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  1. 1. Did you know? The 2010 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey reveals that corporate America gives workplace volunteerism a strong vote of confidence as a means to make a significant, long-term difference in their communities. According to the survey findings, more than eight in 10 companies believe that volunteerism can help nonprofits accomplish long-term (84%) social goals.Reference:
  2. 2. Everyone can be great becauseanyone can serve. You donthave to have a college degreeto serve. You dont even haveto make your subject and yourverb agree to serve... You onlyneed a heart full of grace. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. 3. Do you have…•Leadership experience?•Communication skills?•A willingness to make a difference?
  4. 4. You Can!Introducing...
  5. 5. S.L.E.P. Service LeadershipEndorsement Program
  6. 6. What is SLEP ?SLEP is a Service Leadership Endorsement Program thatenhances an SPSU degree through coursework thatexplores qualities of leadership in a global andtechnological society as well as through service that asksstudents to implement their leadership skillslocally through co-curricular activities.The program implements SPSU’s mission through the useof technology to communicate, to analyze, and to solvecomplex problems that demand ethical service leadership.The Service Leadership Endorsement Program buildsstrength of character, integrity, and engaged citizenship.
  7. 7. What is an Endorsement Program An endorsement program is similar to having a minor or a certificate in an additional field, ? except that it allows for us to give you credit for coursework, workshops, and service. Not only will your transcript indicate that you have an endorsement in leadership, but we will also help you to create a co-curricular portfolio/ resume that helps you to share your work with future employers.
  8. 8. Why SLEP
  9. 9. “It’s not who you are underneath. It’s what you do that defines you.”Rachel Dawes to Bruce Wayne Batman Begins
  10. 10. How does it work Students must earn a total of Points inApproximately a 2year commitment 4separate areas
  11. 11. The Four AreasArea A: Coursework (9 points/ credit hours)Two ENGL 1102 Composition Classes running in the spring!There will be numerous other classes to choose from in the fall. Examples of courses include: COMM 2400 Public Speaking , COMM 2510 Intercollegiate Forensics (Debate), POLS 1101 American Government , COMM 2000 Business Communication, COMM 4100 Small-Group Communication class, POLS 2401 Global Issues, MGNT 3105 Management and Organizational Behavior, MGNT 3170 Leadership , Honors interpersonal communication class, Department nominated 3000 level course with leadership component, Honors teaching or mentoring classes Area B: Leadership Group Participation, unpaid (3 points)Emerging Leaders, Student Honors Council, Academic Teams, Professional Organizations such as LEAPS One year of involvement equals 3 points Area C: Off Campus Leadership Service or Conference Participation (4 points)Large events (two days or more)—Retreats, Off Campus Service Event, Leadership Conference , etc Area D: Student Developmental Events and Activities (6 points)Each event/ activity counts for one point. A total of six points is required. In effort to receive credit, aone page reflective piece is required for credit. Examples of activities include:• Workshops •Movies• Speaker Series •Brown Bag Lunches
  12. 12. What are youwaiting for?
  13. 13. If you are interested, fill out anApplication and turn it in to Nancy Reichert in D103 Just try the English Comp 1102 class this Spring!
  14. 14. Questions? Please e-mail Nancy Reichert or Mitchell Furtner mfurther@spsu.eduWhat are you waiting for? “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” –African Proverb
  15. 15. Never before has manhad such a greatcapacity to control hisown environment, toend hunger, povertyand disease, to banishilliteracy and humanmisery. We have thepower to make thebest generation ofmankind in the historyof the world. President John F. Kennedy
  16. 16. A business absolutely devoted to service will haveonly one worry about profits. They will beembarrassingly large. -Henry Ford
  17. 17. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you will do things differently”Warr en Buffet