The College of Agriculture will provide various workshop opportunities during each semester. You are required to participate in at least two workshops. The workshops you attend should help you reach your personal development goals. Information about the workshops being offered each semester will be sent to participants and coaches. Examples of the workshops will include:
- Understanding Self and Others (the Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
- What is Leadership?
- Group Decision Making
- Character and Ethics
- Communication Skills
- Individual Decision Making
- Campus and Off-Campus Leadership Programs and Workshops
You are expected to participate in a minimum of two of these programs. Information will be sent to all participants and coaches.
Cooperative Housing Leadership Conference:
This day long conference provides training for positional leaders in the Cooperative Housing Community. The conference is held in the spring semester following formal recruitment.
The Council officers and chapter President Leadership Advance (CPLA) is an overnight retreat for all fraternity and sorority council officers, and chapter presidents taking place in January every year. This is an opportunity for chapter presidents and council officers to develop leadership skills, set goals, and get to know other leaders in the fraternity and sorority community.
EDPS 30000: Fraternity/Sorority Leadership Development
The goal of this course is to provide student leaders who possess membership in fraternities and sororities with the skills, knowledge, and information to allow them to reach their potential as leaders and council/chapter officers. In the fall, the course focuses on Emerging Leaders. In the spring, the course focuses on Advanced Leadership. This course will focus significantly on the practical side of being an organizational leader, balanced with understanding how to create a stronger fraternity and sorority community. Students will engage in self-reflection and authentic conversations with their peers in order to gain a greater awareness of fraternity and sorority life. Contact the FSCL office to be able to register.
Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Conference (EMV):
EMV is an overnight retreat that focuses on diversity appreciation, networking for leadership, running effective meetings, and leadership styles. Team-building activities include a low-ropes team course.
The Emerging Leader Award and the Betty Nelson Skilled Leader Award are presented.
When: Fall 2016 - stay tuned for dates
Cost: $20 (room and board covered)
Indiana Greek Leadership Conference:
The Indiana Greek Leadership Conference (IGLC) is a student-run leadership conference that takes place in West Lafayette on the first Sunday of November each year. Fraternity and sorority members from Purdue University and other institutions around the state of Indiana have the opportunity to listen to well-renowned speakers and participate in interactive breakout sessions to enhance their leadership skills and learn about issues affecting the fraternity and sorority community. IGLC challenges fraternity and soroity members to honor the legacy of their founders and to move forward to a bright future.
Jay Severson Leadership Retreat:
The Jay Severson Leadership Retreat is held each fall semester for more than 100 students involved in leadership roles within Residence Hall Association (RHA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and residence hall clubs. For the two-day retreat, the students travel to Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana and participate in team-building exercises, a leadership development seminar with small group break-out sessions, and networking opportunities. The retreat is intended to help prepare student leaders for their roles within clubs and is funded by the Jay Severson Endowment, RHA, NRHH, and University Residences.
When: October 2-3, 2015
Mortar Board Leadership Conference:
This all day event offers three 3 keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and lunch with topics focused on leadership. This is held at the Stewart Center and Union.
When: January 30, 2016 (last Saturday in January)
Cost: $25 (covers lunch)
Old Masters Program:
For the second year, Old Masters will host Evening With the Old Masters at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2016 in Loeb Playhouse. The TEDx style event with half the ten Old Masters on stage responding to questions from the audience.
The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, a program of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, is a 5-day leadership experience. UIFI: PURDUE is offered exclusively to Purdue fraternity and sorority members each May. The experience offers participants the opportunity to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and to grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead.
Women in Leadership Institute:
This annual conference focuses on the achievements, challenges, and working relationships that occur with women in the workforce and leadership roles. The program is designed to inspire, motivate, and challenge men and women with regards to these particular issues.
When: March 7, 2015
Registration information available during spring semester.
Cost: $25 (covers conference materials, light breakfast and lunch) - *Needs-based scholarship available.
Other Workshop Options
You are also encouraged to attend other leadership workshops. If you can demonstrate to your coach that the program or workshop contained significant leadership content, the activity can be counted as one of the two leadership programs or workshops on or off-campus required workshops.
Another requirement of the Leadership Development Certificate Program includes completion of at least six credit hours of relevant academic course offerings. All courses included must be justified by you. You must indicate how each course applies to your Personal Development Plan and your four goals. NOTE: The courses do not have to have "leadership" as the main focus, but you must justify to your coach the course's relevance in order to count in this program.
The following are recommended leadership courses that you may wish to take:
AGEC 435 - Leadership in a Changing World: An examination of various leadership theories and the importance of leadership. Drawing upon research from many disciplines and fundamental aspects of leadership, students will read, discuss, and apply these concepts to leadership experiences and to develop the competencies to be more effective leaders in their families, workplaces, and communities, Janet Ayres
AGRY 460/ANTH 460 - Contemporary Issues in Agriculture: Current agricultural issues are examined from a problem-solving standpoint. Includes discussion and debate of the social, economic, and technological decisions facing agricultural communities. Issues are examined from a social, as well as a technical-scientific, viewpoint. Jim Vorst
ANSC 381 - Career Leadership: This course allows animal science students to gain group experiences in problem solving and decision making, and participate in class discussions to improve effective interpersonal and group skills needed to enhance career satisfaction and build their network with alumni working in the animal industries. Mark Russell
EDPS 300A - A Student Leadership Development: This course studies leadership styles and assists students in developing their own leadership potential. Leadership theories and philosophies are reviewed and applied to fictional characters, prominent leaders in history, and students’ leadership activities. Pablo Malavenda
EDPS 301D - Peer Counseling Training/Faskillatators: Course offered through the Student Activities and Organizations area of the Office of the Dean of Students. Faskillitators are peer leadership consultants who assist student leaders in planning events for their student organizations. Faskillitators are experts at running meetings, developing retreats, and conducting icebreakers and energizers. Bridget Williams Golden
OLS 274 - Applied Leadership: This course provides an introduction to and overview of the fundamental concepts of leadership and supervision. Emphasis is placed on the supervisor's major functions and essential areas of knowledge, relations with others, and personal development. Scott Homan
YDAE 359 - Leadership in Developing the Agricultural Professional: This course focuses on leadership skills that enhance the effectiveness of the agricultural professional. Students develop leadership skills through course activities and content that concentrate on team building, communication, time management, motivational skills, and goal setting. Jerry Peters
YDAE 385 - Urban Service-Learning: Using service learning as a pedagogy, students will have the opportunity to deepen and expand classroom learning through thoughtful, collaborative engagement with community organizations, agencies, and/or educational institutions and the people they serve. This course will offer opportunities to engage in complex real-world problems and to test the efficacy of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to finding solutions. Pamala Morris
YDAE 491M - Serving International Communities: This course will combine the classroom educational experience on campus and a domestic service learning project in a Latino community in Indiana. Students will learn asset-based community development, cultural implications of working within communities, and extensive project planning, management, and evaluation. Students will work in teams with selected faculty to plan, design, conduct, and evaluate requested projects in Indiana communities. SPAN 201 preferred. Pamala Morris
YDAE 491M - Serving Intercultural Communities: This course will combine the classroom educational experience on campus and a domestic service learning project in a Latino community in Indiana. Students will learn asset-based community development, cultural implications of working within communities, and extensive project planning, management, and evaluation. Students will work in teams with selected faculty to plan, design, conduct, and evaluate requested projects in Indiana communities. SPAN 201 preferred. Pamala Morris