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2019-2020 Leadership Development Scholars Program (LDSP)

The goal of the Leadership Development Scholars Program is to provide current graduate students with authentic experiences that will help build their leadership skills. The main focus of this opportunity is to have students develop a specific project that will contribute to the professional development of their peers. These projects could be in the form of a workshop (by facilitating or organizing the workshop and identifying a speaker) on a transferable skill applicable for successful career transitions, developing online resources, organizing a panel discussion or forum on an area of leadership, arranging and leading peer-support mechanisms focused on teaching development, etc. Appropriate topics could be related to leadership or other professional and career development topics not already offered to the graduate student population. The proposals should focus on a specific professional development need related to success in graduate school and beyond. This is an opportunity for students to take the lead on a project, implement it and assess its impact, and thus serve as an opportunity to develop leadership skills.

Selected applicants will:

  • Implement the proposed project and evaluate outcomes during the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters
  • Submit required reports
  • Participate in a leadership workshops
  • Engage in on-going communications with other scholars and program director
  • Document reflections about their own leadership skills
  • Highlight this experience as developing transferable skills in job search

Scholars selected for the LDSP 2019-2020 are:

Sabrina Basquez (School of Social Work): Compassion Fatigue Awareness Campaign

Caroline Chandler, Mallory Wolfe Turner, Caitlin R. Williams (Gillings School of Public Health): Racial Equity in Praxis: Training Future Public Health Leaders with Justice-Based Curriculum

Laetitia Meyrueix (Gillings School of Public Health) and Dina Yamaleyeva (Biomedical Engineering): GradMinds: Sharing Resources and Experiences in a Collaborative Environment

Andrew Murray, Karly Schmidt-Simard, Angelica Gomez, Lily Herbert (Geography): Graduate Student Teaching Communities: Combined Experiences to Prepare for Teaching Now and After Graduate School

Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2018-2019

Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2016-2017

Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2015-2016

Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2014-2015

Past scholars selected and project descriptions 2013-2014