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Super Leader Program

The Super Leader Program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders currently enrolled in college. This informative and thought provoking program introduces participants to the community and career opportunities. In addition, Super Leaders provides a strategic curriculum to enhance participants' leadership skills. Anyone who has a genuine interest in community leadership and wants to broaden their scope of knowledge beyond their current level is encouraged to apply to the Super Leader Program.

Check out the session recap videos:
Leadership Development and Marketing, Media, and Advertising Day http://youtu.be/aXff200VdgY
Small Business and Economic Development and Non-Profit and Civic Organizations http://youtu.be/bnxNgGjcelo

Why should you apply to Super Leaders?

By the end of the Super Leader Program, participants will:

  • Cultivate and develop leadership skills
  • Better understand the community
  • See Joplin in terms of the "big picture"
  • Gain valuable networking contacts
  • Learn about career opportunities in the community

Check out what our past graduates had to say about Super Leaders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRNrHqgx_Ig&feature=youtu.be

Each session is different and designed to expose participants to all aspects of the day's topic. The schedule shows the commitment required and it is important to understand the expectation of attendance at all sessions. If you have a conflict with session dates please consider waiting to apply until next semester.

 2014 Spring Program APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

  • Saturday, February 1, 9 am - 5 pm Leadership Development
  • Friday, February 7, 1 - 6 pm Marketing, Media, and Advertising
  • Friday, February 21, 1 - 6 pm Small Business and Economic Development
  • Friday, March 7, 1 - 6 pm Non-Profit and Civic Organizations
  • Friday, March 28, 1 - 6 pm Manufacturing and International Business
  • Friday, April 11, 1 - 6 pm Healthcare and Business
  • Friday, April 25, 1 - 6 pm Science and Technology
  • Saturday, April 26, 2 - 3 pm Induction Ceremony

 2014 Fall Program

  • Friday, September 5, 1 pm - 6 pm Leadership Development, Part 1
  • Saturday, September 6, 10 am - 4 pm Leadership Development, Part 2
  • Friday, September 12, 1 - 6 pm Marketing, Media, and Advertising
  • Friday, September 26, 1 - 6 pm Small Business and Economic Development
  • Friday, October 10, 1 - 6 pm Non-Profit and Civic Organizations
  • Friday, October 24, 1 - 6 pm Manufacturing and International Business
  • Friday, November 7, 1 - 6 pm Healthcare and Business
  • Friday, November 21, 1 - 6 pm Science and Technology
  • Saturday, November 22, 2 - 3 pm Induction Ceremony

 2015 Spring Program

  • Friday, February 6, 1 pm - 6 pm Leadership, Development, Part 1
  • Saturday, February 7, 10 am - 4 pm Leadership Development, Part 2
  • Friday, February 13, 1 - 6 pm Marketing, Media, and Advertising
  • Friday, February 27, 1 - 6 pm Small Business and Economic Development
  • Friday, March 13, 1 - 6 pm Non-Profit and Civic Organizations
  • Friday, March 27, 1 - 6 pm Manufacturing and International Business
  • Friday, April 10, 1 - 6 pm Healthcare and Business
  • Friday, April 24, 1 - 6 pm Science and Technology
  • Saturday, April 25, 2 - 3 pm Induction Ceremony

Class Attendance

Many volunteers, sponsors and speakers work hard to make this a valuable program. Part of being a leader is following through with commitments; attendees are expected to be on time and attend the entire program each day.

The Selection Process

No more than 11 students can participate in the Super Leader Program each semester. Each potential participant must submit a completed application and tuition payment of $25* to be considered for the program. If you are not accepted for admission, your tuition will be refunded in full. In addition to reviewing each individual's qualifications, the committee strives for a broad spectrum of experience, background and majors.
*Scholarships are available to cover the application fee.

Super Leader selection is based on the following individual criteria:

  • Completed application and $25 payment *
  • Personal Interview
  • Involvement or desire to become involved on-campus or in the community
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to assume greater community and campus leadership responsibility
  • A clear willingness to make a commitment to the demands of the program
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours at Missouri Southern State University

Meet our Super Leaders!

Spring 2014 Super Leaders

  • Cena Bass
  • Jared Beasley
  • William Bruan
  • Aliza Fahle
  • Gage Hanlon
  • Lindsey Miller
  • Matthew Pulsipher
  • Chase Starr-Kercheval
  • Kenzo Van Baal
  • Joseph Vanhorn

Fall 2013 Super Leaders

  • Haddy Faal
  • Aja Gwaro
  • Agie Mai Jammeh
  • Madison Kienzle
  • Denis Kuzmin
  • Joshua LeMasters
  • Ashleigh McFarland
  • Peter Thompson

 

 

Spring 2013 Super Leaders

  • AshLeigh Clarkson Thomlinson
  • Venus Day
  • Mary Duncan
  • Aji Sophie Jeng
  • Viktoryia Johnson
  • Josh Lowry
  • Tom Ly
  • Audrey Mathis
  • Meredith Murray
  • Kayla Smith
  • Caleb Wheeler

Fall 2012 Super Leaders

  • Deana Fanning
  • Cory Garr
  • Lauren Geraghty
  • Garret Lambert
  • Jared Malcolm
  • Syleris Gwin Martinez
  • Lydia McGriff
  • Mattillyn Ott
  • Shelley Pritchett
  • Jace Waggoner
  • Gia Yang

Application Scholarship

To apply for an application scholarship:

  • Write a one page maximum essay on why you would like to participate in the Super Leader Program
  • How it could benefit you
  • Your commitment to the program and its requirements
  • How the $25 scholarship would be of benefit to you

Attach the essay with your application in lieu of the application fee and bring it to the Career Service Office on the second floor of Spiva Library.

Questions?

For more information about Super Leaders:

Phone: 417-625-9343 or
Email: careerservices@mssu.edu.

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