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MMCC honor students attend leadership conference

MMCC students recently attended the Phi Theta Kappa Michigan Regional Leadership Conference at Leelanau Outdoor Center in Maple City, Michigan.

 

More than 115 honor students and advisors from across the state attended the weekend event. On the first night, students were greeted by a special visitor, Dr. Rod Risley, CEO of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. He spoke about why it is important to complete your degree or certificate at the community college before transferring to a university.

 

The next morning, students participated in leadership development workshops.  Students were placed in smaller groups with people who had shared personality traits, where they reflected upon their advantages and disadvantages, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the other groups. The point of the exercise was to show that not all people think the same way and they need to work together with other types of thinkers to reach goals and objectives.

 

The Michigan Regional Officer Board then presented survival workshops.  The remainder of the day the staff led teambuilding and leadership games, during which students got to know others by interacting and working together. The group also learned about surviving in a culture of competition, then got back into teams to have a fire-building competition.

Prior to leaving Sunday, there was an opportunity for chapters to update the region on local chapter activities. The event ended with a group photo.

 

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