PLHRT 4975 - Leadership Development for Officers in Plant Science Clubs

Fall, Spring. 1-2 credits, variable. S/U grades only (no audit).

Permission of instructor required.

M. Eames-Sheavly, N. Mattson.

Being an officer of a club is an opportunity to learn about leadership and collaboration, as well as communication and the challenges of balancing diverse responsibilities. Preparation in this arena can serve a student for life, from learning how to engage in the work place to being involved in community organizations, and learning responsibilities ranging from managing conflict to serving as a fiscal steward. Opportunities in PLHRT 4975 will vary, based on specific club commitments; in general, leadership development includes, and is not limited to, learning how to: foster inclusiveness and a healthy, positive social atmosphere among members; promote an interest in the club's mission, vision and values; communicate and collaborate effectively with staff, faculty advisors, and other faculty, staff, administrators and students; and maintain the reputation, continuity and history of a Cornell organization.

Outcome 1: Foster a culture of inclusiveness, in which all are welcome.

Outcome 2: Promote an interest in the club's focus, offering out-of-classroom exposure to students from throughout the university.

Outcome 3: Work effectively with staff and communicate effectively with a faculty advisor, as well as other faculty, staff and administrators.

Outcome 4: Maintain the reputation, continuity and history of a long running organization.

Outcome 5: Provide an important, healthy, positive social arena for students from throughout the campus community with similar interests.

Outcome 6: Set goals, prioritize activities, reflect on action.

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