Leadership 2011 Program

Leadership 2011 is a leadership program offered from the Kean University Center for Leadership and Service. Leadership 2011 will engage Kean University's current and rising leaders through a series of workshop lectures, discussions, activities and games - all geared to develop the organizational 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 2011 will enable the student leaders to work together to plan, propose, implement and participate in a community service project demonstrating their skills and abilities.

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 for priority admission into the Leadership 2011 program are due online by Tuesday, December 14, 2010. If spaces are available, additional applications will be accepted for late admission up until Tuesday, January 25, 2011. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Leadership and Service.


Applications Are No Longer Being Accepted for Spring 2011.


About the Program

During your years at Kean, you have experienced amazing growth both intellectually and personally. The Leadership 2011 program is a program designed foster and enhance your learning and development to develop greater group, and organizational leadership competence.

Leadership 2011 program has been developed to compliment the group dimensions, or values, of the Social Change Model of Leadership: collaboration, common purpose, and controversy with civility.

Offered through the Center for Leadership and Service in spring 2011, Leadership 2011 is designed for up to thirty dedicated and committed students in a fast paced eight week dinner-workshop series. Throughout the program, participants will not only learn about being part of a group/organization and develop their group collaboration 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 2011 dinner-workshop series begins February 2, 2011, and are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday programs serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the workshop following at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Leadership 2011

Participants will review the Leadership 2011 program schedule, activities and expectations. Participants will learn about their leadership styles and abilities as they learn about themselves and identify their personal values.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Goals and Visions

This workshop will provide an understanding of how to plan your semester for success by introducing goal setting practices and strategies for inspiring a shared vision within your organization.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • 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, February 23, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Picking up the Slack

This workshop will focus on the importance of teamwork, effective group communication and delegation.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Do You Think You Can Serve?

The participants will present their groups Community Service project for the program and it will be graded by a panel.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Controversy with Civility

This workshop focuses on controversy with civility is an aspect of a successful leader based on the Social Change Model and is a sought after outcome of this community and organization.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011 • 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Group Therapy

The workshop will also look at conflict and ways to mediate and move your group forward. The workshop will include different techniques to resolve conflict within your group, executive board and members.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • 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 2011 workshops
  • Plan, propose, implement and attend a group community service prior to March 30, 2011;
  • 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: cls@kean.edu


Leadership 2011 Program:

Carlos Pereira

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

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