Leadership, Empowerment & Advocacy Development (LEAD) is a program offered at Marymount Manhattan College where students participate in workshops to enhance their leadership skills. Our newest addition to LEAD, the Emerging Leaders Program, is geared towards first-year students and is executed during the spring semester. In addition, LEAD offers two retreats a year for all the clubs and organizations at MMC, including the Core Council. At the culmination of each academic year, LEAD brings student leaders together to recognize their efforts and achievements at the Leadership Awards Banquet.
Each retreat serves to usher student leaders into the next phase of their leadership experience throughout the academic year.
- Fall Retreat: At the beginning of the fall semester the LEAD program hosts the annual fall leadership retreat. Student leaders work on developing the fundamental skills of running an organization as well as cultivating networking relationships with other student groups to foster collaborative campus-wide efforts. Student leaders are encouraged to begin the implementation of their goals from the spring budgeting process and begin the course of program planning for the fall semester.
- Mid-Year Retreat: The Mid-Year retreat presents our students with a unique opportunity as it is developed, planned, and implemented by fellow student leaders. With consistent oversight and advisement by the Student Development & Activities staff, members of the Leadership Scholars cohort devise a program plan that addresses relevant topics related to the development of student clubs and organizations at MMC.
The Student Development & Activities Office at Marymount Manhattan College executes the Emerging Leaders Program for first-year students to teach, expand, and strengthen their leadership skills. Through hands-on workshops, service, and a mentoring program, we hope to foster and develop strong leadership in first-year students, thereby encouraging them to demonstrate these skills and provide needed leadership on the MMC campus now and for years to come.
Student Leadership Awards
At the end of each academic year, the Office of Student Development & Activities hosts a ceremony to honor students, organizations, programs and advisors on their accomplishments. Nominations are collected from the MMC community and winners are selected by a committee. All student leaders are encouraged to nominate themselves or their organization.