What are the Laker Leadership Programs (LLP)?
Located within the Office of Student Life, the LLP offer a variety of leadership development experiences for GVSU students & student organizations. Based on the concepts from the social change model of leadership development, the leadership development core programs provide a solid leadership development foundation that aids students in their leadership endeavors on campus and for years to come (click here to read about our mission & philosophy). Students may choose to participate in one or all the programs during their GVSU experience.
In addition to the leadership development programs, the LLP coordinate a number of leadership events and leadership recognition initiatives.

Core Programs
These programs are set up to help best promote leadership development through use of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Click here to read more about the SCMLD.

First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE)
FYLE is a 6-week program designed to help 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 GVSU has to offer. It focuses on individual values (consciousness of self and others, congruence, and commitment). Offered annually in the fall and winter semester.

Leadership Summit
Leadership Summit is a state-wide premier leadership conference and campus tradition entering it's 19th year. Over 30 workshops to select from, a leadership case study competition sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, and more. Offered in the winter semester annually.

Strengths Leadership Series
Based on StrengthsQuest® (By the Gallup Organization), the Strengths Leadership Series helps you discover your strengths and learn how to maximize them in your current and future career, academic, and leadership, roles. DISCOVER, LEAD, and WORK make-up this comprehensive, three-part series that is offered twice a semester.

Leadership Development Events
In addition to the leadership development opportunities through the programs listed above, students are given the opportunity to directly connect with other student leaders, become inspired by messages shared by alumni and community leaders, and become immersed in a campus environment that cultivates leadership through the following events.

Student Leader Networking Reception
This reception is an opportunity to directly connect with other students from across campus and explore new ways to collaborate. Held in the fall semester annually.

Venderbush Leadership Lecture
Held each semester annually.

I am Grand Valley Reception
Held in the Winter semester annually.

Campus Leadership Week
Held in the Winter semester annually.


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