Leadership Badge Awards Program

One of the missions of our organization is to develop strong student leaders. We offer digital badges for students that complete our yearlong leadership path. The Leadership Badge Awards Program helps students develop tools necessary for advancing leadership in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The program is open to all students.

Students can collect LeadMN digital badges to demonstrate their skills in any of our four core areas: leadership, equity, advocacy and professional development. These badges can then be displayed electronically on their LinkedIn account to show prospective employers certain skills they have mastered. 

How it works: There will be 16 different badges students can earn throughout the year. The badges offered at each conference will be described in the conference packet. In the back of the attendee nametag will be one badge card for each badge a student can acquire. Each card will have a badge name on it. Depending on which badge they choose to earn, they must attend the workshop, fill out the card with their name and email, then drop the corresponding card into the collection box. 

Students that acquire 12 out of the 16 badges by March 15, 2019 will be recognized during the Spring General Assembly and will be awarded a LeadMN honor chord.

Students may also earn other badges for leadership positions. These badges are not included in the 16 badges offered at conferences. In order to earn these badges, students must complete a 1-year term for the following positions: Governing Council, Platform Committee, Student Senate President, Fiscal Committee, Steering Committee, Diversity Committee or Minnesota State Committee member.

If you have any questions about the Leadership Badge Awards Program, please contact Director of Programs & Events Lindsay Barton at lbarton@leadmn.org.

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