LionLead is a leadership development program run by the Office of Student Life. The goal of the program is to develop students’ individual leadership capabilities in consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment and increase practical leadership skills.
LionLead programs are based on components of the Social Change Model of Leadership and the Leadership Challenge Model. LionLead focuses on the individual leadership development component of the Social Change Model which includes:
Additionally, we use the following components of the Leadership Challenge Model:
By participating in LionLead, students will be able to identify personal strengths and weaknesses (consciousness of self), identify motivating values, attitudes and emotions (consciousness of self), learn strategies for keeping themselves well physically, emotionally, academically, and professionally (consciousness of self), examine how actions are consistent with their beliefs and values (congruence), describe why they are passionate about something and how they plan to sustain that passion (commitment), and feel empowered to move forward as leaders at Penn State Altoona.
For an up-to-date calendar of workshops and sessions, check out the calendar below.
There are two types of workshops: LionLead and Supplemental
LionLead workshops are designed to directly build on the learning outcomes for the program. These are available on the calendar and are offered by members of the Leadership Development Committee.
Supplemental workshops are other campus events which allow students to develop as leaders at Penn State Altoona. The Leadership Development Committee has tried to record these opportunities on their calendar, however if you know of one that we missed that you want to attend or offer, email us at LionLead@psu.edu.
Why Should You Get Involved?
How to Get Involved:
It isn’t complicated! You design your experience, picking and choosing the workshops YOU want to attend!
All students can enroll and the program can be completed within a year!
Ana Devlin Gauthier