How do you describe the services you provide to students?

At LEAD, we provide a variety of programs focused on helping students to see their own leadership potential and to help them cultivate their leadership skills. We offer activities focused on leadership and leading through service. Here is an overview of some of our most popular programs. More information about past programs can be found through our website (lead.gmu.edu) and in the overview of LEAD programs document.

How do students access your services?

Students access our services through our website, social media, and by stopping by the office. We recommend that interested students visit our office so that they can talk with our staff to find out more about how specific programs can meet their interests.

Where are you located?

The LEAD Office is located in the HUB, Room 2400.

How can I become a volunteer Leadership Advocate? 

The best way to become a Leadership Advocate is to attend a meeting. Our meetings are Tuesday nights at 7:30pm in the LEAD Office (HUB room 2400). When you visit, you will have the opportunity to fill out the Leadership Advocate Application, which can also be filled out in advance on our website, lead.gmu.edu/leadershipadvocates

How is LEAD important to the student experience?

It is important because leadership is needed in every professional field. While in class, students may indirectly learn leadership through group projects and academic work, by participating in our programs they can directly work to become better leaders. We provide a safe environment in which people can challenge themselves and learn more about themselves as well. Additionally, several of our programs often lead to the development of impactful friendships.

What makes your programs stand out from other offices?

Our program offerings are very diverse, and we have something to offer for any student regardless of major. We also allow for a lot of introspection and personal development in a supportive environment.

How can students get the most out of LEAD’s services?

The best way to get the most out of our services is by participating in our events. In general, the most meaningful events for students are L-TEAM, the Leadership Mason Conference, and Emerging/Active Leaders. By participating in these, students will become well-rounded, aware leaders.

What resources are available through the LEAD Office?

The LEAD office provides a variety of different resources. In addition to our programs, we offer facilitations for classes and groups. These include standard facilitations such as Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), StrengthsFinder, and Emotional Intelligence as well as many tailorable facilitations in areas such as communication and team-building. Our website provides ready-to-go facilitation guides for leadership activities and exercises. Finally, our office has a small library of leadership books and resources that visitors can use while in the office.

How do I request a workshop?

To request a workshop, visit lead.gmu.edu and follow the requests tab to fill out a program request form. Note that there are two different request forms, professional staff facilitation and peer to peer leadership training, based off the type of program you are requesting. These pages also further describe the types of facilitations that we offer. In filling out the form, you can indicate any specific requirements or requests that you may have. We require at least a two-week notice before presentations or facilitations. For questions or more information, please stop by the LEAD Office.

Where can I get more information?

The best place to go for more information is our website, lead.gmu.edu. If you have specific questions, you can email us at lead@gmu.edu. For more information on upcoming events and activities, like us on Facebook at “The LEAD Office at George Mason University” or follow us on Twitter @LEADMason. Finally, feel free to stop by our office any time 9am-5pm Monday-Friday to talk with a member of our staff.