Students take the lead at annual LINCS Leadership Conference, a capstone program for seniors interested in management and community involvement. The conference will be held tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
According to graphic design and Spanish double major Chelsie Tamms, one of the eight members of LINCS, anyone can learn something at the “Mission: (I’m) Possible” LINCS (Leaders Instilling Knowledge through Cooperative Service) Leadership Conference.
Tamms and her fellow LINCS members are hosting presentations focused on different leadership-related topics, which may be PowerPoint-based or interactive.
“It kind of depended on the groups and what they wanted to do with things,” Tamms said.
According to Tamms, the LINCS members spent time during first semester speaking to students taking The University Experience (EHS 120) course about leadership involvement and skills for studying.
“This is kind of our capstone event where we get to put all of it into one day,” Tamms said.
The eight began meeting weekly in August, according to Jessica Chandler, director of the Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Service.
“It’s peer to peer, so it’s not like it’s just faculty and staff getting up and talking to students,” Chandler said. “It’s from students to students.”
The conference generally attracts between 40 and 50 people, according to Chandler. She explained that while the majority of attendees are underclassmen, a number of juniors and seniors tend to come to brush up on leadership skills.
“I think what I’m looking forward to most about the event is just being able to see so many students with different backgrounds all come together and learn a little bit about leadership in a day,” Tamms said. “Our goal really with this is saying that everyone can be a leader. You don’t need to even have a title to be considered a leader.”
Students looking to sign up for the event can until Feb. 5.