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Leadership Program

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  • Leadership Program
    (202) 885-2308
    leadership@american.edu
    Ward Circle Building, Room 250

    Margaret Marr
    Director

Mailing Address
Leadership_Awards
2011 Certificate Presentation Ceremony

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 6: Kick-Ball Tournament
Join the SPA Leadership Program intramural kick-ball team for a day of competition and fun. The tournament takes place all day at Jacobs Field on campus.

Monday, October 8, 6:30PM: Transitions to College Linner
The SPA Leadership Program will serve breakfast in Hughes Formal Lounge and have older students discuss the transition to college.

Thursday, October 11, 9:00PM-11:00PM: Vice Presidential Debate Viewing Party
The School of Public Affairs will host a viewing party for the vice presidential debate in Ward 1.

Saturday, October 20, 3:00PM-5:00PM: Family & Alumni Reception
Students, their families, and alumni of the SPA Leadership Program are invited to the Family & Alumni Reception in Butler Board Room.

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2011-2012 Events

Wednesday, August 31, 1PM: Hurricane Clean Up
We'll meet at 1 PM at the flagpole in front of MGC and go to two parks within walking distance. The event will consist of cleaning up trash that was left behind from the hurricane. We'll end around 3PM trash permitting. Snacks will be provided!

Monday, September 26, 7PM: Linner (Leadership-Dinner)
Join leadership for a pasta bake Monday night! We will be hearing from upperclassman about their freshman year experiences. Come to hang out with friends and eat good food!

Monday, November 7, 7:30PM: Cupcakes and Classes
Come bond with your fellow SPAleaders! We will be serving pizza and Georgetown cupcakes. Freshman - this is your perfect opportunity to get course recommendations from older students in the program! Hope to see you there :)

Thursday, November 17, 8PM: White House Intern Director
On Thursday, November 17, the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program will be hosting Christian Peele, the Director of the White House Internship Program, for a talk about Christian's career, lessons she learned as a both a White House intern and as the current intern director, and general information about the highly prestigious White House Internship Program. She will then participate in a Q&A. The event starts at 8:10 in Ward 4 and is open to the AU community. If you have ever considered applying to intern in the White House, or want to learn more about intern advice in general, this is a great opportunity and we hope that you attend.

Saturday, December 10, 2:30PM: Leadership Decemberfest
Join Leadership students in the annual Leadership tradition of celebrating the end of the semester and the holiday season! Stop by for a few minutes or a couple of hours! We'll have desserts and snacks along with card making for the troops.

Friday, February 3, 7PM: Leadership Laser Tag
Come play laser tag with leadership! We will be playing unlimited games all night long! More information about transportation to come.

Monday, February 13, 7:30PM: Sundaes and Study Abroad
Come join fellow members of the SPA Leadership Program as we discuss the wide variety of opportunities we have to go study abroad. Cupcakes and ice cream sundaes will be provided. Event will run from 7:30 to around 9.

Monday, February 27, 7:30PM: Careers, Chinese, and Card Games!
Come join us Monday the 27th to hangout with fellow leaders and eat free Chinese Food (will be organic and vegetarian friendly from Mr. Chens). The focus of the event will be to talk about how to secure internships that will help with your career search.

Friday, March 23, 7-9PM: Leadership Reunion and Networking
If you are interested in attending please RSVP through the Facebook event so we can get a better idea of how many students will be attending. The event will take place at Finemondo restaurant in Chinatown.

Friday, April 27, 7PM: Leadership Formal
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with your Leadership friends at Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights, toast our seniors off to their amazing careers, welcome the new TAs and Steering Committee members, and dance the night away!

Saturday, May 12, 9AM: SPA Commencement
Celebrate the culmination of four years of study with our graduating Leadership seniors. The bagpipes kick off the celebration at 9AM in Bender Arena.

Monday, April 30, 1PM: SPA Awards Ceremony including Leadership Certificates
Witness the pride as our seniors are awarded their Certificates in Advanced Leadership Studies at the SPA Awards Ceremony.