Navigator Leadership Development Program seeking participants
By Matthew Levine ’17
Members of the Class of 2020 are invited to participate in a new program from the Center for Student Development – the Navigator Leadership Development Program.
Navigator is designed for students to develop as leaders through social responsibility at the individual, group and societal level. Students who are involved in the program will be required to attend various co-curricular programs throughout their years at Salve Regina – ranging from Pell Center lectures to retreats – culminating in useful leadership skills for the future.
Navigator is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership, and each year students will focus on different levels of leadership:
- First Year (Anchor): Individual
- Sophomore Year (Crew): Group
- Junior Year (Port): Community
- Senior Year (Sail): Creating change
“Students will develop the tools and skills to create positive social change,” said Kevin McDonald, assistant director of the Center for Student Development. “Students are developing a co-curricular transcript as they are going to these co-curricular programs, which is something that they could also advertise for their post-graduate experiences.”
At the end of students’ careers as Navigators, they will be eligible for a class award at the annual Student Affairs dinner, receive a certificate confirming they completed the program and be given a Navigator Scholar pin upon graduation.
Upcoming Navigator events include:
- Lecture: “The Ethical Challenge of New Technologies” – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Young Building
- Mindfulness workshop – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, McAuley Hall, Room 104
- Major and Minor Fair – 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Ochre Court
“We want our students to explore their passions, interests, values and beliefs,” said Ducha Hang, director of the Center for Student Development. “What inspires them? What causes concern for them? How, then, will they work towards making those concerns urgent and developing plans to address them? Creating change in communities requires an individual to know who they are, how they work with others, how communities function and what the steps are to creating change. This is what we want Navigator to encourage and promote.”
Located in the garden level of Miley Hall, the Center for Student Development promotes co-curricular learning at Salve Regina. Through the work of the center, students will understand the intersection of the University mission and their roles as leaders in the local and global community.