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Leadership and Teamwork Program Overview

The Leadership and Teamwork Program is a reality-based leadership experience that allows students to work in conjunction with a major company to resolve a current leadership or management challenge. Students are divided into competing teams to create a viable solution that can be quickly implemented and tested by the company.

During the competition, students are coached on their leadership effectiveness, their ability to lead others, and how to communicate like a professional. Students are also challenged through the project and weekly workshops to overcome personal obstacles to their leadership effectiveness and are provided with immediate feedback as to how they might improve their effectiveness as a leader.  

Juniors through graduate students are encouraged to apply for this fiercely competitive program designed to push students to the highest levels of leadership and success. The program's success is based on actual research conducted by program facilitators.

Spring Semester Schedule:

· Opening Ceremony: TBD
· Workshops: TBD
· Weekend Retreat: TBD
· Closing Ceremony: TBD

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!

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?
  • What are the characteristics of a leader?
  • How do you know when you are successful?
  • Describe your ideal job.
  • 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!

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
Page manager: Memorial Union

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:49:54 AM