Laker Leadership Programs

The Laker Lead & Serve E-Newsletter 11.18.2011

Date: November 18, 2011

The Laker Lead and Serve:

Updates from the Community Service Learning Center & Laker Leadership Team

Friday, November 18th  


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-Alternative Breaks Spring Break College of Education Applications Due Today by 5pm!

Check out AB’s website for more information! Winter Break applications are still being accepted!


-TOMORROW-Intermediate Leaders Institute, November 19th – 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Intermediate Leaders Institute (ILI) is a half-day mini-retreat that builds leadership skills for group facilitation and collaboration. This retreat is for groups and individuals to aid in the discovery of interpersonal leadership development, communication skills, networking on/off campus, team dynamics, networking skills, and inclusivity. Space is still available and walk ins are welcome! Click here for more information and to register!


-Interested in Service? Become a CSLC Ambassador Today!

Apply or nominate a student for the Community Service Learning Center Ambassadors Program. We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated a passion for community service and excellent public speaking skills. Students will coordinate and facilitate speaking engagements to spread the message of service and communicate the resources available through the CSLC. Applications are due by Friday, December 2nd. Click here for more information about the program.


-Keep Track of Your Volunteer Hours! Record Your Hours Today!

Log hours for your organization, classes, and for your own knowledge on our Service Tracker! Don’t let your hours go uncounted this semester. Log your hours now!


-Less Than 1 Month For I Am Grand Valley Nominations!

The first Wednesday of every month is "I am Grand Valley" day. If you have previously been nominated for I AM GV wear your shirt on December 7th! To nominate a student for I Am GV by December 9th click here!


-Help P.A.L.S. Student Mentors Earn $10,000!

Pals Student Mentors, a student run organization at GVSU, has applied for the $10,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant and has been selected out of thousands to compete! The top fifteen Refresh Ideas in this tier will be awarded the prize money to make a difference in their communities. Click here for more information and how to vote!


-Campus Leadership Week, January 23rd-27th

Campus Leadership Week is seeking events! If your organization is planning an event that may relate, please email Kate Tippett with details about your event! More information about the week can be found here.


-Leadership Summit Registration Open! Save the date February 18th – 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Leadership Summit of Grand Valley State University is a state-wide premier leadership conference and campus tradition entering its 15th year. It is a student-run conference which strives to foster leadership development for undergraduate students, in multidisciplinary aspects of campus life.  Composed of a dynamic keynote address, over 30 workshops to select from, a leadership case study competition sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, and more, Leadership Summit has something to offer students at every level of leadership! Click here for more information!


-Like Us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

The Laker Leadership & Service team has a facebook page “Grand Valley Leadership and Service Programs”. Join the group to get updates of upcoming leadership & service programs. Just click here to be re-directed to the group. Join Today! You can also follow us on Twitter! @GV_Lead_Serv


-Join Leadership University!

Leadership University is a public forum for students to plan and showcase their development as leaders. Students at Grand Valley State University work with mentors, engage and reflect on development opportunities, build marketable e-portfolios, and earn recognition for their effort and growth. Click here for more information about this new University program!


-Is your organization hosting a community service or philanthropy event? If so submit your event to to have it posted on the CSLC website!


Other Upcoming Events!

-12/8 ~ 11:30a-5:30p: American Red Cross Blood Drive-Hosted by Pre-PA Club. Click here to schedule an appointment! Use Sponsor Code “GVSU”

-12/13 ~ 9:00a-4:00p: Michigan Blood Mobile Drive at Kleiner Commons


-One Time Volunteer Opportunities


-On-Going Opportunities



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