Spring 2021 Student Leadership Exchange Series
The IL Community College Student Activities Association has created the Student Leader Exchange Series in an effort to provide leadership development in a variety of areas, including: team building, social justice, balance & professional development. Students will not only be able to gain valuable skills, but engage with students from other community colleges. Completing the series will earn you a certificate that you can include on your resume AND you will have the opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship!
Registration for this series is REQUIRED. Please fill out this registration form to join this series so you can get updates and join in the discussion.
February-May, first Thursday of the month from 2-3 p.m.
Feb. 4: True Colors: Understanding Yourself & Others
Presenter: Megan Scanlan. McHenry County College, Coordinator of Student Activities
Did you know that your personality will influence your relationships with your family, friends, classmates, and co-workers and contribute to your health and wellbeing? Join us as we learn about the different personality types and assess our own True Color! Participants will be able to describe their personality style, articulate the difference between the personality colors, and explain the value of having teams comprised of multiple personalities.
March 4: How did we Get Here? And How do We Move Forward?: Race and Social Justice on American Campuses
Presenter: Tandra Taylor. Southern Il Univ. Edwardsville, Professor; Department of Historical Studies
In the wake of today’s increased activism, awareness of the need for more inclusive environments & systemic structures of oppression, we want to know How did we get Here? And How do We Move Forward? The times demand well informed students. Join a discussion of important social justice developments to build your capacity so that you can comfortably engage racial justice and decolonization, confident in your knowing and competent in your engagement, and ready to forge ahead through these challenging times.
April 1: Balance or Busy Students
Presenter: Jessica Contreras, Joliet Junior College, Student Wellness Advocate & Mental Health Counselor
As we grow as student leaders on campus and for our career paths, we also need to consider personal balance
as we juggle life, work, school, family, and the things we enjoy the most. Please join us for this interactive program to develop your own personal philosophy on wellness, learn about things you can do to create balance in your life, and share your ideas with others so we can learn together.
May 6: Branding Yourself & Building Your Resume
Presenter: Demetrius Robinson. McHenry County College, Coordinator of Career Services
Do you know what to say to blow someone away? Get noticed for the right reasons! Come learn about how to sell yourself right and how to build a resume that stands out from the rest.
RECOGNITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
Students who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of completion & will have the opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship. For more info & scholarship app: tinyurl.com/ICCSAAscholarship.