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MLEAD ACADEMY

MLEAD Academy 2020 is going virtual! This means you do not have to cut your summer short by moving in early. You can enjoy the program from anywhere from August 4th-7th.

What is MLEAD Academy? MLEAD Academy is a 4-day leadership experience for incoming and returning students living in Michigan Housing. This year, participants will engage in a virtual experience that includes a variety of activities including leadership speakers, workshops, and entertaining programs.

MLEAD Academy will be held August 4-7th. Participants will be given the opportunity to host a 20-30 minute showcase between August 10-12th.

MLEAD Academy is part of the MLEAD collaborative of leadership programs for students, and it is connected to MLEAD’s Collective Impact Framework and competencies.

Wondering what the program will be like? Take a look at this year’s schedule.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Meet new people and make friends before the start of classes.
  • Get to know campus resources and how they connect to your residential experience.
  • Gain valuable insight to how your leadership experience will show-up on campus through intentional engagement with peers and leaders.
  • Gain skills and knowledge of the following competencies: Building Relationships, Meaning-making, Feedback, and Adaptability.
  • Develop a sense of community before coming to campus with the skills to be a role model for others when you arrive.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 2020 Application closes: July 29th 11:59pm

  • Student Leader Training: August 3rd

  • MLEAD Academy experience: August 4th-7th. Most days will run 4 hours with 2-3 hours of screen time.
  • MLEAD Live Showcase: August 10th-12th

  • Michigan Housing Move-In: August 24th-30th

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MLEAD ACADEMY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Participant

We welcome all students that will be living in Housing to participate in this enriching experience. Through leadership workshops, you will have the opportunity to build relationships, develop a vision for your upcoming year and gain a deeper understanding of campus resources.

Leadership Positions

This year the Academy’s leadership will have 2 distinct leadership positions. Both positions include team facilitation, organizational management, virtual and motivated support. Leadership positions are open to both housing and off-campus undergraduate students entering their 2nd year and above. Interested? Read more below.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must participate in all of the important dates outlined above
  • Previous experience in the MLEAD program preferred
  • Must have lived on campus 1 semester
  • Must be entering 2nd year or beyond.
  • Must be in good standing with Michigan Housing and the University

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR Pack Leaders:
  • Lead a small group (15-25) of new students in facilitated activities and reflections, making a positive influence. This includes 2-3 hours of virtual engagement everyday between Aug 3-10th.
  • Serve as a resource for your student group
  • Maintain a positive attitude and disposition at all times
  • Attend and engage all required meetings and training
  • Distribute and discuss the MLEAD Guidelines and Responsibilities
  • Act in accordance with University policies, the Statement and Community Living Standards, University Values, and Federal/State laws
BENEFITS:
  • Positively impact the transition of new students to campus
  • Create lasting relationships with incoming and current students
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Opportunity to share your love and excitement for the University of Michigan
  • Great way to give back to the University of Michigan community
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must participate in all of the important dates outlined above
  • Previous experience in the MLEAD program preferred
  • Must have lived on campus 1 semester
  • Must be entering 2nd year or beyond.
  • Must be in good standing with Michigan Housing and the University

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR Evening Engagement Leaders:
  • Host virtual gatherings for a group (15-25) of new students and make a positive influence. This will be ~2 hours everyday between August 4-7th.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and disposition at all times
  • Attend and engage all required meetings and training
  • Act in accordance with University policies, the Statement and Community Living Standards, University Values, and Federal/State laws
BENEFITS:
  • Positively impact the transition of new students to campus
  • Create lasting relationships with incoming and current students
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Opportunity to share your love and excitement for the University of Michigan
  • Great way to give back to the University of Michigan community

HOW TO APPLY

MLEAD PARTICIPANT

To apply as a MLEAD participant application click the link below.

MLEAD ACADEMY Pack Leader POSITION

To apply for an MLEAD Academy leadership position, please see the position descriptions above and apply below.

Questions? Contact the MLEAD Team.

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