Leadership Training & Development
The B.E.S.T. @ Bates
Student Leadership Program
The Student Activities Office hosts a Leadership Development Series titled the ‘B.E.S.T. [Building Essential Skills for Tomorrow] at Bates’ each semester. The students selected for this eight week program will attend an opening kickoff, several educational sessions tailored to focus on the development of a solid leadership foundation, as well as a closing banquet, where each student will receive a certificate of completion.
The B.E.S.T. Series offers one leadership track each semester. Beginning in the Fall Semester, the Advanced Leaders track welcomes applications from Juniors, Seniors, and students who have completed the Emerging Leaders track.
Our Emerging Leaders track is an entry level leadership program held in the Winter Semester, open to First-Year and Sophomore students.
We will choose up to 20 students for each track to participate in this program who we feel would benefit most from the content of this program. There will be a variety of faculty, staff, and alumni who will be joining us to lead each of the educational sessions. Sessions will be held each Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm beginning September 18, and ending November 20. We are currently in the process of finalizing the schedule of topics that will be covered in the Fall semester – check back soon!
Applications will become available the first week of classes for the fall Advanced Leadership track; we encourage all eligible students to apply by Wednesday September 11, 2013. For more information regarding this program, please feel free to contact Lee Seguin, Coordinator of Student Activities, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (207) 786-6305. Lee’s office is located in Chase Hall – please stop by and say hello!