LeadershipU hopes to develop leaders

Olayinka Gbolahan
Staff Writer

LeadershipU is a Registered Student Organization within the Student Activities department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. It is a student-lead program to help develop leaders. Its mission is to empower students to discover and enhance their authentic inner leader.

The program wishes to accomplish this mission through organizing workshops and lectures. As former President John F. Kennedy said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” 

The group has a two-month plan filled with fun, leadership training activities and weekly meetings at 5 p.m. every Tuesday.

According to Emi Menk, the Assistant Director of Student Activities, RSOs, Leadership and Non-Traditional Students, “LeadershipU is open to all students because diversity of all ages, backgrounds, leadership experience and so on is important as long as they come in with a good attitude and a willingness to learn. It is also free compared to companies planned weekend events that cost thousands of dollars.”

Furthermore, these events feature professionals, group leaders, graduate student and faculty or staff speakers. These speakers conduct engaging interactions, activity field, peer discussions and support their members.

Contents for the workshops have been built around student leadership empowerment and would feature topics like self understanding, values, idea generation, problem solving, setting goals and so on.

If you are seeking to develop your leadership skills, this should be a club right for you. As Vince Lombardi said, “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.”

Header photo courtesy of LeadershipU’s Facebook’s page.

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