The leadership program identifies skills for our students who are just embarking on their leadership journey to our seniors who are honing their skills for the job search. Students do not need to have a "formal“ title to participate in each series. Content and delivery vary but each series focuses on developing and strengthening demonstrated skills that future employers will be seeking.
Leadership Through Involvement
One of the best ways students can develop their own leadership skills is through club involvement. Both on the participant and executive board levels, students are able to develop skills in the areas of group dynamics, communication, trust, follow through, time management, negotiating, and much more! Students are also able to use their experiences to develop and grow their own personal leadership styles.
R2L (Ready 2 Lead)
Western New England University is committed to the development of our students as leaders on campus, in their respective fields and in their communities. The R2L (Ready 2 Lead) program is an exciting way for first year students to jump into leadership at WNE!
Why should I register for the R2L program?
R2L is a way for first year students to develop and build their leadership skills, explore their identity and values, and build connections on campus and in the community.
Through the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, this program focuses on the development of skills in the following areas:
- Identity and Self-Awareness
- Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Critical Thinking and Decision Making
- Community Commitment
All of the shared leadership competencies will make students more marketable candidates as they seek on campus leadership opportunities, internships and eventually enter the job market.
All participants in the program have exclusive accessibility to development workshops, pre-orientation experiences, networking with alumni and community building events.
Leadership Series by class year
Emerging Leaders, Freshman level students
Skills Learned: Ability to work in a team, communication skills (verbal and written), and leadership styles
Art of Leadership, Sophomore level students
Skills Learned: Problem solving, initiative, creativity, and critical thinking
L.E.A.D.S., Junior level students
Skills learned: analytical, organizational, and entrepreneurial skills
Success Series and Symposium, Senior level students
Skills Learned: Strong work ethic, attention to detail, tactfulness, and interpersonal and technical skills
Leadership through Employment
Student Involvement and Leadership is committed to enhancing student development outside of the classroom. A great way to develop your leadership is through on-campus employment. Campus Center employees participate in training and professional development throughout the year to enhance their transferable leadership skills.
Leadership Summit takes place at the beginning of each semester and brings together leaders from all over campus. This large scale event typically includes a presentation from an off-campus guest and a workshop on how larger ideas can help leaders in the work they do on campus throughout the semester.