Leadership Training & Development

The B.E.S.T. @ Bates

Student Leadership Program

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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 February 5, and ending March 26.

Applications are now available (below) for the winter Emerging Leadership track; we encourage all eligible students to apply by Monday February 3, 2014.  For more information regarding this program, please feel free to contact Lee Seguin, Coordinator of Student Activities, via email or phone (207) 786-6305. Lee’s office is located in Chase Hall – please stop by and say hello!

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