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. Utilizing Juana Bordas’ The Power of Latino Leadership as a backdrop, with the ten culturally sensitive leadership practices tailored specifically to Latinx students and their leadership development, students focus their efforts on creating substantive social change towards a specific social inequity/challenge through the creation of a social change project.
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.
Students in the Leadership TAMIU program will be able to identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses, express their image of the future, clarify and communicate their fundamental values and beliefs, align their actions with their values, build collaboration and trust, and search for opportunities to change and improve.
Students in this program are expected to attend scheduled meetings in order to successfully complete the program and are on select Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Students accepted into the program will be notified of the first meeting accordingly.
In addition, students will be required to participate in the International Leadership Series.
LEADERSHIP TAMIU has switched to a semester-long program, meeting frequently each semester.
To be eligible for Leadership TAMIU, students must:
- Be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2020
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (undergraduate) or enrolled graduate student
- Be a current TAMIU undergraduate or graduate student in good standing
- Friday September 4
- Friday September 18
- Friday October 3
- Friday October 16
- Friday October 30
- Friday November 13
*All lessons will run from 3:00-6:00pm*
Fall 2020 International Leadership Series Dates:
- Friday September 18 11:30-12:30
- Friday October 16 11:30-12:30
- Friday November 13 11:30-12:30
- Improving Undocumented Student Resources at TAMIU
- Increasing Student Resources
- Stopping Sexual Assault in Laredo
- Recycling at TAMIU
- Reducing Mental Health Stigmas Amongst Latinx Students
- Increasing Student Organization Resources
- Implementing Solar Panels at TAMIU
- Increasing Women’s Reproductive Choices
- Free Feminine Products at TAMIU
- Reducing Carbon Footprint at TAMIU