Our purpose

Live.Learn.Lead is a leadership academy that allows students the opportunity to learn new leadership skills that are applicable to future opportunities, influence the communities they live in and connect with other campus leaders.

Who can join?

Anyone can join the in-hall session.  From there, Resident Directors and Resident Advisors select participants and try to have one resident per house. 

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Organization Structure

Students who participate in all of the below sessions become Gold Certified and receive a certificate and a special gift!

In-Hall Session

When: September
Lesson: Grow as a leader by learning about yourself and others. 
Who can participate: Anyone within their hall. 

Bronze Session

When: November
Lesson:  Share goals and learn skills to help you be a successful leader in the hall, other organizations, after graduation, etc.
Who can participate: Only those who are invited by their RD.

Silver Session

When: February
Lesson: Evaluate how things have been going and then how to move forward.
Who can participate: Mostly the same residents who attended the Bronze session.

Gold Session

When: April
Lesson:  Reflect and evaluate your growth. 
Who can participate:  Mostly the same residents who attended the Bronze and silver sessions.

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"When I began attending Live.Learn.Lead, I really had no direction in my leadership abilities. But, after each workshop I started to feel more confident in the leader that I am and was able to learn how in interact and work with leaders whose styles were very different than my own. Live.Learn.Lead provided me with the necessary skills to become Hall President and then, later, a Resident Adviser. I still find myself using the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership I learned at LLL to achieve goals!"

Katy VanTimmeren

Former Live.Learn.Lead Participant

More Information

Live.Learn.Lead is advised by Grant Langdon. For questions, contact him at glangdon@nmu.edu.

"Live.Learn.Lead was such a great experience for me. I have always been interested in becoming a better leader, but was never given the chance. That changed once I got to Northern. Once I was offered the chance to attend Live.Learn.Lead I jumped on the opportunity to improve my leadership skills. Just the in-hall training alone opened up my eyes to new ideas I have never heard. I got so excited for all of the other trainings. Through all of the other trainings I got to know what type of leader I was, and I also got so much closer to all of the other leaders in my hall."

– Cody Ochs