Engaged Owl Leaders
What is the Engaged Owl Leaders Program?
Do you want to grow yourself personally and develop leadership skills?Engaged Owl Leaders (EOL) is a semester-long experience designed for first and second year students interested in making friends, personal growth, and getting involved at KSU. The program introduces you to leadership through meaningful discussions, activities, community service, and a retreat. We have sessions on the Kennesaw & Marietta campuses!
What are some advantages of being an Engaged Owl Leader participant?
There are many advantages of being an Engaged Owl Leader. Some advantages include:
- Build friendships with other students
- Strengthen your leadership abilities
- Learn about yourself and the KSU community
- Prepare you for future involvement opportunities at KSU, such as, Advanced Leaders, Resident Assistant, Ignition and Flight Crew Leader, Student Government Association, Registered Student Organizations, and more!
What does the time commitment look like for this program?
Commitment and engagement throughout the semester is critical in order to have an enriching experience. Therefore, it is required that participants attend ALL 11 weeks for the full 2-hour time period AND attend the retreat. (The 11 weeks includes a kick-off, retreat and community service project.)
Four sessions will be offered during the Fall 2018 semester (Times and Locations TBD)
Participants will be assigned a day (either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and will remain with the same group throughout the entire semester. Fall EOL will begin in September and will conclude in November. Spring EOL will begin in January and conclude in April.
Engaged Owl Leaders Coordinators
What is the role of an EOL Coordinator?As one of the SLS's Advanced Leadership positions, EOL coordinators play a vital role in creating a welcoming and inclusive community where EOL participants feel comfortable and confident in developing their individual leadership skills in a group setting. Coordinators serve as mentors and role models for participants and facilitate weekly sessions on a variety of leadership topics.
What specifically is an EOL Coordinator responsible for?
The goals of the Engaged Owl Leaders Program are to assist participants in developing a personal philosophy of leadership, increasing self-awareness, and leaving a positive legacy at KSU. Coordinators will be assigned a specific day and time that their EOL session will take place.
- Serve as a mentor, with other student coordinators, for a group of approximately 15 students.
- Plan and facilitate weekly sessions with co-coordinators, including a kick-off and overnight retreat.
- Attend weekly planning meetings with co-coordinators and advisor.
- Attend bi-weekly meetings with all coordinators and advisor.
- Attend an overnight, weekend retreat in the fall and spring semesters.
- Attend all coordinator training sessions.
- Serve as a positive role model in and outside the EOL sessions by acting in a respectful and ethical manner.
- Manage time effectively by showing up on time and being present during all training sessions and EOL group sessions.
- Communicate regularly with advisor and co-coordinators.
How do I apply for the EOL Coordinator role?
Applications for EOL Coordinators are included in the Advanced Leader application process. Click here to access the application for 2019-2020.
Recommendation forms should also be submitted for the EOL Coordinator positions.
By joining the Engaged Owl Leaders family, you are making a commitment to becoming a better leader and role model for the KSU community. By the time the program ends, you will feel more comfortable and confident in leading your peers inside and outside of the classroom and make lasting friendships along the way.
Spring 2019 Sessions
Four sessions are offered during the Spring 2019 semester:
Mondays 5:00-7:00 pm (Kennesaw Campus)
- Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm (Kennesaw Campus)
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm (Kennesaw Campus)
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm (Marietta Campus)