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Mar 21

Updated Policies and Procedures

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of Monday, March 23, all Lindenwood University faculty and staff will be working from home and all on-campus offices will be closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices will be available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services. Please visit for more information. 

Leadership Development

Student Involvement is proud to facilitate educational and engaging opportunities which provide students and organizations with the essentials needed to explore, strengthen, and elevate their leadership skills.

Fall 2019 Leadership Series

All presentations will take place in LARC 117 from 4-5 p.m.

Sept. 3 Finding Your Why Jana Gerard
Sept. 10 Management vs. Leadership Jen Spellazza
Sept. 17 Become a Strong Leader Using Economic Thinking Judy Kamm 
Oct. 1 Psychological Dimensions of Resilience Dr. Marilyn Patterson
Oct. 15 Becoming a Leader Jeff Deckelbaum
Oct. 22 How to Keep Your Cool in Hard Situations Shea Smith
Oct. 29 Contemplative Leadership Project Gillian Parrish & Dr. Shelly Daly
Nov. 5 Being a Leader When You're Not in Charge Dr. Julie Turner
Nov. 12 Social Equity-Building Relationships and Gaining Personal Capital Sarah Leassner
Dec. 3 Aim to be Respected, Not Liked Carrie Nichols

Student Org Leaders' Intentional Development

In order to provide student organization leaders the opportunity to receive additional training on a variety of things that will help their organization be more successful, Student Involvement has created a new series called SOLID—Student Org Leaders’ Intentional Development. Each month, a series of workshops will be offered on things like events and promotions, fundraising, funds requests, recruiting members, transitioning officers, and more.

All presentations will take place in LARC 117
Sept. 18
4-5 p.m.
Recruiting Members Angie Royal
Sept. 25
4-5 p.m.
FUNdraising for Your Organization Angie Royal 
Oct. 2
4-5 p.m.
Event Planning 101: How to Plan, Advertise, and Run a Successful Event Angie Royal
Oct. 16
4-5:30 p.m.
Everything You Need to Know About Funds Requests Carynn Smith
Oct. 30
4-5 p.m.
Event Planning 101: How to Plan, Advertise, and Run a Successful Event Angie Royal
Nov. 6
4-5:30 p.m.
Everything You Need to Know About Funds Requests Carynn Smith
Nov. 13
4-5 p.m.
Passing the Torch: Transitioning Officers Angie Royal

Elevate Leadership Certification

Lindenwood’s Elevate Leadership Certification is a self-designed, co-curricular experience that students can structure around their own interests and career goals. This certification is designed to encourage and reward students for their involvement and leadership at Lindenwood and help them connect their out-of-class experiences with their academic ones. 

The Elevate Leadership Certification is a self-paced model, although most students should be able to complete it within two (2) semesters or one (1) academic year. Students will choose experiences to complete within various categories and will reflect on those experiences throughout the process. These reflections, along with other materials collected, will be compiled in a Leadership Portfolio which students will present to a staff member once completed. Students will also be required to select a mentor whom they will meet with a minimum of three (3) times throughout their leadership journey.

While we prefer for students to apply to the program at the beginning of their leadership journey, we will also accept applications from students who have already completed some of the required experiences. Students will still need to write thoughtful and meaningful reflections for the experiences they have completed. Transfer students may also use experiences they have gained from other institutions. 

How to Apply

Students will submit an application through Involve U.  Once your application has been submitted, you will set up a time to meet with a Student Involvement staff member who will discuss the requirements of the certification and answer any questions you may have.  After meeting with a staff member, you will then be able to begin tracking your leadership experiences through Involve U.

Lunch with Leaders

Lunch with Leaders is an hour-long session where Lindenwood alumni are invited to campus to talk to current students about their experiences. All sessions are held in the Evans Commons Group Dining Room. Please see Involve U for date/time/location/presenters and to RSVP for these events.

Leadership Team Building Activities

The Office of Student Involvement offers a variety of team building activities available to all student organizations. These activities range from simple ice breakers and name games all the way to complex team building activities centered around conflict resolution, time management, communication, and much more. With over 100 activities available, there is something to fit all of your organization’s needs.   

Need help selecting an activity or want someone with a little more experienced to assist you with facilitating it? Ask one of our Student Involvement staff members! We are happy to sit down and help you pick out the perfect activity for your team or come to one of your meetings and run the activity for you.

For more information, contact Rachael Heuermann at

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