other obligations during the week. The PLA will meet all day, through dinner and also have group activities in the evening.
The evening activities will be a time for the participants to get to know each other, try new things and to have some fun!
Please contact Jessica Weed at email@example.com with questions!