2017-2018 Projects and Initiatives
Hi, we are Leeds Council, the elected student government for the business school here at CU Boulder. We created this blog in an effort to aid in our goal of bridging the gap between the student body, the council, and our faculty. This page is dedicated to fulfill the goal of having full transparency of all the projects and tasks Leeds Council is pursuing.
On this blog, we will keep you updated about Council decisions. As student leaders, we are granted access to resources and influence that will shape the future of Leeds. We want to keep you in the loop.
The council took a retreat to the Vail Leadership Institute to define our mission and core values. After two days of deliberation, we emerged with a purpose of "Students Enhancing the Student Experience" and values of community, leadership, accountability, and engagement. Since then, every decision made by the Council has embodied these beliefs. We strive to align our choices with the interests of our stakeholders.
SPRING Clubs BANQUET
In order to celebrate student involvement, we are hosting a banquet in March for student organizations, faculty, staff, and Leeds board members. The night will be full of networking, awards, food, and drinks. The banquet will hopefully strengthen our relationship with club members and help get others involved within Leeds.
We are hosting biweekly office hours in the atrium for students to see and meet their student representatives and to voice their concerns.
This fall we participated in many community service projects and partnered with the There With Care and Imagine! nonprofit organizations. We hosted a drive throughout the business school for students to donate money and products to give in care packages for families in medical need. We took the goods donated and spent an afternoon making packages and blankets for the families of There With Care. We also spent a weekend with Imagine! organizing gift donations.
We are pairing up with the clubs at Leeds in order to build stronger relationships and structure throughout the clubs.
Since the council is mainly focusing on launching many new programs, we utilize a task force structure to effectively accomplish short-term imperatives, and stay on track with the progress of the larger projects. This structure enables representatives to work on a wide variety of projects during their service, and ensures projects are completed in a timely manner.
PROFESSIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The Council strives to provide opportunities for undergraduates to cultivate professional development. We plan workshops for students to learn and prepare for the professional world, above and beyond those already offered.
As one of our four core values, Service is integral to Council initiatives. Here are a few examples of ways we give back to the community, planning approximately two service projects per semester.
· In collaboration with There With Care, a local non-profit organization committed to giving back to families and children facing critical illness, Leeds Council hosted a week-long drive throughout the school for products that would be given to the families. Leeds Council raised $300+ and made over 25 goodie bags for the families in need filled with shampoo, toothbrushes, and other necessities.
· A group of representatives volunteered their time to help organize gifts with Imagine!, a local organization seeking to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into their communities.
BRANDING / MARKETING
This semester we are updating and reintroducing the Leeds Council brand. Some changes we are making include, but are not limited to:
- Updated website design/layout
- New branding (t-shirts, flyer layout)
- Streamlining all various social media accounts to look similar with our branding materials