EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 

Academic Programs & Courses

Living Learning Center Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Development
Sociology 268: Theory and Practice in Student Leadership 

Leadership Conferences

LEADSTRONG
LEADSTRONG is a one day conference held during the spring semester that is open to all Stony Brook students. In the past, conferences have focused on Kouzes & Posner's Leadership Challenge and the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.  During the conference, students participate in interactive workshops and activities.  Throughout the day, they work with a small group of peers as well as a faculty/staff facilitator to process the new information and connect it to their own leadership experiences. 

Elect Her - Campus Women Win
AAUW's Elect Her initiative aims to close the long-standing political leadership gender gap by empowering and training women to run for office at all levels. The centerpiece of the initiative is Elect Her — Campus Women Win, in which AAUW, with the nonprofit organization Running Start, trains college women to run for campus elective office. 

Resident Assistant (RA) Conference
The Stony Brook University RA Conference was started as a plan to offer developmental learning opportunities for the Resident Assistants in the Department of Residential Programs.  Over the years it has grown into a networking and learning opportunity for over 400 RAs and their professional staff supervisors.  The RA Conference offers a unique opportunity to RAs in the region to come together and share ideas.

Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Conference
The Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Conference is designed to enhance the leadership development of fraternity and sorority leaders and is hosted each October.  For more information, contact Kimberly Stokely
Leadership Skill Building & Development Programs

G.O.L.D. Program
The Growth Opportunities in Leadership Development (G.O.L.D.) program is coordinated each fall semester by the Living-Learning Center for Leadership in Langmuir College. In the G.O.L.D. program, student have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and investigate practical applications through observation, discussion and, possibly, campus leadership experience. Additionally, each G.O.L.D. participant is paired with a professional mentor to provide individual guidance and support. G.O.L.D. builds on the skills developed in the Leadership Exploration and Development program although participation in L.E.A.D. is not required.  The program is 8 weeks long and after attending a minimum number of workshops, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Contact Meera Ramsoondar-Cuevas for more information.

L.E.A.D. Program
The Leadership Exploration and Development (L.E.A.D.) program is coordinated each spring semester by the Living-Learning Center for Leadership in Langmuir College. Through the L.E.A.D. program, emerging leaders have the opportunity to identify their leadership styles and build on their skills within a cohort of peers. L.E.A.D. is designed to develop the leadership potential in first and second year students. Each L.E.A.D. participant is paired with a mentor to provide focus and individual attention in the participants’ pursuit of leadership roles. The program is 8 weeks long and after attending a minimum number of workshops, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Contact Meera Ramsoondar-Cuevas for more information.

Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) Program
P.E.P. is a six-week, not-for-credit seminar that allows students to learn and practice effective public speaking techniques.  

Peer Education Programs for Academic Credit

AIDS Peer Educators
AIDS Peer Education addresses issues of HIV transmission and risk reduction, including identifying opportunities to discuss risk and promote risk reduction, and supporting the process of behavior change. The core of the preparation is a two-course, two semester sequence for which students earn a total of 6-credits. Contact Marissa Jeffers for more information.

CHILL Peer Health Educators
CHILL is an upper-division, 6-credit internship (three credits per semester, two semester commitment) that trains students to develop and present experiential workshops, along with other various health outreach programs. CHILL Peer Educators focuses on topics such as depression, anxiety, stress management, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, and more. 

CHOICE Peer Health Educators
CHOICE is an upper-division, 6-credit internship (three credits per semester, two semester commitment) that trains students to develop and present experiential workshops, along with other various health outreach programs. CHOICE Peer Educators focuses on topics such as safer sex, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition.  

Diversity Peer Educators
Diversity Peer Education (DPE) is a 3-credit internship.  Diversity Peer Educators are taught how to educate their respective communities on a variety of diversity issues. Class participation and public speaking skills are essential.

"Swallow This" Peer Educators
Students dramatically portray the real life alcohol and other drug related experiences of SBU students as a way of educating on the consequences of misuse, abuse, and dependence. This is a 3-credit, full year commitment that requires auditions through the theater department.

 

 

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