Knights LEAD Facilitators and Mentors Needed

Interested Faculty and Staff – Click HERE

Greetings Everyone,

The Center for Career & Leadership Development (CCLD) is excited to announce the second year of our Knights LEAD freshman student leadership program. We had a very successful first year, and as of today, we have already received 77 applications for our new cohorts in Macon and Cochran.  Students in this year’s program have shared with us that they greatly benefited from the relationships they formed with faculty and staff who served as facilitators and mentors in the program.  We are requesting your help again this year and we hope to secure enough mentors for all students in the program this year. Ideally, we would like to have one mentor per student but mentors may have one than one mentee. There will be a maximum of 25 students in each cohort so we would love to have 50 mentors.

The main goals of this program are:

1. To increase retention rates

2. To develop student leadership and soft skills

3. To provide additional support to ensure that students adjust well to college life

  • If you would like to facilitate one, 1-hour session, we already have a curriculum based on the  NACE 8 core competencies. Faculty and staff members may use the curriculum provided to facilitate the sessions, work with me to revise and or add to the curriculum, and use additional resources as well as your professional and personal experiences that are relevant to competency being taught. I will be present at all meetings and will assist as needed.  We simply need your  experience, assistance, and expertise to maximize this program’s success.
  •  If you would like to serve as a mentor, a mentor guide is provided. Your interaction with the students will be personalized, based on your schedule, and flexible. We simply ask that you connect with the student at least once a month.

Please visit the Student Leadership Programs webpage  HERE for more information. We encourage you to share information about these programs with students.

ACTION REQUIRED:  Please complete this  Knights LEAD Volunteer Interest Form  no later than  Monday, August 24, 2020 if you are interested in serving as a facilitator and or a mentor. For your convenience, it can be completed from your smart phone. You can contact me with any questions at  or at 478.757.2546 . Thank you.

Thank you and have a great day!