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Welcome Back Lancers!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our Lancers back to campus for the Fall 2019 semester! We are all looking forward to working with you all through your involvement in student organizations, leadership programs, and campus events.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our Lancers back to campus for the Fall 2019 semester! We are all looking forward to working with you all through your involvement in student organizations, leadership programs, and campus events.

The staff of the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development (OSILD) have been working all summer on finalizing a comprehensive calendar of leadership programs and events, details of which can be found here on our leadership site. Some highlights include:

  1. The inaugural year of the Excel Leadership Circle, the third tier of our formal leadership program, is set to begin in late September. Excel is open to all students who have completed the Engage program. Invitations will be sent the second week of September.
  2. A Student Leader Alumni Panel is planned for Monday, November 4, and will feature former student leaders sharing their stories and experiences. This is a wonderful networking opportunity for all of our students, and we hope to see you there!
  3. This spring, the OSILD will host Worcester State’s first Student Leader Symposium. This Symposium will feature a half-day full of workshops and speakers who will cover a variety of leadership-related topics. More information will follow later in the semester.

Following last year, we will continue to send our Leadership Snapshot email every two weeks, which highlights all upcoming campus leadership opportunities. You can sign up to receive that email newsletter here.

Specifically for Staff and Faculty, we have a few different opportunities for you to engage with our leadership programming. First, we have a Faculty/Staff Database that allows us to collect information on presentation areas of interest. Consider filling out this form if you are interested in presenting a workshop for any of our leadership programs or this spring’s Student Leader Symposium. We also have a form to collect information on existing leadership programs specific to your work area, as well as a form asking for leadership skills that you feel are necessary for success within your major-career field. Please consider filling out both of these as well; the information collected will help us promote more leadership programs to our students throughout the year.

We wish everyone the best of luck with the start of the semester!

The staff of the OSILD
(Clockwise from left to right: Linzy, Colleen, Kristie, Christine, and Sarah)

Sarah Potrikus is the Assistant Director in the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development at Worcester State University. She is a trained Strengths Coach and certified True Colors facilitator. When not helping to develop and facilitate student leadership programs and workshops, Sarah advises student organizations and assists with the WSU Orientation programs. She resides in Worcester, MA.

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