Leadership Education

Eureka College Leadership Ambassadors

The Eureka College Leadership Ambassadors strive to promote leadership excellence on campus. Leadership Ambassadors remain informed and prepared, educating themselves on current leadership skills, theories, and models to best serve and prepare students to be ethical leaders of the world.

What is a Eureka College Leadership Ambassador?

Students selected to serve as a Leadership Ambassador will belong to a team of fellow students who believe that leadership development and education is essential to the Eureka College experience.

Responsibilities include:
  • Working collectively with other team members and program advisors to promote leadership education opportunities.
  • Learning about our own leadership abilities and how to improve them,
  • Teaching and fostering positive, healthy leadership skills to Eureka students through, but not limited to, facilitating workshops, helping organizations on a need-to-need basis, being models of active, positive leadership for our peers and making resources accessible such as literature on leadership development relevant to students at Eureka
  • Utilization of the Eureka College Leadership Development Model as a framework for program planning.

As a Leadership Ambassador, your input is highly valued as to where not only leadership education on campus can improve, but also how the group Leadership Ambassadors can grow and transition, ensuring our relevance to students as well as growing as leaders ourselves. In order to do so, we ask that you commit to attending regular meetings held by Leadership Ambassadors, as well as actively help with Leadership Ambassador sponsored events.
The recruitment and selection process for the Leadership Ambassador team takes place during the middle part of the fall semester.

Group Discussion

The Leadership Ambassador Team

Soraya Allen
Lucas Bielecki
Collin Brown
Anna Gauger
Chester Griffith
Brody Hibbard
Abigail Hilton

Tracy Kaske
Jonathan Neis
Meredith Rhoads
Hassan Shehadeh
Tyler Woods

Advisor
Shari Rich
Interim Dean of Students
srich@eureka.edu

Upcoming Leadership Events & Opportunities

 

FALL STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT, August 16 – 18, 2017 

Student leaders of all organizations, athletic teams, and programs are invited and expected to participate. Each recognized student organization, program, and athletic team (we received recommendations) are asked to have 1-2 representatives participate with the flexibility of each attendee representing up to two groups. Groups not represented will be contacted and asked to schedule follow-up meetings with representatives of the Leadership Ambassador Team to discuss the information covered at the retreat.   

The  Student Leadership Retreat is designed to assist campus organizations and teams strive for success with all its future endeavors. Student leaders will be provided with opportunities for goal setting, collaboration, and most importantly outlets to make connections with other organizational leaders to share leadership strategies, techniques, and game plans. Students will also have the chance to hear from and talk with President, Dr. Jamel Wright as well as to interact with the College’s Administrative Council. We are excited to bring to campus, Mr. Frank Kitchen, who will be facilitating several workshops throughout the event. The student leadership retreat will be held on campus, August 16th-18th, right before this upcoming school year. The planned schedule (subject to change) for the retreat is included below. **Commuter students do not have the option of staying on campus unless staying with a friend who is a residential student.

Wednesday, August 16:
12 – 4:30 pm – Check-In & Early Move-In for Residential Students ** (Office of Student Life, Cerf Center)
5 – 6 pm – Welcome and Presentation by College President, Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright 
6 – 7 pm – Dinner and Group Picture
7 – 9 pm – Energizers, Getting Acquainted, Establishing Expectations, and Discussing Collaboration Outcomes, which will include an introduction by our guest speaker, Mr. Frank Kitchen, “The Nuts & Bolts of Organization Success” facilitated by Abigail Bradley, Coordinator of Student Life.
9:15 – 10:30 pm – Optional Activities/Free Time
Thursday, August 17:
9 – 9:45 am – Continental Breakfast
10 -11:15 am – “I Live Fresh!” The Five Essentials to Being a Difference Maker and Life Changer
11:15 am – Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 -1:30 pm – A Leadership Conversation with Eureka College Administrative Council
1:45 pm – Break
2 – 4 pm – “The 7 Ingredients to Productive Servant Leadership”
4 pm – Break
4:15 – 5:30 pm – “Trick or treat?” The 4R’s to a Sweet Organization,
5:30 pm – Break
6 – 7:30 pm – Picnic at the Eureka Lake Park (Rain Location – Burgoo)
8 – 10:30 pm – Optional Activities/Free Time
Friday, August 18:
9:00-9:45 am  – Continental Breakfast
10 – 11 am –  “What’s Your Recipe?” How to Turn your Dream, Vision or Purpose into Reality
11 – 11:30 am – It’s a Wrap –  Closing Thoughts, Take-Aways, Evaluation

Student leaders should register by Wednesday, July 26, 4pm via this REGISTRATION LINK.  Registration updates/changes may be made until this date as well.  If you are not the current representative/leader of a campus organization, please forward this information to the appropriate person in your group and please reply to this email to let us know who should be receiving this correspondence.  Please note that if you register, but fail to attend or find a replacement from your organization/team, you will be charged for your expenses related to the meals and costs associated with this event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact, Collin Brown, cbrown14@eureka.edu, Lucas Bielecki, lbielecki14@eureka.edu (Fall ‘17 Leads for the Student Leadership Ambassador Team) or Shari Rich, srich@eureka.edu, (Interim Dean of Students & Student Leadership Ambassador Advisor). We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you on August 16th. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

The Student Leadership Ambassador Team

Registration is Open for the Leadership Conference until March 31, 5pm.

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All participants will have the opportunity to complete the Leadership Practices Inventory to gain a better understanding of the Leadership Challenge Model and the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Our theme this year is “Generation Collaboration” to encourage interaction and networking with our alumni.
 
While recognized campus organizations are encouraged to send as many members as possible, student groups are required to send a minimum of two students to the conference as the sole representatives of their organization.  All students who attend both days of the conference and complete the conference evaluation upon check-out following the lunch on Saturday will be entered to win a $50 gift card to the bookstore.  
 
April 7th, Friday Schedule (Business Casual Dress)
 
6-7pm: Registration and Mingling – Moser Lobby
7pm:    Keynote Speaker (Eureka College Alumna Mickeisha Turner Armstrong, ’93) – Becker Auditorium
8pm:    Dessert Reception with Alumni (Seniors only) – Terrill Rooms
 
**Check-In and Check-Out is required for organization participation and to be included in the drawing for the bookstore gift certificate.  
 
April 8th, Saturday Schedule (Eureka Attire Dress)
 
8:30am:  Breakfast Available ~ Terrill Rooms
9:00am:  Alumni Spotlight ~ Terrill Rooms
9:45am:  Networking Break ~ Moser Lobby
10:00am: Breakout Session I ~ Terrill Rooms & Becker Auditorium
10:45am: Break ~ Moser Lobby
11:00am: Breakout Session II ~ Terrill Rooms & Becker Auditorium
11:45am: Break ~ Moser Lobby
12:00pm: Buffet Luncheon & Alumni Award Recipient Panel ~ Terrill Rooms
 
**Check-In and Check-Out is required for organization participation and to be included in the drawing for the bookstore gift certificate.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Larson (slarson13@eureka.edu), Anna Gauger (agauger14@eureka.edu), or Shari Rich (srich@eureka.edu).

The Leadership Ambassador Team meets weekly to plan the annual conference and other campus leadership offerings and to discuss leadership topics/issues relevant to their work in promoting leadership education on campus. Recruitment for new leadership ambassadors takes place early in the fall semester. Selection of our two representatives who attend the LeaderShape Institute, are selected in the spring among the group’s current membership.

Please contact any member of the Leadership Ambassador Team with questions about the conference, programming, and membership opportunities.

Learn more about becoming a Leadership Ambassador and LeaderShape.

Student & Alumni Annual Leadership Conference

Mark Your Calendars for Friday & Saturday, April 7-8, 2017

Held annually in the spring, this educational opportunity is open to all students. Last year’s theme is All Aboard the Leadership: Strengthening the Potential of you and your Crew. Our last conference featured guest speakers, Eileen Ruby-Setti and Harriett Steinbach, speaking about the StrengthsFinder assessment. This year our focus will be on the model, the Leadership Challenge, Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders and we look forward to working with our alumni as our theme is Generation Collaboration.

2017 Student Leadership Retreat

Student leaders of all organizations, athletic teams, and programs will be invited and expected to participate in the Student Leadership Retreat. Each recognized student organization, program, and athletic team is asked to have 1–2 representatives participate with the flexibility of each attendee representing up to two groups. Groups not represented will be contacted and asked to schedule follow-up meetings to discuss the information covered at the retreat.

The Student Leadership Retreat is designed to assist campus organizations and teams strive for success with all its future endeavors. Student leaders will be provided with opportunities for goal setting, collaboration, and most importantly outlets to make connections with other organization leaders to share leadership strategies, techniques, and game plans. The student leadership retreat will be held on campus, August 16-18th, right before the upcoming school year.

Dine & Discussion Sessions

The Leadership Ambassadors regularly plan and offer Dine & Discussion Leadership sessions throughout the semester. In the fall ’16 semester, the two sessions focused on Voter Engagement for a Leadership Lens and Time/Stress Management for the Involved Student.