The Greek community at Michigan State offers endless opportunities for developing leadership skills in its members. Each chapter is self-governed and relies on the individual talents and leadership skills of its members to run effectively. The Greek community provides students the opportunity to transform into well rounded graduates through opportunities to get involved at the chapter, council, or community level. These leadership roles often provide a place where students can gain valuable experience managing events, balancing budgets, leading other people, serving as a liaison to external constituents, or even representing the entire Greek community with an audience of prospective or incoming students to the university.
EAD 315 – Student Leadership Training – Greeks Only
EAD315 is a course on leadership and people skills for MSU students in sororities and fraternities:
A course that deals with the topic of leadership and related people skills is being planned that will specifically target MSU students in sororities and fraternities. This class will be in Spring Semester 2011.
Some of the topics to be covered will include: effective listening and communicating, characteristics of outstanding leaders, leadership approaches and styles, leadership skills and strategies, teamwork and team building, positive problem solving, achieving win-win results, disagreeing in agreeable ways, group decisions, consensus facilitating strategies, effective people networking, mentoring, helping others to further develop their strengths, dealing with anger and difficult people, interview and resume skills and putting it all together for effective implementation. These will be discussed and related to scenarios that are common for fraternities and sororities -- along with case exercises related to these Greek organizational settings.
This will be a small class setting with a maximum of 25 students. Student interactive learning will emphasized with discussions, case situations, role-playing, group involvement activities, etc. This class focuses on learning discussions, not exams. Overall the class will include developing and cultivating effective combinations of leadership and people skills for various situations. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet new people in the Greek system and enjoy a class with fellow Greeks.
The class will be for 3 credits with the "Pass-No Grade" (P-N) system. This Greek section of the class will taught in Spring Semester 2011. It will be a section of the class entitled "Student Leadership Training"--EAD 315. The section for MSU Greek organization students will be Sec. 6 and is scheduled to meet on TTh 12:40-2:30pm. in Room 225 Natural Resources.
To enroll, email Professor Pat Enos, email@example.com, 353-6650.
For additional information, contact Professor Don Ricks, firstname.lastname@example.org, 355-0145,
or student assistant, Liz Austin,email@example.com.