One program hosted by CMU’s Leadership Institute that I participated in was the Alpha Leadership Experience. Alpha is program run student leaders here at Central Michigan, so it helps CMU students relate and teaches us how to get involved on campus. Alpha is a five week program that helps us develop leaderships skills including team building, personal leadership, student involvement, and communication.
Alpha separates everyone into groups of about 10-15 people with two student facilitators. Our group, the Gucci Gold Bananas were awesome. I got to meet some very cool people and built even better relationships with the people I already knew before. I have always gone to many leadership conferences, camps, and other experiences, so I did feel like I already knew what to expect out of Alpha, but I did however, not take it as a joke and still made the best out of it. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful group with two amazing facilitators! I feel like I did take out with me some meaningful advice and now this Spring Semester, I have been selected to be a facilitator. I cannot wait to share my advice and watch our CMU leaders develop themselves to make our campus, community, and world a better place.