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Foundations of Leadership Program Overview

Welcome to the NDSU’s Foundations of Leadership Program. We are glad you're interested in learning more about Foundations of Leadership. Foundations of Leadership will help you develop your ability to lead, motivate others, and much more. Foundations of Leadership is for any student who wants to learn how to be an effective leader in any situation. Foundations of Leadership will be held in the fall of 2014 and is designed from freshman and sophomores.

Fall Semester Schedule:

· Opening Ceremony: September 17, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

· Workshops: Wednesday nights from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

· Weekend Retreat: Weekend of October 4.

· Closing Ceremony: December 10, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

Weekly meetings feature experiential role-play situations, purposeful activities, and practical applications of leading a team. Students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, meet and work with a mentor on campus, attend an off-campus retreat, develop their leadership abilities and potential, and plan/execute a leadership-based campus event.

Participants will attend a retreat. This time will be used to learn a lot about each other and bond as a team. The retreat will take place at a campsite not far from Fargo. The retreat schedule includes team building, workshops, games, and (of course) food!

The Foundations of Leadership program would not be complete without the Mentor Program. Foundations of Leadership matches each participant with a quality mentor from varying backgrounds in the professional world. The mentors, who volunteer their time, are trained to assist each team member in developing personal leadership skills, challenging perspectives and attitudes, and to hopefully build a friend for life. 

How to Apply

The interview process: 

Please send a video or link to a video of yourself answering the following questions to Matthew.Skoy@ndsu.edu If you are unable to film yourself answering these questions, please send me an email with your answers typed out.

  • Name?
  • Where are you from?
  • Why do you want to be part of this program?
  • How will you contribute to this program and your peers?
  • What does it mean to be a leader?
  • Please describe why you should be selected for this opportunity?
  • Any additional information you find relevant. 

Please note: Your video should be no more than 5 minutes long and the subject (title) should contain your first and last name. Also, remember to dress professionally! It’s time to create your future! Congratulations again for stepping up and owning your educational experience!

Spots are filling up quickly, send in your videos as soon as possible, but no later than August 25, 2014. If you have already sent in your video you will be receiving a confirmation email soon. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! 


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North Dakota State University
Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014 1:30:27 PM