LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

Fall 2017

 

September 26
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TIME MANAGEMENT 
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well.  (This workshop is also offered on October 26)

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

October 12
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day  whether dealing with an underperforming employee or disagreeing with a roommate. Learn how to:  Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation, start a conversation without defensiveness, and how to move from emotion to productive problem solving.

  • Wick Center, Room 113-115 ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Residence Life

October 17
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
CREATING A SPENDING PLAN & STAYING OUT OF DEBT 
Now that you're in college, you have a lot more responsibility.  However, we have the information and tools you need to manage these new demands.   In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your money while in school and establish wise spending habits that will carry you throughout your lifetime.  Learn how to create a spending plan, reach your financial goals, and avoid unnecessary debt from the start.

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid

October 19
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
DC LINK 101 & UPDATES
You may have used DC link to post or RSVP to an event.  But do you know everything it can do for you?  Did you know it tracks your attendance at events and involvement with clubs and organizations?  Did you know it creates an involvement report that can be used for your resume and job applications?  Did you know it can help with club elections? It does this and much more!  Plus, having your current roster and officers posted each semester will be a requirement to receive funding for your organization.  Attend this session and find out how DC Link can work for you!  This session will also review the new updates to the DC Link site.

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

October 24
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
USING SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN MARKETING CAMPUS EVENTS
Does your club or organization offer some wonderful events, but you are not getting the attendance you were hoping for? Do you have a new organization and you want to increase your membership numbers? This program will help you design a social media marketing plan to increase event participation.

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Enrollment Management

October 26
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TIME MANAGEMENT 
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well.  (This workshop is also offered on September 26)

  • Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

October 31
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
OVERCOMING UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
This presentation will cover the basics of what an unhealthy relationship is, compared to a healthy relationship.  Identifying these characteristics can help you build and maintain healthy relationships.  How you can address and cope with unhealthy relationships will be discussed, as well as providing resources to help.  This session is an opportunity to evaluate your own relationships and gain resources to help improve the quality of your interactions. 

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The CHIP Center

November 4
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
ALUMNI MENTOR BRUNCH
This annual Daemen tradition pairs current students with Daemen alumni.  During the event participants will discuss future career goals and ways to be successful in the future.  

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:00am-1:00pm 
  • Brunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Alumni Relations, and Career Services

November 7
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
THE GOLDEN PADDLE DEBATE
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, which subject has the most to contribute to the future of civilization? YOU decide! Faculty members will present arguments about the importance of their fields. Only one can win! Only one gets the Golden Paddle Award of the Year! And YOU decide!

  • Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Academic Affairs

November 9
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING THOSE WITH PTSD

For many individuals it may be difficult to understand why an event from the past can still affect someone now. You may wonder why they just can’t “forget about it,” or be surprised when a “normal” situation evokes a strong reaction.  This session will help you understand what PTSD really means and how you can support those living with it. 

  • Wick Center, Room 113-115  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs & Veterans Affairs

November 14
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
PREPARING TO BE A CAMPUS LEADER: RESUME DESIGN 101
Do you want to be a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, Tour Guide, Student Alumni Ambassador or apply for another student leadership position on campus? Start now by creating a professional, leadership focused resume! This is part one of a two part series.  In the Spring semester there will be a follow up session on “Acing That Interview”.

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Career Services

November 18
Conference Series: 
WNY STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The WNY Student Leadership Conference is designed to provide students from all universities and colleges throughout Western New York an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and inspire students to gain deeper knowledge about themselves as leaders, followers and citizens in their own communities. Attendees will engage in highly interactive experiences where they will meet others and learn valuable tools to take back to their institutions.

  • Villa Maria College~ 9:00am-4:00pm 
  • Conference Fee and Transportation are provided by Daemen 
  • (Please Note: students who register but cancel without providing 72 hours’ notice will be billed the $20 conference fee)
  • Reservations Required
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Student Affairs

November 30
Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TAKING CARE OF YOU: HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED 
Daemen's Director of Counseling Services will teach you about the different types of stress and help you identify ways to keep yourself healthy and happy while coping with the stressors of school and life. Come prepared to listen, share, learn, and relax. 

  • Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
  • Lunch will be provided 
  • Reservations Required (use your Daemen username and password to log in)
  • Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and The CHIP Center

 

NOTE:
Students who attend ten or more LEADS sessions within one academic year will receive special recognition at Daemen College’s Leadership Awards Luncheon in May.

 

LEADS Center Mission

Daemen College’s LEADS Center serves as a clearinghouse for students aspiring to realize and develop their leadership skills. The program affords Daemen students the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to bring purpose, meaning, and integrity into their lives, and consequentially the lives of others. The program emphasizes life long learning and civic engagement through interdisciplinary programs that provide and encourage the development of consciousness of self, fosters inclusive collaborative relationships, social change, and civic responsibility.

The LEADS Center is located in the Wick Center Second Floor Office Suite.

LEAD Center Committee Members:

  • Kimberly Pagano, Director of Orientation & Leadership Development
  • Frank Williams, Dean of Admissions
  • Chris Malik, Director of Student Activities
  • Meg Altman-Cosgrove, Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life
  • Denise Mills, Modern Languages Department Chair
  • George Siefert, Social Work Department Chair
  • Kathryn Hammer , Director of Alumni Relations
  • Susan Marchione, Director of new Program Development & Strategic Initiatives for Academic Affairs
  • Mary Fox, Education Department Chair

Feel free to contact any of the committee members for additional information about the LEADS program.