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Cohort-Based Leadership Programs

Freshman Leadership Organization

Don’t let the name fool you; the Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) is not an organization but rather a program designed to help you become an exemplary leader through the following components:

  • Cohort Retreat – Early September
  • Bi-Weekly Workshops – Fridays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Service Projects – At least one per semester
  • Coaching Meetups – Flexible Scheduling

All first-year students (regardless of credit hours completed) qualify after attending Dusty Camp.

 

Becoming a cohort member has its own set of benefits—aside from great friendships—to include:

  • Individualized Strengths Themes Report
  • Recognition at the Emerging Leaders Celebration
  • Opportunities for letters of recommendation
  • A chance to be nominated for the Freshman Excellence Award
  • Invitation to a special Reading the Globe Meet the Author Session
  • Credit for Group 1 of the International Leadership Certificate
  • TAMIU Trailblazers credit for program completion…and the list goes on!

 

Applications for our 2020-2021 cohort will open June 2020. 

 

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change (SLIiC) is a cohort-based leadership program offered in collaboration with ACT on IDEAS.

It is designed for second-year students looking to make a positive, local impact by apprenticing with a problem. The program begins in August and concludes in May with a culmination of a changemaking project to be presented at the Service-Learning Expo.

Becoming a cohort member has several benefits to include:

  • Practical development of your leadership capacity
  • Dedicated faculty team mentor for research
  • Unique cohort t-shirt and program materials at no cost to you
  • Recognition at the Emerging Leaders Celebration
  • A chance to be nominated for the Leader of the Year Award
  • Opportunities for letters of recommendation
  • Credit for Group 1 of the International Leadership Certificate
  • TAMIU Trailblazers credit for program completion…and the list goes on!

 

All second-year students (regardless of credit hours completed) in good standing with the University qualify. Interested candidates should be able to commit to 2-4 hours per week.

Applications for our 2020-2021 cohort will open April 2020. 

 

Leadership TAMIU

Leadership TAMIU provides upper-division, undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn advanced leadership principals and techniques so that they may be used after the successful completion of their studies. The program is designed in a lecture/discussion format. This course explores a wide range of intercultural leadership challenges within the Latino community, while specifically focusing on a broad range of social identities.  In this course, students understand the pluralistic nature of institutions, society and culture in the United States and across the world in order to become educated, productive, reflective, and engaged citizens and leaders.

 

Leadership TAMIU focuses on all aspects of social identity, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and national origin.  We explore the topics of identity, social justice, and leadership in the Latino community through these various lenses.  As we discuss and learn about different aspects of social identity and other intercultural challenges within the Latino community, we discuss the impact different social identities and other intercultural challenges within the Latino community have on our understanding of the world.  We examine how our social identities play a role in the larger issues facing our leadership.

 

The overall purpose of Leadership TAMIU is to challenge each student to carefully analyze their responsibilities and commitments to social justice in the context of intercultural leadership. This seminar course is more than a study of intercultural leadership; it is a learner-centered opportunity to develop one’s own social justice leadership potential within the community and beyond. Students are encouraged to engage and direct their own learning.  This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve their organizations and achieve long-lasting social change within the community