Student Involvement

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Crimson Leadership VIP

About

Crimson Leadership VIP is a year-long tier II leadership program designed to build off of the first year leadership program at WSU (Emerging Leaders). Students will use experiential education and previous or current leadership development to create two tangible projects:

  1. Plan an event that seeks to further dialogue and discussion about leadership and civic engagement
  2. Service learning project

Students will track their own involvement and compose weekly reflections on any topic of their choosing, although each week will offer a possible prompt that aligns with that month's leadership theme. Reflections will allow students to think more critically about the monthly leadership theme, and ensure that students are thinking critically about their leadership development.

Tangible Outcomes

Beyond gaining a deeper understanding, leadership knowledge and experience, completing Crimson Leadership VIP will allow students to:

  • Receive tier II leadership certificate
  • Apply for paid positions within the Cougar Leadership Team
  • Invitation to private leadership events and programs
  • Opportunity to participate in advanced programs and national conferences
  • Be on your way to earn your Leadership Center graduation stole, with the completion of 2/4 program requirements

Goals 

Integrity and purpose drives this program and students will incorporate the next 3 C's of the Social Change Model into their leadership journey. The three core values of this program are:

  • Learning to develop collaboration
  • Learning to inspire a common purpose
  • Learning to approach controversy with civility

Apply

Applications are open now through August 1, 2016. Fill out the application here.

This program is for sophomore students that have successfully completed Emerging Leaders (formally CSP), however, exceptions can be made for students that transfer to participate in the program during their second year on campus, assuming they have successfully complete the Emerging Leaders program.

Fill out the application here.

"I like who I see when I look inside myself."

Have a clear and focused picture of who you are as a leader.

Timeline

The sample timeline provided below will be discussed in detail during the orientation on August 24, 2016.

 

August

Orientation & social: August 24, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

September | Purpose & Intro to Social Justice

Week 1: guest facilitator (September 7, 2016)

Week 2: panel (September 14, 2016)

Week 3: small group meeting (September 21, 2016)

Week 4: optional field trip (TBA) – go deeper into the topic in an experiential education avenue

October | Group Development

Week 1: guest facilitator (October 5, 2016)

Week 2: panel (October 12, 2016)

Week 3: small group meeting (October 19, 2016)

Week 4: optional field trip (TBA)

November | Social Media

Week 1: guest facilitator (November 2, 2016)

Week 2: panel (November 9, 2016)

Week 3: small group meeting (November 16, 2016)

Week 4: optional field trip (TBA)

Service project due by November 30, 2016

December

Break

January | Welcome Back

Week 1: social (January 11, 2017)

Week 2: mandatory meeting (January 18, 2017)

February | Ethics & Values

Week 1: guest facilitator (February 1, 2017)

Week 2: panel (February 8, 2017)

Week 3: small group meeting (February 15, 2017)

Week 4: optional field trip (February 22, 2017)

March | Beyond the Status Quo

Week 1: guest facilitator (March 1, 2017)

Week 2: panel (March 8, 2017)

Week 3: small group meeting (March 22, 2017)

Week 4: optional field trip (TBA)

April | Real World, Real Impact

Week 1: guest facilitator (April 5, 2017)

Week 2: panel (April 12, 2017)

Week 3: small group meeting (April 19, 2016)

Week 4: optional field trip (TBA)