Leadership (Leap)

About the Series

This student leadership series is a 3 tiered personal student leadership program to enhance campus culture by providing leadership training experiences for students.The program encourages students to explore their own individual leadership development potential. Students will engage in a series of sessions throughout the academic year that will enhance their Liberal Arts experience by exploring topics in line with the University’s Core Values.

Applications can be found on eWeb on the student services tab.   (Click student activities and then click LEAP application)

Tier I

New Student Leader Series
New Student Leader Series is designed for new Eastern students or current students with little or no leadership experience. Topics for the fall may include: Learning Leadership Styles, Defining Leadership, Developing a Leadership Plan, Time Management and Employability.

The series will consist of 5 fall sessions and 5 spring sessions. Students are asked to attend all sessions each semester to receive a certificate of completion at our recognition banquet. Sessions will be held on select Thursdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm in the Student Center 219. Successful completion of LEAP Tier 1 will earn you 10 priority points. 

Fall 2018

Thursday, September 20th – Meet and Greet, Expectations, Defining Leadership
Thursday, October 11th  – Leadership Styles & Personal Leadership Plan
Thursday, November 1st – Employability
Thursday, November 15th – Ethical Decision Making
Thursday, December 6th – Time Management

Spring 2019

Thursday, January 31st – Breaking Boards and Barriers
Thursday, February 14th – TBA
Thursday, February 28th – Teamwork and Group Dynamics
Thursday, March 21st – Diversity and Cultural Competence
Thursday, April 4th – TBA

Tier II

Engaged Student Leader Series
The Engaged Student Leader Series is for current student leaders who wish to further explore their own personal leadership and expand upon their current leadership skills and abilities. Sessions will consist of guest speakers, group projects, discussions around leadership models, and creative assignments that will challenge them to further discover themselves as leaders on campus and in the community. Topics for the fall include: Mentoring, Cultural Competence, Networking and Public Speaking.

The series will consist of 5 fall sessions and 5 spring sessions. Students are asked to attend all sessions each semester to receive a certificate of completion at our recognition banquet.Sessions will be held on select Wednesdays from 5-7pm in the Student Center 219. Successful completion of LEAP Tier 2 will earn you 20 priority points. 

Fall 2018

Wednesday, September 19th – Meet & Greet, Mentorship
Wednesday, October 10th – Public Speaking & Presenting
Wednesday, October 31st – Employability 
Wednesday, November 14th – Alumni Networking Reception
Wednesday, December 5th – Diversity and Cultural Competence

Spring 2019

Wednesday, January 30th – The Student Leadership Challenge Introduction, Model the Way
Wednesday, February 13th – Inspire a Shared Vision
Wednesday, February 27th – Challenge the Process
Wednesday, March 20th – Enable Others to Act
Wednesday, April 3rd – Encourage the Heart

Tier III

Advanced Student Leader Series
The Advanced Student Leader Series will be offered to students who have had extensive leadership experience on campus and/or have completed the first two steps of the program. This level of involvement in the program will allow advanced student leaders to become mentors to younger incoming first year students and assist them in their leadership journey at Eastern. Advanced Leaders will also assist with larger scale leadership programs and services to benefit the entire campus community. Successful completion of LEAP Tier 3 will earn you 30 priority points. 

This series will meet bi-weekly on Fridays in the Student Center room 223.

LEAP into Leadership Conference-April 5th 

If you have any questions regarding this program, contact Joshua Sumrell, Interim Assistant Director of Student Activities/Center at 860-465-4304 or sumrellj@easternct.edu.