Programs and Retreats

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a day long experience for students who are interested in developing their leadership capacity and learning more about the Social Change Model (SCM) of Leadership Development. SCM at it’s core, approaches leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that results in positive social change.

The Social Change Model sees leadership as purposeful, collaborative, and a values-driven process. Titles or positions are not needed in order to be a leader. Leaders work to improve the groups and communities they are part of. Through this approach, anyone can be a leader, because “leaders” are those who want to make a difference. This kind of collaborative process means that groups must have trust, which requires that group members act in ways that are consistent with their own beliefs and values as well as the group’s goals.

Emerging Leaders will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Registration closes on Monday, September 12th at 11:59pm. Registration link will be available August 2022.

Questions? Contact Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón at bgutierrez@umbc.edu

 

Leadership Blueprint

Leadership Blueprint is about getting more out of, rather than cramming more into, UMBC. This 5 week program helps first year, sophomore, and new transfer students craft a more fulfilling college experience by sharing practical tools and ideas and relating them back to their leadership and involvement plans for UMBC. Topics include exploring your interests, finding your place at UMBC, designing plans for your leadership and involvement experience, and so much more. This seminar incorporates small group discussion, in-class activities, field exercises, and personal reflection.

There will be two cohorts available starting the first week of October and ending the first week of November 2022, one cohort will be meeting in-person and the other cohort will be meeting virtually. Cohorts will be meeting once a week for 5 consecutive weeks.

To participate, you must be available to attend all of the sessions of your section of Leadership Blueprint. Registration will open August 2022.

Any questions about this program? Contact Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón at bgutierrez@umbc.edu

 

Leadershops

The Leadershops series consists of 1 hour workshops that focus on various student centered leadership-related topics facilitated by Campus Life staff and student leaders. This program aims to contribute to the leadership development and ongoing learning of UMBC undergraduate students.

The following are the spring 2022 Leadershops sessions that are being offered for students to register through myUMBC:

The LeadHERship Problem
Monday, March 14th at 12:00pm
Take a deeper look into the relationship between women and leadership. Attendees will learn about how our socialization affects our views regarding our own identity and our capacity to lead, and explore ways to navigate liberation.

Another Time Management Workshop
Monday, March 28th at 12:00pm
Full plate this semester? This session will explore different methods for practice to manage your schedule and commitments, as well as helpful tools and resources available to you.  

Leadership: Myths Busted (Part 1)!
Tuesday, March 29th at 1:00pm
In a world where effective leadership is a fundamental necessity, this session takes a holistic look at how the concept of leadership is practically applied, what works, and what may be areas for growth. This is part 1 of 2 on the topic.

Leadership: Myths Busted (Part 2)!
Tuesday, April 5th at 1:00pm
In a world where effective leadership is a fundamental necessity, this session takes a holistic look at how the concept of leadership is practically applied, what works, and what may be areas for growth. This is part 2 of 2 on the topic.

Queer Leadership
Thursday, April 14th at 3:30pm
This session will empower the queer community at UMBC towards becoming strong leaders. Attendees will explore the importance of authentic leadership, and learn how to use identity to strengthen leadership skills.

Navigating Leadership in the New Normal
Thursday, April 21st at 11:00am
We have seen many unforeseen challenges, and its impact to the world as we knew it. This session will address leadership in the dreaded Zoom call as well as leadership for students that aren’t as engaged as they may have been in the past.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)
Wednesday, April 27th at 2:00pm
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key element in becoming an effective and inclusive leader, this Leadershop explores what being emotionally intelligent means and how it positively impacts the process of leadership. This is part 1 of 2 on the topic. 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)
Wednesday, May 4th at 2:00pm
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key element in becoming an effective and inclusive leader, this Leadershop explores what being emotionally intelligent means and how it positively impacts the process of leadership. This is part 2 of 2 on the topic. 

 

Here are virtual Leadershops readily available to you in video-format, created by Campus Life’s Leadership Peer Facilitators:

WorkSMARTer, Not Harder
Juggling more than classes? Join us as we explore the strategies of an essential leadership tool for all college students: time management.

Leading from the Sidelines
We all know the tale as-old-as-time: “all leaders are extroverts”. Join us as we focus on what introverted leadership looks like and the influence It holds.

Leading with Emotions
Can emotions and leadership go together? ​Join us as we identify the importance of self awareness and managing emotions​.

 

 

LeadingOrgs Retreat

Are you a student organization officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Event Planner, etc.)? Campus Life invites you to jumpstart your student organization by participating in LeadingOrgs, a fantastic, all-day leadership retreat designed specifically to meet the needs of student organization officers. This program is typically offered to student organization officers in the very beginning of the academic year (fall semesters). During LeadingOrgs, officers from various student organizations receive training in several aspects of leadership and teamwork, learn more about the resources available to student organizations, and make new and lasting connections with other student leaders. Any questions about this program? Contact Candace Martinez-Doane at cmartinez@umbc.edu

 

 

Multicultural Leadership Experience (Cohort Program)

The Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE) is a collaboration between Campus Life and the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b). This cohort program is being held over the course of five meetings throughout the spring 2022 semester. The purpose of MLE is to provide a space for students and student leaders who identify with culturally, racially and ethnically diverse or marginalized backgrounds to discover their own capacity to lead, while also promoting a better understanding of their experiences, challenges, and outcomes in navigating their own collegiate careers. The Multicultural Leadership Cohort Experience (MLCE) will:

  • Engage up to 18 undergraduate and graduate students in a leadership learning cohort with in-person and asynchronous content;
  • Enhancing participants’ leader identity and leadership capacity using an identity-conscious lens and student development theories;
  • Increasing participants’ awareness of their personal abilities, identity development, and intersections that shape their story through authenticity, self-reflection, and cultural humility;
  • Exploring the role they play in developing relationships while building intra/intercultural connections;
  • And capitalizing on their unique differences, specifically in relation to their racial, ethnic, national, and other salient identity social groups

Based on the belief that leadership is learned through experience, education, and reflection– MLCE will focus on leadership development through a multicultural lens, create a dynamic virtual learning environment, and invite UMBC students to learn from each other (and themselves) through the curriculum.

Registration for the MLCE 2022 Cohort is now closed. Congratulations to those who have been selected to join, we look forward to co-creating with you this semester!


Have questions about this program? Contact MLE Co-Chairs:
Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón, bgutierrez@umbc.edu and Carlos Turcios, carlos6@umbc.edu

 

 

 

Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK)

OΔK is a prestigious national leadership honor society founded in 1914. OΔK recognizes juniors, seniors and graduate students at UMBC who have demonstrated excellence across five major areas of collegiate life: scholarship; athletics; social, service, religious and governance activities; mass media and journalism; and creative and performing arts. Applications are available towards the middle of the spring semester. Learn more about OΔK.

For questions contact:
Rees Draminski, reesd1@umbc.edu (Chapter President)
Bea Gutiérrez-Malagón, bgutierrez@umbc.edu (Circle Advisor)
Candace Martínez-Doane, cmartinez@umbc.edu (Circle Advisor)