Seven first-year Plymouth State University students are participating in a leadership effectiveness and development seminar (LEADS). The ten-week seminar is designed to help students develop leadership skills they can apply to campus, community and future activities. Students study topics including time management, communication styles, the art of mingling, values and decision making, leadership styles and team building.
Seminar facilitator Rodney Ekstrom, assistant director of student activities programming at Plymouth State, says their participation causes a ripple effect. “Generally, I find that they are more involved civically,” says Ekstrom. He believes LEADS students tend to be more active in institutional organizations, many of which serve the local community and region.
Along with Ekstrom, LEADS facilitators include Jennifer White, assistant director of student activities for student government and Matthew Blocker, residence
director of Pemigewasset Hall.
2004 LEADS participants are New Hampshire residents Yvonne Wolfson, of Plymouth, an applied computer science major; Alyssa Satas, of Troy, a childhood studies major; Heather Siebert, of North Sandwich, an English major; Addie Boardman, of Plymouth, an early childhood studies major; Alex Ward, of Hinsdale, a social science major; Jayde Olson, of New Hampton, a psychology major. Laura Bucci, a social science major from Smithfield, R.I. is also participating.
For more information, contact Rodney Ekstrom, (603) 535-2639.