ISULeads is comprehensive leadership program offering students a structure for personalizing their college experience to develop as strong leaders and engaged citizens. The program is an initiative incorporating curricular and co-curricular learning built on three pillars: civic engagement; global perspectives; and leadership.
As a leadership certificate program, leadership is the central focus and theme of the program, hence the leadership pillar. Leadership is a complex topic that is highly relational, which requires knowing yourself and how to communicate and work with others. Through the civic engagement and global perspectives pillars, you gain a richer understanding of people in your community and across the world to better prepare you for success and productive relationships in your professional life.
Any student enrolled at ISU who is in good academic standing can participate in ISULeads.
Applications are available at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters to enroll in the program.
Fill out and submit the ISULeads application online located on the Leadership and Community Connections website. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive an email on your status and a next steps email that will detail how to get started.
Yes, you will be emailed next steps after you have been accepted in the program. Each Pillar has its own Foundation session; you must attend one of these sessions for each pillar you have signed up for.
You will use ReggieNet to track your progress through the program. Under the assignments tab are all the learning logs and development worksheets for each pillar. Complete the attached form to the assignment and resubmit for the Pillars you are involved with.
You ask an ISU faculty or staff member that you would like to meet with once a month to discuss your involvement and personal leadership development. Your mentor can be someone connected to your major or career path, an advisor, someone who shares a personal interest, or someone you’d like to know better. If you do not know someone you would like to ask, contact Leadership and Community Connections and we will assist you in finding a mentor.
Discuss career/life issues, experiences in the program, involvement on/off campus, questions or struggles you may have, reflect on personal leadership development, and whatever else that would be helpful for your success at ISU and in the ISULeads program.
First you will log into ReggieNet. On your homepage you will see ISULeads Leadership Certificate Program as a tab. Click on the tab to enter the site. You will then click on the Assignments tab to enter your information/experience for the Pillar and Tier you would like.
A group of 5-10 students meeting six times within a semester to discuss a certain topical area of leadership (i.e. politics, sports, women, spirituality, social justice, and leadership through literature).
Yes, you must attend at least five of six small group meetings in one semester to have it count towards completion of the Small Groups requirement.
There are several ways you can be asked to be a mentor – a student can simply have an interest in developing a relationship with you, we guide a student to ask you based on your position at ISU, or you were referred by someone as a potential good mentor.
The baseline requirement of being a mentor in ISULeads is giving your mentee about an hour of your time each month, ideally in a face-to-face meeting. Completing ISULeads is the student’s responsibility, but you can assist them with keeping on track, answering questions about ISU, and offering insights about life. Beyond the monthly meeting, you can share resources via email, exchange emails/texts, invite to business or community meetings, share a meal, or whatever evolves as appropriate in your mentorship.
Students’ resources are in ReggieNet, but you can find them on a password protected site.
We inform all students that they are responsible for completing the ISULeads program, but if they are not upholding their end you can contact them to setup a meeting. If the student continues to be unresponsive, please inform us by calling (309-438-7346).