The LEAD Office at George Mason University

We provide leadership training and development for students!

Leadership Training Opportunities:
-Emerging Leaders
-Leadership Mason Conference
-Presidential Leadership Dialogues
-Alumni Leadership Speaker Series
-Mason Leadership Institute
-Mason LeaderShape
-School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL)
-UNIV 300: Peer Leadership
-Active Leaders

Get Involved with LEAD:
-Mason LEADScholars

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TOMORROW is the Leadership Summit Series Debate! Join the LEAD Office, Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment and Braver Angels as we host a conversation on the topic: should colleges and universities disallow controversial speech that could be construed as hate speech?
Where? Merten Hall 1201
When? 5-6:30pm with a dinner & debrief afterwards
Why? to respectfully listen to others and participate (or not) in open-dialogue with the Mason community!


Join us in the JC next week for the Health and Wellness Expo from 10am - 12pm ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Itโ€™s interactive, free, and thereโ€™s giveaways!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Open to Mason community! Thanks to Mason Student Health!

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Join us March 19th and 20th for engaging and critical conversations around working across differences! ๐ŸŽ‰โ˜€๏ธ
March 19th is a virtual event led by LEADโ€™s Leadership Consultants, providing leadership tips and tricks across difference ๐Ÿคฉ
March 20th is presented by Dr Nick Lennon, LEADโ€™s Director! Dr Lennon will share how conversations provide opportunities to share perspectives & increase knowledge in an interactive way! ๐Ÿ˜


Happy Valentine's Day!

Try to remember to love yourself today and every day โค๏ธ
Here are some practices to get started!


Thursday is Mason Intentional Kindness Day! Come to the JC to paint flower pots, write on the kindness wall and more!
See you there ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰

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Track 2 of the Virtual Leadership Certificate Series is ready for registration! Participate in 2 of 3 sessions to receive a Mason360 banner, a certificate, and LEAD swag! ๐ŸŽ‰
First one is Leadership Values on TUESDAY, Feb. 13th, via ZOOM from 5:30-6:30pm ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Register on Mason360 or w/this link:


LEAD is excited to meet new Patriots and share some exciting new leadership opportunities! ๐ŸŽ‰
checkout for some FUN events coming up :)


Mason University Life Friends! Ready for Homecoming?! Decorate your offices to show off your Patriot Pride! ๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข
Decorations should be up by Jan 17th & remain up thru Jan 27th.
Take pictures with
RSVP here:


Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) believes that everyone has the potential to be a leader! We provide leadership training, resources, services, and recognition to empower students to create positive change.

Interested? Check out our website for upcoming events this Spring! ๐ŸŽ‰


Happy New Year! The LEAD Office cannot wait for you to join us back on campus for classes, activities, workshops, and fun! ๐ŸŽ‰

If interested in scheduling a workshop, checkout our website:
Our Leadership Consultants would LOVE to facilitate for you! ๐Ÿ˜


Interested in becoming a University Studies Peer Advisor??
Applications are open from now to Dec. 18th! To apply for this position, students can visit the University Studies website at If you have any further questions regarding the PA role, please contact us at [email protected].

What is a University Studies PA?
The University Studies PA position is a paid opportunity for undergraduate Mason students. The duties of a Peer Advisor are to co-teach โ€˜UNIV 100 Introduction to Masonโ€™ courses, which provide first-year students with quality instruction about Mason resources and strategies to help them successfully transition into college. In addition to mentoring students during their first semester at Mason, this position assists in providing valuable career readiness skills, such as enhancing communication, teamwork, and leadership.

Go Apply now if you're interested!
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Join LEAD in the last Fall Track of the Virtual Leadership Certificate Series: Leadership & Kindness! LCs Maddie and Sam are facilitating the workshop through the lens of Disney movies and themes!
When: Tuesday, November 28th 5:30-6:30pm
Where: ZOOM
Check it out on Mason360 or here:


Right, Wrong or Different? is on Immigration: What Should Be Done About Human Smuggling.
This year's program feature's Schar School of Policy & Government's Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera!
Come to Merten Hall Rm 1201 to participate in an active discussion on the broken system in the Americas and the need for reform.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 15th from 6pm-8pm
Dinner provided to all those who participate โœจ
Register here:


THIS Saturday is the Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership for Positive Change!
Join us in the HUB for a day of creativity, learning, and conversations, from 10am-3:30pm. Get the chance to have free swag! ๐Ÿคฉ
Here's the link:


Check out this awesome program hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Learn how to have a positive relationship with yourself for your by joining us this Thurs. Oct. 19, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema for โ€œBYOBFโ€ Be Your Own Best Friend with Donovan Taylor Hall!:


Stressed with midterms? Well, try to prioritize yourself as you balance the GHOSTLY exams & projects this season. Here are some FANG-tastic reminders๐Ÿง›
You can BOO this ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘


~2 WEEKS TO GO until Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership for Positive Change comes around!! ๐Ÿคฉ
Still interested?? Register NOW on Mason360 or use this link:
Participate in group activities, attend breakout rooms and listen to engaging and amazing presenters! Gain the professional development & leadership skills ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ˜


The LEAD Office partners with the New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) to support their annual Mason Family Weekend!
Each year our LEAD helps coordinate different service projects for families to participate in. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This year's Mason Families Give Back program will take place on Saturday, October 14th from 1:00pm-3:00pm in The Hub, Side Pocket, and Patio. The program is open to all students, faculty, staff, Mason families, and alumni! ๐Ÿคฉ
To RSVP, visit:

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Want to better understand your leadership style based on your personality? Sign-up TODAY for TRUE COLORS on Mason360!

When: Tuesday 10/24, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: virtually ๐Ÿ’ป
Hosted by Leadership Consultants Megan and Andy from the LEAD Office ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŽ‰

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The Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership for Positive Change is coming around the corner! A one-day program focused on helping students realize anyone and everyone has the potential to be a leader & make a positive change! ๐ŸŽ‰
Register here: to enjoy a day full of FUN and leadership development!
It's held on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 10am-3:30pm.
Come hangout with the LEAD office ๐Ÿ˜Š


Looking to spread your AMAZING ideas on Leadership for Positive Change!? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Submit a program proposal to be an active part of this year's Leadership Mason Conference!! ANYONE can do it! Scan the code for more information or check out the LEAD website at !
(deadline is 9/29 at 5pm)

๐ŸŽ‰Hope to see you there ๐ŸŽ‰


RSVP TODAY ! This program is open to the Mason community.

2023-2024 Student Leadership Certificate Series (Virtual)

The LEAD Office is excited to announce our Student Leadership Certificate Series for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Student Leadership Certificate Series is broken into 2 different tracks! ๐Ÿคฉ

Track 1 (Fall 2023) focuses on Discovering Your Leadership Styles
Track 2 (Spring 2024) focuses on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

To learn more:

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Interested in developing leadership skills?
Here's 3 VIRTUAL workshops that provide you an opportunity to build on current skill sets and learn new ones! ๐Ÿคฉ
BEST PART?! Attend 2 of 3 workshops & get a certificate, a Mason360 badge, & LEAD swag!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
โœจThe first one is Leadership 101 w/LCs Sena & Gracia on 9/26 at 5:30pm!! โœจ

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Here's part two of our WONDERFUL Leadership Consultants for 2023-24!!
We are excited to introduce new LCs Sena, Gracia and Megan!
Welcome to the LEAD team!!

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OFFICIALLY Introducing our amazing 2023-24 Leadership Consultants! LCs are students in the LEAD Office who facilitate workshops around leadership skills development and assist in running the office's programs.

Our first LCs are Andy, returning LC Sam, and Maddie! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฉ
Welcome to the LEAD Team!!


Registration is now open for the 2023 Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership for Positive Change. The conferences is open to ALL Mason students. Don't miss out on this amazing program. For more info and to register, visit:


Registration is EXTENDED!!
Active Leaders is for individuals who are in, and those NOT in, leadership positions! Anyone in undergrad and graduate level programs can apply. Open for registration until Friday, 9/8 by 5pm! ๐Ÿฅณ


SIGN UP for Mason's Active Leaders Program TODAY!!!!!
Brought to you by Masonโ€™s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office

Interested in learning more about leadership? You do NOT need to have a leadership position to be a part of this FREE, popular and impactful program! The Active Leaders program is for both those who are in, AND not in, leadership positions!

You can sign up for LEAD's Active Leaders program, which LEADโ€™s Director (Dr. Nick Lennon) be facilitating again this year. Spaces are limited! This year, the program will be in-person and there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with one another through interactive activities (this is NOT a lecture-based program).

There is more information about the program below. It starts on Friday, September 15. Please feel free to fwd the message below to others, to post on social media and/or to tell friends about it directly. This is a great opportunity for you to further develop as leaders. Past participants overwhelmingly respond that they would recommend the Active Leaders program to a friend.

Deadline to register for the 2023 Active Leaders Program is Friday, September 8th, 2023 by 5pm, but the earlier you apply the more likely you are to have a spot (last year we had a waitlist).

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