Loyola University Maryland

Student Engagement

Leadership Week

November 13 - 18, 2017

Leadership Week is opportunity to showcase leadership as one of Loyola’s core values. The week includes activities and programs intended for students to explore the depth and meaning of leadership.  

Monday, November 13

What Does Leadership Mean To You?, 11:30am until 1:30pm,Outside Boulder Cafe 

Tell us your meaning of leadership and when you do, spin the prize wheel for a chance to win Bose Bluetooth Speakers, a Polaroid Snap, an Amazon Echo, swag and more!

Tuesday, November 14

Who Inspires You to Lead?, 11:30am until 1:30pm,Outside Boulder Cafe 

Tell us your inspiration for leadership and when you do, spin the prize wheel for a chance to win Bose Bluetooth Speakers, a Polaroid Snap, an Amazon Echo, swag and more!

Wednesday, November 15

Transformational Leadership with Bethany Johnson-Javois, 6pm, McGuire Hall (open to all)

Our world and our country are in a season of unprecedented turbulence and crisis.  Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, former Managing Director of the Ferguson Commission and CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network will provide opportunity for shared discourse with attendees to reflect on the importance of clearly defined purposeful leadership, share her insights on the impact of community-level trauma and toxic stress, and provide crisis leadership essentials that influence the trajectory of systemic change. Sponsored by Messina and Student Engagement.  

Crossing Disciplines and Breaking Down Barriers, 6pm, McManus Theatre (open to all)

Jonathan Lazar, a 1995 graduate of Loyola, is a professor in the department of computer and information sciences at Towson University. Lazar is involved in teaching and research on web accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technology, and law and public policy related to human-computer interaction (HCI). His talk, “Crossing Disciplines and Breaking Down Barriers,” will focus on his work on web accessibility for people with disabilities. This event is free and open to the public; registration is not required, but encouraged due to limited seating. 

Thursday, November 16

From Serving Time to Serving Others: A Panel on Prison Reform, 6pm, McGuire Hall (open to all)

Living Classrooms Project SERVE provides on-the-job training for 150 unemployed and disadvantaged young adults per year in marketable skills while they revitalize Baltimore neighborhoods. John Huffington, Director of Living Classrooms Project SERVE, will join several other Project SERVE employees to lead a panel discussion on prison reform. The panel will be moderated by members of SBO Baltimore, followed by an open Q & A session with the audience.

Leadership Café, 7pm, Reading Room (open to all)

Held monthly during the academic year, Leadership Cafe features special guests who share their journey and experience which informs who they are, how they lead and their meaning of leadership. Our hope is to inspire thinking around how we leadership everyday lives. Complimentary dessert, coffee and tea will be served. Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa and Student Engagement. 

Friday, November 17

Leadership Fair, 4:00-5:30pm, McGuire Hall (open to all)

Explore the dozens of student leadership and development opportunities available on and off-campus from campus departments and student organizations. Learn about recruitment and selection timelines for student leadership roles around campus in addition to opportunities to grow as a leader at Loyola and beyond graduation. 

Saturday, November 18

Greyhound Leadership Summit, 8:30am-3:00pm (Registration required)

Emerging to well established student leaders are encouraged to register for the Summit. The event features presentations, panels and roundtable discussions on a range of leadership topics and challenges relevant to students and student leaders. This is the final event as a part of Leadership Week held on campus. 

Click here to register by Wednesday, November 8th. Summit registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If registration is full, click here for the registration wait list.

Click here to submit a proposal for the Summit by Friday, October 20th. Any student, faculty, staff or administrators may submit a proposal(s). Proposals include:

  • Presentations: Deliver information on a topic relevant to student leadership where participants gain the knowledge or skills to improve their leadership capacity. About 50 minutes in length.
  • Panel Discussions: Organize and facilitate a panel discussion of knowledgeable individuals to discuss current issues and trends involving student leadership. About 50 minutes in length.
  • Roundtable Discussions: Facilitates a small group discussion related to issues and challenges for a specific community of student leaders. About 30 minutes in length.

Proposals are encouraged to incorporate one of the three leadership themes:

  • The Discerner: Leaders must make important decisions. They use strong truths and values as a basis for their actions and regularly engage in the reflective practice of discernment to seek clarity, purpose and direction.
  • The Collaborator: Leaders must collaborate with others. They value productive and healthy relationships within the groups, teams and organizations which they choose to belong and serve.
  • The Citizen: Leaders must participate in matters of global and local significance. They are involved in democratic processes and advocate for values of inclusion, social justice and responsibility.