Project UNIFY

Normally I try to come up with some creative blog title, but in this case I decided to be direct Project Unify is an outstanding program and I want to get its name out there! If you haven't worked with Special Olympics AT LEAST ONCE, you're missing out.  I'm a junior in college and for... Continue Reading →

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Project Unify: I AM ABLE

As part of being a Leader Advancement Scholar, I am required to partake in  community service. Despite the fact that it's required, I enjoy staying involved in my community. One of my favorite experiences has been volunteering at Special Olympics. Special Olympics is an organization I learned to love during the past two years at... Continue Reading →

Camp Sunshine: The Happiest Place On Earth

This past week I was able to be a counselor at Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is a camp for anyone with cognitive or physical disabilities. Camper/Counselor partnerships are one on one. Each camper has their own individual gift and talent and therefore throughout the week we lived by the statement, "Label me able" and got... Continue Reading →

Glacier National Park: Exploration 2015

This summer I was able to hike the Rocky Mountains and explore Glacier National Park. It was extremely fun! Instead of boring you with stories of all the cool things I saw, check out these pictures!                        

#LeadChat

The CMU Leadership Insititue twitter runs something called a Lead Chat. A Lead Chat is when the CMU LI twitter will tweet a questions regarding leadership and then anyone has the chance to contribute to the conversation by replying to the tweet with their answer to the question. Prior to receiving out mentees, there was... Continue Reading →

Theory Application

Leadership Theory: Servant Leadership What is Servant Leadership: “When leaders place the good of followers over their own self interests and emphasize follower development” (Hale & Fields, 2007).  Servant Leadership is classified by 10 characteristics, 3 antecedent conditions, and 7 behaviors. Characteristics Listening- Communicate by listening first, validate followers perspectives Empathy- putting yourself in their... Continue Reading →

Alpha Leadership

As part of our Leader Advancement Scholar protocol, we are required to participate in Alpha Leadership. Alpha is a 6 week long free leadership development program available to any and all CMU students. It is directed and vacillated by trained student volunteers. During Alpha, students participate in activities that cover team building, problem solving as well... Continue Reading →

Leadership Curriculum: First semester

As part of the Leadership Advancement Scholar curriculum, our first semester at college we must take Introduction to Debate and Psychology 100. Both of these classes are taken with the LAS cohort. There were both positives and negatives to taking the class as a cohort. Overall, I found that taking the classes as a cohort was beneficial even... Continue Reading →

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