President's Student Leadership Institute

 

Now Accepting Applications for our PSLI Online Program


 

Applications for the 2019-2020 PSLI Inclusive Leadership Online program will be open until December 1st, 2019.

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Program Description


The President’s Student Leadership Institute (PSLI) is a co-curricular certificate program designed to expose students to contemporary issues in leadership and professional development in order to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse workplace. PSLI is an interprofessional program that creates opportunities for students in different fields to interact and learn from one another.

This program will use a series of lunchtime seminars, discussions, and service opportunities to support the learning throughout the course of the academic year.

PSLI Schedules 2019-2020

 

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Current PSLI Paths

Career Development

The Career Development track aims to help participants succeed in their chosen career paths by offering resources for positive interviewing, developing a personal brand, and more to help transform student leaders into distinguished professionals.

Potential Seminar Offerings: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); LinkedIn Trainings; Networking Skills; Public Speaking; Developing Your Personal Brand.

 

 

 

Effective Leadership

The Effective Leadership track will offer tools to help participants recognize skills and traits of effective leaders. Participants will examine their strengths and sharpen their skills with seminars focused on a range of topics suitable for future leaders.

Potential Seminar Offerings: Happy Leaders; Civil Professionals; Leading with Integrity; Moral and Ethical Leadership; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders.

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Creating groundbreaking ideas, new initiatives, and innovative business plans are just the start for students who enroll. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track is designed for individuals who want to explore the world through revolutionary thought and design thinking. Students will learn foundational concepts of entrepreneurship and proven techniques for identifying and assessing opportunity, hypothesis testing, creating a prototype, funding, and much more. Through this course, you will hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise or discover how to pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization.

 

Inclusive Leadership

The Inclusive Leadership track seeks to aid participants in establishing an ongoing commitment to inclusive excellence and building cultural competence in personal and professional environments. Participants will learn the benefits of diversity and inclusivity while gaining the tools to implement change and intervene in the workplace to create more thriving and affirming spaces. In this track, student leaders will be challenged to apply learned concepts and skills to their specific professions during interactive learning sessions. 

Potential Seminar Offerings: Safe Space Training; Leading in a Diverse Society; Community Engagement; Assessment of Your Cultural Competence. 

 

Inclusive Leadership Online (Shady Grove and Online Students Only)

Similar to the Inclusive Leadership Track hosted at the Baltimore campus, this track is specifically designed for online, evening, and Shady Grove students. Focusing on inclusive excellence and building cultural competence in personal and professional environments, participants will learn the benefits of diversity and inclusivity while gaining the tools to implement change and intervene in the workplace to create more thriving and affirming spaces. In this track, students leaders will be challenged to apply learned concepts and skills to their specific professions during interactive learning sessions. 

All seminars for this program will be hosted online and be prerecorded. 

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Integrative Health and Wellbeing

Successful leadership requires a healthy leader. We can only lead to the degree that we are well enough to lead — body, mind, and spirit. Our energy, motivation, productivity, creativity, and interpersonal savvy are contingent upon our own health and well-being. Join us each month for our workshop series on Healthy Leadership, where you will learn science-based practices for stress management, burnout, and a positive mind-set; effective tools to enhance your wellbeing as a student and future health professional; and opportunities to practice tools that can contribute to a successful and healthy leader. UMB faculty and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds will facilitate both experiential and didactic workshops to support your wellbeing.

Potential Seminar Offerings: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life; Instant Calm; Building Resilience; Mindful Eating; Managing Stress and Anxiety.

Scholarly Research and Writing

The Scholarly Research & Writing track is designed for individuals who are interested in enhancing and broadening their research and writing skills. Participants will learn research-based practices for effective scientific communication, especially in the areas of health and human sciences, and strategies to enhance research and writing skills in a variety of genres. Faculty guest speakers from UMB as well as other institutions will facilitate interactive workshops and presentations and provide resources to hone and enhance participants’ research and writing skills.

 

Awards

Upon completion of the program, participants will be invited to a Student Leadership Awards and Recognition Ceremony. President Perman and the Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) team will recognize the President's Fellows and the President's Student Leadership Institute program graduates by presenting them with certificates and the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Interprofessional Honor Cord. These students will be wearing their Honor Cord proudly during Commencement.