Request A Program with TLI To-Go
Request a Program!
Maryland LEAD Team works with student organizations and campus groups to develop and facilitate interactive leadership learning activities and dialogues. We can create and deliver organization specific programs to best foster the leadership skills of your group. TLI To-Go/Outreach programs can be scheduled on days that work best for your group - as a session in an executive board retreat or during your organization's weekly meeting. Additionally, there is no cost involved.
Possible programs include: Leadership Styles; Team and Community Building; Collaboration; Group Dynamics; Conflict; Peer Leadership; Facilitation Skills. We are also interested to hear the needs of YOUR group, and the skills YOU want to build within your group.
Review our program philosophy and session topic suggestions:
Suggestions can be combined and/or adjusted in content
We can do one or multiple sessions, as well as personalized experiences
After your submission a member of our team will contact you.
Please make requests at least 1 month in advance to allow for planning and scheduling.
Team will schedule a consultation meeting. Please bring ideas of what you are hoping participants will get out of the session. Look below to view topic and activity suggestions:
Topic/Activity & Description
- Leadership Lens & Spheres of Influence:
- An introductory reflection, activity, and discussion that engages participants to reflect and share how they have developed their perspectives and attitudes about leadership.
- Leadership Personality Inventory:
- An introductory reflection, self assessment, activity, and discussion on the ways leadership shows up in various personality types.
- Leadership Skills Inventory:
- Five Practices of Exemplary Practices helps participants identify which of the five practices they are most competent in, and will reflect and discuss on how to grow and enact each practice.
- Leadership, Identities, and Privilege:
- An introductory reflection, activity and discussion on how our social identities and privilege come together to affect leadership.
- Steps to Change:
- An activity, reflection, and discussion to challenge participants to think about barriers to change in a situation through the lens of leadership. Best done in-person
- Values & Ethics:
- An introductory reflection, activity and discussion on how our values are integral to our leadership, and how values inform our ethics and decision making.
- Cross-cultural Dialogue:
- A simulation game that encourages participants to critically consider normative assumptions and cross-cultural communication. Helps participants reflect on and understand the importance in being aware of group culture and norms, and when is the right time to challenge them.
- Do you have to be the “leader” to be a leader? Could everyone be leaders?
- Organization Assessment and Evaluation
- Evaluate the current state of their organization by practice implementing a SWOT analysis, and begin to craft a plan of organizational improvements
- Organization Structure
- Explore communication systems and factors that either help or harm their intergroup communication processes and identify the benefits and drawbacks of their group’s organizational structure and describe how structural tensions can contribute both negatively and positively to a group’s organizational structure.
- Member Development & Management
- Understand the characteristics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and implement at least one new technique for motivating members in their student organization and identify the four different styles of contribution in a team setting and recognize how different styles of contribution manifest within and affect their student organization.
- Organization Conflict & Delegation
- Determine where their organization falls on the conflict continuum and learn strategies for engaging in healthy conflict to promote effective decision-making and practice delegating tasks and assignments to their peers.
- Organization Mission Development & Strategic Planning
- Recognize the influence of culture on individuals’ actions and distinguish the ways in which culture plays a role in organizations and differentiate between the influence of cultural competency in leadership and in organizational culture, and uncover hidden components of participants’ organizational culture and translate those into the mission statement.
Our Education Philosophy
MLEAD’s Leadership development and education seeks to holistically grow students’ knowledge, skills, and confidence through experiential-learning and reflection to further prepare students to engage in leadership processes and roles.
Our programs are:
- A dialogue:
- Our programs are intended to be interactive and require participants to practice active and present participation. Facilitators are here as guides not to necessarily impart knowledge upon you
- A mutual exploration:
- Although Maryland LEAD has a perspective of what leadership looks like, the participants perspective of leadership and how they want to practice leadership in their communities is just as important. Leadership looks different for everyone. So, let's explore everyone's view. You might learn something new from someone you didn't expect to.
- A process:
- You may not leave our programs as experts on leadership but you will gain some tools and skills you need to help continue growing should you choose to do so.
- Leadership development is a continuous life-long process