Laker Leadership Programs

The Laker Lead & Serve E-Newsletter 11.4.2011

Date: November 4, 2011

The Laker Lead and Serve:

Updates from the Community Service Learning Center & Laker Leadership Team

Friday, November 4th  


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-Alternative Breaks Service Saturday, November 5th – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alternative Breaks’ November Service Saturday will be with Mel Trotter Ministries in Downtown Grand Rapids. Mel Trotter Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, and other resources to community members in need. Participants will meet in front of the Lobby Shop in Kirkhof Center at 9:15am and will carpool to the site. This event is available to all GVSU students. As always, bring a water bottle, pack a lunch, and dress for the weather! Register here.


-Service & Advocacy Week! November 7th – 11th  

Join us for a week of service and advocacy as student organizations host various programs designed to bring awareness to their causes. Stop by Kirkhof throughout the week to learn more about their organizations! A list of the participating organizations can be found here.


-Alternative Breaks Info Night, November 8th – 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center Room 2204

There will be tables of all the trips that will be going out this winter and spring break (College of Education, too!). You will be able to find out details such as trip costs, types of sites, and how to sign up. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A. There will be a presentation from 8-8:30pm, followed by trip tables for the rest of the night. Click here for more information!


-Inclusion and Diversity Seminar, November 8th, 15th & 29th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center Room 2266

A 3-week workshop series on valuing and advocating for inclusion and diversity. Learn concepts of diversity as you are challenged by stereotypes that inhibit successful leadership and team development.  This fall, the Inclusion and Diversity Seminar will be addressing the topics of diversity which include spirituality, Native Americans and our U.S. History, and global diversity. Click here for more information and to register!


-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. Click here for more information and to register!


-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


-I Am Grand Valley Nominations Open

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 November 2nd! To nominate a student for I Am GV by December 9th click here!


-Overnight Service Trip, November 18th – 19th – 4:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Our overnight service trip is designed for any student at GVSU.  Three times a year we take 24 students out into the Grand Rapids area to make a difference in the community. Students enjoy getting to know new people while participating in an intense 24 hour experience packed with learning, fellowship, and service. Interested? Lib 100 Approved! Click here to Sign Up and for more information! Registration ends November 11th.


-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!

-11/15 ~ 10:00a-4:00p: Michigan Blood Mobile Drive at Kleiner Commons

-11/16 ~ 12:00p-7:00p: Michigan Blood Mobile Drive at Kleiner Commons

-11/17 ~ 11:30a-5:30p: American Red Cross Blood Drive-Hosted by Circle K International. Click here to schedule an appointment! Use Sponsor Code “GVSU”


-One Time Volunteer Opportunities


-On-Going Opportunities




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