TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Are you prepared to lead your peers, organize events, or articulate your vision for the future? Can you identify and articulate your personal strengths and weaknesses? Have you experienced the power of serving others? Missouri Western State University’s Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge is designed to assist students who exhibit exemplary leadership potential and help them sharpen their leadership skills. The program is named in honor of Barbara Sprong, a former member and president of the MWSU Board of Regents and a past leader in the St. Joseph community.
All full-time MWSU students who have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for the Leadership Challenge.
Students who complete the program without absences will receive one hour of credit through Continuing Education (Motivation and Leadership: CED 121).
This program is highly selective; no more than 24 students are selected annually.
Attend weekly classes throughout the spring semester. We will discuss a different topic in leadership each week. Our presenters come from many backgrounds including MWSU faculty, staff, and alumni. Community members and professional leadership educators also serve as workshop presenters.
Attend the annual Student and Organization Awards Reception (held each April).
Complete papers, reflections, and other assignments.
How to Join
Applications for the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge will open during the fall semester annually. If selected, students will then be automatically enrolled in the course following the announcement of their selection.
Got Questions? Contact:
Division of Student Affairs
Missouri Western State University
Blum Union 228
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64506