FSW Leadership Academy

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Mission Statement

FSW Leadership Academy will provide students with an interactive and comprehensive leadership experience that facilitates leadership, awareness, and action on the individual, local, and global level.

Vision Statement

FSW Leadership Academy seeks to develop student leaders through programming that integrates the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

Program Description

This program will have two tracks. Year one will be called "Emerging Leaders," and the workshops will focus on the individual values. Year two will be called "Engaged Leaders," and the workshops will focus on the group process and community values.

Learning Outcomes

  • Foster self-knowledge and understanding of one's leadership role
  • Improve leadership competence
  • Develop the skills necessary to be a productive citizen
  • Facilitate positive social change at FSW or in the community

Leadership Academy Requirements

Year 1: Emerging Leaders Requirements

  • Attend all Leadership Academy Conferences:
    • Participants are required to attend monthly Leadership Conferences/meetings on the Lee campus (total of 6 throughout the academic year). Dates TBD.
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Students support Year 2's service project
    • Participants must attend two (2) FSW Serves community service events
    • Participants must complete 10 campus involvement hours (includes assisting with campus events, activities, orientations; participating in CAB or SGA; attending meetings of campus club of choice, etc)
  • Portfolio / Presentation
    • Students must submit a professional portfolio at the end of the academic year reflecting on the Leadership Academy. Portfolio will include:
      • Resume
      • Cover Letter
      • Letter of recommendation
      • Reflection sheets from Leadership Academy workshops/meetings
      • Volunteer logs

Year 2: Engaged Leaders Requirements

  • Attend all Leadership Academy Conferences:
    • Participants are required to attend monthly Leadership Conferences/meetings on the Lee campus during the Fall semester (total of 3 throughout the Fall semester).
    • Students will design and complete a service project on behalf of FSW for a local organization
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Student participates in activities pertaining to the planning and implementation of their service project.

College-Wide Policies

Programs for Students with Disabilities

Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College's guiding principles, offers student with documented disabilities programs to equalize access to the educational process. Students needing to request accommodations for this program due to a disability or who suspect that their participation may be affected by a disability are encouraged to contact the facilitator of the program or the Office of ADAptive Services. The office locations and telephone numbers for the Office of ADAptive Services at each campus can be found at the ADAptive Services website.

Reporting Title IX Violations

Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, has established a set of procedures for reporting and investigating Title IX violations including sexual misconduct. Student who need to report an incident or need to receive support regarding an incident should contact the Equity Officer at equity@fsw.edu. Incoming students are encouraged to participate in the Sexual Violence Prevention training offered online. Additional information and resources can be found on the College's website here.

Contact Information

Contact Location Email Phone
Linda Johnsen Collier Campus 239-732-3706
Jackie Beard Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus 239-489-9246