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Ethics Unwrapped – University of Texas at Austin
Guest Blog Post by Dr. Nicholas Lennon
Lessons for today from the Holocaust
Posted: September 26, 2016
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2014-2015 LEAD KPI Report
A summary of some of LEAD’s accomplishments from 2011-2012
- The LEAD office has seen a sharp increase in attendance at a variety of programs and there has also been an increase in leadership training requests facilitated by our staff
- 443% increase in attendance for Mason Leadership Institute (up from 30 in Spring 2011 to 163 in Spring 2012)
- 108% increase in attendance for Leadership Mason Conference (up from 70 in Fall 2010 to 146 in Fall 2011)
- 43% increase in leadership workshop requests (facilitated by staff) from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011
- 95% of students who attended the Leadership Mason conference agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement (compared to 68% of the same students prior to the conference): “I can identify my core leadership values”
- 92% of students who completed the Active Leaders Program agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement (compared to 50% of the same students prior to the program): “I know how to help groups come to better decisions”
- 92% of students who completed the Active Leaders Program agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement (compared to 64% of the same students prior to the program): “I consider how ethical an action is before I act”
- Incorporated over 10 new ethics initiatives into LEAD’s offerings, including developing a new 4-credit Ethics and Leadership course in collaboration with Mason’s New Century College.
- 96% of students who completed the Ethics and Leadership (NCLC 404) course agreed or strongly agreed with the following statement (compared to 70% of the same students prior to the program): “I see myself as an ethical leader”
- Collaborated with over 25 different offices on and off campus to more efficiently focus on student learning.
- Our 2 conferences were highly collaborative efforts (working with at least 6 offices on each).
- Developed and implemented a new assessment plan which incorporates pre/post assessment. Received “Best in Show” UL assessment showcase award.
- Penn State Dialogue was an innovative program that helped students, faculty and staff to learn about ethics and leadership through the lens of the recent events at Penn State. LEAD collaborated with 6 offices to put on this timely and highly relevant event.
- Prince William County ACTS Food Pantry (collected 976lbs of food and volunteered to help organize the food pantry)
- Project Happy Feet (collected over 200 hand-made fleece scarves to be donated to Reston Interfaith)
- Skip a Lunch Day (raised $150.53 for the Emergency Food Fun with Food for Others in Fairfax County)
- Soles4Souls (collected over 500 pairs of shoes)
- Cinderella Ball (collected 51 formal dresses, shirts, ties, and dress pants for the 2012 Cinderella Ball in conjunction with The House, Inc in Woodbridge)
- Remembrance Day (National Roll Call Day participation)
- LEAD was actively involved with the planning and preparation of Welcome Week and Homecoming (e.g. planning team for both weeks, our staff member is the one who directly coordinates the “Ask Me” booth trainings for all volunteers-approximately 125 students and staff).
- During Homecoming LEAD partnered with OFPS to organize the Family Friendly Area during the Block Party (approximately 250 students, families, and staff).
- LEAD was actively involved with the planning and preparation of Family Weekend (our students hosted face painting during Mason Madness and volunteer at the FunZone)
- LEAD provided leadership trainings for OFPS’s Patriot Leader staff and professional staff
- Conducted a peer mentor training for the returning RA staff and a few of the LLCs and provided a round table discussion during summer RA training.
- Worked closely with the Office of Technology Integration to stay in touch with the technology curve and we have collaborated with the Office of Technology to film and document some of our programs (Leadership Mason Conference, Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, and Mason Leadership Institute).
- Associate Director and Director completed Myers Briggs certification training and StrenghtsFinder training. Both are certified Myers Briggs practicioners and able to facilitate Myer Briggs and StrengthsFinder workshops for students, faculty and staff
- After attending LeaderShape a student commented: “I was able to sit back with great group of individuals and reflect on what is going on around the world and I noticed that Africa does have enough natural resources and soil to grow its own food and yet, the children are still malnourished and in starvation. Now it is my opportunity to do something about it and I must say, this idea would not have been possible if it was not for the opportunity that your office gave me, the (LEAD) Office. Everything that I got from the conference is priceless and I thank you for that opportunity”
- Attendance for all LEAD Programs, Trainings, Presentations and Outreach (number of attendees) went from 2759 in 2010-2011 to 3120 in 2011-2012
- Number of Trainings, Presentations and Outreach (number of programs) went from 26 in 2010-2011 to 33 in 2011-2012