Sponsored by the Mount Mercy University athletics department, the Mustang Leadership Academy is a new program designed to provide student-athletes with opportunities to learn important personal and organizational leadership skills that will serve them beyond the college experience. Our mission: To inspire our student-athletes and others to lead courageously at Mount Mercy, in their personal lives and ultimately in their careers and communities.
There will be four leadership sessions in 2016-17, with more to come in the next academic year. You can register for sessions online by clicking here.
MLA0001: Personal Awareness
Dec. 8, 2016/6:30-8:30 p.m./Flaherty Community Room
Each of us live our lives according to a set of priorities. The question is, are we aware of those priorities and how they are formed? Equally important is whether or not we take charge of those priorities. This session provides participants with an opportunity to identify their most important values and personal priorities while helping them to build a process for satisfying those priorities.
MLA0005: Building Your Personal Brand (full)
Jan. 23, 2017/6:30-8:30 p.m./Flaherty Community Room
One of the long-term objectives of organizations both public and private is to burn their “brand” into the psyche of consumers. As an individual who wants to be productive and contribute to your employer as well as to the larger community, you too will want to impress your brand upon those with whom you interact. Join us for a discussion about the concept of branding and for a set of reflective questions that you should be asking and answering about how you want to be viewed by those you seek to influence.
MLA0003: Communication: Your Trust-Building Tool (register)
March 8, 2017/6:30-8:30 p.m./Flaherty Community Room
Too often in our society we focus on differences. Truth is, finding similarity with each other is a huge key for building effective communication, trust and strong relationships. No matter how different we are from one another we all share the human experience. As such, we can find things in common if we just take some simple, common sense steps. Strong leaders understand this communication principle. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a variety of tools that will strengthen their communication skills and their ability to find similarity and build trust with others.
MLA0004: Fiscal Responsibility (register)
April 10, 2017/6:30-8:30 p.m./Flaherty Community Room
If you ask someone, would you rather be rich or poor, how do you think they would respond? It seems self-evident that most of us would prefer to live in a state of abundance rather than in one of lack. When we are fiscally responsible, when we earn, spend responsibly, save, invest and compound, we put ourselves in a better position to do good things not only for ourselves and our families but for others as well. Join us for a set of lessons on personal finance and for ideas about how to plan for your long-term financial well-being.