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Get Involved with Leadership

Events & Series

Emerging Leaders Series

The Emerging Leaders Series is our flagship leadership program. This free, non-credited, 7-week leadership certification program provides Mount students with the tools that they need to become successful leaders. Learn How to Apply >

Living Leadership

This yearly lecture series draws from concepts from the Mount's academic coursework to show students how leadership is really lived. Student led group discussions will present challenging follow-up questions for the lectures - don't worry if you're not sure how to do this, you'll have iLEAD and your faculty to back you up.

Leading through Film

What better way to lead than with watching movies and eating free popcorn! The Leading through Film series presents both classic and current films on screen in the Phillips Library. Student leaders will analyze and reinforce leadership qualities through characterizations found in the films. Student-led small group discussions occur before and/or after film showing. Sign up for the Emerging Leaders Program to get your exclusive invitation.

Constitution Day

Mount St. Mary’s University, along with over 40 other college and universities, celebrates Constitution Day in conjunction with The Jack Miller Center Constitution Day Initiative to help strengthen the awareness of the need for education in the American Constitutional tradition. The program offers students a unique opportunity to engage in a civil discussion of the fundamental questions animating a free society with some of our nation’s leading scholars, jurists and officials.

Service & Experiential Opportunities

iLEAD-Emmitsburg Community Connection

If you love helping others and want to gain leadership experience while you do it, then this opportunity is for you. Students will build awareness of and respond to the needs in the local community through servant-leadership opportunities. A student-leader will be assigned to facilitate each event and have the chance to lead service efforts and foster good relationships between the Mount and the Emmitsburg Community.

What’s the Leadership Buzz?

Be a part of the leadership buzz with this monthly on-site activity that is kind of like a game show. You and a group of your peers will have two minutes to answer general, current events and philosophical questions before time runs out. Secret iLEAD Tip: you'll probably discover more about the leadership traits you already have and be able to apply that information to job interviews, applications or graduate school.

“Innovative Incubator” Panels

Join a panel of students and professionals to identify and problem-solve global, national and local issues through discussion and activities geared toward creating awareness and action.

Leadership Portfolio

Create your own personal Leadership Portfolio through a one-credit course designed to visually and textually annotate your four-year leadership trajectory at the Mount. Get the Details  >

Clubs and Organizations

Academic Credit for Academic Clubs & Organizations

Already a leader in your club or organization? Why not get academic credit for it? If you're leading an academic club on campus, we want to recognize you and help you get credit for it. How does that work? We've designed a program where moderators of academic organizations and the iLEAD Director partner to determine how you can use your leadership skills to earn credits through a credit-based internship at the Mount.

Toastmasters International (coming soon)

Gain communications and leadership skills through practice and feedback with this leadership development club.

Mount Debate Team (coming soon)

Get your thinking cap on and get ready to quarrel - in a constructive way, of course. Students learn about writing and argument construction on current topics and important concepts by researching and supporting their stance against others with the opposing viewpoint.

National Society for Leadership and Success

sigma-pi-alpha-logo-ilead.pngThe National Society for Leadership and Success is the nations largest leadership honor society. Students are personally selected to be a part of the society based on their academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. Membership extends a variety of resources to students for building their leadership skills through on-campus or online participation, and provides lifelong access to benefits. These benefits include scholarships and awards, employer job bank, and personal discounts for students. Learn more on the National Society for Leadership and Success website.


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