About Leadership Week

Leadership Week is built upon the belief of preparing confident and capable student leaders, We do this by forming programs around the Clemson Leader Practice of Excellence: Collaboration, Sustaining Legacy, Communication, Strategic Planning, Building Community, and Personal Growth. Our program that accomplishes this is Leadership week with the goals of

  • Engage students in a diverse presentation of leadership practices, opportunities and styles,

  • Expose students to an array of campus and community leaders,

  • Celebrate student leaders and campus organizations engaging in leadership work,

  • Educate students about inclusive leadership practices,

  • And, create a fun and engaging environment to talk about, celebrate and challenge leadership practices, styles and opportunities.

Leadership Week 2023 is Sunday, Feb. 26–Saturday, March 4

Recap of Leadership Week 2022 Events are listed below:

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022
Event Time Location
Launch Leadership Week

Join us to launch Leadership Week! Meet our team in front of Vickery Hall to talk leadership, play games, and get some free breakfast and coffee.

8:30-11 a.m. In front of Vickery Hall
Building Bridges to Create Community

Learn how to create community with your fellow students! In this session, students will discuss leadership in their own communities as leaders on campus. This session will also provide action items on how to build bridges across various campus communities at Clemson and beyond.

2-3 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
Lyrical Leadership: A Dynamix Concert Presented with Lessons Learned from Ensemble Performance

Join Dynamix as they share leadership lessons and good music! This student organization will share insight into how they have developed as leaders and a student organization community. Participants will also enjoy performances from this a cappella group!

7:30-8:30 p.m. Barnes Center

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Event Time Location
Building Authentic Relationships in Student Organizations

When you hear phrases like “circle up”, “trust the process”, or “what is said here, stays here”; what comes to mind? Whether your mind jumped to a new member retreat, an activity that a professor or advisor facilitated, or even an experience in your student organization, you were probably obligated to share personal experiences and information. Building relationships with your peers, organization members, and friends is a critical component to the college experience, but we need to evaluate how we are connecting with one another. Let’s learn how to create and build authentic and long-lasting relationships in your spaces, to bring out the best in you and the best in others.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
Leading the Escape: Communicating and Collaborating Under Pressure

Practice your communication and collaboration skills in a classroom based “Escape Room” with current Leadership Practicum members and other Leadership Week participants. This opportunity includes a debrief by student and faculty observers to enable personal growth! There will also be a short Info Session on the Leadership Signature Program and its associated undergraduate Leadership Certificate/Practicum offered by the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. Questions? Please feel free to contact Col Keith Balts, Director, Leadership Signature Program.

4-5 p.m. Phyfer Auditorium (G030 POWERS)
Keynote & Reception with Dr. Delphine Dean

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for Leadership Week is Dr. Delphine Dean. Dr. Dean earned her S.B., M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After earning her Ph.D. in 2005, she moved to Clemson University, where she is currently the Ron and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professor of Bioengineering. Her lab leads a wide range of studies focused on cardiovascular cell biomechanics, biological effects of radiation, and medical device design. She is committed to helping develop new technologies to help low-income and rural patient be able to monitor their health and better connect them to health providers. Dr. Dean will share leadership lessons she’s learned from the past few years developing low-cost effective saliva-based RT-PCR testing in Clemson.

7-9 p.m. 100 Vickery Hall

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Event Time Location
Call Me, Beep Me, if You Want to Lead Me: Listening Well to Lead Better

What’s the sitch?? Join in an interactive workshop about listening well, building empathy, and connecting with others. Participants will practice active listening to engage with fellow students and leave better equipped to build community at Clemson University. Booyah!

10-11 a.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
How You Can Still Help Your Community During a Pandemic

Is your organization struggling to come up with service projects that are safe and fun but also respect social distancing? Are you hoping to get involved in the community but don’t know where to start because of COVID-19? Join us for a panel discussion where community leaders respond to questions and provide tips and tricks for the best ways that you can be of service to the Clemson campus community while still being COVID-cautious.

12-1 p.m. Online
Waffle House Leadership

Waffle House will make you a better Student Leader! Join this engaging presentation to hear leadership lessons learned by a Waffle House Manager and how those lessons apply to you as a Clemson Student. Participants will identify transferable skills from their own experience and learn to apply those experiences to their own personal growth.

3-4 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership

Join the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. John Lopes, for a conversation about the exercise of leadership. Participants will discuss leadership styles, consider approaches for leading diverse teams and build community, and identify individual strengths for practicing leadership! * This is intended for a graduate student audience. Undergraduates are still welcome to join!

6-7 p.m. Online

Graduate Students should register through Grad 360. Undergraduate students should email Jodi Cox for the Zoom information

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Event Time Location
Plarn for the Homeless Service Event

Plarn is plastic yarn that is made by cutting up and attaching plastic bags. Participants will learn how to make plarn that can be shipped to organizations where they use the plarn to make mats for the homeless to sleep on. Participants are asked to bring any plastic shopping bags they have to create these materials.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
Imposter syndrome: to be or not to be

Imposter syndrome can look different for everyone due to people having different experiences and ideas of what it is. The event will take on what it is and the factors of it, and why it is common among college students, based on Clemson and the presenter’s experience.

6-7 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
TGIT: Leadership PowerPoint Party!

Do you have a specific ranking of Disney Princesses by their leadership abilities? Do you think dogs are the best leaders in the animal kingdom? Come show off your leadership thoughts at the TGIT Leadership PowerPoint Party! Students will have time to make a PowerPoint on their own or with a team. Come prepared with your laptops and fun ideas!

8-9:30 p.m. Barnes Center

Friday, March 4, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022
Event Time Location
Servant Leadership: What it Really Means to be a Leader

Robert K. Greenleaf coined the term “Servant Leader” which applies to people who aspire to serve first with leadership as a secondary prospect. Instead of the power being with the leader, this type of leadership places the power with the people being served and the leader is there only to organize, support, and assist. Servant leaders identify and meet the needs of others. Attendees will learn about different skills that good leaders have, and how to strengthen each of those skills within themselves. Everyone can become and servant leader and leaders can be found in places where they are least expected. Attendees will learn how to spot leaders and how to help create new ones. It is an ongoing process that helps create a better community.

10-11 a.m. 302 Sirrine Hall
Green Zone Training

In this training, students will have the opportunity to learn about the veteran identity, the military experience, and how they can help to create an inclusive space for veterans at Clemson and in their lives beyond Clemson. We will help students to analyze their own stereotypes around Veterans and the Military experience and discuss strengths and challenges that student veterans/veterans face when leaving the military and transitioning to civilian life. This diversity training allows students to understand the world from a different perspective and to see how different life paths/lived experiences can affect someone's view of the world. Additionally, it acts as a reminder to students to use empathy in their day-to-day lives, as they can't be sure what someone has experienced or is experiencing.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 302 Sirrine Hall

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022
Event Time Location
Women in Leadership Conference

Clemson University Women in Leadership conference is focused around exploring topics related to Women in Leadership, including but not limited to intersectionality, leadership, gender topics, well-being, allyship, and more.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hendrix Student Center

Questions? Reach out to Cara Snider