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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office

The LEAD Office works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to provide leadership education, training, and development for students at all levels of leadership development. We believe that every student has the potential to be a leader and we help students develop as effective, ethical leaders through a series of workshops, conferences, classes, speakers, dialogues, and retreats. Our programs are tailored to students at different levels of leadership development and 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.

Employers Want Students with Leadership Experience… LEAD can help! What are the top personal qualities employers look for in college graduates?

The top 5 personal qualities/skills that employers seek, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2013 survey, are:

  • Verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Ability to obtain and process information

LEAD’s various opportunities can help students become better team players with strong communication skills, and much more.  These are the top 2 qualities/skills that employers are seeking.  So much learning happens outside the classroom and we are here to help you learn and be successful while making new friends and having fun.

Note: You do NOT need a leadership position to learn about or show leadership

For more information about Leadership Education and Development, please visit: http://lead.gmu.edu/

 

 
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