LEAD for Change
Leadership Exploration And Development (LEAD) for Change
The LEAD for Change program is designed for new students with a passion for working collaboratively with others to accomplish common goals focused on positive change. Through experiential activities, participation in a challenge course, discussions, intentional reflection, and networking opportunities, participants deepen their learning about leadership while in community with peers. The program supports growth in the areas of self-awareness, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Staff and upper-class student mentors provide information about campus and community leadership opportunities, and help students engage with the Loyola community. No previous leadership experience is necessary; we all have the potential to engage in the leadership process. All that is required is an interest in learning, willingness to participate in group activities in a safe and supportive environment, and an enthusiastic, open-minded attitude.
The "LEAD for Change" program takes place prior to Welcome Week, from August 22-25 (students living on campus receive special permission to move into their residence hall rooms early). If you have questions, please contact Shannon Howes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.508.2176.
Recommendations from Past Participants:
"I liked that we formed a very tight-knit community in addition to finding our strengths in leadership… We all started at a common point of not knowing what to expect, and as we went through the LEAD experience, we all trusted each other and genuinely created bonds of friendship that not many people can say that they have. We're not just friends; we're family."
"I am really happy with my decision to go on this retreat! It was not only thought-provoking, but also a great way to meet some amazing people. I would recommend this retreat to other students because the activities are well organized and super enjoyable. You will constantly be entertained and challenged."
"I absolutely loved this retreat. I have done many leadership events before in and out of school. This one did a really good job of letting myself and the rest of the group explore their own part in leadership and then put it in action."
"I came back to campus a new person after the LEAD retreat. I was able to quickly connect with peers and discover the leadership qualities within me."