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Leadership Development and Engagement

  • In LDCE, our purpose is to transform lives and inspire transformation by helping students find their belonging through authentic connections, identity groups, engagement opportunities, and developmental experiences.

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    Conference Experiences

    Leadership Development and Campus Engagement funds a small group of students to go to the National Conference on Student Leadership each Fall. Applications for participation are located on our EngageU page, under Forms. If you are interested in attending a different conference, centered on leadership, social justice, or other topics, please fill out our “Conference Attendance Support Application” Form.

     Fraternities and Sororities

    Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) at Gannon is made up of four national sororities and six national fraternities.  Housed in the Office of Leadership Development and Campus Engagement, Gannon FSL is a student led, values based community, dedicated to philanthropy, service, academic excellence, and personal growth and development.

     Group Facilitations and Retreats

    The Office of Leadership Development and Campus Engagement is excited to partner with groups of students and employees to build individual and group leadership development opportunities catered to your specific goals. Have a student organization, athletic team, staff department, or any other group with whom you’d like to grow? Schedule an initial meeting to discuss your group’s goals.

    Golden Leaders Program

    Golden Leaders Program

    Want to learn more about who you are as a leader? How to lead a team to create positive change in the world? Become more aware and more resilient to life’s challenges? We host the following five workshops every semester:

    Authentic Knights: In order to lead others and create positive change, you must first know and lead yourself. Topics include: Core Values, CliftonStrengths, and Personal Mission.

    Resilient Knights: Growing as a leader and a person is challenging. Learn about theories and strategies to practice your resiliency. Topics include: Resiliency, Holistic Well-Being, Mindset and Self-Authorship, Positive Psychology

    Adaptable Knights: In order to effectively lead others, you must understand how different groups function in different situations and be able to adapt your style to their needs and preferences. Topics include: Communication, Conflict, Group Dynamics and Group Facilitation.

    Aware Knights: Understanding and interacting with others and cultures that are different from you is essential in our global world. Learn how to step back and take notice of people, places, and situations, and react respectfully. Topics include: Mindfulness, Perspective, Empathy, Personal Identity, and Intercultural Competence.

    Transformative Knights: Great leaders inspire transformation in their circles. Doing so requires all members to work together. Learn how to keep your groups on task and on purpose to achieve your goals. Topics include: The Social Change Model, Social Action Leadership Training, Goal and Purpose Setting.

    Complete any workshop to receive a specific digital badge for use on resumes, professional networking sites and email signatures. Complete all five workshops to be designated as a Golden Leader!

    First Year Experience

    Gannon's First Year Experience is designed to foster an undergraduate student experience that focuses on your positive transition to college, actively inspires you to explore your passions and interests, as well as supports the beginning of your adult life of learning and development.

    FYE also connects you with people, places, and programs so that you can begin creating a vision of what you want your Gannon experience to be.