Laker Leadership Programs

First Year Leadership Experience

Strengthening & Developing Personal Leadership Values

  • Gain insight on your leadership style
  • Connect with other leadership-minded peers
  • Make the step toward president or officer in your student organization
  • Be motivated to get involved on campus
  • Have fun!!!

The First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE) is designed to assist newer leaders in creating and enhancing their personal philosophy of leadership while developing basic leadership skills and learning about all of the leadership opportunities that the GVSU community has to offer. All first year and transfer students are encouraged to be a part of this program, especially those who are interested in future leadership roles. FYLE teaches leadership through interactive activities and discussion led by upperclassmen student leaders and staff from across campus. This is a great way to get acquainted with leadership in a college setting. The completion of the FYLE will make you a strong candidate for future leadership positions, as well as prepare you to take your next steps as an intermediate leader on campus.
 
The First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE) program consists of six sessions from held once a week on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on GVSU's Allendale campus (Kirkhof Center 2266) during the fall & winter semester. Attendance at all sessions is required to be considered a FYLE graduate

Week 1: Exploring Leadership, Team Building, Meet Mentor Group

Week 2: Diversity education & Inclusive leadership

Week 3: Values Clarification, Ethical Leadership

Week 4: Personality type(*True Colors- see below)

Week 5: Commitment into action, group dynamics, & Goal Setting 

Week 6: Networking, celebration and empowerment.

 

 

Our Fall 2014 season is currently underway, but FYLE will start back up again on January 20th! Registration on Orgsync will open in November. Contact wilsonn1@gvsu.edu with any further questions.


If you are a graduate of FYLE and/or an upperclassmen (must have completed at least one semester at GVSU), learn more about serving as a FYLE Facilitator.

 *True Colors(R) is a human relations tool that provides the keys to personal success. Based on the work of Dr. Carl Jung, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Dr. David Keirsey and Don Lowry, it helps you to understand what motivates behavior in people with different personalities. Presented in a fun, interactive self-discovery format, True Colors provides a basis for communication that overcomes obstacles to clear communication, improves collaboration, and increases learning. http://www.personalitypathways.com/

 

Student Testimonials
At the end of program last year students were asked to describe the program in one word. Here is what they said....

Reassuring, Motivating, Inspiring, Life Changing, Reflective, Fresh,

WORTH IT!, Energizing, Empowering, Insightful, Inclusive,

Heartwarming, Enlightening, Eye Opening, Beneficial 

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