We believe EVERYONE has the potential to be a leader! 

At LEAD we help students to develop as effective, ethical leaders through a series of workshops, conferences, classes, speakers, dialogues, and retreats. Our programs provide opportunities to develop a strong sense of self, augment critical thinking and interpersonal skills, develop global and cultural competencies, and cultivate organizational skills for transition into the professional world.
Virtual Leadership Connection Cohort Series:
Mental Health and Leadership
Wednesday, March 23rd - at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
We are halfway through the semester and that means we have a lot on our plate. The LEAD Office would like to invite all members of the George Mason community to de-stress for a moment and find ways to take care of yourself and your mental health by using leadership behaviors that suppport mental wellbeing! As part of the Virtual Leadership Connection Cohort Series, the Mental Health and Leadership event will be on Wednesday, March 23rd from 12pm - 1pm via Zoom, and will focus on discussing the significance of identifying ways to foster your mental wellbeing as a leader, help cultivate a healthy environment, and gain access to useful resources.
For more information and to register: CLICK HERE.
Virtual Mason Leadership Summit Experience
March 1st - March 23rd, 2022
The Leadership Education and Development office (LEAD) and Graduate Student Life are pleased to host this year's Mason Leadership Summit. This year’s Summit is specifically design for Mason graduate students and it will take place virtually March 1-23, 2022. Students will have a chance to select which educational sessions they would like to participate and engage in.
Sessions will focus on leadership, emotional intelligence, student activism, public speaking, conflict management, balancing multiple roles, and networking. Participants will learn practical ways to further develop as leaders in multiple contexts, whether they have a formal leadership position or not. Students will broaden their perspectives on leadership and engage with other graduate students, faculty, and staff through practical and applied leadership skill development.  
Students who participate in at least 3 educational components will receive a certificate and a digital badge via Mason 360. Students who participate in 4 or more educational components will receive a certificate, a digital badge via Mason 360, and a t-shirt. The Summit can also be listed on a student’s resume. Registration currently open!

As a result of participating in the 2022 Mason Leadership Summit, attendees will: 
- Engage with other graduate students in discussions around the topic of leadership, including leadership that does not require a title or formal position
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of incorporating anti-racism work into your work as a graduate student
- Broaden their perspectives on leadership and the importance of non-positional leadership
- Identify ways to balance multiple roles
- Network with Mason alumni and graduate students from various fields of study
- Establish at least one new supportive relationship and/or office while participating in the summit
- Learn at least one strategy or skill to advance your career-readiness and professional development
For more information and to register: CLICK HERE.
Alumni Leadership Speaker Series (Virtual):
First-Generation Leadership Experiences
April 5th, 2022 - at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join the LEAD Office as we invite all members of the Mason community to our virtual panel of Mason alumni as they share with us the challenges of navigating college as a first-generation student and building a community for themselves in a professional career setting and in their personal lives. The panelists will be providing helpful tips and experiences that can help you as you either begin or continue your college journey. The event will be on Tuesday, April 5th from 6pm - 7pm via Zoom and we hope to see you there! For more information and to RSVP: CLICK HERE.
Mason LeaderShape Institute
May 24 - 27, 2022
(Application Deadline: April 8, 2022)
The LeaderShape® Institute™ challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.
LeaderShape® is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible. LeaderShape® works to do this by having conversations that matter. To grow this community, and achieve our mission, LeaderShape® offers three programs: Catalyst, Institute, and Resilience. Each program encourages participants to live in possibility. We want to live in possibility and, by doing so, lead others to do the same. In other words… to lead, live. Our programs support people in their life pursuits and encourage them to make an impact by the way they live their lives.
 The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022. To learn more about why you should attend or to apply for the 2022 Mason LeaderShape Institute - CLICK HERE
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