Leading Self & Others Well.

Lead Self. Lead Others.

Two-year leadership curriculum gives purpose


Our program is not only focused on welcoming new students and helping instill a sense of belonging in all students, but it is also aimed at preparing our Peer Mentors to be strong leaders and people of purpose.

Peer Mentors benefit from customized training, including:

  • leadership retreats
  • personality & leadership assessments
  • personal development plan
  • guest speakers
  • alumni mentors
  • service projects
  • Mentors explore their skills, leadership style, values and mission to feel confident in their goals and best lead others.
  • Mentors learn how to guide others in a variety of ways; including college transition, motivation, self- exploration, and delegation.
  • Mentors experience hands-on leadership through the BADM 100, where they are responsible for a small group of freshmen.
  • Mentors receive weekly training around the topics of leading self and leading others well, with International Mentoring Association workshops & mentoring badges imbedded in the program. 

Mentorship process






The Experience

Two year mentor training program allows our Student Leaders to gain confidence and experience in leading themselves and others well. In 2021, we asked the Peer Mentors to rate their knowledge and/or confidence in 14 areas in August and asked the same set of questions in December. Significant raises in knowledge/confidence came in the areas of values, strengths, presentation skills, and asking for help. The most notable change was in the area of “Calling & Mission”. After a semester in our Peer Mentor leadership program, each Peer Mentors had a clearer sense of his or her calling/mission is and how to communicate that and live it

Year One – Leading Self. 

“This program allowed for forward-thinking, goal-setting, positivity, and growth. It made me realize that I need to work on myself before I can help others. This program gave the mentors their own curriculum. The speakers and activities provided me with support.”

Topics include: 

  • Belonging
  • Engaging Others
  • Time, priorities, & Goals
  • Values & Emotions (VIA Values Inventory)
  • Skills & Strengths (Myers Briggs Assessment)
  • How you Lead
  • Who You Lead
  • Reflection & Letters
  • Mission Statement

International Mentoring Association Workshops & Badges:

  • Leadership & Mentoring
  • Relationships
  • Identity
  • Professionalism

Year Two – Leading Others. 

“As a leader, a mentor must be purpose-driven in his/her work. Community service allows for individuals to see firsthand the purpose in which he/she is working to make a difference in lives. This increased social awareness makes room for people to learn and grow, while also cultivating skills to better lead with purpose.”

Topics Include: 

  • Importance of Service & Self
  • Mentoring 101 (John Maxwell):
    • How do I adopt a mentor mindset?
    • Whom should I mentor?
    • How can I set others up for success?
    • How do I create the right environment?
    • How do I help them be better people?
  • Community Impact & Outreach
  • Who is your why, what problem are you addressing?
  • How to serve in & out of your career: Thinking outside the Box
  • Service Project & Presentation