Leadership 2010 Program

Leadership 2010 is a new leadership program offered from the Kean University Center for Leadership and Service. Leadership 2010 will engage Kean University's current and rising leaders through a series of workshop lectures, discussions, activities and games - all geared to develop the whole leader.

Prior to each workshop, participants will be given the chance to interact and network with a dinner. Workshops are held on Wednesday nights, following the 5:30 p.m. dinner, at 6 p.m. Workshop topics and activities will range from week to week during the eight-week program.

In addition to participating in the workshops, Leadership 2010 will enable the student leaders to work together to plan, propose, implement and participate in a community service project demonstrating their skills and abilities. The leaders will also be introduced to Kean University's new first-year student Bronze leaders for the chance to develop a mentoring opportunity.

All Kean University undergraduate students, with more than 18 credits obtained, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Prior formal leadership experience is not required. Applicants are only asked to possess a desire to bring about positive change to their organizations and community.

Applications are due online by Thursday, February 11, 2010. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Leadership and Service using the contact information provided.


About the Program

During your years at Kean, you have experienced amazing growth both intellectually and personally. The Leadership 2010 program is a pilot program designed foster and enhance your learning and development to develop greater self-knowledge and leadership competence.

Leadership 2010 has been developed using the Social Change Model of Leadership based on seven dimensions, or values, called the “Seven C’s”.: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, common purpose, controversy with civility, collaboration, and citizenship. All seven values work together to accomplish the transcendent “C” of change.

Offered through the Center for Leadership and Service in spring 2010, Leadership 2010 is designed for up to fifty dedicated and committed students in a fast paced eight week dinner-workshop series. Throughout the program, participants will not only learn about themselves and develop their skills, but implement the skills learned to effectively work with others to complete a project that will bring about change in our community. If you want to get involved and have an impact in your community, this program is ideal for you.


Key Assumptions

  • “Leadership” is concerned with effecting change on behalf of others and society
  • Leadership is collaborative
  • Leadership is a process rather than a position
  • Leadership should be value-based
  • All students (not just those that hold formal leadership positions) are potential leaders
  • Service is a powerful vehicle for developing students’ leadership skills


Benefits of Participation

Participants will:

  • Gain and develop valuable communication, leadership, organizational and planning skills;
  • Build connections and network with peers, faculty, staff and alumni;
  • Develop a stronger understanding of one’s talents, values and interests, especially as they relate to the capacity to provide effective leadership;
  • Receive recognition for participation through a certificate and on their Co-Curricular Transcript.


Program Schedule

The Leadership 2010 dinner-workshop series begins February 24, 2010, and are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m., with one special Thursday workshop from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday programs serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop following at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Leadership 2010. Participants will be introduced to the Social Change Model of Leadership as they review the Leadership 2010 program schedule, activities and expectations.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Discovering the Leader in You. Participants will learn about their leadership styles and abilities as they learn about themselves and identify their personal values.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Beyond the Team of One. After discovering themselves and their own abilities, participants will explore the power of collaboration and unity to achieve goals.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preparing to Lead the Way. Participants will discuss ethical leadership and leading by example as they prepare mentor Kean University’s first-year student Bronze leaders.


Thursday, March 25, 2010 • 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Leading the Way. Participants will join the first-year student Bronze Leadership Program for an opportunity to mentor and connect with the new and future leaders of Kean University.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Power of Leadership. Through a highly interactive and real-time simulation game, participants will be able to demonstrate their abilities to negotiate and strategize.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Leading for Change. As the series begins to come to an end, participants will discuss how they can better themselves and empower others through transferable to improve their organizations and communities.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Networking and Connections. Participants will meet with and engage Kean University faculty, staff, administrators and alumni building connections and networks.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Program Celebration. Upon the completion of the program, the accomplishments of the participants will be celebrated as they reflect on their experience.


Program Expectations

  • Attendance to all eight Leadership 2010 workshops and one Bronze Leadership mentoring program;
  • Plan, propose, implement and attend a group community service prior to April 21, 2010;
  • Be a mentor of freshman Bronze leader and assist them with their leadership development;
  • Maintain a strong academic performance of a 2.50 grade point average or higher;
  • Be free of probation with restrictions in residence, University-wide disciplinary probation or higher level disciplinary sanctions (University-wide probation with restrictions, suspensions, or dismissals).


For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about leadership programs in the future, please feel free to contact us using the information provided below:


General Information:

Center for Leadership and Service

University Center room 219
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Phone: (908) 737-5180
Fax: (908) 737-5175

Leadership E-mail: leader@kean.edu


Leadership 2010 Program:

Scott Snowden

Assistant Director, Student Life and Media Services
Phone: (908) 737-5180
E-mail: ssnowden@exchange.kean.edu


Carlos Pereira

Graduate Assistant, Leadership Services
Phone: (908) 737-5167
E-mail: pereicar@kean.edu


Scott Snowden

Center for Leadership and Service
University Center, room 219
P: 908-737-5170
F: 908-737-5175
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